The Trump Administration is launching the MyHealthEData initiative which aims to empower patients by ensuring that they control their healthcare data and can decide how their data is going to be used, all while keeping that information safe and secure

CMS is committed to putting patients first, and that’s why we approach issues with healthcare data from the patient perspective. We must move to a system in which patients have control of their healthcare information in order to empower patients to make informed decisions about their health and care. By ensuring patients have access to their full healthcare records and can take it with them from doctor to doctor, provider to provider, we will increase competition and reduce costs.

Last year President Trump issued an Executive Order to Promote Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States. The President made clear that he wants his administration working to foster competition in healthcare markets, so patients, and the American people, may receive better value for our investments. In response CMS is moving to a system in which patients have control of their data and can be assured it will follow them to each of their healthcare providers.

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