FEHBP plans to add Blue Button

The Office of Personnel Management says all federal employees who use the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan will soon be able to download their own personal health records. Providers in the FEHBP are adding the Blue Button technology, initially spearheaded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. OPM says it'll let feds access their own lab results, medication and problem lists, allergies, appointment data and wellness reminders from a secure website. The office says the recognizable Blue Button service will make it easier to share those records with health providers and family members.