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VA Plans Home Care App, Tablet Program Test

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Through a pilot program fielding mobile applications for veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to distribute iPads to 1,000 of its family caregivers, NextGov reports. 

The VA is set to open its app store in early 2013, giving veterans access to mobile applications.

Clinic-in-Hand will host apps integrated with VA’s data systems and will enable the exchange of health related data between the department, caregivers and veterans, VA spokeswoman Jo Schuda said. 

District Communications Group LLC is contracted to help develop the pilot program and Schuda said the next step will be to select eligible participants for the pilot program. 

Caregivers enrolled in the Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers program will be invited to participate in Clinic-in-Hand.

Then, randomly selected members will help the VA move toward implementing the pilot, Schuda said. 

Apps developed under the program will be available to all veterans when the app store launches in 2013. 

District Communications will also help the VA develop an electronic health record system application.

VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker said VAi2-iHealth Mobile has been tested already and will bring healthcare information to a caregiver through one device. 

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