White paper

The 21st Century Cures Act: Impacts on developers, providers, and patients

The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures), signed into law in 2016, will transform the way healthcare data is accessed and shared in the United States. However, passing Cures was just the beginning. Subsequent rules from CMS* and the ONC** will implement specific provisions of the legislation, with implications for stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem.

In a companion piece published by IMO last year, we explored how Cures will impact payers. This white paper opens the aperture to include HIT developers, providers, and patients.

From data privacy, to API requirements, to the burden of data management, there are certain to be bumps along the road to achieving greater interoperability and diminished information blocking. So, what does it all mean? Ann D. Phillips, IMO’s Director, Government and Standards, explains.

*Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
**Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

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