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Information Blocking Rule Virtual Workshop

The RGV HIE will be hosting a virtual two-part workshop designed to educate healthcare providers on the Info Blocking Rule regarding electronic health information (EHI). Learn more about the rule, your responsibilities, and the exceptions to the rule that might affect you!

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Workshop PART 1

January 27, 2021   12:30 p.m. CT to 2:00 p.m. CT

Amending HIPAA Policies & Compliance Documentation for Information Blocking Exceptions: Patient Access & Preventing Harm; Privacy; and Content & Manner.

  • 12:30 pm Introduction & Overview
  • 12:35 pm Health Care Providers who are “Actors” under the Info Blocking Rule
  • 12:45 pm “Information Blocking” by Providers
    “Interfere with,” “prevent” or “materially discouraged
    • Discussion of specific use case examples
    • How to permissibly educate your patients about privacy and
    security risk without crossing the line into impermissible
    “interference with” sharing of EHI
  • 1:00 pm “Preventing Harm” exception
    • Organization-wide policy approach
    • Episode approach
    • Documentation requirement
    • Walk-through of a Sample Policy
  • 1:25 pm The “Privacy” exception
    • Organization-wide policy approach
    • Episode approach
    • Documentation requirement
  • 1:40 pm “Content & Manner” exception
  • 1:50 pm Deadlines for compliance by health care providers
  • 1:55 pm Q&A
  • 2:00 pm Adjourn

Workshop PART 2

February 3, 2021   12:30 p.m. CT to 2:00 p.m. CT

Compliance Documentation for Information Blocking Exceptions: Security; Infeasibility; and Health IT Performance. Satisfying the ADT Notification requirement of the CMS Final rule.

  • 12:30 pm Introduction & Overview
  • 12:35 pm Certified Health IT Vendors and HIEs/HINs as “Actors”
    under Info Blocking Rule, and applicable penalties
  • 12:45 pm “Information Blocking” by IT Vendors HIEs/HINs
    • “Interfere with,” “prevent” or “materially discourage”
    • Discussion of specific use case examples
  • 1:00 pm “Security” exception
    • Organization-wide policy approach
    • Episode approach
    • Documentation requirements
    • ONC-recommended “minimum” privacy policies & procedures for
    third party apps
    Walk-through of a Sample Policy
  • 1:20 pm “Infeasibility” exception
  • 1:30 pm “Health IT Performance” exception
  • 1:35 pm “Health IT Fees” exception
  • 1:40 pm Deadlines for compliance by Certified Health IT & HIE/HIN
    vendors
  • 1:45pm ADT Notifications under CMS Final Rule.
  • 1:55 pm Q&A
  • 2:00 pm Adjourn

About Helen Oscislawski

Helen Oscislawski is selected to the 2020 & 2021 “Super Lawyers®” list for Health Care Law in New Jersey issued by Thomson Reuters. Her firm was also included on the “Best Law Firms” in Health Care Law, Princeton New Jersey list issued by Best Lawyers for 2018-2021. Helen is also a Board Member of the national Women Owned Law, an organization dedicated to supporting women legal entrepreneurs.

Helen is a corporate and regulatory attorney whose practice for over the last 20 years has focused almost exclusively on advising and representing clients in the health care industry. She cemented her reputation as a prominent privacy and health information technology attorney through decades of developed experience and working hand-in-hand with C-suite executives and in-house general counsels on how to structure and manage complex data-sharing arrangements in compliance with applicable federal and state laws. She is known to many as a “go-to” attorney for legal guidance and advice on HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2, data breach response, telehealth, as well as laws regulating the access, use, and sharing of medical, health, and genetic information.  Learn more about Helen’s law firm by visiting www.oscislaw.com.

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If you have any questions about the event or registration, please contact us on our email: info@rgvhie.org

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