The 21st Century Cures Act Interoperability Final Rule calls for improved information sharing between clinicians and their patients. In these Cures Quick Talks, AAP member experts briefly address common questions and concerns about the Final Rule. Each talk is under 5 minutes.
Dr Trent Rosenbloom describes what information blocking is, and why it is restricted.
Dr Andy Spooner explains why the Final Rule allows some information to be withheld to prevent harm, and what that may look like in pediatric care.
Safeguarding Maternal Health Information
Dr Sue Kressly discusses reasonable expectations and measures for safeguarding maternal health information in pediatric records.
Dr Andy Spooner addresses the importance – and challenges – of adolescent consent for information sharing.
Dr Trent Rosenbloom discusses the importance of pre-counseling for labs and test results (anticipatory guidance for results).
Dr Sue Kressly talks about the pediatric certification of EHRs.
Empowering Patients With Notes
Dr Fabienne Bourgeois discusses how effective, patient-centered notes can empower patients and families.
How to Write a Note
Dr Fabienne Bourgeois shares best practices for writing patient-centered notes.
Application Program Interfaces (APIs)
Dr Srinivasan Suresh explains what an API is, and how APIs will impact information sharing in health care.
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