How 21st Century Cures Act and Information Blocking Rules Must Inform Your Data Management Strategy

The first phase of the Information Blocking component of 2016’s 21st Century Cures Act finally began to take effect in April 2021. Among many actions, this rule establishes the US Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI), including address, phone, and email. But it also creates a foundation for better interoperability between systems and providers, while acknowledging that interoperability requires flexibility, cooperation, and continual reassessment of needs.

After all, interoperability is at the core of a host of other initiatives, especially consumer engagement, patient empowerment, and other transformative projects.

We invited Lorraine Fernandes, President of the International Federation of Health Information Management Association (IFHIMA), to discuss Information Blocking with Deanna Nole, IMT Director of Solutions & Marketing. Listen in to hear how you can prepare for updates to the USCDI while reaping the benefits of increased interoperability.

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Key takeaways & resources:

  1. An intelligent data hub lets you model and deploy changes (such as those to USCDI) without disrupting your current operations or requiring retooling of current processes.
  2. The Cures Act’s FHIR standards also introduce more efficient ways of sharing provider data. That means organizations need to examine how their provider data registries support external queries and cross-provider communications.
  3. Semarchy and IMT are working together to give you the dynamic health data matching and integration you need, on an agile platform that can easily accommodate the changing landscape and regulations.

Check out other podcasts in the series, in case you missed them: Unlock the Digital Front Door for True Consumer Engagement and Essential Intelligent Stewardship for Healthcare Data.

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