New Innovations in technology promote patient access and could make health data exchange a reality for millions.

On Monday, February 11, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released proposed rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. The rules would increase choice and competition while fostering innovation that promotes patient access to and control over their health information.

To view the CMS proposed rule (CMS-9115-P), please visit: https://www.cms.gov/Center/Special-Topic/Interoperability-Center.html

CMS’ proposed changes to the healthcare system support the goals of the MyHealthEData initiative, and would increase the seamless flow of health information, reduce burden on patients and providers, and foster innovation by unleashing data for researchers and innovators.

For a fact sheet on the CMS proposed rule (CMS-9115-P), please visit: https://edit.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/cms-advances-interoperability- patient-access-health-data-through-new-proposals

For a fact sheet on the ONC proposed rule, please visit: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=4bfd196d-17a810bd-4bfd2852-0cc47a6a52de-967680e4b4a4a761&u=https://www.healthit.gov/topic/laws-regulation-and-policy/notice-proposed- rulemaking-improve-interoperability-health

To receive more information about CMS’s interoperability efforts, sign-up for listserv notifications, here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCMS/subscriber/new?topic_id=U SCMS_12443

For further information on the aligned ONC proposed rule “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT

Certification Program Proposed Rule” please visit: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=a781ae66-fbd4a7b6-a7819f59-0cc47a6a52de-93aba193733e83a6&u=https://www.healthit.gov/topic/laws-regulation-and-policy/notice-proposed- rulemaking-improve-interoperability-health