The special thing about passion projects is that leaps in progress can be made in short periods of time.
From the beginning, the Blue Button+ effort has been driven by the generosity and selflessness of all the participating companies and organizations. Groups large and small lent their most valuable employees to participate in our weekly working sessions. Many of the individuals involved invested their nights and weekends to create a blueprint for the secure and automated transmission of health records.
The impact of the work will be felt over the next 6 months. Patients across the country will start to get digital access to their health records. They will then be able to take those records and use them in new products and services that help them manage and improve their health.
There’s so much potential. The work is not over, but I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all those that are making it possible. From the 68 companies and organizations to my colleagues at the VA, WH, and ONC.
To learn more go to http://bluebuttonplus.org