CNBC January 24, 2020
Christina Farr

Key Points

– Apple and Microsoft will be represented by phone at a meeting designed to help push through a policy change to let consumers access their data “without further delay.”

– Google was not on the attendee list but a representative told CNBC that the company supports greater openness.

– Epic Systems has taken the opposing view, arguing that the rule will have a detrimental effect on patient privacy.

Apple and Microsoft will each be sending a representative to a meeting on Monday hosted by a group that’s supporting efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to make it easier for patients to access and share their medical information.

The nonpartisan Carin Alliance, which describes its focus...