HHS Begins to Test Single Log-in for Patients

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working with healthcare organizations to roll out a single login for patients to access their medical records across multiple systems, Politico reports. Twenty health care organizations are participating, including CVS Health, Kaiser Permanente, Providence, Cambia, and credential service providers including ID.me. The launch later this month will set up a test environment for integrating the technology; CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) will act as observers. In concept, healthcare organizations using the technology would allow patients who have proved their identity to access their health information from different systems in a single step.