• VEText: From local innovation to national COVID-19 support

    Thanks to VEText, a text message appointment reminder system for Veterans with the potential to decrease no-shows developed through VHAIE, VA already had systems in place to begin doing just that.

  • Veterans schedule COVID-19 vaccinations with VEText

    Veterans are scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointment through VEText, an interactive digital solution from VA that automatically reminds Veterans of upcoming appointments via text messaging.

  • Are you getting VA’s text messages? VA is texting health care updates and reminders

    VEText messaging is helping Veterans enrolled in VA health care with important updates, appointment reminders and opportunities to be seen more quickly.

  • VEText enhances access and improves experience for Veterans

    VEText is a powerful connection between VA and Veterans. We’ve sent over 70 million appointment reminders…and when they had to cancel, using VEText, over a million dates were available for other Vets.

  • VA national, local programs believed to help reduce VA wait times for new appointments

    HARLINGEN, Texas – A recent study published in the Journal of the […]

  • ICYMI: #ExploreVA Facebook Live Event on VA Health Care – Innovative Tools and Technologies

    VA and Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) recently co-hosted an #ExploreVA Facebook Live event about new technologies and how they are used in Veteran care.

  • VEText is working for a Texas VA’s medical scheduling

    HARLINGEN, Texas – VA Texas Valley Costal Bend Health Care System, […]

  • VEText system transforming VA’s medical scheduling process

    According to the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Office of Veterans Access to Care, as of July 9, more than 3.24 million patients have received VEText messages and canceled 319,504 appointments, freeing up time slots for other Veterans to use.

  • VA now reminds Veterans of their appointments by text

    VA will now remind all enrolled Veterans of their appointments by text. It’s called VEText, an interactive mobile solution that offers a quick and easy way to confirm or cancel appointments.

  • Regional VA using technology to keep Veterans informed, manage appointments

    As of December, the VEText program became available for specialty appointments, but does \not replace the letters, postcards and automated phone calls Veterans already receive for appointment reminders.

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