TRICARE ‘Blue Button’ gives easy access to health

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
 A TRICARE Online beneficiary, here, uses the "Blue Button" feature to easily access personal health information through the secure site. The Blue Button is available after secure login as the beneficiary.

A TRICARE Online beneficiary, here, uses the “Blue Button” feature to easily access personal health information through the secure site. The Blue Button is available after secure login as the beneficiary.

Story and photo by
Ana Allen
Pacific Regional Medical Command
HONOLULU — It’s now easier than ever for TRICARE patients across the island of Oahu to securely access their lab results, X-ray findings and refill information for medication.

TRICARE Online features the “Blue Button,” which allows beneficiaries to obtain their personal health information at the click of a button.

Capt. Preston Reed, Diagnostic and Therapeutic flight commander for the 15th Med Group, said placing patients in the driver’s seat of their own health is now a simple process.

“The Blue Button is great because it’s a self-service that allows the beneficiary to be more engaged in their own health care,” said Reed.

Reed says this fact is especially important given the transient nature of military patients.

“It’s a good thing because it allows for a continuous record of treatment received at any military treatment facility,” he added.

Capt. Salema Coaxum, deputy chief of Business Operations and eMulti-Service Marketing Office at Tripler Army Medical Center, said the Blue Button will help patients cut down on traffic and parking battles when health information for the entire family can be conveniently accessed from the comfort of home.

“As a military spouse, you can see your personal radiology results and your children’s results if they are under the age of 18. You can also see any results that are still pending and any requests that were made by your provider,” said Coaxum.

TRICARE Signup and Information
If you are a TRICARE beneficiary living on Oahu and would like more information on enrollment, primary care manager changes or other TRICARE information, call UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans at 1-877-988-WEST (1-877-988-9378), or visit online at https://www.uhcmilitarywest.com.

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