Session ID: 
146

Implementing 21st-Century Cures: A Data Access Gamechanger

11:30am - 12:30pm Wednesday, March 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W308A

Description

In 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures) became U.S. law. Cures included landmark provisions to define and promote interoperability; establish or recognize a framework for trusted exchange; revise health IT certification; encourage standards-based, open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and eliminate "information blocking. In 2018-2019, the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued drafts and proposed rules to implement Cures provisions. These will likely be finalized by early 2020 and dramatically reshape the U.S. interoperability landscape, enabling broader access to data by patients, their designees and providers while creating sweeping new compliance requirements across the U.S. healthcare system. Cures will also provide competitive opportunities for innovative healthcare organizations and health IT developers. This session will “connect the dots” and outline practical, implementation-focused implications for key stakeholders.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the major U.S. federal government regulations and programs implementing interoperability-related provisions of the 21st Century Cures legislation
  • Prepare for needed implementation and compliance plans associated with new federal interoperability policies and rules
  • Categorize organizational opportunities and risks from implementation of 21st Century Cures interoperability provisions

Speaker(s)

Principal,
Digital Health Policy Advisors, LLC
Founder and CEO,
Gravely Group, PLLC

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
ACHE
1.00
AHIMA
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

CEO, COO
CMIO/CMO
Government or Public Policy Professional

Level

Intermediate