WASHINGTON – FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn issued the following statement after reviewing the final interoperability rules issued today by CMS:
“The final interoperability rules issued today lack adequate privacy and security requirements for third-party apps – leaving patients susceptible to misuse of their data and unnecessarily risking patient trust. Hospitals are held to high standards to protect our patient privacy and security; third-party apps should be too.
“At a time when almost all of one’s personal information is accessible on your phone; patients deserve the same convenience for their health care needs. But, we owe it to patients to protect their privacy and security. This regulation does not meet that test.”