21st Century Cures Act

Interoperability, Information Blocking and the ONC Health IT Certification Program

We are committed to our patients!

Saint Francis Health System is in full support of the federally mandated 21st Century Cures Act.

The first step of this multiyear project is to ensure specific patient information is available to patients upon request via electronic or paper copy. Saint Francis provides medical record access via MyChart. Patients have control of their healthcare and medical record through MyChart, as well as paper copies upon request.

The Black River Ambulatory Surgery Center can provide copies from their SIS, or Evident Electronic Health Records applications or paper copies from older legacy systems, none of these systems are certified or fall under the 21st Century Cures Act regulation.

Protecting Patient Privacy and Security

Saint Francis and their partners are responsible for protecting patient privacy and security according to industry standards. Patients are able to choose what data in their electronic medical record is authorized to share with outside applications. Healthcare providers and other stakeholders are permitted to educate patients on privacy and security matters without implicating information blocking.

How to Obtain Medical Records