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Sigmund Software LLC, is happy to announce the signing of an agreement to implement its Enterprise Behavioral Health Information System with American Addiction Centers.

With their national headquarters in Tennessee and facilities in Texas, Florida, Southern California, Nevada, New Jersey and Tennessee, American Addiction Centers is one of the largest and most respected technologically progressive behavioral healthcare providers in the country.  With hundreds of staff and programs specializing in Adult Addiction Treatment, Adolescent Addiction Treatment and Lifestyle Transformation & Wellness, American Addiction Centers leverages cutting edge technology with evidence-based practices to ensure the highest quality of care.

From our blog

Blue Button Initiative Gains Momentum

The Blue Button initiative is a collaboration between government and private sector organizations that aims to connect consumers and patients securely and easily to their own health records. It is a model for interoperability, and it is gaining momentum.

The Blue Button symbol itself was first used by the Department for Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense in 2010 on their patient portals. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took over and ran with the Blue Button initiative in 2012, and since then has worked with other government departments including the White House, VA, DoD and the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid to grow the Blue Button brand and increase public awareness of the initiative.

As part of this expansion more than 500 private sector organizations have been brought on board and pledged support. Notable names on this long list include Microsoft, Aetna, United, Walgreens, CVS, Quest, the Mayo Clinic, AARP and the American Cancer Society.

But what exactly is the Blue Button initiative?