The 21st Century Cures Act was created to help patients be fully informed in their health decisions and ultimately receive better care. By breaking healthcare data out of silos, it gives patients easy, electronic access to their health records, with the ability to download their information to an app via application programming interfaces (APIs).
It’s a sea change for Americans’ health. It’s also a tectonic shift for the healthcare industry. To make this happen, healthcare providers and payers must support interoperable and Securing Healthcare APIs for the 21st Century Cures Act 3 accessible health records from April 5, 2021, onward. And they need to provide this sensitive patient data while following strict security standards.
Most organizations are not prepared to deploy the required security protocols on their own and in the required timeline. If they don’t, they could face penalties. This guide focuses on what strategies and solutions healthcare organizations can deploy so their networks and APIs are secure–and in time to avoid penalties.