The American Medical Association reports the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services have both rolled out plans for new health information technology rules that may limit patient privacy. ONC has proposed new health IT certification requirements and information-blocking provisions from the 21st Century Cures Act. CMS's proposed rules are aimed at health IT interoperability and increasing a patient’s access to personal information within their health plan, including claims information. The rules mark a shift from permitting data sharing to requiring it, and that sharing includes third parties that aren't obligated to keep information private.
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