Webinar on ‘Making Health Information Available Through Blue Button & Direct’
Today at 3p EDT, the ONC will be hosting the first Consumer Pledge Community webinar in 2012 will help to clarify the difference between using Direct versus Blue Button to make health information easily available in a secure, electronic format.
The webinar will feature presentations that outline the basics of the Direct Project and the Blue Button initiatives, as well as provide real life examples (use cases) of how each is making it easier for individuals to access their health information electronically. In addition, they will provide updates on the ONC Consumer e-Health Program activities and available resources to help people to access their information and use it to be more engaged partners in their health.
- John Hall, Coordinator for Direct, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
- Jim Speros, Special Assistant to the Chief Technology Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
- Lygeia Ricciardi, Senior Advisor, Consumer e-Health Program, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology