Here’s a New, Fast Way for Veterans to See Their Health Records

A new integration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Apple lets veterans easily access their VA health records from their iPhone.

Using the Health app, which is automatically installed on iPhones as part of Apple’s package of applications, veterans can sign up to integrate their health records into the app’s database.

The capability first rolled out late last month, although the VA did not officially announce it until Nov. 6.

“We have delivered Veterans an innovative new way to easily and securely access their health information,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said in a news release. “Veterans deserve access to their health data at any time and in one place and, with Health Records on the Health app, VA has pushed the Veterans experience forward.”

So how easy is it to use? Our test found that as long as you have your VA.gov log-in handy, the process is basically seamless. More…

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