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ONC Webinar Series on Information Blocking Rule

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will host a series of webinars to discuss information sharing requirements finalized in a 2020 rule. The first webinar will be Sept. 14, from 1–2 pm ET.

The ONC final rule implemented parts of the 21st Century Cures Act related to advancing interoperability; supporting the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information; and addressing information blocking. Specific to information blocking, the rule defined the actors (including hospitals and health systems) that must engage in sharing of electronic health information to be deemed in compliance with the information blocking prohibition of the 21st Century Cures Act. Moreover, it delineated eight reasonable and necessary exceptions to the information blocking prohibition.

This first webinar in the series is clinician-focused and will cover key aspects of the regulations related to information blocking, including:

  • the definition of information blocking;
  • how information sharing leads to more affordable and equitable care;
  • what information must be shared and with whom; and
  • the allowable exceptions to information blocking prohibition and when they apply.

There will be an opportunity to ask ONC experts questions on these topics. The live webcast will be recorded for viewers to watch at a later date.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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Abigail Painchaud is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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