21st Century Cures Act: Five Years Later—What the Interoperability Rules Mean for You


In 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law. Today, with rules governing information blocking, API certification, and TEFCA each at different stages of implementation, understanding the Cures Act and its interoperability compliance requirements remains a major challenge for many healthcare providers.

Confused? Don't be. Rise above the noise and get the facts.
Join our panel of industry leaders to get the latest Cures Act updates and learn how they will affect your practice and the exchange of patient data. 

What you'll learn:

  • Cures Act EHR certification: why it matters and when you'll need to have a Cures Act certified EHR
  • Information blocking: implementation update and impact analysis
  • What you need to know about the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)
  • Cures Act open Q&A session with our panel of experts

Presented by:

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Muhammad Chebli
Vice President, Solutions
NextGen Healthcare

Muhammad Chebli is a health IT professional with 15+ years of experience managing enterprise application design, development, and implementation. He has been at NextGen Healthcare for the last nine years managing interoperability solutions and services for ambulatory providers and health information exchanges across the country. His team is responsible for the delivery of Mirth Connect—an open source integration engine; Health Data Hub—a data aggregation platform; and NextGen Share—a cloud-based interoperability hub.

Prior to joining NextGen Healthcare, Mo spent 11 years at CareCloud, a web-based EHR company which also provides RCM services. During his time there he was responsible for the product management of the EHR, mobile apps, patient portal, and connectivity solutions.

He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two kids.


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Chris Emper
Government Affairs Advisor
NextGen Healthcare

Chris Emper is a government affairs advisor at NextGen Healthcare and president of Emper Healthcare Advisors—a health IT industry advisory and consulting services firm in Washington, D.C. that specializes in helping healthcare providers and technology companies successfully navigate and comply with complex regulations and value-based reimbursement models. A government affairs expert, Chris previously served as Chair of the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) Public Policy Committee and Chair of the HIMSS Government Relations Roundtable, a leading coalition of health IT government affairs professionals. Chris holds a law degree and an MBA from Villanova University and a BA from Boston College.


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Andy Riedel
Sr. Director, Solutions
NextGen Healthcare

Andy offers 20+ years of experience in healthcare technology, revenue cycle management, and regulation. He has spent the past 10 years helping medical practices understand and succeed under new incentive programs and care delivery models.


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Dr. John Ellis
Vice President, Solutions
NextGen Healthcare
Dr. John Ellis is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and serves as the President/CEO of a Family Medicine practice in Glendale, AZ. He has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and has an extensive background in both clinical and laboratory-based research. Dr. Ellis has also worked as both the Vice Chair and Chairman of the Family Medicine Department at Arrowhead Abrazo Community Hospital. He has used EHRs in clinical practice since 2003 and joined NextGen Healthcare in 2007. Dr. Ellis formerly served as the Vice President of the Physician Consulting Services department at NextGen Healthcare, and since 2016 has served as the Vice President of the Regulatory & Clinical Affairs team which works to ensure regulatory integrity of NextGen Healthcare's solutions with Federal and other quality-based programs.

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