Libby Dowdall, Communications Coordinator, Project HealthDesign National Program Office
Don’t miss ONC's upcoming webinar about developing standards and specifications for automating Blue Button data download. The webinar will be held Aug. 15 from 4-5 p.m. EST. Register for the webinar.
The Blue Button idea began when the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) added a blue button to their patient portal (My HealtheVet) to allow users to download their health data. Since then, the idea has expanded and many health care provider groups and other organizations have signed on to allow their own patients to download health data via the Blue Button. This webinar is a first step toward automating the Blue Button by developing standards and specifications that allow would allow users to not only download their health information, but also to automate the sending of that data from their health care providers to their personal health records (PHRs), email accounts, or other data repositories.
This event is a response to feedback from ONC’s recent Patient Access Summit, which was held in June. Learn more.