June 3, 2019 – CommonWell Health Alliance submitted comments to the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) at the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the 21st Century Cures Act, published on March 4, 2019.

On the whole, CommonWell is very supportive of the goals and direction articulated by the Cures Act. We believe that the direction laid by The Cures Act itself and the set of rigorous exceptions detailed in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) will have the overall effect of discouraging information blocking in the many forms that exists today. In informal terms, the “writing is on the wall for information blockers”, and to the extent that this rule makes that abundantly clear to participants across the health care industry, we are very supportive of its enactment and enforcement.

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