The VA, often chastised by being behind the times when it comes to medical records access is now moving mountains to put health care records in the hands of patients themselves. Through a relationship with DrOwl, members can now connect to their medical records through a direct app that incorporates the VA, Medicare, and thousands of other medical providers. This puts the Department of Veteran’s Affairs at the top of their game when it comes to patient access and understanding.
The DrOwl platform is built on secure, patented technology; and, with the swipe of a finger patients can connect to the platform, giving members no cost access to their records. Because study after study has reported the prevalence of errors in medical records, this is especially important, not just for veterans, but for anyone who has a medical record.
What many may not realize is that even the smallest mistake in a medical record can lead to an incorrect diagnosis or treatment. This can, quite obviously, be potentially harmful to one’s health. Doctors and other medical providers typically use an individual’s medical history as the basis for making an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. When there is an error, it can throw everything off. Being able to understand your medical records can change the trajectory of your health care at any moment. So, with the DrOwl platform, patients can not only better understand their records, but flag errors to discuss with their providers before a critical moment takes place.
“Healthcare is personal,” said Arvind Raichur, CEO and Co-Founder, DrOwl. “No one knows someone’s health history better than the patient themself. By offering Veterans and their families a better way to manage their healthcare needs, we are not only giving back to them, but also supporting them when it matters most.”
Like the old Prego commercial used to say, “it’s in there.” DrOwl leverages a combination of artificial intelligence and machine learning in their platform, offering every user a personalized Patient Portal, including physician-curated research. This is something that hasn’t been seen in the VA before. By offering a clearer picture of one’s health to patients, loved ones and caregivers, this is just one way the Department of Veteran’s Affairs is proactively helping to improve care. If you’re concerned that this app might be too much, don’t worry. DrOwl was designed for ease of use. The app provides users with details in easy-to-understand language with the goal of helping to lead to better care decisions and outcomes.
“Setting up DrOwl was easy, as was establishing the connection to the VA,” said Tim Quinn, a Navy Veteran from Louisiana who served in Iraq. “The DrOwl app brought in a very large amount of information and with the personal search engine, I am able to better understand my health. I highly recommend this app for any service members who want to know what their records say about them.”
Medical records are easily accessed from inside the app. Users can also share information and medical records securely as well. VA members can personally download their medical records at no charge effective immediately. DrOwl puts everything you need, literally in the palm of your hand, from multiple sources. By having one portable document, the patient is now one step ahead on their health journey. Information about this program and why it makes so much sense can be found by visiting https://www.drowl.com/military.