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Patient Viewer 3.1.0

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Patient Viewer 3.1.0 should not be used for patient care.

If you are a member of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) care team, the Patient Viewer, Version 3 mobile application (app) will allow you to find information quickly from patients’ Electronic Health Records (EHRs) from the convenience of a mobile device. The app will help you have a thorough understanding of a patient’s health and gain immediate access to EHR data – both in your VA facility and on the go.

This app is designed for use with VA Mobile tablets. If you have not used your device lately and need help with it, contact the VA Mobile Help Desk 24/7 via web at http://help.vamobile.us, emailing help@vamobile.us, or by calling 844-4VA-MOBILE, (844-482-6624), 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (CT).

PLEASE NOTE: Patient Viewer is a web app that can be bookmarked on your mobile device. Read the instructions here.

Features:

  • Access data from a patient’s EHR such as:
    • Vital Signs
    • Medications
    • Progress Notes
    • Documents and Reports
    • Consults (both by Staff and by Patient)
    • Lab Results
    • Radiology Reports
  • Graph data from your patients’ records, such as vital signs and lab results
  • Enter progress notes from your mobile device
  • View Orders

Videos:

The following video series provides an overview of training for Patient Viewer. There are 11 sessions including:

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Highlights

  • Patient Record View

    View in-depth records for a specific patient, including Vitals, Medications, Documents, Consults, Labs and Radiology.

  • Staff View

    Switch to Staff View to view information for multiple patients at once, including progress notes that you have not completed through the Task List or consults you have conducted through Staff View – Consults.

  • Coversheet

    A patient’s cover sheet provides an easy, outlined way to view his or her health history and visits to VA medical facilities.

  • Vitals

    View your patient's vital signs (Blood Pressure, Pulse, Respiration, Temperature, Weight, Pain, Pulse Oximetry, etc.) as a table or a graph.

  • Medications

    See the medication history for your patient, including the medication name, status, instructions, quantity, refills remaining, date of last filling, date of initial order and whether it was prescribed by a VA or non-VA provider.

  • Documents

    See your patient’s documents, such as discharge summaries, pathology reports, progress notes, radiology reports and surgery reports.

  • Consults

    View a patient’s consults and sort by date range or status.

  • Labs

    View graphs of a patient’s chemistry/hematology lab results, and view written details about a patient’s orders and microbiology results.

  • Radiology Reports

    View a patient’s radiology reports.

  • Enter a Progress Note

    Enter a progress note, or finish a note you started previously.

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Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Clinical Portal

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The Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry is a database of health information from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) or 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans and Servicemembers collected through a questionnaire about exposures to airborne hazards. If you are a member of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) care team, the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (AHOBPR) Clinical Portal will allow you access to review Registrants’ data, and therefore better understand the potential health effects of deployment-related exposures.

Features*:

  • View Registrant records
  • View and add flags to Registrant records
  • Run basic and advanced reports
  • Manage message templates, create and send messages and ask follow-up questions
  • Manage user accounts
  • Update a Registrant’s status
  • Access built-in User Manual and help feature

*Some features may depend on user role

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Caring4WomenVeterans

Whether you are a VA or non-VA care team member, the Caring4WomenVeterans App has useful information to help you serve the unique physical and mental health needs of women Veterans.

Women Veterans often have health needs that are different from both those of male Veterans and the general female population. Whether you are a VA or non-VA care team member, the Caring4WomenVeterans App offers comprehensive information targeting the specific health care needs of women Veterans. You will find facts and statistics about women Veterans’ health, an overview of common issues they face, questions to guide conversations with your patients and links to additional resources.

Features:

  • Get screening and treatment guidelines for women Veterans who have experienced Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • Learn which particular health issues and conditions are common to each era of service, including the Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan wars
  • Share helpful resources with women Veterans who are transitioning to civilian life

Outreach Materials

Caring4WomenVeterans Promotional Toolkit

VA providers and other VA staff can use this toolkit to raise awareness about and promote the use of the Caring4WomenVeterans app. Outreach materials for other apps can be found in the Connected Care Promotional Toolkit Directory.

