Information blocking rules: Health industry groups call for Congressional oversight

Healthcare IT News: Seven leading healthcare trade groups – representing hospitals, physicians, medical informatics professionals, IT executives and others – have called on Capitol Hill to take an active role in ensuring upcoming regulations on data exchange and information blocking are implemented in keeping with the goals of the 21st Century Cures Act.

In a Sept. 23 letter to Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, and Patty Murray, D-Washington, the industry groups called on the leaders of the Senate HELP Committee to ensure the forthcoming regs from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT achieve goals of patient access while also promoting privacy and security and preventing clinician burnout.

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