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What is Information
Blocking and How
does it Affect You?

According to the American Health Information Management Association:
Information Blocking is defined as a practice that is likely to interfere with,
prevent, or materially discourage access, exchange, or use of Electronic Health
Information (EHI). It applies to any request for electronic health information
from any requestor; it is not limited to just patient requests.

Information Blocking Rule Actors:
Who Does the Information Blocking Rule Affect.

Healthcare Providers,
Hospitals, Skilled
Nursing Facility

Nursing Facility

Home Health Entity, Long Term Care Facility

Health Care Clinic

Community Mental Health Center

Renal Dialysis Facility, Blood Center

Ambulatory Surgical Center

Emergency Medical Services Provider

Federally Qualified Health Center

Group Practice

Pharmacist

Pharmacy

Laboratory

Physician

Practitioner

Provider

Therapists

And Also:

Health Information Exchanges or Health Information Network

Health IT Developer or Certified Health IT

Here is where you can find more information about
The Information Blocking Rule


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology:
What is information blocking?


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology:
Information Blocking FAQs.


CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Fact Sheet.


New information-blocking rules: What doctors should know.

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