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Highlights

  • Getting to Know the App

    The Home screen provides an overview of the information in the Caring4WomenVeterans App. Tap on the About Women VeteransWhat To Ask, Common Veteran IssuesTransition to Civilian Life or Resources tabs either on the Home screen or at the bottom of the screen to go to the information you wish to see.

  • About Women Veterans

    The About Women Veterans section provides general information and statistics about women Veterans and Servicemembers. Tap a category to learn more.

  • What to Ask

    The What To Ask section provides guidance for learning about your patients’ service history. Tap a category to learn more.

  • Common Veteran Issues

    The Common Veteran Issues section provides information about conditions and experiences common to Veterans in general as well as how those conditions and experiences may uniquely affect women Veterans. Tap a category to learn more.

  • Transition to Civilian Life

    The Transition to Civilian Life section provides information about common challenges Veterans face when transitioning to civilian life, the unique effects on women Veterans and resources that can help. Tap a category to learn more.

  • Resources

    The Resources section provides links, tools and information for your reference and to share with your patients, including VA Benefits and Eligibility details, a VA Medical Center Facility Locator and VA Health Care support specific to certain experiences and conditions. Tap a category to learn more.

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Preconception Care

If you are a VA or non-VA care team member, the Preconception Care App will provide you with information to support the integration of preconception care into comprehensive primary care, thereby optimizing the health of women Veterans of reproductive age. The app provides a single, easy access point for provider-centered resources that address a variety of factors, including birth control usage, reproductive history, health status, family and genetic history and risks, vaccinations received and lifestyle factors.

Features:

  • Reference recommended questions to help you talk about planning for or preventing pregnancy, including birth control and related health issues
  • Find talking points to guide your discussions on mental health issues, general medical concerns and risk factors for specific medical conditions during pre-pregnancy and pregnancy
  • Review a healthy lifestyle checklist with your patients that covers alcohol, drug and tobacco use; intimate partner violence; and vitamin and mineral guidelines
  • Share resources and evidenced based information with patients about services and programs from VA, and other key organizations (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), etc.)

Outreach Materials

Preconception Care Promotional Toolkit

VA providers and other VA staff can use this toolkit to raise awareness about and promote the use of the Preconception Care app. Outreach materials for other apps can be found in the Connected Care Promotional Toolkit Directory.

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Highlights

  • Getting to Know the App

    The Home page provides an overview of the information in the Preconception Care App. Tap on the AboutTopics and Resources tabs either on the Home screen or at the bottom of the screen to go to the information you would like to see.

  • Covering Preconception Care Topics

    The Topics tab provides information that can help guide your care of and counseling with your patients of childbearing age, whether or not they are planning to have children.

  • Reviewing Detailed Information about Preconception Care Topics

    When you select a Preconception Care topic, you can view detailed information about the topic by tapping on the + button to expand the contents of information or by tapping information listed in a table.

  • Accessing Preconception Tools & Resources

    The app provides you and your patients with additional resources. Some resources are focused on you, as a care team member, to support additional learning about preconception care topics. Others resources are ideal for you to share with your patients to enhance their involvement with and understanding of their health needs. Tap the Resources tab either on the Home screen or at the bottom of the screen. Tap either For Providers or For Patients to view a list of resources that cater to each audience.

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Patient Viewer

NOTE: You must be on the VA network in order to launch the app through your internet browser.

If you are a member of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) care team, the Patient Viewer, Version 4.4.3 mobile application (app) will allow you to find information quickly from patients’ Electronic Health Records (EHRs) from the convenience of a mobile device. The app will help you have a thorough understanding of a patient’s health and gain immediate access to EHR data – both in your VA facility and on the go.

This app is designed for use with VA Mobile tablets. If you have not used your device lately and need help with it or would like to request a device for testing, please contact the Office of Connected Care Help Desk 24/7 by calling 866-651-3180.

