Accessing Your Health Information With the Blue Button – HHS

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Accessing Your Health Information With the Blue Button

The Blue Button signifies that you—as an individual consumer or patient—can get easy, secure electronic access to your own health information in a format you can use. As Americans, we each have the legal right to see and get a copy of our own health information held by doctors, hospitals and others that provide health care services for us. But many of us don’t, either because we don’t know we can, or because we’re not sure what to do with it. Until recently, most medical information was stored in paper files, so it wasn’t very easy to access or use anyhow. But all that is changing as America’s health care system rapidly goes digital.
Through the Blue Button, you may have access to your claims or personal health information that is maintained by your doctors, hospitals, health plans, and others.

Learn more:

  • About Blue Button

    What is the Blue Button? What are the benefits? How can I get access to my electronic health data and what can I do with it?
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions and answers about Blue Button for various stakeholder groups—the general public, data holders (health care providers & health plans), technology developers, et al.
  • Logo and Usage

    Defines guidelines for use of the Blue Button logo.
  • For Developers – Blue Button+ Implementation Guide External Links Disclaimer

    Guidance for organizations and third party app developers to implement Blue Button+.
  • Get Involved

    This page contains information about how organizations can pledge to support the Blue Button initiative or get involved in efforts to enhance the technical capability of Blue Button.
  • Watch this Video to Find out Why

    Find out why having access to your health information electronically can help you share your information with your doctors and be prepared in case of an emergency.
  • Contact Us

    For information about the Blue Button program, email

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