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Patient information access automated with the Cures Act

Kelly McLendon ( is Sr. VP Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, CompliancePro Solutions, Exton, PA.

United States healthcare professionals and patients stand upon the cusp of unprecedented, burdensome regulatory changes that will affect automation and how we manage access to patient information while maintaining privacy and security. The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) information-blocking and interoperability regulations are complex, unprecedented, and intertwined with the HIPAA rules.[1] However, diligence in studying the new rules, the government’s online guidance, and educational materials such as this article will provide clarity for healthcare providers on how to implement and what automation technology may be used to relieve some of the burdens.

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