Data privacy concept The CMS'sproposal was intended to give patients data that is portable andcan move with them if they switch insurers or doctors.

A federal effort to bolster data-sharing between health caresystems and patients is getting pushback from doctors andhospitals, who express concerns about the implications for patientprivacy.

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

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