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Blue Button: A Springboard to Innovation

In Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government, Gavin Newsom, California Lieutenant Governor and former mayor of San Francisco, describes the…

The Critical Role of Electronic Access to Health Information During Times of Crisis

As our hearts go out to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy, we are reminded of the critical role of health information sharing during times of…

Showing the Potential and Impact of the Blue Button

The blue button emerged from a simple, yet powerful concept: with better access to their own health information, individuals can become more empowered participants and…

Governance to Create Trust and Interoperability in Health information Sharing

When sharing health information using technology to improve health and health care, trust and interoperability are paramount. Data holders and patients must be confident that…

CDT Report on Distributed Models for Health Data Analysis

The Center for Democracy & Technology describes privacy-protective approaches for analyzing health data. It is now well understood that tracking and aggregating population-level health data…

Coming Soon: New Markle Common Framework Policies in Practice Resources

by Laura Bailyn When the Markle Common Framework for Private and Secure Information Exchange (Markle Common Framework) was originally launched in 2006, the health care…

Where’s the Flu?

Flu season is fast approaching. To monitor influenza activity and map trends, public health officials will need to collect and analyze data across a broad…

The Road Ahead for the New National Coordinator for Health IT

Editor’s Note: Dr. Carol C. Diamond was invited by the Health Affairs Blog to comment on the opportunities and challenges awaiting the successor to David…

President Obama Points to Personal Health Information Downloads

In his State of the Union address, President Obama pointed to a particular example that reflects the power of public-private collaboration: “Veterans can now download…