VA Rolls Out Mobile App Pilots

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | July 17, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs is testing the viability and potential of mobile health technologies with several pilot projects.

The VA just launched two pilots, one for mobile scheduling and another distributing 1,000 loaner iPads to caregivers of post-9/11 veterans.

The Veteran Appointment Request Web App pilot is offering about 600 veterans the ability to request primary care and mental health care appointments using mobile devices and desktop computers. Currently limited to health services at the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, the pilot has the possibility of expanding in the future.