Q&A: Bettina Experton Talks About The iBlueButton App

Mary Mosquera | mHIMSS | March 1, 2013

Humetrix has given the iBlueButton a technical design boost as a multi- and cross-platform health information hub that patients and providers can use to share health data at the point of care with the most popular mobile tools. The San Diego-based company has expanded the ways patients and physicians can exchange health records via its iBlueButton app, using not only iPhones and iPads but Android devices with secure Quick Response code, to transfer the patient’s Blue Button record between systems.

The company will be working with Intel to demonstrate iBlueButton mobile apps for Intel Atom-based Android phones at the 2013 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition next week in New Orleans. This past October, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT awarded Humetrix first place in its Blue Button Mash-Up Challenge. iBlueButton builds on the feature developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, which enables patients to download their health information in a simple ASCII text format to their computers or personal health records to share with providers, families or caregivers.

In a recent interview, Humetrix CEO Bettina Experton, MD, discusses how iBlueButton can help patients fill in the gap in advancing health information exchange to coordinate and improve care...