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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.