Shaping the future of health care
Anticipating the digital transformation of health care, Markle convened Markle Connecting for Health as a public-private collaboration. Its goals: to improve health and the quality of health care in the United States through use of innovations in information technology. Markle Connecting for Health has tackled the challenges of creating a networked health information environment that enables information to be shared securely and privately. Key accomplishments include the Markle Common Framework and the Blue Button.
The Markle Common Framework provides best practices for securely sharing personal health information while preserving privacy. These best practices shaped policy and technology architecture across the country, including landmark provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Blue Button enables Americans to easily download and transmit their personal health information. It is in use at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and major insurers and pharmacies.