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.
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August 2, 2022
AHIMA, AMIA, and EHRA announced today the release of a final report that examines key issues related to operationalizing the definitions of “electronic health information” (EHI) and “designated record set” (DRS). The report is intended to serve as a resource to assist providers, health IT systems, health information exchanges, and health information networks in complying with the information blocking provisions of the Cures Act Final Rule.
July 28, 2021
In this slideshow, Harmony Healthcare IT, a data management firm, explains why successful legacy data management will benefit your health system’s patients and ensure your organization stays in compliance with information blocking mandates.
July 15, 2021
As hospitals work to comply with the Information Blocking rules, providers need to consider how to provide patients with their health data in ways that are secure, easy to access, and effective for continuing on their unique care journeys.
June 1, 2021
Today, the 21st Century Cures Act mandates interoperability and electronic access to patient health data. Consider these five tips to help comply with the rules and become a part of advancing patient-centric interoperability.
April 28, 2021
How payers can strengthen their ability to securely share and leverage health data on the road to Cures Act compliance.
April 8, 2021
On this episode of HI Pitch, Elise Sweeney Anthony, executive director of policy at ONC, speaks to the intention behind and impact of information blocking regulations, and discusses upcoming FAQs developed for those affected by information blocking. She also provides a preview of ONC’s priorities under the new administration.
April 5, 2021
On this episode of HI Pitch, Gerry Blass, president and CEO at ComplyAssistant, and Helen Oscislawski, attorney at Oscislawski LLC, discuss the different types of third-party requests for access to eHI under the information blocking rules—and how to respond to them.
March 29, 2021
Seth Katz, vice president of HIM and Revenue Cycle at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, talks to HI Pitch about how information blocking will succeed where previous programs have come up short, in addition to the implications of patients controlling their own data. He also discusses how health systems can better manage risks in an information blocking environment, as well the future of healthcare as a whole.
March 22, 2021
Scott Galbari, chief technology officer at Lyniate, talks to HI Pitch about how actors should navigate the potential security risks and vulnerabilities that can accompany complying with the information blocking rules. He also shares some advice for actors looking to partner with a vendor to improve compliance.
March 17, 2021
Even though the compliance dates for the interoperability rule keep shifting due to the pandemic, it is critical that healthcare organizations create the framework for regulatory compliance now—if they haven’t already.
March 17, 2021
Our collective thinking about interoperability is still immature when it comes to the population-level use cases needed to drive outcomes for value-based care, especially those related to reducing the cost of care.
March 15, 2021
Laurie Peters, RHIA, CCS, CHPS, the HIE client director at Orion Health, sits down with HI Pitch to discuss the myriad ways that the upcoming information blocking rules will help improve data exchange in health information exchanges (HIEs) and health information networks.
March 10, 2021
Conversations with healthcare providers have yielded some common misconceptions that distract from the goal of complying with the information blocking prohibition.
March 10, 2021
While two banks 8,100 miles apart can share information in near real-time, two hospitals across the street from each other cannot (and in some cases will not).
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This presentation provides a high-level overview of information blocking compliance. Register now and watch at your convenience.
March 10, 2021
Take a closer look at the difference between HIPAA’s “right of access” as compared to the Preventing Harm Exception found in the information blocking rule.
March 8, 2021
Roberta Baranda, the director of HIM for Valley Children’s Healthcare, joins the podcast to discuss her organization’s efforts to comply with the 21st Century Cures Act’s information blocking provisions.
March 1, 2021
Helen Oscislawski, Esq., joins HI Pitch host Mary Butler to discuss the finer points of the rule’s “preventing harm” exception, particularly when it applies to the release of labs and diagnostic test results.
February 25, 2021
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.
February 22, 2021
Gerry Blass, president and CEO of Comply Assistant, and attorney Helen Oscislawski, talk to Mary Butler about the challenges their clients have faced as they prepare to comply with the Information Blocking Final Rule.
February 19, 2021
April 5 marks a transformative day in healthcare data exchange. Here’s what health information professionals need to know.
February 10, 2021
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.
January 25, 2021
Journal of AHIMA Editor Matt Schlossberg previews the tools and resources AHIMA has been developing to help as HIM departments and health IT stakeholders race toward the first information blocking compliance deadlines in April.
January 4, 2021
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.
December 14, 2020
Experts Debra Primeau, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, and Jaime James, MHA, RHIA, offer practical advice and answer questions about the new regulations.
December 7, 2020
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.
October 5, 2020
Providers and payers need to be ready to fulfill data requests without delay.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology answers commonly asked questions about IB.
AHIMA's policy statement including our position, background on the topic, and the current situation.