Have You Heard of Exposure Ed?
VA launched a new mobile app, Exposure Ed, to help health care providers better address Veterans’ questions about the health effects of military exposures and exposure-related benefits and services.
The app allows providers to quickly identify potential military exposures and associated health effects that can be discussed during a Veteran’s regular medical appointment, exposure assessment, or environmental registry evaluation. Not only can information be searched by location or service date, it can also be pasted into a note that can be emailed or printed for the Veteran.
Other app features include tips on how to discuss exposure concerns with Veterans, information on presumptive serviceconnected health conditions and diseases, a tool to locate VA facilities, and VA’s exposure-related policies and programs.
Intended for health care providers and staff, Exposure Ed is available for free download from the Apple iTunes store for use on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The app will be available for Android devices later in 2015.
At your next visit, ask your provider, "Have you heard of Exposure Ed? Learn more about the app, visit mobile.va.gov/app/exposure-ed.