HealthIT Answers April 7, 2021
By Micky Tripathi and Steven Posnack, ONC
Enacted by Congress over four years ago through Section 4004 of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) and implemented through a final rule released over one year ago, the time has come for the benefits of the Cures Act’s information blocking provision to swing into full gear.
Starting April 5th, 2021, the following participants in health care will need to follow the law: 1) health care providers, 2) health IT developers of certified health IT, and 3) health information networks/health information exchanges. That said, all health care stakeholders will benefit, including many of these types of participants in the form of more readily available EHI when and where it is needed most....