U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently marked the 10-year anniversary of the VA Blue Button. The VA Blue Button feature on My HealtheVet makes it easy for Veterans to access and download copies of their VA electronic health records.
Using VA Blue Button, Veterans can create customizable Blue Button reports that contain the information and records that they choose to be downloaded in a PDF format. Blue Button reports can include VA lab results and images, VA prescriptions, and past and upcoming VA appointment information. Reports can also contain health information that Veterans enter into My HealtheVet, such as emergency contact information. It can also contain personal medical history, as well as labs, tests and prescriptions from non-VA providers. Eligible Veterans can even choose to include Department of Defense military service information, such as military occupational specialty codes, and pay, deployment and retirement details. Once a Veteran has created a report, they can read, print, or save it on their computer or share it with their outside providers, caregivers or family members.
Since 2010, more than 2.5 million My HealtheVet users have downloaded over 41 million files through VA Blue Button. For Veterans and their families, being able to easily access VA medical records through My HealtheVet’s VA Blue Button feature has been a huge help in managing their care.
This was reported by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on December 1, 2020.
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