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Mobile Blue Button

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Lock Icon - DS Logon Required Mobile Blue Button accesses your VA Electronic Health Record and, for your security, requires you to enter ID.me, DS Logon or My HealtheVet account credentials. Learn more.

If you are a Veteran enrolled in VA health care, the Mobile Blue Button App helps you better manage your health care needs and communicate with your care teams. By using the Mobile Blue Button App, you can access, print, download and store information from your VA Electronic Health Record (EHR) in a secure, reliable and simple way.

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With your health care information in the palm of your hand, you can conveniently monitor your health, share data with your family or Caregivers and coordinate with your health care teams.

Features

  • View your VA medical information
  • See a current list of your diagnosis, medication, allergies and vitals
  • See contact information that VA currently has for you
  • See medical information based upon a date range up to 6 years (lab reports)
  • Print or share information with others
  • Mobile Blue Button GLUC (Serum)

Video

  • Demonstration providing introduction to the Mobile Blue Button mobile application for Veterans.
  • Getting to Know the App

    When you log into the Mobile Blue Button App, your screen is divided into two windows. The left side of the screen is the Time Span window, which shows you date range and outlines the Sections of information covered in your report. The right side of the screen is the MBB window, which shows you the report the Mobile Blue Button allows you to access.

  • Selecting Categories of Information You Wish to See

    After you select the Time Span of information you wish to view, you can narrow down your information by category by checking the boxes next to the Sections of information you wish to view. Details for the Sections will appear in the My Mobile Blue Button Report in the MBB window (right side of screen). You can tap as many Sections as you wish to see. To deselect certain Sections, uncheck the boxes.

  • Choosing a Date Range

    The Mobile Blue Button App allows you to choose a time frame so that you can narrow down the information in your EHR by that date range. In the Time Span window (left side of screen), tap the time frame you wish to view, or customize one by tapping the Select Dates button.

  • Viewing All/None of Your Information

    If you want to see all the information in your My Mobile Blue Button Report, tap the All button until check marks appear next to the Sections. If you’re viewing all of the Sections but wish to clear your choices, tap the None button.

  • Downloading or Printing your My Mobile Blue Button Report

    Downloading or printing your My Mobile Blue Button Report helps you track your health and coordinate with Caregivers and all your health care teams. Make sure the My Mobile Blue Button Report in the MBB window (right side of screen) covers the information you wish to view. Tap the PDF button in the upper right corner of the screen. Save or print the PDF like you would most documents. NOTE: Downloading, saving or printing the report differs depending on your browser and device.

The Mobile Blue Button mobile App will help you manage your health care needs and communicate with your care teams. By using the Mobile Blue Button App, you can access, print, download and store information from your Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record (EHR). This way, you have your health information in your hand, from the convenience of your mobile device.
The Mobile Blue Button App accesses the same information you would find if you were to click on the Blue Button on the My HealtheVet website if you have a My HealtheVet Premium account. Because the app is designed for a mobile device, it is the easiest way to access your EHR when you’re away from your computer. NOTE: The information in the app is limited to your significant clinical details. Also, there may be a delay (24 hours or less) in between data you see in My HealtheVet and data you see in the app.

To use the Mobile Blue Button App you must be enrolled in VA health care and have ID.me, DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) or My HealtheVet Premium Account credentials. When you log in to the Mobile Blue Button App using your ID.me, DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) Account or My HealtheVet credentials you will be prompted to fill in your sign-in information to access the app. Read the End User License Agreement (“EULA”) and Notice of Privacy Practices (“Notice”). Tap Accept to use the Mobile Blue Button App, and you will go to a Right of Access screen (NOTE: If you have provided you Right of Access for another VA app, you will proceed into the app). Read the ‘Request for Access to Your Health Information’ and tap Next. You will go to a Review screen to read VA Form 10-5345a and tap Verify to “sign” the form. You will proceed into the app.

If you do not have a ID.me, DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) or My HealtheVet Premium Account, or you are not sure, visit mobile.va.gov/login-information for more information.

