Patients want to download their own health data, report shows

With the deadline quickly approaching for healthcare providers to implement the new information blocking rules put in place under the 21st Century Cures Act, a new survey suggests that patients are on board with the changes to come.

The survey commissioned by Pew Charitable Trusts found that the majority of patients want easy access to their health data, specifically via applications on mobile devices. Patients also generally support allowing different healthcare providers to share data between electronic health records systems when caring for the same patient.

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