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Download My Data: HL7 Releases Tool to Allow Patients to View Their Personal Health Information

“Health Level Seven International (HL7), the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based global authority for interoperability and standards in healthcare information technology, has announced the release of a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) to Blue Button Transform Tool.
The tool allows organizations to convert information already available in the existing HL7 CCD format into a Blue Button ASCII text format. The Blue Button, developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in collaboration with the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Defense, empowers patients by providing a simple method to download, view, print and transmit their personal health information.”

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Rajiv Leventhal, Healthcare Informatics, 8 January 2013

9 January 2013 | Categories: News, RA News, Record Access | Country: United States | Tag(s): Access, CCD, HL7, Patient, Personal Health Information
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