Healthcare DIVE August 15, 2019
Shannon Muchmore

Dive Brief:

  • Health systems and IT vendors are doing little to market their efforts to give patients better electronic access to their health records, and those patients don’t have clear incentives to obtain their data through phone apps, according to research published this week in JAMA Open.
  • Researchers did find, however, growing numbers of patients accessing their information through application programming interfaces (APIs) at 12 early adopting health systems using Epic EHRs.
  • The study authors said they “sought to create national measures of patient uptake of this newly available ability to establish a baseline against which to measure future progress and ecosystem evolution.”

Dive Insight:

CMS and HHS’ health IT arm, the Office of the...