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  • SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE

    Improving health and health care while protecting privacy for all

 

About Health

  • Anticipating the digital transformation of health care, Markle convened Markle Connecting for Health as a public-private collaboration. Its goals: to improve health and the quality of health care in the United States through use of innovations in information technology. Markle Connecting for Health has tackled the challenges of creating a networked health information environment that enables information to be shared securely and privately. Key accomplishments include the Markle Common Framework and the Blue Button.
  • The Markle Common Framework provides best practices for securely sharing personal health information while preserving privacy. These best practices shaped policy and technology architecture across the country, including landmark provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Blue Button enables Americans to easily download and transmit their personal health information. It is in use at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and major insurers and pharmacies.
 

Our Impact

  • Blue Button

    Conceived at a Markle Connecting for Health meeting, the Blue Button provides more than 150 million Americans access to their own electronic health information.

  • Blue Button

    Conceived at a Markle Connecting for Health meeting, the Blue Button provides more than 150 million Americans access to their own electronic health information.

  • Markle Common Framework

    Widely endorsed nationwide, the Markle Common Framework provides recommendations that allow patients and doctors access to vital clinical data while preserving privacy and security.

  • Markle Common Framework

    Widely endorsed nationwide, the Markle Common Framework provides recommendations that allow patients and doctors access to vital clinical data while preserving privacy and security.

  • Health IT

    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.

  • Health IT

    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.

 

Steering Group

Comprising representatives from a broad spectrum of leading health and technology providers and innovators, the Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group provided direction and oversight.

Zoë Baird

  • President, Markle Foundation
  • Member, Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group (Ex-officio)

Christine Bechtel

  • Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families

Hunt Blair

  • Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Reform, Department of Vermont Health Access

Carmella A. Bocchino

  • Executive Vice President, Clinical Affairs & Strategic Planning, America's Health Insurance Plans

Jennifer Covich Bordenick

  • CEO, eHealth Initiative

William R. “Bill” Braithwaite, MD, PhD, FACMI

  • Chief Medical Officer, Anakam Inc.
 

Consumer Work Group

The Markle Connecting for Health 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.

Rick Altinger

  • Vice President Channel Partners, Intuit Health

Christine Bechtel

  • Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families

Adam Bosworth

  • Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, Keas Inc.

Pam Carpenter

  • Business Development Manager, Adobe Systems Inc.

Seth Cohen

  • Senior Director of Sales, Castlight Health

Carol C. Diamond, MD, MPH

  • Managing Director, Markle Foundation
  • Chair, Markle Connecting for Health
 

HIE Committee

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.

Phyllis Albritton

  • Executive Director, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (past)

Gina Bianco Perez, MPA

  • President and CEO, Advances in Management, Inc.

Hunt Blair

  • Deputy Commissioner, Health Care Reform, Department of Vermont Health Access

Jennifer Covich Bordenick

  • CEO, eHealth Initiative

Allen Briskin, JD

  • Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Carol C. Diamond, MD, MPH

  • Managing Director, Markle Foundation
  • Chair, Markle Connecting for Health