CMS, ONC Want to Increase Interoperability, Patient Access to Data with New Proposed Rules
February 22, 2019 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed policies that would increase interoperability and patient access to health data, according to a February 8, 2019, news release. The Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule would support advancement of CMS's MyHealthEData initiative to give patients greater access to their electronic health information (EHI) and would support electronic data exchanges and care coordination throughout healthcare systems, CMS says. CMS has also released two requests for information, asking for feedback on interoperability and health information technology (IT) adoption in post-acute-care settings and on the role of patient matching in interoperability and improved patient care.