From the Microsoft Connected Health Conference in April 2011
"It’s clear that engaging citizens in their own health is a must-do if we expect better outcomes at lower costs. Making that happen at scale has been challenging – but a recent set of public/private initiatives may be changing that. Programs like the Direct Project, Blue Button, Meaningful Use and the Health Data Initiative are getting more data into the hands of citizens, and tools for self-managed and collaborative care are emerging to take advantage of these new data streams."
Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Joshua J. Seidman, Ph.D., Director Meaningful Use, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Rich Elmore, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Allscripts
Sean Nolan, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Health Solutions Group