The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will convene a webinar for clinicians Sept. 14 at 1pm ET to discuss the status of HHS’ implementation of the Information Blocking provision in the 21st Century Cures Act (Section 4004). ONC presenters will focus on describing the basic requirements and exceptions but are unlikely to delve into enforcement topics yet to be determined by a future rulemaking.
The ONC’s webinar announcement says the agency will address questions from a clinician perspective, including:
- What is information blocking and why should I care?
- Why is information sharing so important?
- What information needs to be shared and with whom?
- What are the allowable exceptions and when do they apply?
American College of Radiology® (ACR®) members interested in attending the webinar should register in advance using the online registration form. The ACR Information Blocking resource page provides additional information.