(WASHINGTON, DC) March 5, 2020 – Today, the Connected Health Initiative (CHI) released a statement from executive director Morgan Reed regarding new rules on health data interoperability and information blocking unveiled by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

 “The new health data interoperability and information blocking rules from ONC and CMS, usher in a new era in healthcare where patients are finally put in control of their health information, and finally unleash the app economy’s innovation and efficiencies to healthcare. Americans manage their lives on the smartphone via apps, and health information should be no different. CHI’s members are at the forefront of digital health innovation and will play a critical role in realizing this potential.

 “We would like to thank Secretary Alex Azar, Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan, CMS Administrator Seema Verma, and National Coordinator of Health IT Don Rucker for their collaborative and thoughtful approach to developing these rules and consideration of all stakeholder voices. We will review the rules in detail, but we look forward to working with them further on implementation.”


The Connected Health Initiative (CHI) is the nation’s leading consortium of health technology innovators, policy experts and patient advocates. Together, we advance solutions that enable providers and patients to achieve better health outcomes, reduce health costs and foster the adoption of transformative technology throughout the healthcare system.