AcademyHealth: CMS action could expand patient access to data

“During her remarks at the 2018 Health Datapalooza, CMS Administrator Seema Verma stated that the advancement of value-based care requires a patient-centered health care system, where patients are empowered healthcare consumers making informed decisions.  The cornerstone of such a system is data: quality data; cost data; and a patient’s own data…”

“Looking ahead, there are key areas that CMS and the health industry at large can consider for strategic emphasis that could have high impact on improving care by expanding patient access to data and ensuring clinicians have access to all the data needed for care coordination. These include…”

“Promoting open APIs and patient engagement in alternative payment models (APMs). CMS has multiple ongoing initiatives…”

“Evolving industry-wide data management approaches to enable patient data sharing and engagement. From a broader industry standpoint, health system stakeholders can also implement…” Read the full post here.

Source: Taking action to put the patient at the center of the healthcare system – By Kimberly Warren, June 6, 2018. AcademyHealth.

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