When the Department of Veterans Affairs launched Blue Button–which allows patients to get their health information online–in 2010, they didn’t know they’d be starting a movement for the rest of the national health IT community to rally around. But that was precisely the theme of this year’s kickoff to National Health IT week yesterday at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: “Accelerating the Blue Button Movement.”

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Source: HHS seeks what’s beyond the Blue Button at the Consumer HIT Summit