Mayo Clinic November 22, 2021
John Halamka

The Interoperability and data blocking regulations mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act may pose a challenge to providers, IT developers, and health information exchanges, but implementing the rules has the potential to significantly improve patient care.

John Halamka, M.D., president, Mayo Clinic Platform, and Paul Cerrato, senior research analyst and communications specialist, Mayo Clinic Platform, wrote this article.

The 21st Century Cures Act, which became effective on June 30, 2020, mandates important changes in interoperability, information blocking and the Health IT Certification Program administered by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology. Implementing the rule will no doubt benefit patients. Among its many provisions, the law requires patients eventually be given access to all of...

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Topics: Cures Act, EMR / EHR, Govt Agencies, Health IT, HIE (Interoperability), ONC, Provider, Technology
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