AMIA Supports Delayed Common Rule

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

AMIA appreciates and supports the proposed year-long delay to the Common Rule, and we look forward to learning which provisions will be available for use before January 2019. In the last several years, a paradigm shift has occurred in the nature, scope and frequency of research involving human subjects, their biospecimens, and their data. Combined with rapid adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) by care providers and dramatic improvements in computing technology, we believe the final revisions to the Common Rule are necessary to improve discovery of new health insights and advance healthcare transformation.
AMIA firmly believes the revised Common Rule will result in quicker translation of these discoveries into patient-centered care. We have been advocating on behalf of members both publicly and through contacts with the administration since the transition early this year to gain clarity on the Common Rule revisions’ status. AMIA looks forward to working further with HHS and the Office of Human Research Protections to ensure this rule is implemented effectively.