Blue Button Initiative

Consumer with smartphone and laptop
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am March 18, 2015
The healthcare industry is becoming more enlightened about the benefits of the Blue Button Initiative, and adoption of personal health records continues to grow, according to a new report from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
Todd Park, chief technology officer of the U.S.
By Diana Manos 10:27 am November 12, 2013
Republican members of Congress are now moving up the chain of command to find who to hold accountable for failed launch of the Obamacare health insurance exchange website. Todd Park, chief technology officer of the U.S., is next on their list.
By Mike Miliard 11:07 am March 14, 2013
San Diego-based Humetrix, developer of the iBlueButton mobile platform, has been invited by the the National Health Service to present a UK version of the technology at the NHS Innovation Expo 2013.
By Diana Manos 08:47 am September 13, 2012
One of the most interesting and innovative elements of the advancement of health information technology that I’ve encountered, is Blue Button, a web tool patients can use to view and download their personal health information. Blue Button has been in use for two years by the Veterans Health Administration and other healthcare organizations,...
By Erin McCann 11:08 am September 04, 2012
One million patients are now registered for Blue Button, and are using it to access their personal health records, officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs announced last week.
By Mike Miliard 11:08 am July 05, 2012
Taking a cue from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, UnitedHealthcare has launched its own Blue Button program, enabling plan participants to access and print their personal health records (PHRs) with the click of a mouse.
By Michelle McNickle 01:45 pm January 10, 2012
The Blue Button is going the extra mile on interoperability, says software analyst Shahid Shah, who highlights seven things to learn from the initiative.
By Diana Manos 10:40 am January 10, 2012
In 2010, the Veterans Administration launched the Blue Button, a standards format that allows simple exchange of a patient’s personal health data. Initially designed for use by veterans, the idea has taken off like gangbusters in the private sector and has been supported by at least one major care provider overseas.
By Diana Manos 10:45 am December 19, 2011
In 2010, the Veterans Administration launched the Blue Button, a standards format that allows simple exchange of a patient's personal health data. Initially designed for use by veterans, the idea has taken off in the private sector and has been supported by at least one major care provider overseas.
By Diana Manos 04:14 pm November 02, 2011
This year’s National Health IT Week, held Sept. 12-16 in Washington, D.C., will go down in history.

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