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

Blue Button Mashup Challenge

Just by using Blue Button (VA.gov/bluebutton), more than 750,000 seniors, Veterans and other service members and their families can download their health and medical records and actively take part in their health care. The Consumer eHealth Program in the Office … Continue reading

News and Updates

Avantas partnered with VHA Inc.’s 100+ hospitals on the West Coast this week to implement their solution for healthcare enterprise labor management. The suite of labor management services will be implemented to help control costs with functionality including: cross-departmental resource … Continue reading

“Transformation driven by a tide of grassroots innovation mojo has already begun”

Rick Gilfillan Director of CMS Innovation Center opened his speech with the declaration, “its a wonderful time to be in health care and to be a health care innovator.” He defined innovators broadly, calling on all business people, investors, entrepreneurs, … Continue reading

News & Updates

Kaiser Permanente has released a new mobile app for Android devices with an iOS version to be released in coming months. 9 million Kaiser patients will have 24/7 access to lab results, diagnostic information, direct and secure email access to … Continue reading

News & Updates

Sprint announces a new partnership with IDEAL LIFE to launch a series of interactive health kiosks in public venues such community centers, libraries, schools, employer facilities, gyms, and clinics. The IDEAL LIFE kiosks will interact with users, and ask for … Continue reading

Blue Button Drama

The recently launched Blue Button for All Americans Challenge has brought to the surface an interesting debate about the best path to health data interoperability. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wants to encourage widespread use of the Blue Button … Continue reading

Stepping in Where Google Health Left Off

A little over a week ago Google stated that it was putting a stake through the heart of their personal health platform (PHP) Google Health. We at Chilmark had been expecting this for some time, it was just a manner … Continue reading

RIP Google Health

The rumors had been around for a while but the news still stings. Today, the Official Google Blog announced the retirement of Google Health. The blog reads: “While (it) didn’t scale as we had hoped, we believe (Google Health) did … Continue reading

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