The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently renewed its commitment to interoperability with the MyHealthEData initiative, which aims to ensure patients have comprehensive access to their own health data.
The initiative focuses on providing patients complete access to their health records no matter where they originated, said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. Providers, technology developers, payers and regulators will need to continue working together to break down electronic siloes and allow for seamless data exchange. And Verma said CMS is ready to go the last mile to achieve interoperability.
“When we go to the doctor’s office, we want to be able to have the information about what happened there,” said Verma. “We want to be able to build our record from birth through your entire life. You want to be able to aggregate information from your medical record and from devices, so you can put that story together and see what your health looks like.”
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