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Post-acute facilities face hurdles in healthcare’s interoperability push

Modern Healthcare | By: Jessica Kim Cohen

Landmark data-sharing regulations from HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and CMS seek to tie healthcare providers and patients across the care continuum closer together—but historical disparities in technology adoption between healthcare sectors could pose challenges for providers in post-acute and long-term care settings.

The information-blocking and interoperability rules, provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, were released last year but implementation was subsequently pushed back to April 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

John Kunysz, Chief Executive Officer at Intrepid USA, spoke with Modern Healthcare about what the long-awaited interoperability rule means for post-acute providers and patients.

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