Topic: Information Blocking
HHS fined a Florida hospital $85,000 for taking nine months to fulfill a patient's request for their medical records.
Nearly two-thirds of health plans (63%) say they are using federal interoperability regulations as the first step toward broader strategies.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's deputy national coordinator, Jon White, M.D., is stepping down from the position in August.
Healthcare industry groups are urging the CMS to take a phased approach its proposed interoperability rule.
There seems to be one consistent theme among healthcare groups sounding off on the proposed information blocking rule: The timeline is too aggressive.
The Health Innovation Alliance is calling for the interoperability rules to be scrapped and for federal policymakers to "go back to the drawing board."
Proposed federal rules don't go far enough to give patients and providers control when it comes to exchanging and accessing health data, AMIA says.
Industry group CHIME is urging federal healthcare policy officials to go slow with dual interoperability and information blocking rules.
A new report dives into how the Trump administration has scrubbed plenty of references to the Affordable Care Act from its websites.
The Health IT Advisory Committee is wrestling with the information blocking rule and specifically the fees for the delivery of medical records.