Blue Button Connector

By Neil Versel 04:33 am January 15, 2014
The US Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT is slowing its rollout launch of a website meant to encourage patients to take a more active role in their own care. ONC will wait until verifying that all the data on Blue Button Connector, a planned hub for consumers to find sources of health data to download as well as Blue Button Plus technology to facilitate it, is accurate,...
By Neil Versel 04:00 am September 17, 2013
Humetrix's iBlueButton app won the ONC's Blue Button Mashup Challenge in January. With new, tougher HIPAA privacy regulations set to take effect in less than a week, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which enforces the rules, is trying to educate consumers and healthcare entities alike about a longstanding but much-ignored policy. "There is a clear right [in the HIPAA privacy rule] not...