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Senate committee to evaluate patient access to medical information
Modern Healthcare

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee on Wednesday will continue its probe into federal health information technology efforts by exploring how patients can improve their care by accessing their own medical records.

The committee has met regularly to burrow into the 5-year-old $31.3 billion electronic health-record federal incentive payment program.

Previous hearings have focused on the issue of health information technology systems’ interoperability, or lack thereof.