My HealtheVet - Keeping the Promise - Access

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VA Blue Button is Keeping the Promise: VA Blue Button can generate and download an electronic file that contains Veterans' available personal health and self-entered information from My HealtheVet. VA has significantly expanded the types of information are available to Veterans who have upgraded to a Premium My HealtheVet account.

With the June 2013 enhancements to Blue Button, Veteran patients now have more timely access to data, more options for self-reported information and improved data refresh options to keep their personal health record up-to-date and complete.

Sharing Veteran patients' lab results and reports via Blue Button can help facilities meet the requirement to share test results and findings with patients within the new three-day hold period*. Enhancements also improve the ability to reassign and respond to Secure Messages and resolve issues related to authentication for Veteran patients. *Pathology Reports will still be delivered under a 14-day hold.

Enabling patients to have greater access to the information contained in their VA Electronic Health Record is an important step in engaging them to be active partners with their health care team.

Moderator: Jason Miller - Executive Editor, Federal News Radio


Dr. Theresa Cullen - Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office.
Hugh Scott - PRNC, MS Management and Program Analyst, Department of Veteran Affairs
Theresa Hancock - Director, My HealtheVet National Program and Executive In Charge of Blue Button for VA
Dr. David Douglas - Facility Chief Health Informatics Officer, Portland VA Medical Center