Creating Info-Sharing Clarity Amidst Confusion

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…

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Top Three Themes from ONC’s EHI Sharing Workshop

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.

Say Hi to EHI

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 –

eHealth Exchange Announces $550,000 Innovation Grant Program

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…

ONC Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

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).