State Health Policy Consortium: AMIA final report on the development of technical assistance and educational materials to support consumer-mediated exchange. Final report
To move toward health care transformation, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has a strategic goal to empower individuals to improve their health and the health care system through health IT. With the growth in adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, data to support patient empowerment is becoming more available. Access to and use of this data will enable patients to participate more actively in their own health care decisions and manage conditions, and allows, their information to be shared and managed among providers who use different electronic systems or are in different geographic areas. The concept of consumer-mediated exchange (CMx) supports patient engagement and helps overcome traditional concerns about exchange such as consent management and state differences in disclosure laws.