HHS contends that a lawsuit filed against it by release of information vendor Ciox lacks standing and is asking the US District Court in Washington, DC to dismiss it.
A recent study surveyed active portal users to find out how well patients understand the data and test results released to them through portals.
Hackers claim they can breach a healthcare organization in less than five hours, according to the 2018 Black Report survey from software company Nuix.
Facebook recently hit the pause button on a secret data-sharing plan with top hospitals in light of reports that 87 million Facebook users’ data was compromised by political research firm Cambridge Analytica.
While the rates of consumers being given access to their online medical records is growing, many patients still do not fully grasp the value or see the need for this information.
Apple announced last week that 39 major US health systems are participating in its Apple Health Records platform, which will allow patients at those providers to view their EHRs on their iPhones.