New Healthcare Legislation: Striking a Balance Between Privacy and Convenience


Angel Grant

On March 9, the U.S., Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published guidance for the new 21st Century Cures Act. The goal of the Act is to provide patients secure access to their health data and allow for open exchange of electronic health information (EHI) through third-party applications.

The initial deadline set by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently changed due to the enormous IT, security and resource strain the current crisis is having on the healthcare industry.

The disruption has accelerated the need for better healthcare information sharing and interoperability within the current infrastructure. However, with this approach will come new risks and new business resiliency challenges. Organizations will require more...

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