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New Tricare Online Feature Allows Users Access to Expanded Personal Health Data

030411 | April 19, 2011

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — A new feature on Tricare Online now allows users access to expanded personal health data including lab results, problem lists, and encounter data. These capabilities mark an expansion of the current Blue Button which already allows beneficiaries to access their demographic information and allergy and medication profiles. The Blue Button feature encourages beneficiaries to actively engage in their healthcare.

"This new feature, called the Blue Button, is a major step forward in engaging our beneficiaries as partners in their own health care. Personal electronic health records can improve patient care by conveying accurate patient information between providers, avoiding duplication of tests, and reducing delays in treatment," said Rear. Adm. Christine Hunter, Tricare Management Activity deputy director,

Tricare Online is the Military Health Systems Internet point of entry that provides all 9.6 million Department of Defense beneficiaries access to available healthcare services and information through an enterprise-wide secure portal. Tricare Online users who receive their care at a military treatment facility can schedule appointments, order prescription refills and view their personal health data.
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This press release courtesy of 779 Medical Support Squadron