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VA Online Health Management Portal Celebrates 15th Anniversary, Over 4 Million Users

November 30, 2018

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), has announced the 15th anniversary of the online patient portal, My HealtheVet. The patient portal allows Veterans to become active participants in their health care.

“My HealtheVet elevates the level of service offered to our Veteran patients by ensuring they can easily access and manage their VA health information,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie in a statement.

The program was launched in 2003. According to the VA the platform has grown from a simple website to a robust suite of tools and resources that further enable Veterans to take charge of their health care. The portal allows them to refill their VA prescriptions, exchange private secure messages with their VA health care team, access their VA health records and more.

The VA said that the portal has more than 4.5 million registered users who have requested over 127.7 million prescription refills, downloaded nearly 32 million personal health records and exchanged more than 69.4 million secure messages with their VA health care teams. Further, the VA said the My HealtheVet won the 2018 Government Innovation Award for the VA Medical Images and Reports feature, which allows patients to view, download, and share electronic copies of their radiology studies.

“It’s a great example of VA’s modernization efforts and is a significant tool in increasing Veterans’ access to care,” Mr Wilkie said.

Julie Gould

Reference:

Department of Veteran Affairs. VA Marks 15th Anniversary of My HealtheVet. https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5150. Published November 27, 2018. Accessed November 30, 2018.


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