HHS rules give patients ‘unprecedented’ access to health data

Patients will soon have what HHS called “unprecedented” secure and free access to their health information.Two rules finalized by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and CMS — meant to carry out the interoperability and patient access provisions under the 21st Century Cures Act — will allow patients to access their health data using apps so that they can make better health care decisions.“These steps will dramatically improve American patients’ experience in health care,” Secretary Alex Azar said in aRead More

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