Confidentiality, Privacy and Security

Information Blocking Preparation

  • 1.  Information Blocking Preparation

    Posted 18 days ago
    I'm interested in learning how your HIM departments are involved in preparing for the Nov 2020 Information Blocking rule.    For those that are involved, what resources have been the most helpful?

    21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program

    Bridget Leon
    Operations Manager, ROI
    Mayo Clinic

  • 2.  RE: Information Blocking Preparation

    Posted 18 days ago

    If you use Epic, go to Galaxy and search 21st Century Cures.  They have A LOT of information and great resources!


    Becky Kilen, MS, RHIA, CHPS

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  • 3.  RE: Information Blocking Preparation

    Posted 18 days ago
    Thanks Rebecca...I'll check that one out, too.  I finished doing a review of the 300+ pages of the Fed Reg for an online presentation...BUT...never hurts to look at other write ups and such.  Helps me see if I missed anything.

    On the flipside, by doing my own review of the regs...I can sometimes find when people leave out info (sometimes very important) in other write ups.  Enough learning to go around for sure!

    Frank Ruelas
    Compliance Professional

  • 4.  RE: Information Blocking Preparation

    Posted 16 days ago
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    Hi Bridget,

    I would recommend The Sequoia Project's new Resource Center for Information Blocking (just recently launched), in addition to the ONC's website (links below).  We are definitely on the countdown-clock with November 2, 2020 as the effective date.

    (Earlier this year, in late May, the ONC selected the Sequoia Project to continue its role implementing the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). ONC had originally selected the Sequoia Project to be the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) for TEFCA last year.)

    The Sequoia Project has a lot of PDFs, on-demand (free) webinars/videos, slide decks, educational content, and resources from other partners in their online Information Blocking Center.  (The Boot Camp and some other resources are not free or members-only, but many of the other resources in their Info Blocking Compliance Center are courtesy and for use by the HIM/HIT community)

    The ONC also has great information --> ... and lot of fact sheets to go with explaining what qualifies and doesn't qualify as information blocking.

    Hope this helps -- please feel free to reach out to me directly, as well, if desired.


    A. Andrews Dean, CPHIMS, CHDA, CPHI, CPPM, CPC
    AHIMA-Approved Data Analytics Trainer
    Health IT Regulatory Affairs & Healthcare Compliance Consultant