BC Advantage - 2019 Issue 2
CMS and ONC Proposed Rulings Share Your Data or Pay the Price
For most in the health IT industry, last week was a doozy. On February 11, just one day before the start of HIMSS (one of the largest health IT conferences in the world), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced 2 large proposals focusing on information blocking and interoperability.The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) decided to release complementary proposed rules to promote the sharing of health information, increase patient access to their electronic health information (EHI), and restrict information blocking.Although both rulings have similar themes...
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