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November 30, 2016

AAOS Applauds the House for Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act

Washington, DC—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 392-26. The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) commends members of Congress for passing this bipartisan legislation to accelerate innovation, boost research, and modernize physician practices, all of which will advance patient care exponentially. 

“AAOS applauds the House of Representatives for passing this bipartisan and forward-looking legislation,” stated Thomas C. Barber, MD, Chair of the AAOS Council on Advocacy. “Specifically, AAOS commends the focus on improving electronic health records and interoperability, enhancing the flow of patient information by preventing interference in information exchange, and encouraging important research and device approval efforts. These provisions will help support coordinated care and improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care delivery. AAOS thanks members of Congress for this important investment in our nation’s health and we look forward to Senate passage so this legislation can be enacted as soon as possible.”
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