Beginning in May 2013, VA loaned iPads loaded with a suite of nine apps to almost 900 Caregivers of seriously injured post-9/11 Veterans. The apps provided Caregivers and their Veterans with secure access to VA health data, the ability to track personal health-related information, and new ways to share information with VA care teams.
The Family Caregiver Pilot ended in the fall of 2014, and provided VA with valuable insight into the health care needs and priorities of Veterans and their Caregivers. Results of the pilot highlighted the importance Veterans place on access to their health records and their VA care teams. VA is now evaluating and refining the apps based on user feedback, and VA apps connecting to VA’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) have been prioritized for development and nationwide launch.
If you are a Family Caregiver Pilot participant and you have a question about the pilot or a particular app, visit the Family Caregiver Pilot Help Center or call the Help Desk at (877) 470 5947, weekdays between 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (CT). Thank you for assistance in helping us ensure VA mobile apps are useful and valuable tools for Veterans across the country.
For more information about upcoming VA Mobile Health opportunities, visit About VA Mobile Field Tests.
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Last reviewed/updated October 6, 2015