Topic: Information Blocking
Health IT advancements have changed the way hospitals respond to a disaster, but several issues remain, including consumer access to medical records.
Lucia Savage details her struggles to get a copy of her medical records and says her experience shows how federal laws don't always work as written.
On Tuesday, Senators grilled representatives of ONC, CMS and OIG on the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act, including information blocking.
Allowing vendors and providers to charge fees for managing health data will prompt a larger investment in interoperability, Niam Yaraghi says.
A new state law prohibits New York providers from charging a fee for medical records to low-income disabled residents applying for state benefits.
Eight EHR vendors say it’s "inconceivable" a company would prohibit data sharing, highlighting a deep divide over how to define information blocking.
A group of health IT and provider organizations want federal officials to clarify the definition of information blocking and how it will be enforced.
The former chief privacy officer at ONC recommends OIG investigators looking to claw back misallocated EHR incentive dollars use HIPAA as their guide.