HHS Secretary: Cures Act enforcement 'long overdue'

HHS Secretary: Cures Act enforcement 'long overdue'

Namely, as Becerra explained, civil monetary penalties for not complying with information-sharing requirements have only been established for technology developers and health information networks. “It left the provider penalty up to me: the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services,” he said. This is an issue, he noted, because more than 75% of the complaints submitted to ONC have been about providers and most have come from patients. Information blocking, he said, leads to stress for patients and families, along with frustration for staff.

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