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EHR Data ‘Blocking’ Hobbles HIT, Says ONC
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The federal government’s $28 billion investment in health information technology interoperability is undermined by vendors and providers who don’t want to share data with perceived competitors, a new study says.

In a report requested by Congress, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology said that “information blocking” is a significant problem that is likely to get worse as expectations and the capabilities for HIT mature and improve.

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