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Friday, May 17 • 11:40am - 12:30pm
ONC Releases Proposed Rule to Support Seamless and Secure Access to, Exchange of, and Use of Electronic Health Information (EHI)

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) today issued a proposed rule to support seamless and secure access to, exchange of, and use of electronic health information (EHI).

The proposed rule is designed to increase innovation and competition by giving patients and their healthcare providers secure access to health information and to new tools, allowing for more choice in care and treatment. It calls on the healthcare industry to adopt standardized application programming interfaces (APIs), which would allow individuals to securely and easily access structured EHI using applications for smartphones and other mobile devices.

The proposed rule would implement provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act that deter and penalize information blocking by outlining seven proposed exceptions to its definition under the law.

The proposed rule would place a strong focus on patient access to their health information through a provision requiring that patients could electronically access their EHI at no cost. It would also encourage competition and new business models in the health care market.

The proposed rule also includes a request for information on the parameters and implications of including price information within the scope of EHI and if that information would help the public see the prices they are paying for their healthcare.

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Cynthia Stamer

CEO, Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C.
Cynthia Marcotte Stamer is a Martindale-Hubble “AV-Preeminent (Top 1%) rated practicing attorney and management consultant, health industry public policy advocate, widely published author and lecturer, recognized for her nearly 30 years’ of work on health industry and other privacy... Read More →
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Todd Rossin

Todd Rossin is responsible for the oversight of IDMWORKS business segments and for the development of strategic plans to sustain the company’s rapid growth.Todd has over 20 years’ experience in managing, architecting and deploying Identity Management, LDAP Directories, Single/Reduced... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm PDT
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