The new My HealtheVet calendar has a much improved look and feel and establishes a framework for new functions. National events will now appear in the calendar, and VA representatives will be able to enter regional and local events.
Future additions will allow for extracts of appointments from VistA, Rx Refill medication reminders, and the ability to schedule VA appointments.
Event Details Page
The Event Details page is used to edit events previously added to the calendar. Information about the start and end date(s) and time(s), and repeat intervals can be changed, or an event can be deleted.
Jump to Date - Click the Jump to Date icon to open a yearly calendar where any day can be selected.
Add Event - Click the Add Event link to display the Event Details page.
Add To-Do - Click the Add To-Do link to display the To-Do Details page.
Search - To search for Events and To-Do's, enter a word, a partial word, or multiple words into the text box at the top of the calendar, and then click Search.
Printer Friendly - Click this link to display a page designed to print on an 8-1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper.
Preferences - Click this link to change the preferences for viewing the calendar.
Export - Click this link to display the Export page where the event categories can be exported, in Microsoft Comma Separated Values (.csv) format.
Navigating to Other Views - To display the calendar in a different view, click the Day, Week, Month, List View, or To-Do tab at the top of the calendar page.
Using the Edit Event Page
Event Name (*Required) - Enter a name for the event, up to 50 characters.
Location (optional) - Enter the location for the event.
Description (optional) - Enter a description for the event.
Start Time (*Required) - Using the drop-down boxes, select the month, day and year for the date of the event. Or click the Jump to Date icon to the right of the Year drop-down list to choose a date. Then choose the hour and minute (optional) for the Start Time. Or select All Day Event. NOTE: When no Start Time is selected, the default start time is 11:59PM.
All Day Event (optional) - Check this box to make the event an All Day Event. This disables the Start Time and End Time drop-down boxes (though not the Start and End dates), and inserts the Name of the event at the top of the calendar grid for the day upon which the event starts.
End Time (*Required) - Using the drop-down boxes, select the month, day and year for the end date of the event. Or click the Jump to Date icon to the right of the Year drop-down list to choose a date. Then choose the hour and minute (optional) for the End Time. NOTE: When no End Time is selected, the default end time is 11:59PM.
Repeats (optional) - Use this feature to repeat at a specified interval until the selected end date is reached. The following intervals are available:
After an interval has been selected, choose the date on which it will stop using the Month, Day and Year drop-down boxes, or the Jump to Date icon
Delete - Click Delete to display a Details page, and then click either Delete to permanently delete the event or Cancel to return to the previous page.
Cancel - Click Cancel to return to the previous calendar page without saving changes.
Save - After the changes have been entered, click Save to save the changes.