Tool aids compliance with information-blocking rules coming April 5
In the last issue of ISMA e-Reports, Bob Anderson, JD, and Stephanie Eckerle, JD, of Krieg DeVault LLP, discussed how physicians should prepare for April 5, when new federal rules on information blocking and interoperability take effect. Now, the AMA and seven other prominent industry groups have created an online tool to help health care professionals and organizations comply.

The Information Blocking Resource Center is available here.

is made available through College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Public Policy. It includes links to regulatory overviews, documents, articles, cheat sheets, guides, webinars and other documents. It also features resources released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Besides CHIME and the AMA, organizations participating in the initiative include the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), American Psychiatric Association (APA), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and Premier Inc.

Don’t miss: For detailed information on how to prepare for the new rules, read Don’t get caught information blocking: What you need to know.