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Twenty-First Century Cures: Information Blocking

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The 21st Century Cures Act is likely to have a major, disruptive impact on health providers and payers, with new rules on patient access to medical records and the interoperability of those records across networks expected in 2020. Our research focused on tapping the views of senior health IT executives regarding awareness of the Act and preparedness by their organizations for compliance and its impact on healthcare consumers.

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Twenty-First Century Cures: Information Blocking

  1. 1. Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved. 21ST CENTURY CURES: VIEWS OF HEALTH IT EXECUTIVES ACCENTURE RESEARCH UNCOVERING INSIGHTS. SHAPING TRENDS. Final Results September 2019
  2. 2. Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved.Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved. The 21st Century Cures Act is likely to have a major, disruptive impact on health providers and payers, with new rules on patient access to medical records and the interoperability of those records across networks expected in 2020. Our research focused on tapping the views of senior health IT executives regarding awareness of the Act and preparedness by their organizations for compliance and its impact on healthcare consumers. SITUATION: THE REGULATIONS FOR 21ST CENTURY CURES ACT ARE BEING FINALIZED Final Results with 76 responses: 57 Providers & 19 Payers ü Only 18% of Health IT executives are very familiar with the 21st Century Cures Act. 17% have never heard of it or know nothing about it. ü 40% of respondents believe the Act will have little or no impact on the IT operations of their organizations. ü Only 11% of respondents believe their organization is very prepared for the changes that will result from the Act. ü 30% of respondents believe the Act will have little impact on their organization’s ability to meet the needs of their patients/customers. Only 11% think it will have a significant impact. 2
  3. 3. Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved.Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved. HIGHLIGHTS: PAYER VS.PROVIDER % of IT Executives Total N=76 Payer N=19 Provider N=57 Very familiar with the Act 18% 26% 16% Never heard of it or know nothing about it 17% 11% 19% Believe the Act will have little or no impact on the IT Operations of their organization 40% 32% 42% Believe their organization is very prepared for the changes that will result from the Act 11% 26% 5% Believe the Act will have little impact on their organization's ability to meet the needs of their patients/customers 30% 21% 33% Believe the Act will have significant impact on their organization's ability to meet the needs of their patients/customers 11% 11% 11% 3
  4. 4. Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved.Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved. 6% 11% 12% 18% 53% Never heard of it Heard of it, but not at all familiar with it Vaguely familiar Very familiar Somewhat familiar How familiar are you with the 21st Century Cures Act (signed into law December 2016)? HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES ARE NOT FOCUSED ON UPCOMING LAW 4% 4% 5% 11% 30% 46% Somewhat unprepared Do not have an opinion Very unprepared Very prepared Neither prepared nor unprepared Somewhat prepared How prepared is your organization to address potential changes resulting from the 21st Century Cures Act? 17%of Health IT executives never heard or know nothing about the 21st Century Cures Act 11%of respondents believe their organization is very prepared for the changes that will result from the Act 4
  5. 5. Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved.Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved. 11% 3% 30% 29% 30% 53% 38% 51% 7% 5% 8% 10% 17% 8% How will the 21st Century Cures Act impact your organization’s ability to SERVE THE NEEDS of your patients, customers, or members? What level of impact do you think the 21st Century Cures Act will have on the IT OPERATIONS of your organization in the next three years? What level of impact do you think the 21st Century Cures Act will have on your OVERALL organization in the next three years? No Impact LittleImpact SomeImpact Do not haveanopinion Significant Impact HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES UNDERESTIMATE UPCOMING LAW 5
  6. 6. Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved.Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved. FINDINGS: PROVIDER VS. PAYER 6 PAYERS are more familiar and more prepared than PROVIDERS How familiar are you with the 21st Century Cures Act (signed into law December 2016)? How prepared is your organization to address potential changes resulting from the 21st Century Cures Act? 51% 58% PROVIDER Very familiar 16% 26% 14% 12% 7% 6% 5% Heard of it but not at all familiar Never heard of it Vaguely familiar PAYER Somewhat familiar 47% 42% PROVIDER Very prepared 5% 26% 33% 4% 0% 5% Very unprepared Neither prepared nor unprepared PAYER Somewhat prepared 21% Don’t have an opinion Somewhat unprepared
  7. 7. Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved.Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved. Respondents Demographics ü Health executives with the titles of CIO, CTO, of VP of Information Technology ü Providers q Health Systems must have revenues of $1 billion or more q Stand-alone hospitals must have over 300 beds ü Payers must have revenues of $1 billion or more SURVEY: HEALTH I.T. EXECUTIVES 0 14 20 19 4 Less than $1 billion Between $1 billion and $1.99 billion Between $2 billion and $4.99 billion $5 billion or above Stand-alone hospitals Total Revenues of Respondent Provider 0 0 6 13 Less than $1 billion Between $1 billion and $1.99 billion Between $2 billion and $4.99 billion $5 billion or above Total Revenues of Respondent Payer 38 11 27 10 1 8 28 10 19 Chief Information Officer (CIO) Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Vice President of Information Technology Health Executives Title 7
  8. 8. Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved.Copyright © 2019 Accenture. All rights reserved. SURVEY: FIVE QUESTIONS How familiar are you with the 21st Century Cures Act (signed into law December 2016)? q Very Familiar q Somewhat Familiar q Vaguely Familiar q Heard of it, but not at all familiar with it q Never Heard of it What level of impact do you think the 21st Century Cures Act will have on your OVERALL organization in the next three years? What level of impact do you think the 21st Century Cures Act will have on the IT OPERATIONS of your organization in the next three years? How prepared is your organization to address potential changes resulting from the 21st Century Cures Act? How will the 21st Century Cures Act impact your organization’s ability to serve the needs of your patients, customers, or members? 01 02 03 04 05 q Significant Impact q Some Impact q Little Impact q No Impact q Do not have an opinion q Significant Impact q Some Impact q Little Impact q No Impact q Do not have an opinion q Very Prepared q Somewhat Prepared q Neither Prepared nor Unprepared q Somewhat Unprepared q Very Unprepared q Do not have an opinion q Significant Impact q Some Impact q Little Impact q No Impact q Do not have an opinion 8

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