House to Vote Today on 21st Century Cures Bill Last Updated: November 30, 2016
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Health Data Management: Blair Childs, senior vice president of public affairs for Premier, a healthcare alliance of 3,750 hospitals and 130,000 other providers, says his organization “strongly supports” the 21st Century Cures Act such as the provisions for EHR 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,” argues Childs. “We are hopeful that Congress moves forward with passing the 21st Century Cures Act during the current lame-duck session. These provisions represent essential ingredients in enabling providers to improve patient care across the continuum.”

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