The Reading Room: Information-Blocking and Interoperability Compliance

April 29, 2021
Whitney J. Palmer

Matthew Michela, President and CEO of Life Image, discusses ONC information-blocking rules and strategies practices can take to ensure compliance.

Earlier this month, on April 5, the Office of the National Coordinator enacted its information-blocking rules designed to facilitate sharing of health data and images with patients. However, a recent survey conducted by interoperability company Life Image revealed that most facilities are not yet in compliance, opening themselves up to penalties of up to $1 million.

Compliance, however, is critical to improved patient care, particularly during the lingering pandemic. Diagnostic Imaging spoke with Life Image President and CEO Matthew Michela about the role these rules play in healthcare and strategies facilities can use to come into compliance.

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