Are You Ready for CMS 21st Century Cures Act Notification Requirements?

It’s crazy to look back at the last 6 months and think how much COVID-19 has taken over the conversation.  While this is no surprise, it’s interesting to think that the last 6 months likely would have been occupied talking about the 21st Century Cures Act instead of COVID-19.  For those following along at home, the 21st Century Cures Act final rule was published just as everything started to shut down because of COVID-19.  Then, CMS announced a delay in enforcement of the 21st Century Cures Act that delayed the conversation more definitively.  Well, the time has come to dive back in.

With this in mind, we sat down with Dr. Peter Tippett, Founder and CEO at careMESH, to talk a bit about the CMS final rule and what it’s going to require hospitals to do when it comes to notification and data sharing.  He shares the timeline for these regulations and what some of the challenges healthcare organizations are facing trying to comply with the final rule.

Along with talking about this final rule, Dr. Tippett shares some interesting insights into the challenges associated with sharing data in healthcare and why EHRs aren’t going to solve this problem on their own.  Plus, he shares how he is working to solve these problems.

Dr. Tippett also shares some of the results of a case study with Tampa General Hospital and the success they had digitally notifying PCPs across the country about a patient admission or discharge.  90 days in, they had a delivery rate over 99% and increased digital notification delivery from 20.7% to 57.1%.  You can check out the full details of the case study here.

To learn more about the 21st Century Cures Act requirements and healthcare interoperability, check out my interview with Dr. Peter Tippett below:

Learn more about careMESH:

Listen and subscribe to the Healthcare IT Today Interviews Podcast to hear all the latest insights from experts in healthcare IT.

And for an exclusive look at our top storiessubscribe to our newsletter.

Tell us what you think. Contact us here or on Twitter at @hcitoday. And if you’re interested in advertising with us, check out our various advertising packages and request our media Kit.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.