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GAO Publishes Report on HHS Weaknesses to Encourage Patient Data Sharing

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report listing the continued challenges for patients accessing their health information. The report found that since 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invested over $35 billion in health information technology, but that relatively few patients participating in the 2015 Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Program electronically accessed their information. The report also found that HHS lacks information on the effectiveness of their efforts to invest in health information accessibility. The GAO report and all of its findings can be found by clicking here.