Medical Records Access: What the New Information Blocking Federal Rule Means for Medical Practice
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
The lack of interoperability between electronic health record (EHRs) systems has been a consistent barrier to the optimal use of EHRs to increase the efficiency of patient care and improve care coordination for patients across the health care system. In addition, changes in technology and attitudes have led to an increasing demand by patients to have quick and easy access to information contained in their medical record. New federal rules released last year have gone into effect that will affect how physicians who keep electronic medical records release that information to patients and other entities with legitimate data requests.
Join Johnalyn Lyles, PhD, and Cassie Weaver, JD, from the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for a presentation highlighting important provisions in the new federal rule regarding “information blocking,” and what practices need to do to be in compliance with the new regulations.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Define information blocking.
- Identify activities in your practice that could be considered information blocking.
- Describe the categories of exceptions for activities that do not constitute information blocking.
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The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Johnalyn Lyles, PhD
Johnalyn Lyles, PhD is the Deputy Director of the Regulatory and Policy Affairs Division within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The Division leads ONC’s development of regulations, analyzes policy, and coordinates across HHS and the Federal Government on initiatives, policies, and regulations to support nationwide efforts to advance health information technology, electronic health information exchange, patient access, and healthcare for all Americans. She also actively supports ONC’s education and scientific research efforts. Before joining ONC, she worked for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) on priority health policy, including Meaningful Use. She helped guide the clinical and scientific agenda on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and supported the Federal opioid workgroup. Johnalyn received her PhD in Neuropharmacology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Cassie Weaver, JD
Cassie Weaver, JD is an attorney and policy analyst in the Regulatory and Policy Affairs Division of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). She specializes in all things information blocking: policy development, compliance, administration, and stakeholder outreach and education. Prior to joining ONC, she worked at the Environmental Protection Agency, and as an attorney representing indigent clients in southeast Michigan, her home state. She holds a JD from the University of Michigan of Law School and a BA in International Affairs from American University.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit