VA Officials Chart Expanded Vision For Blue Button

Wyatt Kash | AOL Government | September 28, 2012

What began as a simple way to help veterans view their personal health information over the Internet is continuing to snowball into an electronic health record phenomena known as the Blue Button, now used by more than a million patients nationally and gaining wider adoption by certain health care providers.

The Blue Button is a simple piece of software code that the Department of Veteran Affairs developed two years ago, that lets veterans obtain a copy of their medical information electronically. VA and health industry officials are now exploring ways to expand its adoption, as well as the types of information patients can access...