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2020: Patient Medical Record Sharing Regulation

Are you and your healthcare organization aware of the new regulations in 2020 for patient medical record sharing?  The goal to these changes is to enhance patient choice and services by making patient medical records more accessible.

According to Business Wire, federal requirements pose major challenges and opportunities for healthcare organizations.  When surveyed, about “18% of healthcare executives are “very familiar” with upcoming requirements,” and “17% of healthcare executives are “completely unaware” of the requirements”.  Healthcare insurance companies are more informed of the new changes compared to healthcare providers.

If your healthcare organization isn’t aware of the new regulation, make sure to read and follow up on it as there are penalties for not complying.

Accenture offers the following tips to make sure your organization stays up to date:

  • Ensure their technology and compliance leadership are familiar with the new rules
  • Assess and analyze their organization’s current interoperability provisions
  • Complete gap analyses and develop remediation plans for a 12-18 month timeframe
  • Manage communications — internally and externally — to help healthcare professionals and consumers adapt to the new rules

Failure to adequately meet the new federal standards on patient records could result in fiscal penalties.  To find out more please contact Nash Castle, Director at Global Healthcare OT, Inc. ( or do you own research on the patient medical record sharing regulations by clicking here.

This article was created by Stephanie Sok, Business Researcher, Global Healthcare IT, Inc. with assistance from the following base line articles: For more on each please click on the link.

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