Find Out Everyting You Should Know About the 21st Century Cures Act with Ohio AAP’s Upcoming Podcast

Ohio AAP is pleased to announce our next podcast recording focusing on the 21st Century Cures Act. New federal regulations now prohibit physicians from blocking access to a significant set of information with patients and their proxies (usually parents) via MyChart and MyChart Bedside. “Information blocking” is a practice that is likely to interfere with the access, use, or exchange of a patient’s health information. 

The 21st Century Cures Act was signed in December 2016, and on May 1, 2020, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published final rules on the Federal Register addressing multiple provisions, including two that likely require action on the part of healthcare organizations: information blocking and interoperability. These rules are part of the 21st Century Cures Act implementation and focus on advancing interoperability and expanding the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. With these rules come new terms, new potential changes for your organization, and a timeline that includes a milestone in Q4 of 2020.

We want to take this opportunity to explain what the 21st Century Cures Act means, especially for community practices. Dr. Chris Peltier will be interviewing/discussing the 21st Century Cures Act with Dr. Stephen Andrew Spooner, the Chief Medical Information Officer at Biomedical Informatics (Cincinnati Children’s) and professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics. 

If you have any topics you’d like them to discuss or have specific questions you’d like Dr. Peltier to ask, please send them to Lory Sheeran Winland at by Friday, December 4.

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