With 2022, ONC’s deadline for Cures Act compliance implementation assumes greater urgency for EHR vendors. With subjective interpretation, mysticism around the process and a flurry of new standards, many EHR vendors have been in the wait and watch mode. However, as the latitude extended by CMS on account of pandemic ends, the deadline for the changes grows daunting by the day.
It’s “All Hands on Deck” for most EHRs
What is Expected from EHRs?
While the complete list is a little longer, below are the key objectives that will demand the lion’s share of the effort. Also, while compliance requirements need to be met, solution providers would need to ensure that they implement these changes in a way that makes sense from a business perspective for the providers.
Real-world Testing and Reporting
Consent Management (C2S) Implementation
New IGs for CQMs and Implantable Devices
Information Blocking Avoidance Measures
New eRx transactions + NCPDP 2017071 transition
FHIR/USCDI APIs for Complete EHI - Patient and Population
What Happens if you don’t?
Up to $1M in Civil Monetary Penalties
Suspension, Termination or Ban on Certification
Entry into CMS’s Wall of Shame
What’s the Pickle?
Unlike most preceding regulatory requirements, Cures Act has greater room for practicality. Also, the ways in which EHR vendors can achieve compliance are many. However, choosing one that avoids revisiting implementations and delivers business value to providers is imperative.
How we Help in the Journey?
Comprehension of ‘complete’ compliance requirements – The footnotes are very important
Practical implementation for business outcomes – Mere ‘Compliance’ doesn’t imply business applicability/benefits
Leading certification and RWT reporting – We take care of the logistics and the unknown
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