Across administrations, there has been a concerted push toward empowering patients with access to the health data that are rightfully theirs. After much anticipation, in early March, HHS released two final rules to implement interoperability and patient access provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. At the same time, the US—and the rest of the world—found itself in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever, the health crisis has accelerated the need for the public and private sectors to unlock health information and deliver value to consumers through new care models, services, and even scientific advancements.
Rock Health Managing Director & CEO Bill Evans caught up with two national healthcare leaders who played an integral role in ushering in this new regulatory era—HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan and Google Health’s Dr. Karen DeSalvo. They discuss implications of the new rules, how stakeholders must balance data access with privacy protections, and the opportunities they see for innovation and collaboration going forward.
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