CMS: EHR Vendors Holding Patient Data Hostage is an Embarrassment

Its important to understand that the disingenuous efforts by certain private actors to use privacy, vital as it is, as a pretext for holding patient data hostage is an embarrassment to the industry, said Verma in an oblique nod to the recent pushback the agency has received from Epic Systems. Access to ones data can be a matter of life and death, and this Administration will not waver in ensuring that patients enjoy full ownership of it when they need it.

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