Expert: Industry should adopt easy-access "blue button" feature

08/31/2010 | Government Health IT magazine

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the CMS are adding on their respective websites a "blue button" tool designed to allow members to instantly download records and data to their electronic health records or computers, a feature that should be available across the industry, said the managing director of the Markle Foundation, which co-developed the tool. "Being able to have your own electronic copies and share them as you need to with your doctors is a first step in truly enabling people to engage in their health care," she added.

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