Health Care Vendors Impede Digital Medical Sharing

Health Care Vendors Impede Digital Medical Sharing

Although the federal government has invested more than $29 billion into health information technology, many tech companies, hospitals, and laboratories are intentionally blocking the exchange of electronic health information. This is due to fears of loss of business if they share information on patients with competing providers. Health care providers may charge high fees to transfer patient data. Congress is considering measures to define “information blocking” as a federal offense. [5/27/15]

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