[Ed. – Read about the bill below and you can certainly see why a member of the industry would be opposed to it.]
Democrat megadonor and healthcare executive Judy Faulkner has tried to block a Trump healthcare rule that would cut healthcare costs, grant patients more control over their healthcare data, and preserve her company’s dominant status in the electronic healthcare record market.
President Donald Trump is attempting to finalize a Health and Human Services (HHS) rule that would allow for interoperability, or the ability for healthcare providers to share patients’ information between healthcare providers, as proscribed by the 21st Century Cures Act.
The Trump proposal would make it easier for healthcare providers, insurers, and patients to exchange health data by requiring that providers and insurers adopt standard application programming interfaces (APIs), or protocols that connect healthcare technology systems with third-party apps.