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Amida Releases New Blue Button Software Component

Press Release | Amida, Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology | June 2, 2014

Amida is pleased to announce the release of its first product, a Blue Button branded software component that supports the aims of the Blue Button Initiative, a nationwide public-private effort to enable patients and consumers to gain easy access to their own health information. Amida's Data Reconciliation Engine (DRE) is the first production-ready, format-agnostic open source health record interface in the health IT market...

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Blue Button Plus may make its way into MU Stage 3

Jonah Comstock | mobihealthnews | January 17, 2013

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is working to promote more patient engagement and access with their own records...working with data holders and app developers to encourage the development of a patient health data ecosystem through an update and an expansion of the Blue Button program that’s being called Blue Button Plus, the ONC announced in a recent webinar, hosted by the National eHealth Collaborative.

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Blue Button Set For Improvements

David Perera | FierceGovernmentIT | January 17, 2013

Federal health information technology officials highlighted Jan. 16 efforts to give patients the ability to download personal health record data via the Blue Button initiative. Read More »

Blue Button Technology Highlighted At Consumer Health IT Summit

Staff Writer | iHealthBeat | September 17, 2013

The Blue Button program for sharing patient data was a major focus of the Consumer Health IT Summit on Monday, Modern Healthcare reports. The summit kicked off National Health IT Week (Conn, Modern Healthcare, 9/16).

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Blue Button Technology Highlighted At Consumer Health IT Summit

Staff Writer | iHealthBeat | September 17, 2013

The Blue Button program for sharing patient data was a major focus of the Consumer Health IT Summit on Monday, Modern Healthcare reports Read More »

Consumer Guide Promotes Personal Health Records

Ken Terry | InformationWeek | September 17, 2012

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has issued a guide to help consumers understand how they can access their medical records and what they can do with them. Read More »

Consumer Health IT Summit - Government As Catalyst

Brian Ahier | Government Health IT | September 13, 2012

Kicking off National Health IT Week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) hosted the second Consumer Health IT Summit on Monday, September 10, 2012. Read More »

Consumer Health IT Summit - Government As Catalyst

Brian Ahier | Government Health IT | September 13, 2012

Kicking off National Health IT Week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) hosted the second Consumer Health IT Summit on Monday, September 10, 2012. Read More »

Meet ONC's New Patient Engagement Lead

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | September 15, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has a new head for its Consumer eHealth division: Lana Moriarty.  She succeeds Lygeia Ricciardi, who pioneered the position in 2012. Ricciardi stepped down earlier this summer; Moriarty, who was appointed Sept. 11, will serve as acting director for consumer e-health, working within ONC's Office of Programs & Engagement...

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ONC Chief DeSalvo Vacates Role, Reider Resigns CMO Post

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | October 24, 2014

Leadership changes atop ONC raise questions about the agency’s ability to achieve its long-term plans for interoperability...

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ONC Chief Scientist Doug Fridsma Resigns

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | September 22, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Monday announced that Doug Fridsma, MD is stepping down from his post as chief scientist.  Fridsma’s departure comes on the heels of other high-profile resignations, notably the so-called consumerista Lygeia Ricciardi and chief privacy officer Joy Pritts...

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ONC Chief Urges Vendors To Go For Blue Button ASAP

Mary Mosquera | Healthcare IT News | September 12, 2012

Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, has challenged vendors to make it easy for consumers by early 2013 to view, download and transmit to another party their health information in the form of a Blue Button feature. Read More »

ONC Continues Blue Button Push With Video Contest

Mary Mosquera | Healthcare IT News | October 3, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT launched its Blue Button video competition Oct. 1 to create awareness of consumers having easy online access to their health information, and to motivate them in how they might use it. Read More »

ONC Continues Push For Blue Button During National HIT Week

Kyle Murphy, PhD | EHR Intelligence | September 16, 2013

Patient engagement is an important new requirement for Stage 2 Meaningful Use, and it’s a potential stumbling block for eligible hospitals and professionals failing to exceed the five-percent threshold required on this during this next phase of the EHR Incentive Programs.

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ONC Kicks Off Blue Button Video Contest

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | October 2, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT launched its Blue Button video competition Oct. 1 to create awareness of consumers having easy online access to their health information, and to motivate them in how they might use it. Read More »