What Congressional passage of the 21st Century Cures Act Title IV means for HIT

The recent National Law Review article, 21st Century Cures: Health Information Technology and Digital Health Tool Provisions in Title IV, addresses the Health Information Technology implications of the 21st Century Cures Act, passed by congress on December 7, 2016. (President Obama is expected to sign the bill this month.)

The article points out that the HIT provisions of the Cures legislation in general seek to:

  • Reduce administrative and regulatory burdens associated with providers’ use of electronic health records (EHRs)
  • Advance interoperability
  • Promote standards for HIT
  • Curb information blocking
  • Improve patient care and access to health information in EHRs

Read the highly informative National Law Review Article HERE