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Advancing Interoperability: Laboratory Impacts of the 21st Century Cures Act

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 30, 2020)
Presented by Andrea Pitkus, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM
Learn about the latest federal rules focused on advancing interoperability of health data, including “information blocking,” APIs, and a focus on expected expanded impacts to the laboratory community. How should laboratories prepare in advance of the next wave of federal requirements coming soon.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Define ”information blocking” as specified in the federal rule(s).
  2. Identify three impacts of the federal rule(s) on the laboratory community.
  3. List at least two actions laboratories can take to prepare for upcoming rule(s).

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Administration will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.