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.
The $1.3 trillion FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress and signed by the President last week allocated funding for several key health IT priorities and continued current funding levels for ONC.
A work group of more than 40 health IT experts representing clinicians, patients, hospitals, and technology companies brought together by the Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now released a report that calls for revamping industry policy—including an overhaul of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC’s) health IT certification program to focus on consumer protections.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced several new Trump Administration initiatives aimed at tackling complex electronic health record (EHR) interoperability issues and increasing patient access to healthcare data.
A trade group representing family practice physicians is asking federal health officials to be mindful of the administrative burdens on family doctors and offered solutions to improving the current regulatory environment.