“Sure the Internet had its roots with U.S. military researchers. But it’s not often that innovative ideas come from the government.
An exception to that in the healthcare industry appears to be the Blue Button program, and how the private sector is embracing it.
The federal Blue Button initiative was launched in 2010 to allow veterans to access their personal medical records by clicking a blue button from a website. Basically, vets can access and download health information from My HealtheVet personal health record into a text file or PDF that can be read, printed, or saved on any computer. The program does not need any special software.”
Arundhati Parmar, MedCity News, 5 July 2012