VA’s Blue Button allows you to access and download your information from your My Healthe
Vet personal health record into a very simple text file or PDF that can be read, printed, or saved on any computer. It gives you complete control of this information – without any special software – and enables you to share this data with your health care providers, caregivers, or people you trust.
On August 2, 2010 President Obama announced the “Blue Button®” capability that allows Veterans to download their personal health information from their My HealtheVet account. The VA developed the Blue Button in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Department of Defense, along with the Markle Foundation's Consumer Engagement Workgroup. VA’s Blue Button became operational at the end of August and the initiative was made nationally available in October 2010.
Vet allows Veterans to self-enter their personal health indicators (blood pressure, weight, heart rate), emergency contact information, test results, family health history, military health history, and other health related information. My HealtheVet users who receive VA health care services can also refill their prescriptions and view their appointments, allergies, and laboratory results online.
The Blue Button feature allows Veterans to access and download their information into a very simple text file or PDF that can be read, printed, or saved on any computer. The download can include all their data (see sample files: all data
), or be broken out by data class
, or by date range
. Blue Button gives Veterans complete control of this information – without any special software – and enables Veterans to share this data with their health care providers, caregivers, or people they trust.