VA, Medicare Ease EHR Downloads: 'Blue Button' Projects Use Secure Websites | Markle | Advancing America's Future

VA, Medicare Ease EHR Downloads: ‘Blue Button’ Projects Use Secure Websites

Publication Date: October 13, 2010

The blue button concept recommends alerting patients to the implications of downloading portions of EHRs and other information, such as warning against downloading records to a shared computer, says Josh Lemieux, director of personal health technology at Markle. It also includes details about authentication methods and requires that requests for records be logged with an audit trail so they can be tracked.

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