21st Century Cures Act

The SMART Team successfully lobbied for language in the 2016 21st Century Cures Act that requires a universal API for health information technology.

We also strongly advocated for provisions in the proposed rule that would specifically define SMART as the universal API and so foster a robust marketplace by eliminating prohibitively expensive fees.

In 2017 we hosted ITdotHealth 4: SMART Decisions, focused on setting an agenda for the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology to ensure that EHRs make all elements of a patients record accessible across the SMART API “without special effort” as required by the Cures Act.