MedCity News September 26, 2021
Dr. Oleg Bess

It will take a combination of legislation to protect patient data privacy by governing communication between apps and the power of innovation and the free market, but these apps are coming. And they will put control of health data where it belongs – with patients.

The ability of healthcare providers, payers, and other stakeholders to share data is critical to improving patient outcomes, managing costs, and improving health equity. Unfortunately, lack of interoperability continues to leave clinical and claims data trapped in siloes scattered across patients’ care journeys.

Recognizing the need for patients, clinicians, and health plans to freely access relevant digital data, the 21st Century Cures Act includes provisions to prohibit data blocking, in which health IT systems are...

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Topics: Apps, Big Data, Cures Act, Digital Health, Govt Agencies, Health IT, Healthcare System, HIE (Interoperability), Patient / Consumer, Privacy / Security, Technology
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