ZyDoc Makes Creating EHR Documentation Easy

Apr 09, 2020 | Jonathan Maisel

In 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed new rules for healthcare APIs. As part of the 21st Century Cures Act, these regulations aim to make data more accessible to patients. Many providers in the healthcare industry are already using ZyDoc to dictate patient-understandable assessments and plans. When patients receive their EHR records, they understand their problems better and are more compliant with treatment recommendations. This also improves the physician’s stature with patients and leads to better online reviews.

At ZyDoc, we strive to make efficient healthcare technology easily accessible to medical professionals and their patients. We believe in putting our clients first in our EHR documentation solutions. By making it simpler to create EHR clinical documentation, we empower doctors to improve their patient relationships and compliance. As part of our commitment to improving your EHR documentation workflow, we can use these patient-facing regulations to give you to improve your practice.

The 21st Century Cures Act and EHR Interoperability Standardization

The 21st Century Cures Act will enable patients to access their electronic health information and prohibit information-blocking practices in healthcare businesses. Under the 21st Century Cures Act, the healthcare industry will also have to follow API-related regulations. Health IT organizations use APIs for connecting information to EHRs and more. API-related proposals outlined in the 21st Century Cares Act will allow ZyDoc to work with every EHR.

Fee Restrictions on Healthcare APIs

Under the 21st Century Cures Act, healthcare API developers will have new restrictions on the fees they can charge. They will only have permission to impose fees that cover:

  • Reasonable costs for developing, deploying and upgrading an API
  • Ongoing costs for maintaining an API
  • Value-added services that don’t relate to the API’s core deployment and development

Responses From the Healthcare IT Industry

Major IT businesses in healthcare have varying opinions on the 21st Century Cures Act. Many concerns relate to its limitations on information-blocking practices. Companies against the new regulations tend to critique their impact on technological innovation and the market. However, these profit-focused criticisms may also have a link to the API charges imposed by these companies. The 21st Century Cures Act will remove fees ranging in the thousands of dollars that enable them to increase profit.

Our Stance on API Transparency for EHR Technology

While some of our competitors protest the reduction of API fees, the ZyDoc team welcomes it. We want our physician customers to have access to APIs so they can provide better service to their patients. Since we already aim to put our clients first, these regulations will help us meet those goals.

ZyDoc: Medical Transcription With EHR Insertion

Certain ZyDoc clinical documentation plans include EHR insertion features that automatically upload your transcribed notes to your EHR. By making this service affordable for our clients, we can help them dedicate more time to their patients. Explore our plans and pricing to see what each of our packages includes.

Find Out More About Our EHR Transcription Services

Discover what we can do to simplify your medical documentation through API integrations. Contact us online for more information about our services and to start a free 14-day trial.

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