What's big and blue and not IBM?
The basic Blue Button technology developed by the healthcare arm of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department. On Friday, the VA announced that Blue Button had recorded its 1 millionth registered user in less than two years.
Blue Button, named for the Web icon that triggers its use, allows veterans to access and download copies of their medical records and has proven immensely popular among veterans since it was rolled out in fall 2010 after being introduced in a speech by President Barack Obama in August of that year.
Since then, the VA "has worked tirelessly with our sister agencies to make online access to personal health records convenient, reliable, and safe," VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said in the release.