David Szabo is giving a presentation for the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC) on September 27, 2017, entitled "Information Blocking: Law and Interoperability."Congress, The Office of the Inspector General, the Office of National Coordinator, and the Office of Civil Rights all have expressed their concerns about possible “information blocking” by electronic health record vendors and by provider organizations. ONC defines information blocking as knowingly and unreasonably interfering with the exchange or use of electronic health information. After a flurry of legislation and regulatory guidance, Information Blocking can lead to:
The presentation will review regulatory definitions of “Information Blocking,” legal guidance from various agencies, and reasonable justifications for limitations on interoperability.
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