Cures Law

Cures 2.0 campaign commences - Politico | 11/25/2019

… EHR stakeholders can learn from this.” It’s MONDAY at Morning eHealth. What are you tracking during this abbreviated week? Let us know at [email protected] . Tweet the team YOUR CHANCE TO RANT ABOUT THE CURES LAW — Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) are calling for public input on a potential new bill building on the expansive 21st Century Cures Act, which touched health data, precision medicine …

No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk | FierceHealthcare | 11/22/2019

… a lot earlier,” he said. Rucker argues that the 21st Century Cures Act prohibits the industry from enforcing “gag” clauses that in the past have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other problems for review. New freedom to sound off assures that doctors …

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Providers Oppose ONC’s Healthcare Price Transparency Strategy | RevCycle Intelligence | 6/13/2019

… substantiated by the underlying legal authority,” wrote Matthew Eyles, AHIP president and CEO. “HIPAA addresses availability of retrospectively provided service information to consumers and does not require prospective estimates be offered. The 21st Century Cures law provisions on interoperability focus on sharing information included in the clinical record. We do not believe ONC has the authority to mandate prospective pricing estimates as part of EHI.” The payer group also urged …

Why the information blocking rule might be taking so long - POLITICO | 12/16/2017

… fill out new paperwork every time they change providers. Story Continued Below This spring, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is slated to release a crucial clarification to the 21st Century Cures Law , which bans information blocking by providers, vendors, information exchanges and others. Per the law, it’s ONC’s responsibility to define activities that don’t constitute information blocking, so HHS’s watchdogs know when to penalize providers. But …

Analysis of HELP’S health IT hearing - POLITICO | 11/1/2017

… Bill Cassidy , one of the more active committee members on health IT issues, when asking what HHS was doing to stop information blocking if, indeed, it was happening today. Background: Under the December 2016 Cures law, the HHS inspector general was given the power to punish perpetrators of information blocking by levying a fine of up to a $1 million for each violation. The law instructs ONC to define the …

21st Century Cures Act

Cures 2.0 campaign commences - Politico | 11/25/2019

… CURES LAW — Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) are calling for public input on a potential new bill building on the expansive 21st Century Cures Act, which touched health data, precision medicine and NIH funding. Last week they released their broad vision for a health law improving patients’ access to digital health products and new medical therapies. They called their effort “Cures 2.0,” which would in …

No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk | FierceHealthcare | 11/22/2019

… consumer advocacy group Public Citizen accused FDA officials of collaborating with the devices industry to weaken oversight, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act. A few sentences buried in the law, signed by Obama in … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

Digital Health

Cures 2.0 campaign commences - Politico | 11/25/2019

… are calling for input on a refreshed health tech bill they say would expand patients’ access to new treatments and digital health products. — FCC chairman talks data privacy: Ajit Pai said patients won’t be able … politico.com . Tweet the team YOUR CHANCE TO RANT ABOUT THE CURES LAW — Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) are calling for public input on a potential new bill building on the …

VA questioned about EHR timeline - POLITICO | 11/1/2017

… that spearheaded a 2015 review of the nation’s health IT system wants an update on how last December’s 21st Century Cures law ( H.R. 34 (114) ) is coming along on its goals of spurring interoperability and … help ensure that physicians play a greater role in leading digital health innovations,” AMA President David Barbe said. —Probably more than anything the AMA has done in the last couple of years, this week’s announcement …

Cures Act

Cures 2.0 campaign commences - Politico | 11/25/2019

… CURES LAW — Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) are calling for public input on a potential new bill building on the expansive 21st Century Cures Act, which touched health data, precision medicine and NIH funding. Last week they released their broad vision for a health law improving patients’ access to digital health products and new medical therapies. They called their effort “Cures 2.0,” which would in …

No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk | FierceHealthcare | 11/22/2019

… group Public Citizen accused FDA officials of collaborating with the devices industry to weaken oversight, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act. A few sentences buried in the law, signed by Obama in late 2016 … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

Patient Safety

No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk | FierceHealthcare | 11/22/2019

… of deaths, injuries and near misses linked to issues with the new technology. It never happened. Instead, plans for putting patient safety first—and for building a comprehensive injury reporting and reviewing system—have stalled … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk | Kaiser Health News | 11/21/2019

… near misses linked to issues with the new technology. /p p It never happened. /p p Instead, plans for putting patient safety first — and for building a comprehensive injury reporting and reviewing system — have stalled … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

Medical Errors

No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk | FierceHealthcare | 11/22/2019

… dollars computerizing medical records. The health data geeks trusted that transitioning from paper to electronic records would cut down on medical errors, help identify new cures for disease and give patients an easy way to … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk | Kaiser Health News | 11/21/2019

… medical records. /p p The health data geeks trusted that transitioning from paper to electronic records would cut down on medical errors, help identify new cures for disease and give patients an easy way to … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

