Darrell Etherington reports:
A newly released data model and draft implementation guide for providing directly to patients digital access to historical health insurance claims data could mean you have better access to this info from the devices you use everyday. Called the CARIN Blue Button API, it’s a new model developed by private sector partners, including consumer organizations, insurance providers, digital health app developers and more. This new draft implementation will be in testing with participating companies beginning this year, including a number of different state-specific BlueCross/BlueShield providers, the State of Washington — and Apple, Google and Microsoft.
Read more on TechCrunch. I’m not sure I understand yet how this would presumably work. Would Apple, Google and MSFT have to sign BAA agreements with health insurers and hold to HIPAA and HITECH standards?
h/t, Joe Cadillic