By Brandi Vincent, Nexgov

The Health and Human Services Department finalized two highly anticipated, lengthy rules this week that’ll enable Americans to download and access their personal health records and claims data on their smartphones. 

On a call with reporters Monday, agency and administration officials detailed the new regulations, which force health care providers and insurers to offer patients their critical health information in a shareable, standardized electronic format. The hope, officials said, is to help patients make more informed health care decisions by boosting the information they have at hand—and eventually spur the development of an entire ecosystem of related smartphone apps that’ll help them monitor their health in real time from information in their health records. 

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