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Electronic Health Data Exchange Success Rests With Coordinator

June 20, 2019, 9:47 AM

The Trump administration’s goal of setting up seamless, national electronic health-data exchange by 2022 will rest largely on which nonprofit the government chooses to oversee its development.

Nonprofits face a June 20 deadline to apply for a position that gives them effective control over how health-care providers, insurers, and patients electronically share medical records. The so-called Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) will be responsible for drafting the rules that let health plans and providers exchange health data even if they’re not using the same electronic health record system. The RCE will also monitor the performance of all exchange participants.

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