"Blue Button" Posts

Portrait of Nick Sinai

Leading Pharmacies and Retailers Join Blue Button Initiative

Nick Sinai | February 7, 2014

Today, as part of the growing movement to help customers access and securely share their own health information, several of the Nation’s largest retail pharmacy chains and associations are pledging to support the Blue Button initiative—a public-private partnership between the health care industry and the Federal Government that aims to empower all Americans with access to their own electronic health information. These steps will help patients access their prescription information and further empower millions of Americans to better manage their healthcare.

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Portrait of Rebecca Mitchell Coelius, MD

Get the facts regarding view, download and transmit 2014 requirements

Rebecca Mitchell Coelius, MD | January 31, 2014

As the Medical Officer for Innovation at the ONC and a proud member of the Blue Button team, I am working hard to understand the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the implementation of patient engagement functionality in EHRs, including new requirements that a certain percentage of patients view, download and transmit their health data in 2014.

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Portrait of Erin Siminerio, M.P.H.

New Year, New Coverage, New Possibilities

Erin Siminerio, M.P.H. | January 10, 2014

For many of us, January is when we reflect on the past year, and think ahead to our hopes and goals for the year ahead. Every year, millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and for many of us, that means resolving to improve our health. Ask your friends and family, and you’ll hear many of the same resolutions over and over again: eat better, get fitter, take better care of ourselves and our loved ones,

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