Regulation of Medicine

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The 21st Century Cures Act and Information Blocking

December 1, 2020

Background

The 21st Century Cures Act, or the Cures Act, is a large piece of legislation signed into law in 2016. Healthcare IT changes — specifically, improving the sharing of electronic health records (EHR) and authorizing penalties for the interference with lawful sharing of EHR — are an integral part of the Cures Act that will impact healthcare providers. Although the Cures Act covers a wide …

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