Please Note: Patient Viewer is a web app that can be bookmarked on your mobile device. Read the instructions here.

Features:

  • Access data from a patient’s EHR such as:
    • Contact Information (Cover Sheet)
    • Vital Signs
    • Medications
    • Progress Notes
    • Documents and Reports
    • Consults (both by Staff and by Patient)
    • Lab Results
    • Radiology Reports
  • Graph data from your patients’ records, such as vital signs and lab results
  • View selected Veteran’s Self-Entered Data (SED)
  • Schedule and start video visits with your patients
  • View Orders
  • Request photo/video follow ups

Outreach Materials

Patient Viewer Promotional Toolkit

VA providers and other VA staff can use this toolkit to raise awareness about and promote the use of the Patient Viewer app. Outreach materials for other apps can be found in the Connected Care Promotional Toolkit Directory.

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Safe Patient Handling

For both VA and non-VA care teams, particularly direct care providers including nurses, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists and Imaging staff, the Safe Patient Handling app provides evidence-based Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) techniques to help provide the safest care possible to patients. The app offers a blend of knowledge and tools to prevent injury of both health care professionals and the patients they care for by incorporating patient assessments, scoring tools, algorithms, equipment guides, videos for training and peer leader activity checklists. The information in this app offers the current best practices in SPHM at the point of care, preventing injury and improving interactions between patients and health care professionals.

If you have any questions or feedback on the Safe Patient Handling app, please reach out to VASPHApp@va.gov.

Features

  • Pictures and video clips of a variety of patient handling and mobility technologies
  • Comprehensive patient assessments and algorithms
  • Scoring and algorithms for specific patient handling tasks
  • Information about the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses and the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses
  • SPHM Resources

Outreach Materials

Safe Patient Handling Promotional Toolkit

VA providers and other VA staff can use this toolkit to raise awareness about and promote the use of the Safe Patient Handling app. Outreach materials for other apps can be found in the Connected Care Promotional Toolkit Directory.

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Highlights

  • Single or Multiple Task Assessment Questionnaires

    Assess your patient’s ability to perform multiple tasks or specific tasks by answering a series of questions, and based on your answers the assessments’ algorithms will provide you with recommendations.

  • Recommendations

    View recommendations for best patient handling practices based on the information you provide for task assessments.

  • National Association of Orthopedic Nurses

    Get more information about the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses, and see a list of orthopedic clinical tools and orthopedic impairments assessments that are available upon purchase.

  • Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses

    Access links to algorithms and ergonomic tools that generate recommendations for use of safe patient handling techniques in the peri-operative environment.

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Annie App for Clinicians

The Annie App for Clinicians version 6.6 features an enhanced user interface to improve the app experience. See what has changed here

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The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Annie mobile application (app) is a Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging capability that promotes self-care for Veterans enrolled in VA health care. Patients using Annie receive automated prompts to track and monitor their own health and motivational/educational messages. Annie also sends broadcast messages from the patient’s local VA medical center.

The Annie App for Clinicians allows clinicians to use and create care protocols that allow patients to easily submit their health readings back to Annie. Messages and patient data is stored in the Annie system where clinicians can view the texts and readings as needed.

Features:

  • Request and receive health readings from patients, such as blood pressure, glucose, caloric intake and more
  • Patient responses to messages are stored in the Annie system – not sent directly to you – but you can view Veterans’ messages whenever you want
  • Enroll patients in protocols to receive automated messages from Annie. This includes automated alerts if patient health data readings fall below or above pre-set thresholds
  • Create and send automated motivational and educational messages from Annie to patients, encouraging them to stay on track with their care plan and achieve their goals
  • Send messages on behalf of your VA medical facility to quickly reach groups of patients who have opted-in to receiving messages and updates from your VA medical facility
  • Certain authorized VA staff will have the ability to create protocols and send messages on behalf of their VA medical facility

Videos

The following video webinar series provides an overview of training for the Annie App for Clinicians. There are five sessions including:

Outreach Materials

Annie App for Clinicians Promotional Toolkit

VA clinicians and other VA staff can use this toolkit to raise awareness about and promote the use of the Annie App for Clinicians. Outreach materials for other apps can be found in the Connected Care Promotional Toolkit Directory.

