Health Data Management December 18, 2019
Greg Slabodkin

As Congress looks to draft follow-up legislation to the 21st Century Cures Act, industry groups want to see lawmakers institute wide-ranging reforms to advance digital health and biomedical research.

Responding to a public request from Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Fred Upton (R-Mich.) for stakeholder input, these associations contend that barriers remain to the widespread and effective use of health information technology—challenges that “Cures 2.0” must address.

The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2016, was meant to ensure greater patient access to healthcare records—and the sharing of such information—as well as to accelerate the development of medical innovations and breakthroughs.

The Cures Act included several health IT interoperability provisions. Among them was...