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Information Blocking: What you Need to Know; Featuring Carol Reynolds, Senior Vice President, Netsmart Cheri Whalen, Regulatory Strategist, Netsmart

Information Blocking: What you need to know now

Carol Reynolds, Senior Vice President, Netsmart
Cheri Whalen, Regulatory Strategist, Netsmart

Information blocking is all about the data – access to, exchange of, and use of electronic health information (EHI) – regardless of what technology is used. Most importantly, information blocking directly impacts your organization. 

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a Final Rule in May 2020, in the 21st Century Cures Act that sets requirements related to Information Blocking. These new regulations that will significantly impact how providers like you manage consumer health information.

Listen in to hear Netsmart executive strategist Carol Reynolds and Netsmart regulatory strategist Cheri Whalen discuss what information blocking and the final rule mean for your organization and what you can do now to prepare for the April 5, 2021 compliance date. 

Key topics discussed: 

  • Strategies to improve response times for data exchange 
  • How to educate your consumers about accessing their data 
  • Tips for breaking down USCDI data elements for your staff and consumers 

This discussion with Carol Reynolds and Cheri Whalen was taken from our show Netsmart CareThreads.

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