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Highlights

  • Staff View

    Use Staff View to register patients, view, assign and edit protocols*, review messages exchanged with patients, view information about your patients and teams, and see charts and tables of patient data.

    What’s New: An enhanced layout helps you manage your patients and teams more easily. New menus at the top of the screen allow for a more streamlined experience. View additional patient information under the My Patients/Teams tab by selecting the down arrow associated with each patient.

    *“Protocols” will become “health subscriptions” in future versions of Annie. These terms may be used interchangeably.

  • Search for Patients

    Search for a patient through VistA or Annie. If the patient is already registered in Annie, select the Annie radio button. To register a new patient in Annie, select the VistA radio button.

    What’s New: When searching for a patient through VistA or Annie, there is no need to retype the patient’s name after selecting a search option.

  • Register Patients

    Confirm patient consent and register patients so they can receive messages from Annie that are specific to them.

    What’s New: An improved registration layout clarifies what values clinicians are required to fill out.

  • Manage Patients

    Use the Patient Care tab to assign new protocols, view message history, view associated reports, and edit your patient’s information.

    What’s New: To help better manage each individual patient, selected patients now appear under the Patient Care tab. View the selected patient’s protocols, message history, and reports using the menu on the left side of the screen.

  • Assign Protocols*

    Select protocols to assign to a patient using the Protocols menu within the Patient Care tab.

    *“Protocols” will become “health subscriptions” in future versions of Annie. These terms may be used interchangeably.

  • View and Edit Protocols*

    View additional protocols and make template changes as needed, including date and time settings, within the Patient Care tab.

    What’s New: Enhanced template navigation allows for easier template changes and updates.

    *“Protocols” will become “health subscriptions” in future versions of Annie. These terms may be used interchangeably.

  • View Message History

    View all message history between Annie and a patient in the Message History menu within the Patient Care tab.

  • View Health Reports

    See charts and tables of health information based on the readings a patient has sent to Annie in the Reports menu within the Patient Care tab.

    What’s New: Tables and graphs are now selectable and can be viewed separately by selecting the table and graph icons in the top right corner.

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Image Viewing Solution

Web Version of IVS app: You must be on the VA network in order to launch the Web version of the Image Viewing Solution app through your internet browser.
VA App Catalog Required iOS Version of IVS app: You must be on your VA-issued mobile device in order to install and launch the iOS version of the Image Viewing Solution app. From your VA-issued mobile device home screen, find the VA App Catalog icon (MDM.VA.gov) pictured to the right and search for IVS and tap “Install”.
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The Image Viewing Solution (IVS) mobile application (app) allows U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinicians and other medical professionals to search for and view patients’ clinical images. The IVS aggregates images from VA enterprise medical facilities, offering easily accessible diagnostic-grade images, capabilities to work with images (e.g., scrolling, panning, zooming, adjusting window/level) and a tool to collaborate with other VA clinical staff.

The IVS app protects Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI) as well as the fidelity of the image, ensuring IVS usage is HIPAA compliant and that images cannot be manipulated.

  • Find patients by searching specific archives or all of VA’s databases
  • View and work with images in the IVS Study Browser
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals
  • View images from different perspectives (e.g., 2D, MIP/MPR, 3D)
  • Work with images in a variety of ways, such as zooming, flipping, highlighting and measuring on an image

IVS Mobile App Quick Start Guide Training Video

Time: 3:30 minutes

Outreach Materials

Image Viewing Solution Promotional Toolkit

VA providers and other VA staff can use this toolkit to raise awareness about and promote the use of the Image Viewing Solution app. Outreach materials for other apps can be found in the Connected Care Promotional Toolkit Directory.

