EHR Intelligence July 5, 2022
Hannah Nelson

While the information blocking rule applies to clinical research data sharing, it is unclear how organizations should negotiate the law in the context of existing regulations.

Federal guidance is needed on information blocking rule implementation for research data sharing, according to a Health Affairs article.

While electronic health information (EHI) holds the potential to advance clinical research, a lack of incentives and standardized procedures to share EHI with researchers has hampered this progress, the authors wrote.

While HIPAA and the Common Rule set conditions for sharing identifiable data for research, those regulations do not mandate that EHI be shared, giving entities that produce EHI broad discretion over researcher access.

However, the information blocking (IB) provision of the 21st Century Cures Act may limit...

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