The Blue Button is a way for patients to download their medical information, spearheaded by the VA. As it expands, its original, text-based implementation is a bit long in the tooth. The White House has called on designers to re-imagine the downloadable, printable, consumer-facing health record.
It's intended to be a single-file download, like the healthcare equivalent of your bank statement, for print and screen.
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