Blue Button: A Springboard to Innovation

In Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government, Gavin Newsom, California Lieutenant Governor and former mayor of San Francisco, describes the benefits of the Blue Button and how it became a model for consumers to benefit from access to their own information.

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.

The Doctor Will See You-If You're Quick

Shannon Brownlee references a recent Markle survey in a Newsweek article about the doctor-patient relationship.

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.

Markle Connecting for Health Collaborative Comments on Stage 2 Meaningful Use

Markle collaborators identify strategic opportunities for patient engagement, care coordination, quality reporting, and privacy in Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentives program.

Accountable Care Organizations as Drivers for Trusted and Valued Information Sharing

Markle collaborators comment on information-sharing aspects of the proposed rule for Accountable Care Organizations.

Dr. YouTube Will See You Now

Lauren Vogel writes in a Canadian Medical Association journal about how patients are turning to the Internet for self-treatment and how-to videos giving step-by-step instructions on do-it-yourself medical procedures.

Doctors, Patients Overwhelmingly Agree on Priorities to Improve Health Care

The Markle Survey of Health in a Networked Life is the first of its kind to compare the core values of physicians and the general public.

Collaborative Comments on Accountable Care Organizations

Letter urges HHS to strategically align federal programs to support HITECH quality goals and encourage patient engagement.

Connecting American to Their Health Care: Opening Remarks & Keynote

David Lansky, from Markle Foundation; Steve Downs, from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Patrick Kennedy, U.S. Representative, D-RI, ...