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Do You Own Your Healthcare Data? Not According to Government or Healthcare Businesses | American Council on Science and Health – By Chuck Dinerstein — November 1, 2018

Interoperability – the ability of physicians and health care systems to share electronic versions of patient information.

The portability of today’s patient’s electronic medical record is not anywhere as easy or transparent as copying the chart, handing it to the patient and letting them take it to a new provider – a 1980 technology.

It turns out that unlike analog records, digital records stored in proprietary formats are not easily shared – despite the explicit statement in the federal funding of EHR systems that they “Improve care coordination, and population and public health.” 

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