CNBC February 5, 2020
Christina Farr

Key Points

– About 60 health systems are siding with Epic CEO Judy Faulkner, who is urging hospitals and clinics to take a stand against the Department of Health and Human Services rules designed to make it easier to share medical records data with patients and apps.

– Technology companies like Apple, Alphabet and Microsoft have taken the opposite stance.

– CNBC obtained a copy of the letter, which explains their reasoning.

Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner recently urged some of the largest health systems in the country to sign a letter opposing proposed rules designed to make it easier for patients to obtain their medical information and share it with apps.

About 60 of these health systems have signed...