Download My Data/Blue Button
MyMedicare.gov has a new feature called “Blue Button”. This new feature provides you an easy way to download your personal health information to a file. You can download the file of your personal data and save the file on your own personal computer. After you have saved it, you can import that same file into other computer-based personal health management tools. The Blue Button is safe, secure, reliable and easy to use!
To check out the new Blue Button, visit
How to Download and Save Your Health Information
Click this Blue Button to create a downloadable file with all your MyMedicare.gov information.
Save the Excel file onto your computer.
Upload or import this Medicare Excel data file into a personal health record application or tool that can accept it. You can find such tools at www.myphr.com.
Why Download Your Health Information?
Gives you control over your health information
Makes it easy to share with your doctors, caregivers, or
anyone else you choose.
Safeguarding Your Data
Since you control access to your downloaded health
information, it is your responsibility to protect it. You should treat your personal and health
information just like you would your banking or other confidential information. Here are some
important things to remember:
Download your data to a secure location. You may want to download
your information to a CD or flash drive. Consider purchasing an encrypted flash drive for your
information. You may also encrypt or require a password to access a CD.
If you want to send your information via e-mail, you should
encrypt the message.
Keep paper copies in a safe and secure place that you can
If you think your information may have been downloaded by someone
else, contact 1-800-MEDICARE.