Becker's Healthcare December 17, 2019
Jackie Drees

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives penned a letter to Congress on Dec. 16 that claims ONC’s proposed interoperability rule lacks adequate safety regulations to protect patients’ sensitive information.

CHIME provided the letter as a response to calls from Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., for comments on “Cures 2.0,” which is an update of the 21st Century Cures Act.

While CHIME supports various provisions mandated under the 21st Century Cures Act to advance health IT in the care delivery process, including incorporating application program interface standards, EHR certification and EHR vendor business practices, the organization stressed more policies need to be enacted to prevent the misuse of patient data by third parties.