- CEO and President, Markle Foundation
- Member, Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group (Ex-officio)
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Improving health and health care, while protecting privacy for all
The idea for the Blue Button, a simple method of downloading personal health information, was conceived at a Markle Connecting for Health work group meeting. Markle’s video shows the power of the Blue Button to help consumers, providers, insurers and other health data holders.
Markle Connecting for Health developed foundational practices for sharing personal health information while preserving privacy and security. Embodied in the Markle Common Framework, these policy and technology practices are endorsed by a wide range of experts and organizations.
Markle, together with its collaborators and supporters, produced consensus statements and comments on the implementation of the meaningful use of electronic health records, the basis for government health IT investments.
Comprising representatives from a broad spectrum of leading health and technology providers and innovators, the Steering Group provided direction and oversight.
The Work Group on Consumer Engagement, comprising experts from across the health care and technology spectrums, conceived the idea of a blue button to allow people to download their personal health information.
The Connecting for Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee, a diverse group of health care leaders with hands on experience implementing health information sharing efforts, developed the Connecting for Health Common Framework Policies in Practice for Health Information Sharing through a collaborative process.
Markle is committed to creating and advancing transformative strategies and scalable solutions to prepare the 21st century workforce and reinvigorate the American Dream. Rework America, the Markle Economic Future Initiative, aims to expand opportunities for employment and broaden ways for all Americans to learn and train for the opportunities of the connected age.
In the wake of 9/11, Markle convened a bipartisan Task Force that reframed the role of intelligence in protecting the nation against terrorism while preserving traditional civil liberties. Markle's collaboration and information sharing recommendations informed the 9/11 Commission Report, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and the Protect America Act of 2007.