Micky Tripathi

Supporting Information Privacy for Patients, Now and Always

By Micky Tripathi – ONC’s information blocking regulations consider applicable law, and that now includes the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support Reproductive Health Care Privacy Final Rule. In short, complying with this new federal rule will not result in a determination of information blocking under ONC’s regulations.

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Health Equity for All

By Micky Tripathi & Thomas A. Mason – This National Minority Health Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is highlighting its commitment to health equity for all. Achieving health equity requires a systemic change in health care.

Consequences for Information Blocking

By Micky Tripathi & Jonathan Blum – A new proposed rule released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services details HHS’ first steps for holding health care providers accountable for information blocking under the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).

What’s Happening at the ONC

Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC, including the final rule on enforcement of ONC blocking rule, a new Data Brief, and an ONC Health IT Certification Program Developer Roundtable webinar.

Building TEFCA

By Micky Tripathi & Mariann Yeager – The completion of a critical 21st Century Cures Act requirement, publishing the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) established a clear infrastructure model and governing approach for nationwide health information exchange.