December 2017

21st Century Cures Act: One Year Later

The 21st Century Cures Act was enacted last December. It includes provisions to encourage the interoperability of electronic health records. Specifically, the Cures Act will define interoperability and create a framework for a “common agreement” between parties who want to exchange health information. In August, Surescripts shared our view of interoperability and provided the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) with our comments on the common agreement, based on our 16 years of experience exchanging health information through the Surescripts network. Our letter outlines two specific beliefs:

  • We believe the government has an important role to play in identifying and enforcing consistent standards for health information exchange.
  • We also believe that the common agreement should encourage innovation and competition. 

To learn more about our views on the 21st Century Cures Act, please read our letter to ONC.


January 2018

Surescripts Responds to ONC’s Release of the Draft Trusted Exchange Framework

Two weeks ago, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the highly anticipated Draft Trusted Exchange Framework, intended to advance the establishment of a national health exchange infrastructure, a goal of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016. Read more...

January 2018

Seeing Our Healthcare Investments Pay Off in 2018 and Beyond

Our CEO Tom Skelton has had a long career in health IT, dating back to the 1980s when healthcare automation was primarily aimed at scheduling and payment. Back then, clinical records and prescriptions were on paper, and people really needed to be sold on the value of going digital. Read more...

October 2017

Rising to the Challenge of Turning Data into Actionable Patient Intelligence

This week, the Surescripts network gathered in Washington, D.C., for our annual Customer Forum. Together with hundreds of partners from virtually every area of the industry, we discussed some of our most pressing issues. Read more...