iBlueButton has been designed by physicians to allow you to have in your hands at all times your detailed medical history, enriched with personalized medical care guidance and important health safety warnings including risk factors for severe Coronavirus illness with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). iBlueButton helps better manage your healthcare, prevent medical errors, and avoid costly unnecessary care all from the privacy and security of your iPhone. Data is stored directly on your iPhone, it is never shared or sold for any purpose.
iBlueButton won multiple awards over the years including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Industry Innovation competition for its Blue Button program. iBlueButton is the first Medicare approved native mobile Blue Button application, and you can find the app listed on the Medicare.gov website (go to Manage Your Health). As a partner of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) since 2011, iBlueButton is also approved by the VA to allow Veterans to download their VA health record.
iBlueButton can also retrieve health records from the Apple Health App, allowing you to assemble all of your records into an enriched Summary Record.
For Medicare beneficiaries & their caregivers, iBlueButton lets them login into their MyMedicare.gov account to retrieve their medical claim history which is then automatically translated into an organized medical history.
Benefits of iBlueButton:
- BE PREPARED WITH YOUR CRITICAL INFORMATION ALWAYS WITH YOU
At the physician’s office or in the emergency room, be prepared with all the information you need securely organized and stored by iBlueButton on your smartphone or tablet. iBlueButton pulls and organizes your health records into easy to view sections. Your medical history is available for you at all times to review, research, understand medical terminology, annotate, and select the specific information you want to share.
- PERSONALIZED SAFETY WARNINGS
iBlueButton automatically generates important safety warnings about your medications to help you prevent adverse drug effects, alerting you about highly addictive opioids and of potentially dangerous drug-drug interactions, or medications which should be avoided if you are over the age of 65. iBlueButton also provides professionally recommended medical care guidelines for common chronic conditions and now generates warnings and prevention alerts for individuals at risk for severe Coronavirus illness with access to the CDC prevention ’s guidance.
- LIFE AND COST SAVING
On average, a Medicare beneficiary sees seven different physicians a year, with most physicians not having the full medical history of their patients, which can cause medical errors, unnecessary tests, and avoidable healthcare expenses. Veterans and military families experience these same healthcare issues, as their care takes place in both VA and private-sector facilities. iBlueButton helps you prevent dangerous medical errors by having with you, anytime and anywhere, your critical medical history.
- SECURE AND PRIVATE, UNDER YOUR CONTROL
Unlike most personal health applications, your information is only stored securely on your iPhone, under your control, not in the cloud. Your data remains yours, with no risk of tampering or hacking and is never shared or sold.
iBlueButton Service Subscription Terms:
iBlueButton is offered with two subscription choices of either monthly or annually to receive ongoing safety warnings with your periodically updated Medicare record. After a 2-month free trial, payment for the Service Subscription of your choice will be charged to your Apple ID account unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the trial. The Subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Compatible with VA
Downloaded this since the VA and Tricare don’t interface with Apple Health directly and was pleasantly surprised. The app synced easily with the VA records system. Wasn’t able to test Tricare since Tricare is down (go figure). Apple health integration works well too. Good app to maintain your medical records if you use Medicare/VA/Apple Health. But not Tricare, because reasons.
Keeps all the easily overlooked details in order
This app has been a massive help—my mother (who’s on Medicare) has been dealing with chronic health issues, which means lots of doctors and lots of medications. I live out of state, which makes it extremely difficult for me to keep track of what’s going on; iBlueButton keeps all of her doctors’ contact info in one place, should a crisis situation occur. Plus, it keeps all her meds listed in a format she can show to a new specialist, to make sure she’s not given anything that will react poorly with the meds she’s already on. (For new users—the app also reviews the list of current medications, to see if any might be causing adverse reactions and complicating treatment.)
Having a sick parent is hard no matter what, but it’s much easier to deal with when you’re not having to prompt them for details they’d rather not think about.
Critical for your health
This app downloads my Medicare claim data and presents its analysis of all my aggregated conditions and medications. Medical history and information about each of 8 physicians and many other providers in a user-friendly display. When applicable, care guidelines for best practices are indicated for individual conditions and medication safety warnings are also flagged. This helps to focus my limited time during a visit to ask the important questions of my physicians. This is an essential app for Medicare patients.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Humetrix.com, Inc.
- 69.2 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © Humetrix.com, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Annual Service Subscription $9.99
- Monthly Service Subscription $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.