VA launches mobile app to streamline veterans' access to health records, resources

Department of Veterans Affairs released a new mobile application that aims to simplify veterans’ and caregivers’ access to healthcare information by storing it on a single platform. 

Four things to know:

1. The new app, called Launchpad, organizes more than 20 VA health apps into five categories: health management, healthcare team communication, vital health information sharing, mental health improvement and quality of life improvement.

2. Users will be able to view and share their VA EHR data, schedule VA appointments and refill prescriptions, among other functions, on the app.

3. The app also includes free mental healthcare tools for individuals who are not enrolled in VA healthcare services.

4. Launchpad is available for download on Apple and Google devices.

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