Americans will be happy as it will be easy to access medical health records; thanks to Apple, Google and Microsoft who have teamed up with health insurance companies and hospitals to set up the CARIN Blue Button® app. This is a bipartisan collaboration in several sectors working to promote the consumer-oriented exchange of health information that includes these technological major years as members – CARIN Alliance released this information.
Americans have difficulty accessing medical records and browsing documents and websites  Today, Americans need to browse a plethora of documents or websites to access their medical records such as prescriptions, various test reports, and other health parameters . To access them across domains and platforms, it is critical to monitor their health, and for their carers as well as standard development organizations, health plans, state Medicaid agencies, and third-party applications.
Apple, Google and Microsoft, as well as insurance companies and hospitals, have independent digital protocols and platforms for maintaining patient health records and histories.
Maintaining medical health records became a challenge due to the duplicity of information or the scarcity. It was further hampered by poor data standardization among a multitude of platforms and floating data points, to disseminate accurate information to all concerned stakeholders.
The Carin Blue Button Health App will empower millions of Americans to easily retrieve medical records
Accessing medical health history for approximately 44 million Americans will soon be easy through the CARIN Blue Button® App developed jointly by Apple, Google, Microsoft and get insurance companies and hospitals.
Per Carin Web site: "This functionality has enabled millions of Medicare recipients to more easily access their health information, and allows them to work with their physician to make better decisions for themselves and family. "
After testing by the end of 201
9, the Carin Blue Button Health App launches in 2020
It adds: " We are also pleased to announce today the following organizations will participate in reality testing by CARIN Blue Button® HL7® FHIR® API Data Model and Draft Implementation Guide in 2019 so we can work to get the API to production in 2020. "
Through CARIN Blue Button® Draft Implementation Guide intended for the launch of the year, invites all stakeholders for more action on the process of refining data mapping and defining specific value sets.
Well, all said and done, getting this health app v il require massive distribution of resources from all stakeholders. How the app will benefit Americans by 2020, and later, patients around the world will be waiting anxiously. Everyone must wait for the test to start by the end of 2019 and finally look forward to its launch in 2020.
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