A 'Blue Button' for Health Data | Markle | Advancing America's Future

A ‘Blue Button’ for Health Data

Publication Date: September 2, 2010

According to Markle, the move toward the blue button idea is part of the evolution toward making patients’ personal health records (PHR) easily part of their care. In one of its surveys, Markle found that at least 86% of those questioned said that they thought obtaining their PHRs could help them avoid duplicated tests, keep physicians informed, move more easily from physician to physician, review the accuracy of their medical records, and track personal health expenses.

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