Healthcare DIVE January 27, 2020
Samantha Liss

Dive Brief:

  • A patient advocacy group is urging federal regulators to move forward in finalizing rules that would make it easier for patients to access their own healthcare data, according to a recent letter from the Society of Participatory Medicine. 
  • The group’s post comes on the heels of a letter sent by Epic CEO Judy Faulkner to major health systems, urging them to oppose the data-sharing rules as drafted, according to CNBC
  • Faulkner has argued the proposed CMS and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT rules threaten patients’ privacy and would allow third-parties access to their data without consent.  

Dive Insight:

Patients have long struggled to gain access to their medical records in a format that...