Healthcare organizations struggle with Cures Act rules: Survey

Only 36% of healthcare organizations have indicated that they have implemented the essential comprehensive data quality programs needed for meeting the requirements of the 21st Century Cures Act, a Dec. 12 survey from software company Verato found.

The survey collected data from 197 executives from hospitals, health systems and payers in the U.S. about data management and found that:

  • Only  41% of survey participants claim full compliance with the information-blocking rules outlined in the Cures Act.

  • Sixty-one percent of respondents said they have allocated effort and resources to fulfill the obligations of the Cures Act.

  • Forty-four percent said they dispatch electronic notifications regarding patient activity to other healthcare organizations.

  • Forty-six percent said they secure patient consent and authorization for sharing their data with external sources.

  • Forty-three percent said they uphold technical infrastructure to guarantee secure information exchange.

  • Forty-three percent said they distribute patient-level information to patients, other healthcare organizations and systems.

  • Forty-three percent said they receive patient-level information from other healthcare organizations and systems.

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