The BlueButton Initiative: What is it and how does it work?

Tuesday - 8/21/2012, 10:56pm EDT

Damon Davis, HHS

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August 21, 2012 -- Many federal IT listeners think they are behind the eight ball in terms of leadership in the general area of technology, and, specifically, healthcareIT.

Well, it's time to take a look at the BlueButton Initiative.

Many organizations who study electronic health records (EHR) will show that they result in lower cost of medical care as well as improved medical care.

The question is, how to get the general public informed about EHR's and how to get them to change?

Today's interview is with Damon Davis, Special Assistant at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Department of Health and Human Services.

He is charged with promoting the successful BlueButton initiative.