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Connecting for Health

Connecting for Health

Better Health through Information Sharing

Connecting for Health was created as a public-private collaboration with goals to improve people's health and advance the quality of health care in the United States through innovations in information technology. We have tackled the challenges of creating a networked health information environment that has enabled secure and private information sharing.

Markle Common Framework

Markle Common Framework

Policy and technology practices that help medical professionals and consumers share personal health information while protecting privacy.
Health IT and ARRA

Health IT & The Recovery Act

Aligning health IT with health care reform begins with setting the right goals for technology development.




The Connecting for Health Steering Group has been comprised of representatives from a broad spectrum of leading health and technology providers and innovators.  The Steering Group has provided ongoing direction and oversight since its establishment in 2002.

With each phase of work, Connecting for Health has convened experts from across the health care and technology spectrum into new working groups. Typically, working groups have been assembled to tackle a specific aspect of the policy or technical requirements for private and secure health information exchange.

What's new?

Video: Policies in Practice for Health Information Sharing

May 9, 2012

This video features the entire webcast New Markle Resources on Implementing Health Information Sharing presented on May 9, 2012.

Video: Panel 2 Questions and Answers

May 9, 2012

In this video segment, the panelists answer questions on procurement and governance in relation to health information sharing.

Video: How to Access the Policies in Practice on

May 9, 2012

This video describes how to find the Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework Policies in Practice for Health Information Sharing on the Markle website.

Featured Resources

New Markle Survey: The Public and Doctors Alike Support 'Blue Button' for Downloads

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Summary of Findings


'Blue Button' Apps Show How to Turn Health Data Downloads into Helpful Tools

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Markle Collaborators Recommend 'Blue Button' For Downloads


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