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Highlights

  • Diagnostic Quality Images

    With Image Viewing Solution (IVS) VA clinicians can view Veteran patients’ clinical images. IVS aggregates images from VA enterprise medical facilities, offering easily accessible diagnostic-grade images.

  • Work with Images

    Work with images in a variety of ways, such as scrolling through slices, adjusting the window level, measuring and zooming.

  • MIP/MPR View

    The maximum-intensity projection/multiplanar reconstruction (MIP/MPR) view allows you to see and interact with cross sections of 2D images.

  • View and Work with 3D Images

    The 3D view allows you to see and interact with images as they would seem in real life.

  • Collaborate

    Collaboration allows multiple physicians to view a patient’s images simultaneously and offer feedback.

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Scheduling Manager

NOTE: You must be on the VA network in order to launch the app through your internet browser.
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The Scheduling Manager app allows Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) schedulers to receive, schedule and cancel appointment requests sent by patients through VA Online Scheduling (VAOS). With the app, schedulers may also securely send messages to patients who are using VA Online Scheduling. Scheduling Manager is primarily used by schedulers designated by their site as VA Online Scheduling Request Managers. Visit the VA Online Scheduling app page for a list of sites where VAOS is currently available.

Guidance Change for VA Video Connect Scheduling: Schedulers should use Virtual Care Manager rather than Scheduling Manager as the second step in creating a VA Video Connect visit. The first step continues to require the use of the VistA Scheduling GUI to ensure appointments are scheduled in VistA.

Features:

  • Schedule VA and Community Care appointment requests that Veterans submit through VA Online Scheduling
  • Send messages about appointments and scheduling to patients who are using VA Online Scheduling
  • Create VA Video Connect (VVC) appointment links

Scheduling Manager Demo for VA Schedulers

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Highlights

  • Schedule VA Appointments

    View and book VA appointment requests submitted by patients through VA Online Scheduling.

  • Schedule Community Care Appointments

    Confirm Community Care eligibility and schedule Community Care appointments.

  • Cancel VA Appointments

    Cancel a future VA appointment.

  • Resolve Community Care Appointment Requests

    Choose a Resolve or Cancel option for a requested Community Care appointment.

  • Resolve VA Appointment Requests

    Choose a Resolve or Cancel option for a requested VA appointment.

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Exposure Ed delivers information on military-related exposures to health care providers.

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Veterans may have been exposed to a range of chemical, physical, and environmental hazards during service, and providers can use this tool to have an informed discussion with Veterans about their individual exposure-related concerns and potential impacts on their health.

Providers can also access information on exposure-related programs and benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and help Veterans assess their participation eligibility. This application should not be used for diagnostic purposes.

This tool was created by the Veteran's Health Administration - the nation's leading provider of Veterans' health care.

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Highlights

  • Getting to Know the App

    The Exposure Ed App Home screen has three icons: Exposures, Date/Location and Conflicts. Tap the icons to find information about exposures organized by the type of exposure (such as Agent Orange or extreme heat), the date and location of a Veteran’s service or the conflict in which he or she served.

  • Using the Menu

    The Menu will always be available at the bottom of your screen. Tap the Menu, and a slide-out menu will appear. The menu allows you to go to the Home, Notes, VA Locator, Provider Tips, Bookmarks, Tutorial, About and Feedback screens. Tap each option to view more information.

  • Creating Notes

    The Notes option lets you select and save information from the app to share with your patient. Tap Add to Note that appears at the bottom of the information you would like to save. A pop up notification will appear informing you that a note has been created, which you can find in the Notes section, accessible from the menu. The note shows you the content you saved and the date and time you saved it. You can email, print or delete your notes.

  • Accessing Provider Tips

    Tap Provider Tips from the menu to view the following information: Questions to Ask the Veteran, Create a Care Plan, Risk Communication Tips and Useful Resources. Tap each option to see more.

  • Getting More Information

    The Bookmarks section links to websites and resources with more information about environmental exposures and programs for Veterans. Tap each resource to go directly to it.

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