UnitedHealthcare is continuing to roll out the "Blue Button" application to its members so they can download personal health records, based mainly on claims data. Following a pilot in March that made the Blue Button available to 500,000 people in UnitedHealthcare's Nevada plans, the insurer announced this week that 12 million people in its employer-sponsored plans will now have Blue Button access, as well.
As remote health grows in popularity--and as organizations come to see the cost-savings it can produce--a number of insurers are launching telehealth and remote monitoring programs for their members.
Rhode Island has released a pair of reports detailing how the state's doctors use health information technology. In doing so, it has become the first state in the U.S. to measure healthcare IT use