- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.