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According to Atlanta VA Medical Center’s Michael Burton, more and more Veterans are taking advantage of refilling and tracking their prescriptions online, emailing their VA healthcare teams and viewing their own medical records from home, 24/7 online at (www.myhealth.va.gov).
My HealtheVet is VA’s online personal health record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty service members, their dependents and caregivers. My HealtheVet provides Veterans the opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage their health care by partnering with their health care team.
Burton, the medical center My HealtheVet Vet Coordinator, believes that having access and control over one’s own healthcare is key with today’s busy lifestyles.
Army Veteran Raymond Jones agrees. “Calling my clinic can be difficult sometimes and I know how busy doctors are, so using the secure messaging email function is really helpful for me,” Jones said. “The ability to get refills without visiting the hospital and waiting in line is really convenient for my schedule.”
Before My HealtheVet was made available, a patient’s only option to obtain a prescription and appointment was done through either mail or by telephone. Now patients can track their prescription shipments with the Prescription Tracker function recently added to My HealtheVet.
“What this program does, is give Veterans secure access. Secure access to their own records and prescriptions which is important for our recurring patients. It can save the patient time” says Burton.
He adds that the Atlanta VA ranks number one in registered users of the MyHealtheVet Program, with more than 118,000 registered users in the Atlanta area.
“I highly encourage Veterans to take advantage of My HealtheVet. It works free and 100% accessible, Burton says. If you are a Veteran enrolled in VA and are not currently registered on My HealtheVet visit www.myhealth.va.gov today! For questions, please contact the My HealtheVet Coordinator, Michael Burton at 404-235-3025.
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Last updated March 9, 2015