The percentage of individuals offered access to their online medical record did not change from 2017 to 2018, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
More than a quarter-million people were recently affected by a ZOLL Medical data breach that exposed patient names, addresses, dates of birth, limited medical information and some Social Security numbers, the company announced.
As electronic health records (EHRs) continue to play a huge role for healthcare operators, chief information officers have new concerns and priorities to ensure success. With rising cyberattacks on protected medical information about patients, CIOs are putting more importance on cybersecurity.
CMS, in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), recently proposed new rules to regulate interoperability standards. The rules would impact healthcare providers and plans, and ultimately give patients better access to all their health information—for free.