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Share My Health Data

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To use this app, you must have a Login.gov, ID.me, DS Logon or My HealtheVet account. Learn more about secure login.

If you are a current Sync My Health Data user, please update the app to begin using the new Share My Health Data app. If you continue to experience problems, please uninstall and reinstall Share My Health Data.

Introduction

The Share My Health Data app allows Veterans to view data from health tracking devices all in one place and share it with VA care teams.

Examples of ways to share data include fitness devices such as a Fitbit, Garmin, or Apple Watch, and Bluetooth-enabled devices such as weight scales and blood pressure monitors. Health data can also connect from apps such as Apple Health and Google Fit.

Health data you choose to share in the Share My Health Data app may be available for your VA care team to view via a provider-facing VA app. It is important to note that your VA care team will not be automatically notified when you share your data through the app.

Certain Bluetooth devices are compatible with the Share My Health Data app. You can view the list of Bluetooth-compatible devices here.

Features

  • Connect fitness devices such as a Fitbit, Garmin, or Apple Watch, or pair Bluetooth devices like weight scales and glucose meters.
  • Connect health data from apps such as Apple Health and Google Fit.
  • View a Daily Dashboard of your health data as a grid or list view.
  • Add or remove health measurements on your Daily Dashboard.
  • Track health measurements to see trends over time.
  • View the high, low, and average readings of a selected health measurement over a specific time period.
  • Use facial recognition (Face ID) or fingerprint scanning (Touch ID) for a quicker log in experience each time you open the app.
  • Share data with your VA care team. (NOTE: Your VA care team will not be automatically notified when you share your data through the app.)

Downloadable Training Materials

Training Materials

Connect Devices

Connect fitness devices such as a Fitbit, Garmin, or Apple Watch, or pair Bluetooth devices like weight scales and glucose meters. Health data can also connect from apps such as Apple Health and Google Fit.

Connect Devices screenshot

View Your Daily Dashboard

View a Daily Dashboard of your health data as a grid or a list.

View Your Daily Dashboard screenshot

Manage Dashboard

Add health measurements to or remove them from your Daily Dashboard.

Manage Dashboard screenshot

View Your Health Data

Choose a health measurement in your dashboard to view a graph or a list view for that measurement over a specific time period.

View Your Health Data screenshot

View Measurement Highlights

View the high, low, and average readings of a selected health measurement over a specific time period.

View Measurement Highlights screenshot

Access Your Profile

View a tutorial, send app feedback, or log out of your profile.

Access Your Profile screenshot

FAQs

What is Share My Health Data?

The Share My Health Data app allows Veterans to view data from health tracking devices all in one place and share it with VA care teams. Examples of ways to share data include fitness devices such as a Fitbit, Garmin, or Apple Watch, and Bluetooth-enabled devices such as weight scales and glucose meters. Health data can also connect from apps such as Apple Health and Google Fit.

Who can use Share My Health Data?

Any Veteran who is enrolled in VA health care and has My HealtheVet Premium, Login.gov, ID.me, or DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) account credentials can use Share My Health Data.

What are the app's main features?

With Share My Health Data, you can:

  • Connect fitness devices such as a Fitbit, Garmin, or Apple Watch, or pair Bluetooth devices like weight scales and glucose meters.
  • Connect health data from apps such as Apple Health and Google Fit.
  • View a Daily Dashboard of your health data as a graph or list view.
  • Add or remove health measurements on your Daily Dashboard.
  • Track health measurements to see trends over time.
  • View the high, low, and average readings of a selected health measurement over a specific time period.
  • Use facial recognition (Face ID) or fingerprint scanning (Touch ID) for a quicker log in experience each time you open the app.
  • Share data with your VA care team. (NOTE: Your VA care team will not be automatically notified when you share your data through the app.)

To navigate the app’s features, use the three tabs at the bottom of the screen: Dashboard, Settings, and Profile.

How do I log in?

Log in to Share My Health Data using your My HealtheVet Premium, Login.gov, ID.me, or DS Logon Level 2 (Premium) account credentials. After logging in to the app for the first time, a window will appear with the option to enable the Quick Login feature. This allows you to use facial recognition (Face ID) or fingerprint scanning (Touch ID) for a quicker experience that won’t require your username or password each time you log in. To enable this feature, tap Enable. You will be redirected to the VA authorization page. Tap Confirm, then tap Yes

NOTE: Facial recognition (Face ID) or fingerprint scanning (Touch ID) must be activated on your phone before enabling the Quick Login feature. You can turn on facial recognition and fingerprint scanning by going to your phone’s Settings and selecting Touch ID or Face ID. 

You must log in through the VA login page before enabling facial recognition or fingerprint scanning in the Share My Health Data app. 

To enable the Quick Login feature at a later time, tap Profile, then tap the Enable Quick Login toggle. 

NOTE: Users are required to re-enable Quick Login every 90 days.

If you have questions about signing in to VA apps, visit va.gov/resources/signing-in-to-vagov.

What devices are compatible with the Share My Health Data app?

To view the list of Bluetooth devices that are compatible with the Share My Health Data app, visit this page.

