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Launching this fall: the National Blue Button Consumer Campaign

Lygeia Ricciardi | June 23, 2014

At the recent Health Datapalooza Conference held here in Washington DC, ONC announced the next step for a national Blue Button Campaign in coordination with supporters of the Blue Button Initiative. The Blue Button Initiative is a public-private partnership that seeks to give consumers easy and secure access to their health records from a variety of sources in a format they can use. 

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Introducing the Blue Button Connector

Lygeia Ricciardi | February 24, 2014

Today at the HIMSS conference in Orlando ONC demonstrated the Blue Button Connector. This early release of the Connector website is an invitation to members of the growing Blue Button community to help to improve the website before it is more widely marketed to consumers and developers.  

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The Blue Button Movement: Kicking off National Health IT Week with Consumer Engagement

Lygeia Ricciardi | September 12, 2013

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.

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Be a Part of the Blue Button Movement

Lygeia Ricciardi | August 12, 2013

“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.

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