Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ONC Wants to Automate Blue Button for All

From the article: "The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wants to automate for all patients the Blue Button feature that is currently available to veterans, military service members and Medicare beneficiaries to obtain their health information.

The Blue Button enables patients to view and download their information in simple text format. ONC is working with the Veterans Affairs Department, which first established Blue Button two years ago for its personal health record, MyHealtheVet, according to Lygeia Ricciardi, acting director of ONC’s Office of Consumer eHealth. But first, standards and technical descriptions for the tool must be identified." Read more