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.

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 new policy guide for health IT

The Markle Foundation has issued a new resource to help organizations implementing health IT navigate governance, individual consent, procurement and other areas related to secure information sharing.

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 ...

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.

Coming Soon: New Markle Common Framework Policies in Practice Resources

Resources to further specify the Markle Common Framework for today’s health information sharing environment.

2012: Time for Action on Health Privacy

Deven McGraw, Director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, references a Markle survey while reflecting on the importance of consumers and patients support for the widespread adoption of electronic health records in 2012.

Where's the Flu?

Public health officials track flu data while protecting patient privacy.

Consumers Could Get Lab Test Results Themselves Under New Proposed Rule

Under a proposed new rule being issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, patients anywhere in the country will be able to get their clinical test results directly from the lab.

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.