Becker's Healthcare September 22, 2021
The definition of “electronic health information” will need to be standardized to ensure compliance with HHS’ Cures Act Final Rule, according to a recent report by The American Health Information Management Association, the American Medical Informatics Association and the Electronic Health Record Association.
Five things to know:
- The rule is the first phase of policies aimed at advancing interoperability and patients’ access to their health information. The rule is designed to break down barriers that prevent patients from getting electronic access to their health information and taking a step toward interoperability and patient data exchange.
- Starting Oct. 6, 2022, hospitals will be expected to adhere to the full scope of electronic health information for purposes of information blocking compliance, according to a...