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.

Markle Connecting for Health Collaborative Comments on the Proposed Rulemaking for Stage 2 Meaningful Use

The release of two notices of proposed rulemaking on the incentive program for the Meaningful Use of electronic health record technology marks a ...

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.

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.

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.

The Road Ahead for the New National Coordinator for Health IT

Carol Diamond comments on opportunities, challenges awaiting the new National Coordinator for Health IT.

Getting Health IT Right Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  Meeting Agenda Introduction 9:00 am Zoë Baird, Markle Foundation   Roadmap 9:15 am Carol Diamond, Markle ...