The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Rachelle Pryor MSW
St James Healthcare Clinical Risk Manager 

The 21st Century Cures Act & Medical Results


February 17, 2021

The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), signed into law on December 13, 2016, is designed to help accelerate medical product development and bring new innovations and advances to patients who need them faster and more efficiently.

Federal regulations implementing the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 were recently finalized and require the immediate release of most types of medical information and documentation held within a patient’s medical record. While the release requirement has been delayed nationally, large healthcare systems have begun the release of information via MyChart to ensure...

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