DOTmed July 12, 2019
Cristin Gardner

2019 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for healthcare consumerism and interoperability. In February, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released two eagerly anticipated rules focused on giving patients greater access and control over their own health information. The control covers both clinical (electronic health records) and administrative (insurance claims) data. 

That policy push was followed up in May with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) releasing expanded guidance for sharing data with patients under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HHS OCR clarified that when a patient shares protected health information with a third-party app...

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