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Markle In the News

Markle In the News

Markle In the News includes articles, op-eds, blog commentary, and news items related to Markle's collaborative work.  The items are listed in reverse chronological order (newest first).

Markle Foundation and the Blue Button

October 19, 2010

Markle conducted research among physicians and consumers and found that about 70% of patients and 65% of doctors agree that patients should be able to download their personal health information.

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Why I Want a Blue Button

October 19, 2010

Stephen J. Downs, President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, writes in The Huffington Post about why he wants to have a 'Blue Button.'

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Digital medical records: What you need to know

October 18, 2010

Carol Diamond, Markle's Managing Director of Health, writes an opinion piece on how online access to your medical records will help you get better and safer care.

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HHS Aims to Spur Software Apps Development

October 14, 2010

Adobe Systems won first prize for its "Blue Button Health Assistant" in a software developer challenge sponsored by Markle and RWJF.

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Patients Want Access to e-Records

October 13, 2010

A survey by Markle shows that 70% of the people who took the survey said it's important for them to get electronic copies of their health information; almost two-thirds of doctors in a parallel survey agreed. 

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VA, Medicare Ease EHR Downloads

October 13, 2010

The blue button concept, which Markle developed in collaboration with other groups, calls for the use of a set of privacy and security policies building on the Markle's Common Framework.

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HHS Covets Role as 'Data Sugar Daddy' to App Developers

October 13, 2010

“There are companies now that are building readers, writers and applications to work with that [blue button] data to make it more useful,” said Todd Park, HHS’s Chief Technology Officer.

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Personal Health Data at Your Fingertips

October 13, 2010

The Blue Button capabilities are open government initiatives by both agencies in response to calls from the Markle Foundation and advocacy groups.

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Should Patients Be Able to Download Their Health Data?

October 13, 2010

The results of a 2010 Markle Survey on Health in a Networked Life shows a large majority of adults and doctors agree that patients should be able to download copies of their PHR's.

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Markle Survey Shows Strong Support

October 11, 2010

Two-thirds of physicians and consumers alike "agreed with the concept of a blue button that you can click to download your own health information."

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