February 01, 2021
Area(s) of Interest: Health Information Technology Professional Development & Education
The federal information blocking rule, issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), takes effect on April 5, 2021. The rule, called for under the 21st Century Cures Act, is intended to enable more widespread access, use and exchange of patient data. It will, with some exceptions, prohibit any action defined as “information blocking” by physicians, hospitals and health information technology vendors. Information blocking is defined as practices that prevent or materially discourage the access, exchange, or use of electronic health information.
The California Medical Association (CMA) is hosting a one-hour webinar—Federal Information Blocking Rules: What Physicians Need to Know—on February 18, 2021, to help physicians understand the components of this new rule and steps they should take to come into compliance. Registration is free for CMA members and their staff ($99 for everyone else).
If you are not available to attend the live event, it will be posted for on demand playback in CMA’s webinar library.