Information Blocking

Information Blocking
Information blocking can occur in many forms.
  • Physicians can experience info blocking when trying to access patient records from other providers, connecting their electronic health record (EHR) systems to local health information exchanges (HIEs), migrating from one EHR to another, and linking their EHRs with a clinical data registry.
  • Patients can also experience info blocking when trying to access their medical records or when sending their records to another provider. 
The ONC Cures Act prevents patients’ electronic health information information blocking practices, and the provider compliance deadline is April 5th. 

Resources on Information Blocking and the ONC Cures Act from HITEQ, ONC, and the American Medical Association below.
 
HITEQ
 
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) 
 
ONC
 
American Medical Assocation