2Launch Pad Provides Access to Apps
3Health Advocate App Enables Remote Provisioning
4VA Provides Stress Coping Tips
5VA PTSDCoach Helps Manage Stress
6Veterans Share a Summary of Care
7Secure Messaging From One Provider to Another
8iPad App Prompts for Rx Refills
Veterans and caregivers can request refills and track them on their Apple tablet. Users can view eligible prescriptions and use the VA Mail Order Pharmacy to submit refill requests. As part of the VA pilot, the iPad helps veterans with their medication by allowing them to view and refill them and receive notification on when to take them, Frisbee said.
9Reminders App Pushes Notifications to Keep Vets Organized
The reminders app allows veterans to receive notifications on their medications, such as start date, medication schedule and a reminder on frequency. It also keeps veterans on track to meet treatment goals. A new feature not yet completed will allow the primary care team to send notifications to caregivers using the notification app, Frisbee said.
10Journaling About Communications and Vitals
The e-journaling app allows caregivers to compile basic vitals such as blood pressure, temperature, height and weight. It also allows patients to keep track of communications, such as whom they last spoke with at the medical center, Frisbee said. The journaling app differs from electronic health records (EHRs) because it’s the patient’s personal journal, she said. “It’s displayed in a way that makes it immediately consumable by the veteran and the caregiver,” Frisbee said.
11Assessing the Readiness of a Caregiver
The self-assessment iPad app allows the VA to determine how well-prepared the caregivers are to treat veterans by having them answer multiple-choice questions. It enables the VA to seek feedback from caregivers on a secure platform.