HIMSSCast: What the new info blocking rules mean for you — with Deven McGraw

HIMSSCast welcomes healthcare privacy expert Deven McGraw, currently Chief Regulatory Officer for Ciitizen, who previously served as Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at OCR, as well as Acting Chief Privacy Officer at ONC, to discuss the forthcoming information blocking rules, upcoming HIPAA overhaul, and more with host Jonah Comstock and Healthcare IT News Executive Editor Mike Miliard.

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Talking points:

  • Challenges of complying with the new info blocking rules.
  • How the new rules flip the script on data sharing.
  • Info blocking rules vs CMS rules on APIs.
  • Patient right of access, and form and format requirements.
  • Market opportunities created by the new rules.
  • What could happen next with national privacy legislation?
  • Defining health data for legislative purposes.
  • Looking at the upcoming updated HIPAA rules.
  • Privacy implications of vaccine credentialing.
  • Misconceptions about when HIPAA applies.
  • What Ciitizen is working on these days.
  • Deven’s parting advice on the info blocking rules.

More about this episode:

Privacy protections to encourage use of health-relevant digital data in a learning health system 
(Deven’s paper with Ken Mandel)

Ciitizen’s website

HHS publishes final regs on info blocking, interoperability

HIMSSCast: How providers and payers should be preparing for new info blocking and patient access rules

ONC officials offer update on information blocking rules compliance

Info blocking compliance date nears: Legal experts offer toolkit to help

COVID-19 highlights the importance of ONC info blocking rules, says Rucker

Healthcare industry groups react to extended info blocking compliance timeline

HHS floats major changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule

HIMSSCast: HIPAA Privacy Rule proposed changes what they mean and what to expect

Office of Civil Rights extends comment period on changes to HIPAA privacy rule

Three ways providers get HIPAA right of access wrong

How to solve the ‘Goldilocks’ dilemma of health data sharing?

Apple requires COVID-19 vaccine passport developers to work with public health authorities

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