Does my doctor have to use the Blue Button?
Your doctor is not required to offer Blue Button. However, there are financial incentives available from the federal government to encourage health care providers to adopt electronic health record systems (EHRs) and to use these systems in a way that improves your care. As part of meeting the requirements for receiving these payments, doctors must provide patients with an electronic copy of their health record. Over time, these requirements will also require providers to provide you with a way to view, download and share your health information online.