ONC Director of Regulatory Affairs to speak at CMA’s webinar on new federal “information blocking” rules 

February 16, 2021
Area(s) of Interest: Health Information Technology 

Michael Lipinski, Director of the Regulatory and Policy Affairs Division for the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will be speaking at a California Medical Association (CMA) webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Mr. Lipinski was part of the team that crafted the information blocking rule for ONC. 

The one-hour webinar—Federal Information Blocking Rules: What Physicians Need to Know—will 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). 

The federal information blocking rule 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. 

If you are not available to attend the live event, it will be posted for on demand playback in CMA’s webinar library. 



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