My HealtheVet

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CCSi Awarded VA Contract To Enable Rural-Area Veterans Access to Benefit Systems

Press Release | CCSi, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | July 21, 2014

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of health services, program management, cybersecurity and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, today announced it has received a prime contract to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Informatics and Analytics, Health Informatics Office and the Office of Rural Health...

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Contest Produces Consumer Friendly Health Records

Ken Terry | Information Week HealthCare | January 30, 2013

Competition focused on improving look of downloaded health records, and Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT hopes EHR vendors will participate in followup project. Read More »

Do You Want to Be Able to Read and Share Your Medical Records?

Kerry Grens | The Atlantic | December 20, 2011

Patients want easy access to any notes their doctor has recorded about them, and they want the right to let others view their medical information, according to a pair of U.S. studies. Advocates of open-access medical records say they are not only a patient's right but will help boost the quality of care as well.

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EHR And The VA: Part II – My HealtheVet

Staff Writer | EHR Intelligence | April 30, 2012

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a pioneer in the widespread, successful deployment of EHR, offers veterans access to their personal health records. [...] Hailed as a useful resource by many, the system has had its problems; the most serious ones have been fixed. Read More »

HealtheMe: Personal Health Record & Wellness Management System

The open source HealtheMe personal health record (PHR) solution, developed by KRM Associates for use in many rural healthcare facilities across West Virginia, has just been turned over to the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) for release to the VistA and global healthcare communities. HealtheMe was designed to be an open source alternative to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) My HealtheVet PHR system. It contains all of the major features of My HealtheVet and more.

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Local Health Care Providers Embrace New Technology

Andy Fitzpatrick | Battle Creek Enquirer | November 26, 2011

For some of the area's largest healthcare providers, patient care is going to be impacted the most by what goes on behind the scenes rather than on the operating table in 2012. Information technology is an ever-evolving science that hospitals, physicians and nurses must interact with on a daily basis. Read More »

My HealtheVet & Secure Messaging

The My HealtheVet portal created by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) enables veterans to create and maintain a web-based Personal Health Record (PHR). It also provides access to health education information and resources, comprehensive self-entry health journals, self assessment tools, and other electronic services for interacting with the VA such as online prescription refill requests, health and wellness reminders, and secure messaging. Read More »

My HealtheVet celebrates 10th anniversary

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | December 5, 2013

First it was my My HealtheVet (, the personal health record [PHR] used by the Veterans Health Administration. Then it was BlueButton, which spawned BlueButton+. One way or another, the Veterans Administration continues to lead the way into the health record digital age, not only for veterans and Medicare beneficiaries, but for the private sector as well. Read More »

New Big Kid On The Block: VA Joins OpenNotes As A Partner. Tipping Point?

Susan S. Woods | Shared Health Data | June 5, 2013

Today the MyOpenNotes website announced the Veterans Health Administration joining the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative as a partner. Providers partners [...] are fully committed to give patients online access to clinical notes. Read More »

Open Health & VistA Champion To Be Honored at White House Ceremony

U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Todd Park is going to honor Matt McCall, a well-known champion of 'Open Health' and VistA, at a White House ceremony tomorrow, Thursday August 23. As Open Health News reported nearly seven weeks ago, McCall has been named Presidential Innovation Fellow. In this role McCall is working on several major open source projects in healthcare including the Blue Button initiative as well as the HealtheMe personal health record (PHR). McCall has been active particularly in the VistA community and the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) code repository organization.

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Patients Eager to Share Electronic Health Records with Others, Stanford/VA Survey Shows

Tanya Lewis | HealthCanal | December 20, 2011

The patients have spoken: Nearly 80 percent of Veterans Affairs patients who participated in a survey would like to share their electronic health information with family members, caregivers and outside providers, according to a new study led by a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Read More »

Presidential Innovation Fellow Position Created for 'Blue Button' Initiative

The extraordinary success of the 'Blue Button' initiative has led Steve Van Roekel, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. government, and Todd Park, Chief Technical Officer (CTO), to create a Presidential Innovation Fellow position that will take the lead in driving a “game-changing project” that will take Blue Button to the next level. Blue Button is now being used by nearly one million veterans to gain access to their medical records and the solution is rapidly expanding to the private sector.

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Two Studies Find that Patients Want Access to Their Health Records, Including Clinical Pathology Test Data

Pamela Scherer McLeod | Dark Daily | February 3, 2012

Data from two studies here in the United States affirms that patients want access to their health records. Consequently, health systems are increasingly making it easier for patients to get access to prescription lists, medical laboratory test results and now even doctors’ notes. These findings are important for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups.

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Using the EHR and/or PHR to further Empower Patients

Susan Woods, MD, MPH | Shared Health Data | March 27, 2013

In her recent blog posts, Dr. Susan Woods talks about her personal journey on sharing notes with patients and how this affected her. You can also read more about the experiences of patients having full access to their electronic health records (EHR). Read More »

VA Deploying mHealth Apps To Give Veterans Quicker, Easier Data Access

Judy Mottl | FierceMobile Healthcare | September 4, 2014

The Veterans Affairs Department plans to debut the first two of several mHealth apps providing veterans easier and quicker access to healthcare data via smartphones and tablets sometime early this fall...

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