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1. Roll Call: Start recording!! Tom Sullivan
2. Recent emails, meetings, updates, and
3. New Business: Recent presentations updating approaches to Patient Identity and the need to access and share more health data
a. Pew Charitable Trust Report July 2021
Most Americans Want to Share and Access More Digital Health Data.
[PEW] Survey can inform federal policies to expand use of electronic health records, protect patient privacy
Americans’ medical histories have largely been digitized over the past two decades as hospitals and physician’s offices moved from paper-based to electronic health record (EHR) systems.
Congress has invested billions of taxpayer dollars to accelerate this transition, authorizing federal rules to expand individuals’ access to their health records and to help clinicians share data and coordinate care for patients they have in common.
To build on this progress, policymakers need to know how Americans perceive these issues and the extent to which they will embrace wider adoption of data exchange and access.
Do patients want their personal health information made more accessible for themselves, and across multiple providers and even via third-party apps? What kind of information are they comfortable sharing? How confident are they that their data will be protected?
What role do they want the federal government to play?
See full report attached
b. eHI YouTube webinar from June 30th on Patient Identity and matching with presentations from LexisNexis and the Blue Cross Association indicating they have about > 98% accuracy: