March 18, 2020
CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently released the final versions of interoperability and information-blocking proposals they originally brought to the table last year. The consumer-focused rules overhaul how insurers, providers and patients share health data, and are a new frontier for the U.S. healthcare system. The data rules come at a time when we have more computing power than ever coupled with a deep-seeded unhappiness with the state of American healthcare. On top of that, stakeholders are starting to point fingers at each other, suggesting greater accountability of all participants in the system—especially providers and payers.