Independent Report Endorses Health Record Banking

Today, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation released a new report, Improving Health Care: Why a Dose of IT May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered.  The report recommends health record banking as the way to develop an effective health information infrastructure. It also recommends four specific actions by the Federal government:

  • ¬†Establish interoperability standards
  • Establish the regulatory framework for health record banks (by passing HR 2991)
  • Make health record bank account fees a covered benefit for all Federal health programs
  • Require that all holders of electronic health record information provide it to patients at no charge (for deposit in their health record bank accounts)
  • This report is a nice synopsis of the current situation and the rationale for health record banks. My recommendation is that you take a close look at it.

    One Response to “Independent Report Endorses Health Record Banking”

    1. sergun says:

      Thank for making this valuable information available to the public.

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