A coalition of 30 organizations including providers, patient advocates, payers and vendors has voiced its strong support for health IT interoperability provisions included in H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act.

In a letter this week to Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and ranking member Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), the organizations commended Congress for trying to change the law to “address the known defects associated with interoperability.” They also applauded the measures included in H.R. 6 as “a major positive step in fixing the problems associated with a lack of interoperability.”

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