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The Evolution of Patient-Centered Care: Patient Access to Their Health Data

Alex Mugge | January 23, 2024

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working diligently to strengthen policies that can bring patients more comprehensive access to their health information. In October 2023, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held an event to share initiatives that help patients access their health data. The event, Enabling Patient Access to Health Data for Actionable Results, brought together patients,

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Interoperability is a Team Sport

Alex Mugge | July 18, 2023

An interoperable U.S. healthcare system depends on collaboration across diverse groups inside and outside of government, working in a complex environment toward a common goal. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) play different but complementary roles to advance health data interoperability. ONC and CMS each lead regulatory and programmatic efforts to evolve the interoperability landscape, collaborating closely with each other and industry groups – payers,

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