The File Extensions Database

.BLUEBUTTON File Extension

  • Developer by: Health IT
  • Category: Data Files

What is an .BLUEBUTTON file?

.BLUEBUTTON is VA Blue Button Data File

A BLUEBUTTON file is a data file created by VA Blue Button, a web tool that allows U.S. veterans to manage their health records. It contains a patient's complete personal health information recorded at a VA medical facility. BLUEBUTTON files include test results, allergies, medical treatment from doctors and hospital visits, prescribed medications, and health insurance claims information.

The BLUEBUTTON file is created by VA Blue Button when a patient downloads his medical information from the VA Blue Button website. The file can be shared with others caring for the patient, such as a family member, doctor, or other caregiver.

NOTE: In 2015, the BLUEBUTTON format was discontinued. VA Blue Button replaced the BLUEBUTTON file with .TXT and .PDF files.

Programs that open VA Blue Button Data File
Health IT VA Blue Button

How to solve problems with BLUEBUTTON files

  • Associate the BLUEBUTTON file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BLUEBUTTON file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BLUEBUTTON files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BLUEBUTTON file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BLUEBUTTON is VA Blue Button Data File. Because only the current version supports the latest BLUEBUTTON file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Health IT manufacturer website after an available .BLUEBUTTON is VA Blue Button Data File update.
  • To make sure that your BLUEBUTTON file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.