On Tuesday, May 7, the Senate health committee will hold its second hearing on implementation of the electronic health information provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act. Witnesses will be Dr. Don Rucker and Dr. Kate Goodrich.
By William A. Hyman – The 700 plus page ONC Proposed Rule on “21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program” was released on February 11, 2019.
By William A. Hyman – ONC has released another Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, this time entitled 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program. It comes in at 734 pages.
By William Hyman – Once again, we are assured that ONC wants to reduce the burdens they helped create. This time we learn of these desires in the draft “Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs.”
By William Hyman – The 21st Century Cures Act addressed what kinds of medical software are medical devices (and therefore subject to regulation by the FDA), and what kinds are not medical devices (and therefore not regulated by the FDA, but subject to CPSC and FTC).
By OmniMD – 21st Century Cures Act: The law has been called the “most important bill of the year“. Here’s summarized some of the notable implications of the bill in four buckets:
By William Hyman – The current version of the 21st Century Cures Act, which has been around in various forms since 2014, passed the House on November 25th and passage in the Senate is expected.
More than 250 nonprofit organizations representing patients, family caregivers, health care providers, and researchers joined with the National Health Council in signing a letter of support for the 21st Century Cures Act.
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