Becker's Healthcare September 27, 2021
Hannah Mitchell

Health IT companies that fail to comply with federal information-blocking prohibitions this year could be penalized as much as $1 million per violation, according to a Sept. 27 Bloomberg Law report.

The rule went into effect April 5, yet many companies have failed to comply. The federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT found that just 21.9 percent of health apps connected to EHRs meet the international standard for the transfer of clinical and administrative data between software apps used by healthcare providers, FedScoop reported.

Five things to know:

  1. Developers of EHRs, health information networks and health information exchanges and healthcare providers are subject to the information blocking prohibition.
  2. There are eight exceptions to the prohibition, such as blocking information to prevent...

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