83% of Information Blocking claims submitted were by patients on their healthcare provider. Don’t be the next organization that has a complaint filed on your healthcare system.
SOURCE: Information Blocking Claims: By the Numbers | HealthIT.gov
On October 6, 2022, the scope of EHI under federal rules increased substantially. The expanded definition includes any electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) under HIPAA that could be contained in patient medical or billing records or used to make a decision about a patient.
The act of unreasonably interfering with or preventing the interoperability of Electronic Health Information (EHI) through actions, inaction, cumbersome processes, or excessive fees. In short, Information Blocking and the Cures Act is an important part of improvements that must be made in the healthcare delivery system. The intent is for patients and caregivers to have timely electronic access to the information that is being used to make decisions about their healthcare.
An Information Blocking Assessment is a one-time project with an approximate completion time of 4-6 weeks depending on the number of people and interactions.
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To help identify gaps, minimize risks, and motivate change, our Healthcare Consulting Team created the Information Blocking Assessment to assist in:
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The federal rule on Interoperability, Information Blocking, and ONC Health IT Certification—which implemented the 21st Century Cures Act—went into effect.
Require healthcare stakeholders to share all EHI
Must have the following in use: