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Next week the Department of Health & Human Services – and ONC – is helping to kick off National Health IT Week (#NHIT) with the third annual Consumer Health IT Summit: Accelerating the Blue Button Movement. Registration is full, but you can sign up for the wait list or participate virtually online. This year’s National Health IT Week Consumer Summit celebrates consumer and patient engagement in health and healthcare via health information technology. This year we’ve decided to include “Blue Button” in its title. We get a lot of questions about what “Blue Button” is and what it stands for. It’s evolved rapidly in the last few years, so I’d like to help set the record straight.
“If patient engagement were a drug, it would be the blockbuster drug of the century and malpractice not to use it,” Leonard Kish.
The use and awareness of Blue Button as a consumer engagement tool continues to skyrocket and we need your commitment to be an active partner in the Blue Button movement.
Last month we at ONC and the health IT team at the White House gathered a group of diverse stakeholders to talk about ways to turbo charge patient access to medical records and how they can use their own electronic health information to achieve better health and healthcare. The Patient Access Summit II built on the momentum of a similar gathering last year.