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EHR vendors, health systems still blocking access to data

Fifty-five percent of health information exchanges responding to a survey said EHR vendors sometimes block health information, typically by charging high prices for data, and 30% said health systems also block access to data at least sometimes, typically by refusing to share data. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association highlight the importance of defining and addressing deliberate information blocking in final regulations, penalties and enforcement actions, the researchers wrote.

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