As reported by Beckers, on August 13, 2017, National Coordinator for Health IT Don Rucker, MD, laid out three of the ONC’s top priorities related to the 21st Century Cures Act during a speech at Allscripts Client Experience, the company’s annual user conference, in Chicago Aug. 9.
Here are the three questions Dr. Rucker said guides ONC’s work as it implements the 21st Century Cures Act. The act, a piece of a bipartisan legislation, was signed into law by former President Barack Obama in December 2016.
- Can patients access — and control — their medical records?
- Can large payers analyze the value of different providers?
- How do we define an open application programming interface?
Our answer for 21st Century Cures Act
The first two questions – regarding patient access to data and the ability to analyze aggregated data – are two of the fundamental goals of our software platform. Consequently, we feel confident that we address Dr. Rucker’s concerns.
As a result, ISeeYouCare’s award-winning platform is a game changer for patient access. Through a patented approach, we can access your health record for you. Consequently, we are able to bring that data into our platform, combine it with data from other providers, and present to you one consolidated view of your health history.
Furthermore, we accomplish this without the need of number 3. We utilize the out-of-the-box capability of EHR patient portals. We accomplish this is a transparent way that is simple for the patient to set up.