Saturday, March 19, 2011

#hcsd11 Blue Button,Portals and User Generated Health and meaningful use

John Moore of Chilmark Research published a great post about Personal Health Records and patient portals.

John nails why use of patient portals is typically at about 6% utilization while integrated systems are up in the 30%+ range. One initiative that I believe will drive usage is the Government's Blue button initiative. Since launch late last year already over 200,000 people have downloaded their Personal Health Data.

The 37 Blues plans cover around 100M people. Are you with me in starting a campaign to get the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to mandate the implementation of the Blue Button standard by the Blues Plans. Let's start a "Blue [give me my] Button" campaign!

Mark Scrimshire
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