Watch out for a French person talking about revolution.
“The patient is the revolutionary in healthcare these days,” said Dr. Bettina Experton, a French-born oncologist turned U.S. citizen and health IT entrepreneur. “That is why I think Blue Button is revolutionary.”
Hospitals, physicians and other providers looking for technologies to help them comply with a new Stage 2 electronic health-record meaningful use rule on interoperability with patients might want to take a look at her product. To meet Stage 2 meaningful-use criteria—and get paid an EHR incentive, and to avoid a Medicare reimbursement penalty—the provider must adopt and use technology that empowers patients to electronically view their own records, to download their own records, and to transmit/send electronic copies of their own records to a third party, such as another provider, a relative or a home care worker.