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Friday, April 6 • 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Closing Keynote: The Role of States in Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act’ Speakers

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The 21st Century Cures Act lays out new requirements meant to enhance and increase interoperability.  States can play a significant role in helping to expand interoperability within their jurisdictions, since they have access to funding and can create a business case for expanded interoperability. The Office of the National Coordinator can help provide guidance on how to best partner with a single state health information exchange, govern a network of networks, or partner with a Qualified Health Information Network to reach those interoperability goals.

As the HITECH Act ends in 2021 and states begin considering how to maintain or build new Health Information Exchange architecture, a broader role for Health Information Exchanges emerges as states begin to consider how to re-use these investments to improve coordination of care and case management for Medicaid patients, as well as meet the new directives contained in the 21st Century Cures Act.


Genevieve Morris

Principal Deputy National Coordinator, ONC/HHS

Thomas Novak

Medicaid Interoperability Lead, Office of Policy, ONC/HHS
Thomas is the Medicaid Interoperability lead in the Office of Policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT where he supports the advancement of Medicaid interoperability in the drafting and review of Federal regulations. He is detailed part time to the Centers for... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 2:35pm - 3:20pm PDT
Key Ballroom 7-8