Cures Act - Provider Solutions

The 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”) was passed by Congress and signed into law in December 2016. The bill authorized $6.3 Billion in funding to be directed primarily to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a handful of different initiatives around population health.

The ONC Final Ruling is primarily about patient electronic access to their health data. While this is the main goal, the ruling also supports provider needs on clinical data sharing, as well as addressing industry-wide information blocking practices that have often been stipulated by EHR providers.

What it means for Healthcare Providers?

Healthcare Providers will see new challenges in three areas:

Improving Quality of Care
  • Use of data for value-based payment programs
  • HIT certification for medical and pediatric specialties
  • Easy sharing and access to data. Focus on data privacy and security
  • Reporting of clinical data for administrative purposes
Improving Patient Access
  • Secure access for their updated electronic health records remotely
  • Policies to facilitate patient communication with the hospital information system
  • Certification & development of patient-centric EHR
Information Blocking
  • Penalties for provider/health information exchange engaged in information blocking
  • Restrict authorized access, exchange, use of electronic health information and transition between certified EHR systems
Healthcare Providers

314e’s 21st Century Cures Act solutions can help you with customized solutions built on top of its state-of-the-art Muspell CDR that integrate with your existing IT system so you are ready to face these challenges. Here is how 314e can help you in each challenge area:
Challenge: Conditions of Participation

All Hospitals will be required to send Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) messages to other providers involved in patient’s care. The goal is to provide improved care coordination across providers and enable other providers to reach out to patient’s post-discharge to ensure that their follow-up care is properly implemented.

Key data elements required would be Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) Information.

Compliance Deadline

July 1st, 2021

314e’s Solution

314e’s Muspell FHIR® Suite can be used to design your FHIR® API endpoint which will extract Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) information for the patient from the Hospital EHR using HL7 V2.x standard, convert to FHIR®, and then send a notification to the referring providers, community providers and hospitals of choice using an automated solution.

Condition of Participation

Value-based Program Analytics
Challenge: Value-based Program Analytics

As a Hospital or Health System, you will need to enable decision-making using tools for value-based payment programs like maximizing Meaningful Use Incentive dollars, Insights-based decision making and Reporting of clinical data for administrative purposes.

Compliance Deadline

July 1st, 2021

314e’s Solution

314e’s Muspell FHIR® Suite can be used to design a FHIR®-based enterprise reporting platform which will aggregate data from siloed systems to provide dashboards and reports on key value-based measures and key performance indicators (KPIs).

In addition to these specific solutions, 314e’s experienced team can provide you Application Development & Maintenance, Analytics and Staff Augmentation solutions for your 21st Century Cures Act compliance needs.

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