Understanding Information Blocking and the Expectations for Healthcare Organizations


In April 2021, the 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule went into effect, prohibiting healthcare entities from information blocking in order to break down barriers that have historically limited patient access to electronic personal health information (ePHI). To allow entities an opportunity to phase in their compliance, the initial rollout of the rule only covered a subset of electronic health information (EHI), but as of October 6, 2022, entities will be responsible for complying with the Information Blocking Rule as it applies to the full scope of EHI.

During this webinar, experts from Clearwater’s Privacy and Compliance Consulting team will review key aspects of the rule and what it means for your organization.

Attendees will learn:

  • Who must comply with the Information Blocking Rule
  • The exceptions to the rule that may be applicable
  • How to develop well-defined processes to evaluate and review requests, maintain documentation for compliance purposes and determine how denials are consistently tailored to one or more of the exceptions
  • What to consider when drafting an information blocking and exceptions policy

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