Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Blue Button sees 1 million patients sign on

From the article: "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….The Blue Button Initiative, a joint collaboration by the VA, Deparment of Defense (DoD), CMS and the Markle Foundation’s Consumer Engagement Workgroup, enables patients to assemble and download personal health information into a single, portable file that can be used inside a growing number of private health care electronic records – as well as those in the VA, DoD, CMS and private sector partners" Read more