ONC Delays Timeframes for Information Blocking and Changes to Health IT Certification Program

November 2020

In a last-minute development impacting developers of certified Health IT, HIEs, and healthcare providers, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced an Interim Final Rule with Comment Period delaying compliance dates and timeframes for information blocking and modifications to the health IT certification program. This delay will come as a welcome change for certain entities in the healthcare sector struggling to implement changes set to take effect this month amid the COVID pandemic.

Read more here to understand the key takeaways from the IFC.