21st Century Cures Act Brings Provisions for EHRs, Interoperability, Precision Medicine and More Last Updated: December 2, 2016
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Healthcare IT News:┬áCures would take aim at several policy changes, such as combining ONC’s Health IT Policy and Standards Advisory Committees, giving authority for HHS’s Office of the Inspector General to investigate and penalize information blocking and requiring HHS to educate providers about data sharing misunderstandings that could be hindering better interoperability. “Setting interoperability standards, and requiring free and secure health IT exchange among disparate assets will improve patient care, reduce costs and unlock data silos in healthcare,” said Blair Childs, senior vice president of public affairs at Premier, in a statement.

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