posted on August 06, 2012 15:23
The VA of Western New York will hold a “My HealtheVet” Day this Wednesday. The initiative is to educate veterans about a system that gives them access to their personal health records.
"My HealtheVet" is an online resource where vets can log-on and ask non-urgent medical questions, sign-up to have their prescriptions automatically refilled and can set up reminders for doctor’s visits.
Coordinator Sue Genova said local veterans can visit the Batavia VA medical center on Wednesday to learn more.
“You can see your VA chemistry, hematology results. If you were to get blood drawn today they would be available in your account seven days after the results are verified. You would actually be able to see the value, the range, and you can read about what the test is all about. So there is access and information through my ‘HealtheVet’,” said Genova.
Genova said don’t be discouraged if you don’t have internet access at home. She said veterans without internet can use the site at their local library or in the waiting room of the Batavia VA medical center.