Why Responsible Data Sharing Tools are Critical to Quality Patient Care

In December 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a Request for Information (RFI) to understand how HIPAA provisions harm data sharing and coordinated care. This RFI underscores how the Federal government is beginning to understand the importance of responsible data sharing, a topic of growing importance. When providers don’t share data, physicians wastefully reorder tests and don’t fully understand their patient, harming the quality of their care.

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