Blue Button Builds Momentum Inside and Outside the VA

Ken Terry | FierceHealth IT | December 19, 2011

The Blue Button campaign that enable veterans to download their medical records from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and non-VA providers is exceeding the government's expectations.

Half a million veterans and Medicare patients, including non-veterans, have already downloaded their records using the Blue Button interface, VA CIO Roger Baker told reporters in a recent media briefing. By the end of fiscal 2012, he predicted, "upward of 60 million individuals will have access to their medical information through Blue Button. We're getting a lot of adoption by private sector organizations."...