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New third-party healthcare data rules: Increased access alongside privacy considerations

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May
2020
New third-party healthcare data rules: Increased access alongside privacy considerations

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It would be an understatement to say that 2020 is a monumental year for healthcare. The COVID-19 pandemic brought many aspects of care to the forefront – from technology and its ability to connect us, to the necessity for records to be quickly disseminated to patients and their providers, and patients’ rights to exercise informed control over their treatment.

In early March, as COVID-19 impacted areas of the U.S., new healthcare data rules were issued by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to “give patients unprecedented safe, secure access to their health data“ so that they can better manage their care.

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