The Critical Role of Electronic Access to Health Information During Times of Crisis

As Hurricane Sandy has put into stark relief, achieving wide-spread, interoperable, private and secure sharing of health information remains an important north star for the nation.

Markle Foundation Releases Blue Button Video to Show Promise and Potential of Consumers Access to their Own Health Information

To help consumers, providers, insurers and other health data holders see how providing the ability for people to download their health records can improve health and health care, the Markle Foundation today released a new video showing the power of blue button technology.

New ONC guide explains EHR privacy, security to providers

This article describes the release of a new privacy and security instructional guide unveiled by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.  It also mentions the release of the Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework Policies in Practice for Health Information Sharing (Policies in Practice), which addresses "a range of critical health information sharing implementation needs identified by experts working in the field."  These Policies in Practice support the Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework for Private and Secure Information Exchange, a comprehensive approach for private and secure information sharing based on Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs), which was originally released in 2006.

A Common Framework: The Millie Brief

As we study the enormous cultural shifts taking place in the current health care environment, fueled in particular by consumer demands to assert ...

Building Public Trust in Electronic Health Information Exchange

Helen Pfister and Susan Ingargiola, Manatt Health Solutions, reference Markle’s The Architecture for Privacy in a Networked Health Information Environment, part of Connecting for Health's Common Framework, in a recent article about trust in the age of electronic health information.

Video: Blue Button to Download Your Health Information

Watch three veterans explain how the VA's Blue Button helps them get safer and better care.

Data Breach Bills Exclude Health Information

Harley Geiger, Center for Democracy and Technology, uses findings from a recent Markle survey to support the statement that there is a general agreement on the sensitivity of identifiable health information and individuals should know when such information is breached.

When Health IT Meets Bugs Bunny

The HHS looks for simple ways to educate the public on health IT issues after a recent Markle survey showed that only 14% of the public was familiar with the meaningful use incentive program.

VA Seeks To Expand 'Blue Button' references the Blue Button concept, which Markle developed in collaboration with other groups to call for a set of privacy and security policies based on the Markle Common Framework.

The Importance of FIPs in Data Exchange

IBM’s global health care ambassador, Lorraine Fernandes, discusses a Markle letter submitted to the Department of Commerce in February 2011 expressing the importance of FIPs in today’s society.