Inspired by comments made during HIMSS18, Danny Sands MD and Vera Rulon, chair of the S4PM policy committee wrote Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on behalf of the Society for Participatory Medicine (SPM). They applaud HHS advocacy of patients’ control of their own health data and to offer the Society’s help to the administration in achieving that goal. Society members will be informed as the Policy & Advocacy Committee progresses the advocacy strategy around patient access and ownership of their personal health data. To read the letter click here.