The following resources provide helpful information for Veterans and other stakeholders on VA’s effort to roll out a new electronic health record at its medical facilities nationwide.

How VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization Effort Will Benefit Veterans

Download benefits of the new electronic health record

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is implementing a multiyear effort to modernize its nearly 40-year-old electronic health record (EHR) system. The new EHR gives VA providers secure access to patients’ complete medical history from the time they entered military service through their transition to Veteran status and beyond. The system will improve delivery of care and simplify the patient experience, connecting VA, the Department of Defense, the U.S. Coast Guard and participating community providers on one platform.

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What Veterans Need to Know: How VA’s Health Record System is Changing

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Our nation’s Veterans deserve high-quality health care, including access to a comprehensive EHR that eliminates the need to manage cumbersome printed health records, endure repeat tests or relay basic information, such as drug allergies, to different providers. The new EHR will help improve the delivery of care and simplify the patient experience.

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A New Online Patient Portal for Veterans

VA’s new EHR solution introduces a new patient portal called My VA Health, which will complement VA’s existing patient portal. As sites go live with the system, Veterans will be able to use My VA Health to refill and renew prescriptions, schedule appointments, and message their providers to better manage their health care.

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Veteran User Guide

The purpose of this user guide is to familiarize Veterans with VA’s new My VA Health patient portal and to point out its important features. The My VA Health patient portal is being used at facilities with the federal electronic health record (EHR) system.

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