One of the biggest pieces of legislation to hit healthcare IT since the HITECH Act is the 21st Century Cures Act. While it doesn’t have the same stimulus money as the HITECH Act, it’s possible that it will have even more impact on healthcare organizations and patients. This is particularly true when it comes to sharing health information between healthcare organizations and with patients.
To better understand everything that’s happening with the 21st Century Cures Act and how it will impact healthcare organizations, I sat down with Micky Tripathi, National Coordinator for Health IT at HHS. I start off by asking Tripathi to share how he sees the state of electronic health information sharing and interoperability today. Then, I ask him where he sees the 21st Century Cures Act making an impact for good on patients and clinicians and what other things they can expect to impact them as the regulation takes effect.
I also ask Tripathi what he thinks is the most misunderstood part of the 21st Century Cures Act. Plus, he highlights what areas of the Cures Act are going to be the hardest for healthcare organizations to implement… Watch the interview here.