By Kim Boyd – Not much time has passed since the ONC’s October 6th information-blocking rule expanded the definition of electronic health information. Hailed by many in the social media sphere as “Data Liberation Day,” the expansion of the rule is the culmination of a two-year process…Read More
By Amanda Woodhead – ONC recently held a health care provider-focused workshop and guided discussion on opportunities and challenges related to sharing electronic health information. More than 200 people involved with utilizing health information technology to share EHI participated in the half-day workshop.
By Elizabeth Delahoussaye – The October 6, 2022 information blocking deadline is one of the most discussed—and debated—topics in healthcare IT. New regulations expand the definition of electronic health information, but health IT vendors remain uncertain about how to achieve and maintain compliance.
By Wes Barker, Vaishali Patel, & Jeff Smith – The ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule supports patients’ and providers’ access to electronic health information through Health Level Seven Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources application programming interfaces. FHIR is ready for prime-time and the Cures Rule requires…
By Kathryn Marchesini & Michael Lipinski – ONC’s information blocking regulations apply to interferences with the access, exchange, or use of electronic health information (EHI) (45 CFR Part 171) and define certain exceptions to the definition of information blocking. Thus, it’s important that those subject to the information blocking regulations –
The eHealth Exchange, one of the nation’s largest health information networks connecting federal agencies and providers, announced the launch of the eHealth Exchange Innovation Grant. The program seeks to award as much as $550,000 in grants and other incentives to organizations pursuing innovative ways…
The American Health Information Management Association, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the Electronic Health Record Association announced the release of a preliminary report that examines key issues related to the operationalization of the definitions of electronic health information and designated record set.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT issued a proposed rule to support seamless and secure access to, exchange of, and use of electronic health information (EHI).
By Ed Jones III, Author and President of HIPAA, LLC. Twitter: @HIPAAsafeguards This year, 2014, marks the end of the Decade of Health Information Technology, initiated…