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21st Century Cures Act: What Providers and Electronic Health Record Vendors Need to Know

With significant bipartisan support, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, and it became law on December 13, 2016. The act allocates nearly $5 billion to the National Institute of Health (NIH) to advance the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative and support Vice President Biden’s “cancer moonshot.” In addition, several of the Act’s provisions directly impact digital health.

EHR Intelligence Interview

Recently, I sat down with EHR Intelligence Editor Kyle Murphy to discuss the Surescripts E-Prescription Network, the recent rise of e-prescribing adoption and utilization, challenges facing expanded use, network interoperability, data security and more.

A quick programming note - I'll be presenting at this Monday, June 4th, discussing the challenge of measuring and managing quality in e-prescribing, and touching on how the Surescripts measurement and quality management system can serve as a model for other health IT practices, particularly electronic health records (EHRs).