21st Century Cures Act:
Insights from ONC National Coordinator Dr. Don Rucker
Dr. Don Rucker, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), presented a must-see presentation with Lightbeam’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kent Locklear. You may recognize Dr. Rucker’s name if you attended our 2019 Users Group Meeting. This year, Dr. Rucker shared insights into how the ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule improves the policy and technological foundations for better access, exchange, and use of health data and works in coordination with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Interoperability and Patient Access compatible rule.
He presented insights into how ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule coordinates with the latest Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Interoperability and Patient Access final rule, and concluded with answering some audience questions.
In this webinar, Dr. Rucker and Dr. Locklear:
- Offer an executive summary of the ONC final rule on interoperability, information blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program
- Discuss how the ONC Cures Final Rule coincides with the CMS final rule
- Present how aspects of the rule, like FHIR and HIE requirements, can powerfully impact population health management practices
- Discuss other topics of interest, such as general trends in health IT, price transparency, and more
Don Rucker, M.D.
ONC’s National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Kent Locklear, M.D.
Lightbeam’s Chief Medical Officer