Congress has passed various federal laws, legislation and initiatives to
meet the needs of the female veterans in four key areas: health, education,
employment assistance and family support services. One of NLFV's goals is to empower our
sister veterans through education. This
communication will begin the empowerment process by educating our veterans on why they
should register on VHA HealtheVet.
HealtheVet is the VA's Personal Health Record. It was
designed for Veterans, Service members, their dependents and caregivers. When
you register on My HealtheVet, you gain access to
tools that can help you track and monitor your health. As a registered user,
you can build your own personal health record that you manage and control
features in My HealtheVet are available to you based
on your account type. All users who have a Basic account are able to view their
self-entered information. If you are a VA patient, you can upgrade* your
account to Advanced or Premium. These account types may allow you
to view parts of your VA health record and/or DoD Military Service Information.
For more information about account types and what you can view, visit My HealtheVet Status Account Types.
My HealtheVet can help you partner with your health care team. It provides you
opportunities and tools to make informed decisions. Tracking your health may
give you a better understanding of your health issues and how to manage them.
This may help you make better decisions about your health care. By knowing your
health concerns, you can practice ways to gain better health. Simplyregister
today. Note: If you are a Veteran enrolled in a VA health care facility, with a My Advanced HealtheVet account you can refill
your VA medications online.
#2: Improve Your Access:
As a registered
user, you can view your information at anytime, anywhere you have Internet
access. All registered users are able to see their self-entered information.
However, if you are already a My HealtheVet user and enrolled at a VA health
care facility, and enrolled at a VA health care facility, you will want to get
an *upgraded Premium account. If you have a Premium account, you may be able to view three types of
My HealtheVet self-entered information
of your official VA health record
some Veterans, you may be able to view your Department of Defense (DoD)
Military Service Information
*To get an upgraded Premium account, you will need to go through authentication. This
is a process by which VA verifies a Veterans' identity before allowing access
to their VA health record. To learn more, go to:
. If you have
questions, you can always contact the My HealtheVet Coordinator at your local
VA Medical Center.
#3: Improve Your Online Activity:
provides tools that may make your medical appointments more productive. Your
health care team is there to assist you with your health care needs. You can
help by doing things to make your visits more productive. For example, specific
information is needed to make a diagnosis. It is based on tests, description of
symptoms, recent changes and your history. By using the tools in My HealtheVet,
you record and track your health and health trends. Do not be afraid to share
VA Blue Button or "Download My Data"
gives you a detailed
view of your My HealtheVet information. With a Basic or Advanced account, using the VA Blue Button, you can view, save,
download and/or print your self-entered health information. If you have a Premium account, information from your VA electronic health record
will be included. For some Veterans, information from the Department of Defense
(DoD) is available. You will see this in the VA Blue Button as DoD Military
Service Information. Use VA Blue Button to share your information with your
caregiver and/or non-VA provider. Having this information may help them better
understand your health.
Thisis an online communication tool. If
you have Premium account, you can send a non-urgent message to your VA
health care team to ask them a question. Become an active partner in your health care. It only takes
a few minutes to register on My HealtheVet.
Then you can begin to build your Personal Health Record and start tracking your
health. If you are a Veteran who is enrolled in a VA health care facility,
upgrade your account to Premium through Authentication
(In-Person or Online).
When you do this, you have access to information from your VA health record. In
addition, for some, you may be able to view information from your DoD record.
Remember, by working with your health care team and knowing your health
conditions, you can learn to make healthy choices and better manage your
health. After all, it's
quick, easy and it's for you!