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Sen. Alexander favors 21st Century Cures oversight over new legislation

November 30, 2018 / Evan Sweeney

The lawmaker behind the landmark 21st Century Cures Act isn’t interested in hashing out follow-up legislation. He’d prefer to see the 2016 law implemented. “We’re more likely to make adjustments to it than we are to pass another big new bill like that in the next few years,” Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, told attendees at an annual conference hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, He added that the Senate plans to do a “a lot of oversight in the next few years” around the law’s implementation. “There's an enormous amount of authority in this law for a competent administrators,” he said during a fireside chat with CMS Innovation Center Director Adam Boehler. Alexander added that the law was intended to leave room for private sector innovation, noting he recently met with Apple to discuss its effort to put medical records on the iPhone. And he touted the Nashville-based Center for Interoperabili...