Food and Drug Administration

No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk | FierceHealthcare | 11/22/2019

… challenging the government’s authority to create it and later by declining to fund it. A year later, Congress stripped the Food and Drug Administration of its power to regulate the industry or even to track … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk | Kaiser Health News | 11/21/2019

… challenging the government’s authority to create it and later by declining to fund it. A year later, Congress stripped the Food and Drug Administration of its power to regulate the industry or even to track … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

Electronic Health Records

No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk | FierceHealthcare | 11/22/2019

… first—and for building a comprehensive injury reporting and reviewing system—have stalled for nearly a decade because manufacturers of electronic health records (EHRs), healthcare providers, federal healthcare policy wonks, academics and Congress have either … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk | Kaiser Health News | 11/21/2019

No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk By Fred Schulte and Erika Fry, Fortune November 21, 2019 h1 No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

American Medical Association

Providers Oppose ONC’s Healthcare Price Transparency Strategy | RevCycle Intelligence | 6/13/2019

… insurers to make pricing information available.” Additionally, the proposed inclusion of pricing information in EHI unfairly holds providers accountable, the American Medical Association (AMA) stated . “The AMA fully supports price transparency. However, we believe that … does not require prospective estimates be offered. The 21st Century Cures law provisions on interoperability focus on sharing information included in the clinical record. We do not believe ONC has the authority to mandate prospective …

VA questioned about EHR timeline - POLITICO | 11/1/2017

… shared with you yet,” to use telemedicine to expand access to mental health services. We can’t wait to hear. —The American Medical Association wrote the committee to support the bill, called the VETS Act. Previously … system wants an update on how last December’s 21st Century Cures law ( H.R. 34 (114) ) is coming along on its goals of spurring interoperability and improved systems usability. The hearing is slated for next Tuesday …

Cerner

No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk | FierceHealthcare | 11/22/2019

… device makers to report adverse events, the policy in place gave EHR manufacturers a pass. At least one major vendor, Cerner, has concluded that EHRs are, in fact, medical devices and has submitted some error … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk | Kaiser Health News | 11/21/2019

… device makers to report adverse events, the policy in place gave EHR manufacturers a pass. At least one major vendor, Cerner Corp., has concluded that EHRs are, in fact, medical devices and has submitted some … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

Fred Upton

Cures 2.0 campaign commences - Politico | 11/25/2019

… 29. We’ll be back on our normal schedule on Monday, Dec. 2. Story Continued Below — Cures 2.0 campaign commences: Reps. Fred Upton and Diana DeGette are calling for input on a refreshed health tech bill … politico.com . Tweet the team YOUR CHANCE TO RANT ABOUT THE CURES LAW — Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) are calling for public input on a potential new bill building on the …

No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk | FierceHealthcare | 11/22/2019

… in June 2014 questioned whether ONC had the legal authority to set up the center. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton of Michigan, Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, health subcommittee Chairman Joseph Pitts … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

Darius Tahir

Cures 2.0 campaign commences - Politico | 11/25/2019

and Darius Tahir ( @dariustahir ) PROGRAMMING NOTE: POLITICO’s Morning eHealth will not publish on Friday, Nov. 29. We’ll be back on our normal schedule on Monday, Dec. 2. Story Continued Below — Cures 2.0 campaign commences: Reps … politico.com . Tweet the team YOUR CHANCE TO RANT ABOUT THE CURES LAW — Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) are calling for public input on a potential new bill building on the …

Why the information blocking rule might be taking so long - POLITICO | 12/16/2017

Darius Tahir ( @DariusTahir ) and David Pittman ( @David_Pittman ) WHY THE INFORMATION BLOCKING RULE MIGHT BE TAKING SO LONG Not everyone’s on board with an upcoming ruling that could help prevent patients from having to fill out new paperwork every time they change providers. Story Continued Below This spring, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is slated to release a crucial clarification to the 21st Century Cures Law

Doug Fridsma

No safety switch: How lax oversight of electronic health records puts patients at risk | FierceHealthcare | 11/22/2019

… made EHRs a national priority. (And that’s not counting four interim directors who collectively helmed the outfit for 16 months.) Doug Fridsma, who left his role as ONC’s chief scientist in 2014, cited other factors … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …

No Safety Switch: How Lax Oversight Of Electronic Health Records Puts Patients At Risk | Kaiser Health News | 11/21/2019

… a national priority. (And that’s not counting four interim directors who collectively helmed the outfit for 16 months.) /p p Doug Fridsma, who left his role as ONC’s chief scientist in 2014, cited other factors … have handcuffed hospitals and doctors from criticizing their EHRs. The Cures law includes fines of up to $1 million for “information blocking,” including taking steps to discourage EHR users from reporting adverse events and other …