The App shows you your EHR. Topics covered are your Contact Information, Medical Diagnoses, Allergies, Medication List, Surgeries, Vitals, Medication History, Lab Results and Radiology Exams.
The Mobile Blue Button App allows you to narrow down the data available in your EHR by choosing date ranges and selecting the categories of information you wish to see.
When you first log in to the Mobile Blue Button App, the left side of the screen defaults to Time Span. Beneath the heading, you have two options: 1 Year or 2 Year. Tap on your choice to select the time frame. You can also choose your own date range by tapping the Select Dates button and then selecting dates from the Date Range (Up to 6 Years) pop-up window that appears. After you’ve selected a date range, tap Apply.
If you would like to choose your own time frame, go to the Time Span window and tap the Select Dates button. A Date Range (Up to 6 Years) pop-up window will appear. Tap the bar under From and a pop-up calendar window will appear. Scroll to the month, day and year you would like to begin from the drop-down list that appears > Tap Set. The calendar window will close and the date you selected will appear in the bar under From. Tap the bar under To > A pop-up calendar window will appear > Scroll to the month, day and year you want from the drop-down list that appears > Tap Set > Your selected dates will appear > Tap Apply to save > The pop-up window will disappear > Your selected date range will appear as a new option in the Time Span window (left side of screen).
After you choose the time span you wish to view, a list of the categories of information will appear beneath the selected time span. Tap the Section(s) you wish to view. Details for the Section(s) will appear in the My Mobile Blue Button Report in the MBB window (right side of screen). You can tap as many Sections as you wish to see.
If you want to see all the information in your EHR, you don’t have to click on every box next to the Section names. Instead, tap the All button. All the boxes next to the Section names will have a mark. The details for all the Sections will appear in the My Mobile Blue Button Report in the MBB window (right side of screen). Scroll through your report to read all the information.
If you decide you do not want to view a certain Section of information, tap the check mark next to the Section name. The check mark will disappear, and the Section of information will be removed from the My Mobile Blue Button Report in the MBB window (right side of screen).
If you wish to clear all of the selected Sections, tap the None button. All the check marks next to Section names will disappear as well as all the information in the My Mobile Blue Button Report in the MBB window (right side of screen).
Yes. Saving or printing your EHR can be helpful. Having this readily on hand allows you to have a reminder that keeps you on track with your care plan and provides a way for you to share information with your family or Caregivers. However, always be careful when you save your health information, and be careful with whom you share the information.
Make sure that the My Mobile Blue Button Report in the MBB window (right side of screen) covers the information you wish to view. Tap the PDF button in the upper right corner of the screen, and a PDF (an electronic image of your record) will appear in a new tab in your browser. Download, save or print the report like you would most of your documents. NOTE: Downloading, saving or printing the report differs, depending on your browser and device. Here are a couple contributing factors: • Internet Browser: The appearance of the My Mobile Blue Button Report may alter slightly, depending on the browser you are using. Go to your browser’s Help section to familiarize yourself with the look and features of your preferred browser. • Mobile Device: How you download, save and print a document from your mobile device depends on the device you’re using. Consult your device’s operating instructions to see where your downloads are saved and how to print documents.
Tap the Launchpad tab at the bottom of the screen.
Tap the Logout tab at the bottom of the screen.
The Mobile Blue Button App's screen is divided into two parts. The left side of the screen is the Time Span window, which shows you the date range and outlines the sections of information covered in your report. The right side of the screen contains the MBB medical information, which shows you the report the Mobile Blue Button App built from your selection. If you're using the app on your personal computer with a full size screen, both sides of the screen will be visible. If you're using the Mobile Blue Button App on a mobile device (e.g., iPad, iPhone, Android device, etc.), you will need to switch between the Time Span data (left side of screen) and the MBB data (right side of screen) to view the medical information. To switch between the two windows, tap the button with the dashes in the circle. Different sized screens will display differently; on some devices both sides will show if the device is held horizontally.
Additional information about other available VA Apps can be found on mobile.va.gov/vaappstore as well as mobile.va.gov in the VA Mobile Apps General FAQs.
DS Logon (Department of Defense Self-Service Logon) is a secure logon ID, created by the Department of Defense (DoD), that verifies the identities of individuals affiliated with DoD or VA and allows them to access secure websites and digital resources across DoD and VA using a single username and password. If you do not have a DS Logon or are not sure, visit mobile.va.gov/dslogon or dial 1-800-983-0937 for assistance.
My HealtheVet is VA’s online Personal Health Record – designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and Caregivers – to help manage health care, partner with VA care teams and provide opportunities and tools to make informed decisions about their health. My HealtheVet allows you to create your own health record with self-entered information (like your health history and allergies) using tracking tools. It also allows you to access your official VA electronic health record by clicking on the Blue Button.
An EHR is a digital record of a patient’s current health and health history, treatment plan and health care interactions with his or her providers.

A Quick Start Guide, Slideshow and User Manual for the Mobile Blue Button App are available at mobile.va.gov under the “Apps for Veterans” section. If you need assistance with the Mobile Blue Button App, dial 1-877-470-5947 to speak with a VA representative. The Help Desk is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT. For TTY assistance, dial 711.

If you do not have a ID.me, DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) or My HealtheVet Premium Account, or you are not sure, visit mobile.va.gov/login-information for more information.

If you have questions about the contents of your Mobile Blue Button Report, contact your health care provider.

If you have technical trouble using this app, please contact the VA Mobile Health Help Desk for Veterans at (877) 470-5947 and VA Care Teams at (844) 482-6624, Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p. m. CT for TTY assistance, dial 711.

Help Desk
VA Care Teams: (844) 482-6624
Veterans: (877) 470-5947
Weekdays 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (CT)

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