Health Data Management February 13, 2019
Greg Slabodkin

The status quo in healthcare isn’t working for patients who lack the information they need to make informed medical decisions, according to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

Verma made the comments during Tuesday’s opening keynote session at HIMSS19 in Orlando, a day after the agency released its proposed rule to empower patient with access to their health data and to improve the interoperability of electronic healthcare records.

“We say another day at CMS is another day of disruption because we’re not trying to protect the status quo,” Verma told the audience. “Our rule yesterday really was about putting patients at the center of the healthcare system and empowering them.”  

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