Despite concerns raised by healthcare groups and leaders over the 21st Century Cures Act, the legislation today was unanimously approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The American Hospital Association expressed concerns about the interoperability provisions in the 21st Century Cures legislation in a letter sent to Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, speaking out against a bill included in the 21st Century Cures Act that would result in the dissolution of the Health IT Standards Committee, offers up several ways to accelerate the interoperability of electronic health records in a recent blog post.
The final tally is in--nearly 250 comments were submitted on ONC's draft interoperability roadmap, an impressive number for a document that was not part of formal rulemaking.
Electronic prescribing continues to gain ground in the U.S., with Surescripts processing 6.5 billion healthcare data transactions in 2014, according to its 2014 progress report.
Why is there still such as disconnect between the Meaningful Use program's vision of interoperability and its use in the real world?
Healthcare IT stakeholder groups in the last week have spoken out about changes they would like to see made they believe would improve the 21st Century Cures Initiative.
The Health IT Policy Committee workgroups agree with much, but not all of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' suggestions in its proposed rule implementing Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program.
The issue of poor interoperability between electronic health record systems took center stage at a Senate hearing Tuesday focusing on the promise of precision medicine.
The Premier healthcare alliance urges lawmakers to make health IT interoperability mandatory in the 21st Century Cures legislation, an updated draft of which was unveiled Wednesday.