The long-awaited 21st Century Cures Act became a Final Rule just before the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in the U.S. Primarily addressing information interoperability, the rule was expected to be announced at the HIMSS conference in early March, where more than 45,000 attendees from around the world – including me! We were looking forward to gathering and discussing the power of life-changing innovation in healthcare – including the impact of the passage of this very rule.
This is a topic that is near and dear to our hearts. My colleague Bill Moroz (@BizIntelligent) is working feverishly with our partners at @Ready_Computing on an HL7 task force developing new interoperability standards to better manage healthcare resources in the midst of the coronavirus. Their efforts remind me of a favorite quote from the ancient Roman philosopher Seneca: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” If… Read More »