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,...
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...