Data privacy concept The CMS’s proposal was intended to give patients data that is portable and can move with them if they switch insurers or doctors.

A federal effort to bolster data-sharing between health care systems and patients is getting pushback from doctors and hospitals, who express concerns about the implications for patient privacy.

In February, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a proposed rule to require providers and insurers to put in place technological solutions that will allow patients easy access to their health care data. The idea was for patients to have data that is portable, and can move with them if they switch insurers or doctors.

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