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"The Blue Button on steroids:" The new cool patient data standard

U.S. CTO Todd Park convened a brainstorming session of health IT thought leaders at the White House. What came out of it? The Blue Button…on steroids.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Dave Chase, CEO of personal health record vendor Avado, attended a brainstorming session at the White House prior to the start of Datapalooza. The meeting -- hastily convened by U.S. CTO Todd Park -- featured candid dialogue on how to make patient data more accessible.

SearchHealthIT sat down with Chase to discuss what went down at the meeting, who was there, what was said and the big idea that came out of it: A new patient data tool nicknamed "Blue Button on steroids," a term coined by health IT blogger Brian Ahier.

He also offered some thoughts on how to engage patients with their health data, something meaningful use stage 2 requires of EHR Incentive Program fund recipients.

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