The Blue Button

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    Several weeks ago, the VA launched a Blue Button on the MyHealtheVet web portal that allows VA patients access to a personal health record. Now CMS has launched its own Blue Button on the MyMedicare.gov portal. "CMS puts Medicare personal health data at your fingertips":

    Labs and e-prescribing data still to come.
     
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    Everyone should stay away from the Blue Button. This is nothing short of a data collection on every single person who accesses it.

    I would also strongly suggest that the committee worm hunters pick victims for their schemes other than VA Patients.
     
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    Incentive payments = government stiff arm.

    Real privacy is keeping government the hell out of your medical records.
     
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    Yes, clearly people are too stupid to take care of themselves and need Big Brother to hand them their meds
     
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    Little known fact: every major civilization hand the government keeping health care records on all their citizens. The Brits had Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson records and they were damn grateful the government watched after them
     
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    Greenie? You're a Big Government PIMP. ADMIT IT.
     
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    This is an initiative that was demanded by patient advocates. Advocates who happen to believe that ownership of your personal health information lies with you and not with your provider(s), which is a philosophy I share. Empowering patients is a bad thing why?
     
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    Name the "patient advocates."
     
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    Are you having trouble reading the OP? The effort was spearheaded by Markle, which laid down some of the seminal work on patient health information privacy protections in the digital age. But if you want the full list of those pushing for patient empowerment via the Blue Button, it's:

    • AARP
    • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • American College of Cardiology
    • American College of Emergency Physicians
    • American Medical Association
    • Anakam Inc.
    • Axolotl
    • BlueCross BlueShield Association
    • Center for Connected Health
    • The Children's Partnership
    • Center for Democracy and Technology
    • Center for Medical Consumers
    • Children's Health Fund
    • Chilmark Research
    • Computer Sciences Corporation
    • Consumers Union
    • Dossia Consortium
    • DrFirst
    • Google
    • Initiate, an IBM Company
    • The Institute for Family Health
    • Intel Corporation
    • Intuit Health
    • Keas, Inc.
    • LifeMasters-StayWell Health Management
    • Markle Foundation
    • McKesson Technology Solutions/RelayHealth
    • MedCommons
    • Medical Group Management Association
    • Meditech
    • Microsoft Corporation
    • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
    • National Committee for Quality Assurance
    • National Partnership for Women & Families
    • National Quality Forum
    • NaviNet
    • Pacific Business Group on Health
    • PatientsLikeMe
    • Prematics, Inc.
    • Press Ganey
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    • RTI International
    • Vanderbilt Center for Better Health
    • Visiting Nurse Service of New York
    • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
     
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    Those are corporate cronies, not patient advocates.
     

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