Archives     Advertise     Editorial Calendar     Subscribe     Contact Us    


Alexander Statement on Final Electronic Health Records Rules


 

March 10, 2020 - U.S. Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Trump Administration released two final electronic health record rules:

"These rules are a continuation of the effort to make electronic health records systems work so patients have access to their own medical records. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, these two rules should give more than 125 million patients easier access to their own records in an electronic format. These new rules also stop information blocking - so it is clear when one system is purposefully not sharing information with another - which is detrimental to patients being able to access, use, and share their own records. While I am reviewing these rules to ensure they do not go too far, too fast, I am glad they have been made final to give patients more control over their records and doctors more information so they can better treat their patients."

The Senate health committee had six hearings in 2015 to explore ways to get our nation's system of health information technology out of a ditch and make it useful for doctors and patients. The committee then authored the 21st Century Cures Act which directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make proposals to improve electronic health records. Today, HHS released two final rules to define information blocking--so it is clear when one system is purposefully not sharing information with another - and to give patients more control over their electronic health records. The committee held two hearings, in March 2019 and May 2019, on the proposed rules.

 
Share:

Related Articles:


Recent Articles

Study Shows ICU Patients with Low-Risk Penicillin Allergies Can Be Tested and Treated

Read More

Cummunity Comes Together Archives

Read More

AHA, AMA & ANA SEND JOINT LETTER TO CONGRESS ON CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY FUNDING

Read More

Scope of Practice Update

Read More

AHIP Statement on Final CMS and ONC Interoper-ability Rules

Matt Eyles, president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), issued this statement following the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final rule on Interoperability and Patient Access, and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology final rule on Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program:

Read More

Alexander Statement on Final Electronic Health Records Rules

U.S. Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Trump Administration released two final electronic health record rules:

Read More

A New Era in Nephrology

New therapies are beginning to come online to change outcomes for kidney disease patients.

Read More

Solving the Rural Health Puzzle

Hospital closures, alternative payment models, workforce issues and an older, sicker population have combined to create huge challenges in delivering rural care.

Read More

The Kidney Project: Pioneering Hope

The Kidney Project is bringing new hope to patients with end stage renal disease.

Read More

Saint Thomas, Nephrology Associates Partner on Transplant

Ascension Saint Thomas and Nephrology Associates recently announced an exclusive partnership to expand kidney transplant care.

Read More

Email Print
 
 

 

 


Tags:
None
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: