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What the info blocking compliance timeline means for providers, vendors, HIEs

With their final rules on information blocking and API-enabled patient access, officials at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT said the agency was purposely taking a “phased-in, gradual approach” to data-sharing compliance. For the next six months, “no enforcement will be rendered on anything related to information blocking,” said Deputy National Coordinator… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »

Could HHS information blocking rule have unintended consequences on data sharing and security?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed new rules that will have a profound effect on how healthcare providers share patient data. The Office for the National Coordinator of Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are each reviewing industry comments on their proposed rules. HHS clearly intends to… Read More »