CMS launches campaign to share people's experiences with health data interoperability

CMS Administrator Seema Verma kicked off a campaign on Twitter to encourage people to share their personal experiences with health information interoperability.

Individuals interested in sharing their stories can use the hashtag #ItsMyMedicalRecord on social media or email CMS directly, Ms. Verma wrote in a May 6 tweet. Through the initiative, the agency aims to receive feedback on individuals' experiences transferring their electronic health data between physicians, health insurers and specialists.

"At CMS we're working to drive our healthcare system toward greater medical record exchange, where health [information] flows seamlessly and allows you to take your data with you as you move through your healthcare journey," Ms. Verma wrote in a tweet. "[Individuals'] feedback helps us build a better system!"

HHS' comment period for two proposed rules that would alter the healthcare industry's approach toward interoperability and information exchange is open until June 3. The proposed rules are part of the ONC 21st Century Cures Act and the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access rule.

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