Training Materials


The Mobile Health Provider Program aims to equip health care providers with mobile technology to enhance the way care is delivered. A variety of resources are available to assist users and enable successful adoption of this new technology into the care workflow.

Fact Sheets

Using Public App Stores and Apps: Read this factsheet to learn more about the privacy and security guidelines for accessing Public Apps. Get the factsheet.

Mobile Health Provider Program Overview: This factsheet describes the goals, value, and general background about the program. Get the factsheet.

Accessing VA Mobile Apps Using your GFE iPad: This factsheet provides instructions for accessing VA mobile apps on the VA Launchpad using your GFE device - when you're on-site at a VA facility, at home, or on the go - as well as answers to commonly asked questions.Get the factsheet.


A series of podcasts is available to familiarize staff with various features of their mobile device, including setting up email and using Citrix to access CPRS. Podcasts are available at

Genius Bar

When staff members receive their mobile devices, they are invited to attend a voluntary, in-person training session, known as the Genius Bar. During the Genius Bar session, staff members are trained on the main features of the mobile device and its accessories. Materials from the session can be found at

VA eHealth University (VeHU)

Protecting Privacy and Security While Using Apps from the Public App Store: Training is available for all VA staff to provide guidance for protecting privacy and ensuring information security awareness when using VA-furnished mobile devices and personal devices. It focuses on the risks associated with downloading and installing Apps from a public App Store as well as the precautions that should be taken when using these Apps. The course also features information about safeguarding personally identifiable information (PII) and public health information (PHI) in addition to reinforcing VA policies and Rules of Behavior. The course is titled – “Protecting Privacy and Security While Using Apps from the Public App Store” – or search for session code: #14138.

What’s New with VA Mobile Apps for Providers?: VA has been field-testing Apps with providers at 18 VA Medical Centers across the country as part of the VA Mobile Health Provider Program. These Apps give providers mobile access to VistA, helping them access patient data more readily where and when they need it, respond more quickly to patient concerns, and save time by streamlining their own workflow. In this session, attendees will learn about Apps currently available through the Provider Program and get an overview of what’s next. The course is titled – “What’s New with VA Mobile Apps for Providers” – or search for session code: #15070.

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