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The VA embraces technology to better care for veterans

The VA embraces technology to better care for veterans
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Mobile healthcare is one of the hottest topics in the news right now, especially since the unveiling of Apple Watch, iPhone 6 and iOS 8. With its newest gadgets, Apple is hoping to integrate all sorts of features through its Health app that will let you do everything from track exercise to store your healthcare documents.

Apple's Healthbook app is still a work in progress, but you can be sure that they and other tech companies are trying to come up with ways to integrate all of your healthcare information into your gadgets. This brings up some serious privacy concerns, but if these companies can pull this off, your healthcare might never be the same.

Imagine going to see a new doctor and being able to share your entire medical history with them using nothing but your smartphone. That'd make it really easy to pass information between your primary doctor, specialists, hospitals and even your insurance provider.

While all of the usual players are working on this technology, we could soon see new healthcare apps from an unlikely source: the government. That's right, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, is hard at work developing healthcare apps to improve care for our country's veterans.

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