How do I share data from health tracking devices with the Share My Health Data app?

In order to share data with the Share My Health Data app, you must be logged into the app and connect to a health tracking device. To connect, pair with, or manage health tracking devices, tap Settings at the bottom of the screen and tap one of the following options:

  • Connect Fitbit/Garmin – A new window will open allowing you to log in to your Fitbit or Garmin account to automatically sync readings from your device to the Share My Health Data app.
  • Connect Apple Health – You will arrive at the Health Access page to allow Share My Health Data to access and update your health data. Tap Turn On All at the top of the page to allow the app to collect your health data for all measurements or select the health measurements you would like to track by tapping the toggle next to each measurement. Tap Allow in the top right corner of the screen to automatically sync readings from your device to the Share My Health Data app. If you would like to make any updates to permissions or measurements that Apple Health is displaying in the Share My Health Data app, visit the Apple Health app.
  • Pair Bluetooth Device – A new window will open to a list of compatible Bluetooth devices you can connect to. A pop-up box will appear asking permission to send notifications to your device. Tap Allow, then tap on your device in the list. Tap OK in the pop-up box to allow Share My Health Data to use Bluetooth to take readings from your connected device. You will be directed to a Bluetooth Status page with instructions for pairing your Bluetooth device. Follow the instructions to complete the pairing process. Once the device is paired, you will see instructions on how to take a reading with your device.
  • Manage Bluetooth Devices – For devices you have already paired, tap the toggle to the right of Enable Bluetooth Passive to automatically send readings from your device and save them to Share My Health Data. You can also tap the red circle to the left of a connected device to disconnect it and remove it from your list of devices.

After connecting your health tracking device, health data will automatically be displayed in the Share My Health Data app.

How do I share my data with my VA care team?

Health data you choose to share in the Share My Health Data app may be available for your VA care teams to view via a provider-facing VA app.

Your VA care team will not be automatically notified when you share data through the app. If you would like your VA care team to review your health data, let them know at your next appointment or send them a secure message through My HealtheVet, VA’s online patient portal.

NOTE: Sharing your health data is not intended for emergencies. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Why can’t I see my data?

Your data may be delayed. Data delays may last up to 24 hours. You may be able to accelerate the data display by refreshing your health tracking app. If your data is not displayed after 24 hours, please reach out to the Help Desk.

NOTE: You will not be able to view past historical data from your Bluetooth devices.

How do I add or remove health measurements from my Daily Dashboard?

Manage your Daily Dashboard from the Settings tab by tapping Manage Dashboard, or from the Dashboard tab by tapping + Add/Remove a Measurement. You will see a list of Displayed and Not Displayed measurements. Tap the toggle to the right of a measurement to add it to or remove it from your Daily Dashboard. You can also tap See More Supported Measurements to see additional health measurements you can track by connecting or pairing other health devices. You can view more details about each measurement by tapping More below the name.

NOTE: In order to add or remove health measurements from your Daily Dashboard, you must first connect to a health tracking device.

Can I filter the health measurements list?

Yes. View your list of health measurements from the Settings tab by tapping Manage Dashboard, or from the Dashboard tab by tapping + Add/Remove a Measurement. Tap the Filters icon in the top right corner of the screen to see a list of filter categories. Tap any category to view a filtered list of measurements to add to your Daily Dashboard. To reset the filters, tap Filters, then tap Reset to return to the full list of measurements.

How do I see more information about my health measurements on my Daily Dashboard?

On your Daily Dashboard, tap the desired health measurement to view recorded measurements. You will see a graph view of health measurements recorded for today. To view your health measurements in a list, tap List View at the top of the screen.

To view recorded health measurements beyond today, tap the calendar icon in the top right corner of the screen. Select a date range or create a custom date range to view your measurements for a specific time period.

To view measurement highlights, such as the lowest, highest, and average values recorded during the selected date range, tap View Measurement Highlights.

If you have used multiple devices that record the same measurements (e.g., number of steps or minutes of activity), tap Select Device to filter your health measurements by each device.

How do I change my view in the app?

Grid view is the default view for your Daily Dashboard. To change views, tap Dashboard. In the top right corner of your Daily Dashboard, you will see two options for viewing your health measurements: Grid or List. Tap whichever view you prefer.

How do I change my measurement units in the app?

To change the default measurement units from the imperial system (U.S. standard measurement system) to the metric system, tap Settings, then tap Measurement Units. You can change any measurement unit by tapping the measurement system you prefer.

How do I access the tutorial?

To review the tutorial for Share My Health Data, tap Profile, then tap How To Use This App.

What do I do if I need additional help or information?

If you need assistance with the Share My Health Data app, dial 1-877-470-5947 to speak with a VA representative. For more information about specific app features, tap the information icon anywhere it appears in the app. For questions about your health, please contact your VA care team.

Help

For help with this app, contact the Health Resource Center at:
Call: 877-470-5947
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8AM - 8PM EST

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Update Required for Current Users

If you are a current Sync My Health Data user, please update the app to begin using the new Share My Health Data app.