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Shared Vitals


What is the Shared Vitals feature in My HealtheVet?

The Shared Vitals feature lets you record and share your vitals that are saved to the Shared patient generated health database. Vital sign readings tracked with health-related VA mobile apps are transferred to the Shared patient generated health database.

Note: Your Shared Vitals health information will be automatically shared with VA, but it will not be monitored or reviewed by your VA health care team. If you have concerns or want any specific Shared Vitals data viewed by your health care team, you must contact your health care team directly.

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What is the difference between Shared Vitals, Vitals + Readings, and VA Vitals + Readings in My HealtheVet?

  • Shared Vitals - Shared Vitals is a feature that lets you self-enter health information that is automatically shared with VA via the Shared patient generated health database. You must have registered in My HealtheVet as a VA Patient with a Premium account to use the Shared Vitals feature.

  • Note: Your Shared Vitals health information will be automatically shared with VA, but it will not be monitored or reviewed by your VA health care team. If you have concerns or want any specific Shared Vitals data viewed by your health care team, you must contact your health care team directly.

  • Vitals (Vitals + Readings) - Vitals (Vitals + Readings) is a feature that lets you self-enter health information that is saved in My HealtheVet. Vitals (Vitals + Readings) is available to all My HealtheVet account type users. Your VA health care team cannot access and view this health data. Share your self-entered Vitals + Readings data by printing your customized VA Blue Button report and bringing it to a clinical appointment.

  • VA Vitals + Readings - VA Vitals + Readings is health information your VA health care team enters into your official VA health record. Your vital sign readings are taken during an appointment, a procedure, or when you are a patient in the hospital. You must have registered in My HealtheVet as a VA Patient with a Premium account to use the VA Vitals + Readings feature. You can download a customized VA Blue Button report containing your VA Vitals + Readings data.

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Can I record vital sign readings using other VA sources in addition to My HealtheVet?

Your vital sign readings can be recorded from a variety of VA sources including, but not limited to:

  • Health-related VA mobile apps (such as Annie, My VA Images, and MobileKidney)

  • Devices that are synced with VA through the VA Sync My Health Data app, such as glucometers, smart watches, and accelerometers

Vital sign readings tracked with health-related VA mobile apps are transferred to the Shared Vitals feature in My HealtheVet.

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What are the requirements for using the Shared Vitals feature?

You must have registered as a VA patient with a My HealtheVet Premium account to use the Shared Vitals feature.

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What vitals and readings will I be able to track in the Shared Vitals feature?

You can document and track the following data:

  • Blood Pressure (shared)

  • Heart Rate (shared)

  • Body Weight (shared)

  • Body Temperature (shared)

  • Pain (shared)

  • Blood Sugar (shared)

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Is my health data in the Shared Vitals feature secure and private?

My HealtheVet is a secure website. The VA follows strict security policies and practices to make sure that your personal health information is safe and protected.

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What should I do if I have any questions about the Shared Vitals feature?

If you have questions or would like additional information, you can contact your VA health care team. You can contact them by phone, during an upcoming VA appointment, or by using Secure Messaging. Your VA health care team can answer your general questions.

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Who do I contact if I have a technical problem with the Shared Vitals feature?

Call the Help Desk Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Central Time) 1-877-327-0022/1-800-877-8339 or 711 (TTY). Or, complete the Contact Us form to send a message.

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Updated April 14, 2021