Reaction Data February, 2020
The largest seismic event since the initial HITECH legislation is about to hit the healthcare industry. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed a rule that, in their words, will “support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information”. This rule is being termed the “information blocking rule” by many in the industry.
Because of the material impact this information blocking rule will have primarily on healthcare provider organizations and secondarily on healthcare IT vendors, we launched research in mid-February 2020 to healthcare decision makers and influencers. We wanted to understand how these healthcare providers and executives feel about the information blocking rule.