CNBC January 22, 2020
Christina Farr

Key Points

– Epic Systems is urging its health system customers to take a stand against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rules to make it easier to share patient data.

– Epic’s CEO Judy Faulkner says that patient privacy will be negatively impacted.

– Privately held Epic is one of the leading providers of electronic medical records in the U.S.

Epic Systems, one of the largest medical records companies, emailed the chief executives of some of the largest hospitals in the U.S. on Wednesday, urging them to opposeĀ proposed regulation designed to make it easier to share medical information.

The email, which was written by Epic CEO Judy Faulkner and addressed to CEOs and presidents of hospital...