Sunday, April 12, 2015

Health Information Blocking - Congress report

In my interactions with EHR companies over the years I have witnessed a reluctance to allow providers share "their own patients" information outside of that specific EHR ecosystem.   Sometimes this was veiled and presented as a concern for patient security while other times it was quite blunt, scaring providers with the high costs of interfaces.    

In a report presented this week by ONC, it was suggested that the Congress needs to intervene to prevent the intentional blocking of patient record sharing by health care providers and electronic record vendors.  Here is a link to that report

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