Nearly 70 percent of the public and 65 percent of doctors agree that patients ought to be able to download their medical information online, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Markle Foundation.
And for good reason.
Giving individuals ready access to their personal health information can help them understand their medical history, become active stakeholders in their care, and partner more effectively with their health care providers. When this happens, the chance of medical errors occurring goes down and the overall quality of care patients are provided improves.
Medical record download capabilities like the Blue Button are simple, easy to use tools that are already giving hundreds of thousands of patients online access to crucial information. Every person has the right to view their own medical records, and the Blue Button download capability ensures access to this information in an easy to read, actionable manner. Join in the movement to give millions more Americans access to their health information by learning more about the Blue Button and encouraging your health care system to adopt this revolutionary tool.
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