Bloomberg Law September 27, 2021
Thora Johnson, Heather Sussman, Ryan McKenney

The 21st Century Cures Act includes provisions to enhance the interoperability of electronic health information (EHI) and prohibit information blocking. Generally, interoperability fosters the sharing of EHI, while the prohibition on information blocking penalizes health-care providers and health tech companies for knowingly and unreasonably interfering with the exchange of EHI.

Examples of information blocking include inappropriately citing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as a reason for not sharing EHI, including contractual provisions preventing the...

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Topics: Apps, Cures Act, EMR / EHR, Govt Agencies, Health IT, HHS, HIE (Interoperability), HIPAA, OIG, Provider, Technology
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