Health IT Roundup—ONC info blocking rule pushed to September; Wisconsin hospital sued for data breach

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ONC's information blocking rule has been pushed to September. (Sarah Stierch/CC BY 4.0)

ONC information blocking rule slated for September

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has pushed back its highly anticipated information blocking rule to September.

Outlined in the spring unified agenda released on Wednesday, the proposed rule includes new requirements for EHR developers, voluntary certification for pediatric providers, adoption of the Trusted Exchange Framework, as well as a definition around information blocking. The rule was previously scheduled for April but is now slated for September. (Unified Agenda)

UnityPoint Health faces class-action suit over data breach

UnityPoint Health has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging it falsely informed patients that a data breach did not include their Social Security numbers.

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The lawsuit says the breach, which was the result of a phishing attack, involved 16,429 people. (Wisconsin State Journal)

Change Healthcare partners with Microsoft and Adobe

Change Healthcare has launched a partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to improve patient engagement with a new solution that will collect health information from multiple electronic sources, according to an announcement.

"This unique collaboration is all about helping our customers put the consumer first," Neil de Crescenzo, president and CEO of Change Healthcare, said in a statement. "Bolting transactional features onto portals can't provide the frictionless, end-to-end experience consumers want. That ideal can be met only when providers can infuse and orchestrate intelligence into touchpoints across healthcare's administrative, clinical and financial continuum.” (Announcement)