"Blue button" access to medical records

Vogel, Lauren
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 16, pE746
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the initiative of the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to promote the use of information technology (IT) to resolve health care needs in the U.S. It notes that the CMS is developing a blue button icon for its website to readily allow beneficiaries to securely access and download electronic claims and medical information. Remarks from a company's managing director Carol Diamond on the significance of the accessibility of health information are also presented.


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