Tag Archives: Blue Button

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

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In England, the NHS is preparing to kick-off of a nation-wide program designed to expand out-of-hospital care availability, and drive down non-emergency visits presenting in local emergency rooms. The program, called the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund, is backed by an … Continue reading

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GenieMD won the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s Blue Button Co-Design Challenge for its new app which helps consumers diagnose their symptoms, locate health care providers, learn about healthy living, and manage care giving for a loved one. … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Clinic announced that it will give patients access to physician notes, pathology reports, and health issues via its Epic MyChart patient portal. The transparency and accessibility should encourage patient involvement with their care. Seamless Medical Systems announced it … Continue reading

Health Datapalooza IV: Shots Heard Around the World?

The fourth Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC this week was a big success with a fun, if ridiculous, game show that highlighted access to Medicare data, a genuinely funny speech by a guy named Bush, who praised the Obama Administration, … Continue reading

Redesigning the Patient Record with gravitytank

Patients are currently lacking a forum to understand their total health picture. Regular people, patients, get no value from viewing their medical records. They’re full of medical jargon, non-intuitive, and are a snapshot of historical information that can’t be acted … Continue reading

Is the UK Getting a Blue Button? Humetrix Presents at NHS Innovation Expo

Humetrix presented its iBlueButton application Thursday at the NHS Innovation Expo in London. Patients in the United States use iBlueButton to download their latest health record and share it with their providers, and soon U.K. citizens should be able to … Continue reading

Health 2.0 Europe Showcased the Latest Innovations as Health Care Goes Digital

Health care is transforming quickly due to mobile and web technologies. The driving forces behind this development are not the traditional players, rather they are start-ups and software experts. To keep track of innovation, Health 2.0 held its annual European … Continue reading

Blue Button Mash-Up & EHR Accessibility Module Challenge Winners

HHS held an Innovation Challenge and patients were the winners! Winners for the Blue Button Mash-Up Challenge and the EHR Accessibility Module Challenge were announced during the Health 2.0 Sixth Annual Fall Conference in San Francisco. The first Challenge required applicants to ‘mash … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson company Wellness & Prevention, Inc. partnered with the Lake Nona Institute to research population health and wellness. The project, called the Lake Nona Life Study, will create a database based on health information from participating residents, employers, … Continue reading

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One million patients have registered for the Department of Veterans Affairs Blue Button program since President Obama announced it two years ago. In that time, we’ve also seen CMS, Aetna and United Health Group unveil their own Blue Button initiatives. … Continue reading

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