“CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator have released long-awaited proposed rules governing interoperability, health data blocking, the use of APIs, and the expanding role of FHIR.”
“Just ahead of the 2019 HIMSS Convention in Orlando, CMS has outlined the definitions for what constitutes information blocking – a hotly debated topic since the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) in 2016 – and what actions will be excepted from enforcement and stringent penalties…”
“The proposed rules also include new certification criteria for health IT tools, including the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) and the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)…” Read the full article here.
Source: CMS Sets Rules, Cautions Penalties for Information Blocking, APIs, FHIR – By Jennifer Bresnick, February 11, 2019. Health IT Analytics.