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Its Not Too Late to Act! What Do Organizations Need to Know About CMS/ONC - 21st Century Cures Act? Ready Computing Explains
19 November 2020

Its Not Too Late to Act! What Do Organizations Need to Know About CMS/ONC - 21st Century Cures Act? Ready Computing Explains

Its Not Too Late to Act! What Do Organizations Need to Know About CMS/ONC - 21st Century Cures Act? Ready Computing Explains

Patients will now have more control over their health data. What does this mean for healthcare organizations?

NEW YORK, November 19, 2020 ( - Ready Computing, a leader in healthcare IT services and solutions, is weighing in on two rules the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized in March 2020 to give patients more control of their health data.

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will require healthcare providers and payers to implement interoperability and improve patient access to address the provisions of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act.

With a strong background in healthcare and information technology, Ready Computing offers a host of comprehensive end-to-end consulting and technology services and solutions that will prove to be beneficial for companies who need to adapt their businesses in order to align with these rules.

"There's a lot to unpack when it comes to ONC Cures Act Final Rule and the CMS 9115 Rule, but it's imperative that organizations take the time to understand how they affect them," said David Pyke, Manager of Strategic Consulting at Ready Computing. "These new Rules are changing the playing field for Health IT. And with the just-released new timelines given to the ONC Rule, the time to get moving is now."

There are certain considerations companies should be aware of as the CMS 9115 Rule and ONC Final Rule:

  • Identifies and finalizes the reasonable and necessary activities that do not constitute information blocking while establishing rules to prevent these practices by healthcare providers, health information exchanges, and health information networks as required by the 21st Century Cures Act.
  • Updates certification requirements health IT developers need and establishes new solutions to ensure providers, who are using certified health IT resources, have the means to communicate about health IT usability, user experience, interoperability, and security, including important forms of visual communication such as screenshots and video.
  • Electronic health records must now provide necessary clinical data such as USCDI v1 data classes and elements in order to promote innovation and new business models of care.
  • Establish secure, FHIR-based requirements to give patients access and control of their electronic health information. Patients are expected to easily and securely access their electronic health information from their provider's medical record at no charge using a smartphone app of their choice.

With the patient being at the forefront of the ONC Cures Act Rule, healthcare providers and health IT developers alike must be in sync to safely and effectively provide ease of access to medical records.

Strategic advice and guidance, health information exchange implementation, EMR and EHR integration, and population health management are among the key areas Ready Computing provides support to providers, and the company's expertise will continue to give organizations confidence and peace of mind in their IT systems moving forward.

About Ready Computing

Ready Computing specializes in designing, building, implementing, and managing large-scale IT solutions for healthcare and other industries including insurance, finance, government, and supply chain & logistics. Ready Computing serves both the public and private sectors in the United States and internationally, and supports organizations of all sizes with its comprehensive software and service offerings. Ready Computing excels in leveraging existing IT investments while providing complementary solutions that position clients for future growth and competitive advantage.

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