Healthcare IT News January 27, 2020
Nathan Eddy

The ONC final rules on interoperability and patient access are expected soon, and Sequoia’s info blocking workgroup seeks to help organizations prepare for compliance.

Non-profit organization The Sequoia Project has published a new document that provides actionable implementation guidance and feedback in anticipation of the new information blocking rules, expected soon from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Section 4004 of the 21st Century Cures Act prohibits “information blocking” and authorizes the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to identify activities that could hinder patient access to healthcare data.

The rule could transform the way in which patient data is shared among providers and with patients. It’s expected to outline permissible business practices that will not...