Tag: 21st Century Cures Act

Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

FDA to assess impact of medical device definition under Cures Act

May 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking stakeholder feedback on the benefits and risks to health associated with the software functions excluded from the medical device definition by the 21st Century Cures Act. Section 3060 of the Cures Act compels […]

EHR & EMR, Regulatory

HHS taking aim at reducing the administrative burden of EHRs

February 23, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Health and Human Services is firmly committed to reducing the regulatory and administrative burdens on clinicians who use electronic health records, as required under the 21st Century Cures Act. That’s the message the Centers for Medicare and […]


HHS sees key role for new advisory panel in achieving interoperability

January 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The challenge of making progress toward the interoperability of healthcare information systems will be one of the key challenges facing a newly formed advisory group that held its first meeting on Thursday. The 30-member panel is charged with several tasks, […]


Health IT Advisory Committee to hold first meeting

January 18, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The new Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, charged under the 21st Century Cures Act with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for HIT on the implementation of healthcare infrastructure, will hold its inaugural meeting Thursday. The 30-member HITAC, which replaces […]


FDA launches online tool to help doctors prescribe antibiotics

December 14, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Antibiotic resistance is a serious and growing public health threat that is increasingly limiting the drug choices available to providers for effectively treating bacterial infections. The Food and Drug Administration has launched a new website to help clinicians make more […]


ONC to tackle barriers to EHR usability and interoperability

December 1, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The federal government has spent tens of billions of dollars incentivizing hospitals and physicians around the country to adopt electronic health record systems. However, taxpayers have not gotten what they paid for, according to National Coordinator for Health IT Donald […]


Information Blocking in Health IT: Myth or Reality?

June 15, 2015

Via: Hit Consultant/Security

Do we believe in something we can’t see? The suggestion has been made that some vendors are actively engaged in “information blocking”—a basic refusal to exchange patient data with other systems. Either that or they’re charging boatloads of money to […]