[HEALTH.MIL] Health Information At The Click Of A Mouse & TRICARE Online Video

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  • Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:11:35 -0500

Health Information At The Click Of A Mouse 



TRICARE beneficiaries who regularly get their care (or prescriptions filled) at
military clinics and hospitals can download a summary of their personal health
data including lab results, medications, allergies and problem lists from the
TOL (TRICARE Online) - Secure Department of Defense Patient Portal in a
continuity of care document (CCD) format. The new CCD is available via the TOL
Blue Button at www.tricareonline.com.

The CCD is an industry standard and is easy to share with other health care
systems like RelayHealth and Microsoft Health Vault. Patients can download TOL
Blue Button data into a CCD and share it with any health care system capable of
accepting the file, including non-DoD health care systems. The CCD guarantees
the complete and accurate transfer of Blue Button health data.

Patients can download CCD data to their computers and upload it to their
personal health record.  In some cases, it may not be possible to read the
actual CCD data on a personal computer because of the file type, but the
information can downloaded as a PDF.

To take advantage of the CCD, patients need to go to www.tricareonline.com and
log in to their accounts. Once there, they need to:


    .Click "Blue Button"


    .Click "Blue Button Download My Data"


    .Select the data types and date range to down; click "Save as CCD"


    .In the dialog box, select "Save File," select the location and click "OK"

More information about the CCD and how to upload it to a personal health record
is available on the TOL secure patient portal at www.tricareonline.com.




SOURCE:  TRICARE Press Release at





Watch new video for an overview on improved access to TRICARE Online!


A new TRICARE Online (TOL) video, highlighting streamlined access, is now
available for TRICARE beneficiaries. The video demonstrates the following key
features of TOL and shows beneficiaries who receive care at a military treatment
facility or clinic how to:


-Securely access TOL using a Department of Defense (DoD) common access card
(CAC), DoD Self Service (DS) Logon, or Defense Finance and Accounting Services
(DFAS) account


-View or download their personal health data via the Blue Button


-Schedule, view, cancel or set reminders for you and your family's appointments
at local military treatment facilities online seven days a week, 24 hours a day


-Order prescription refills, check the status of a prescription, or link
directly to the TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy


-Link to Secure Messaging to communicate securely with your health care team


To view the new video click, TRICARE Online: Improved Access, on the TRICARE
Online product webpage at




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