12/14/2010 11:50 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

More on the Blue Button: health records download for vets

Hey, someone we all need is the ability to have our medical records are around when and wherever we need the.

For vets, they can do this now via the Blue Button program:

Of the 1.1 million users of My HealtheVet, more than 233,000 Veterans have upgraded (identity-verified) access to data from their VA medical record via Blue Button. During the first two months following Blue Button's launch on August 28, 2010 about 100,000 Veterans asked to view their personal health data using the Blue Button and more than 150,000 PHRs were downloaded.