Healthcare IT News April 14, 2022
Kat Jercich

Xavier Becerra said at the ONC annual meeting this week that establishing consequences for providers found to engage in information blocking is a “top HHS priority.”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said that the federal government has made “extraordinary progress” over the past year when it comes to advancing health technology.  

Becerra pointed to the launch of TEFCA, enforcement of Cures Act provisions and the launch of Helios FHIR Accelerator as just a few examples.  

At the same time, he said at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Annual Meeting this week, the agency has several goals that have yet to be fulfilled. 

Among them are what he referred to as...

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