Blue Button Initiative: Increasing Americans' access to their own health information electronically

150 million Americans have access to their personalized health data; 600+ commitments from organizations to advance health information access efforts.

Blue Button Initiative

CHALLENGE: Increase the transparency and access to their health information, in order to make more informed decisions about their health, care for their family members, and share information with their providers.
SOLUTION: A team of PIFs, in partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), VA, DoD, & CMS to expand the Blue Button Initiatives including connector, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) API standards for interoperability and a FHIR test server in SITE and CMS.

The principle at the heart of Blue Button is that patients should be able to get secure access to their own data… That simple principle, if we follow as a country, can unlock all kinds of good for patients Todd Park, former United States Chief Technology Officer