Trump Administration Takes Action To Make Portable Electronic Health Records a Reality

Electronic Health Records

USA Today Opinion Article

We're empowering patients with secure access to their medical data to drive efficient, affordable and high-quality health care.

Imagine a world where you couldn’t access your bank account, other than by going into a branch and filling in huge numbers of paper forms and that every time you went to another branch, you had to fill in another set. Worse yet, what if you couldn’t transfer your own money from one bank to another? This is an unfortunate analogy to the status quo in today’s health care system. Patients lack the ability to control their own information and share it with the doctors and hospitals of their choice. For many Americans, collecting and navigating their own health care records is a frustrating, time-consuming burden that leads to lower quality and higher costs. Until now.