Modern Healthcare, Rachel Z. Arndt, December 4, 2018

The White House gathered a group of interoperability boosters on Tuesday for its forum on healthcare data interoperability, where the CMS and others pushed for greater data exchange, including for patients.

“Our transition to a value-based #healthcare system depends on #interoperability,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma tweeted at the beginning of the event. “People should be able to obtain their information and to share that information with just a few clicks.”

Verma touted the CMS’ MyHealthEData, an initiative to give patients more control over their health data, as well as the agency’s Blue Button 2.0, a program to use an API to give Medicare beneficiaries access to their claims data. She also floated the idea of opening Medicare and Medicaid

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