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Are You Ready for Information Blocking Compliance?

The information blocking provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act will impact virtually every healthcare stakeholder with access to electronic health information.

AHIMA’s one-stop resource will equip HIM professionals with guidance in relevant areas, including privacy and security and information governance, while also empowering them to provide evidence-based strategies to collaborators in every healthcare domain.

Follow the navigation below based on your organization’s information blocking journey:

  • Essentials: This overview provides resources on the information blocking rules, compliance FAQs, implementation checklists, and timelines
  • News Updates: Regular updates on resources and news from across the healthcare landscape
  • Information Blocking Resources: Includes thought leadership from the field, including expert interviews, strategies, and case studies


February 25, 2021

Understanding the Eight Exceptions to Information Blocking

Embedded within the rules of the 21st Century Cures Act are eight exceptions that empower providers to deny EHI requests without being tagged as information blockers.

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February 19, 2021

The Compliance Clock is Ticking on ONC’s 21st Century Cures Act Regulations

April 5 marks a transformative day in healthcare data exchange. Here’s what health information professionals need to know.

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February 10, 2021

Five Strategies for Your Organization’s Information Blocking Plan

This AHIMA checklist includes five strategies designed to help HIM professionals build compliance infrastructure, spark inter-departmental collaboration, and create implementation templates customized to your organization.

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January 4, 2021

There’s an API for That

The Cures Act gives patients unprecedented power over their own health data. HIM professionals will play a big part in helping consumers wield it responsibly and securely.

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December 7, 2020

Requesting Medical Records

The Cures Act gives consumers unprecedented control over their health information. It is up to health organizations and HIM leaders to ensure patients wield that power safely and responsibly.

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October 5, 2020

Federal Regulators Put Patients in the Driver’s Seat

Providers and payers need to be ready to fulfill data requests without delay.

News Updates

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Prepare Without Delay: The Information Blocking Final Rule

Experts Debra Primeau, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, and Jaime James, MHA, RHIA, offer practical advice and answer questions about the new regulations.

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Individual Access to Health Information

AHIMA's policy statement including our position, background on the topic, and the current situation.

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Information Blocking FAQs

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology answers commonly asked questions about IB.

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