2020-0921 Info Blocking Immediate Release White Paper.pdf

2020-0921 Info Blocking Immediate Release White Paper.pdf

Information Blocking:Immediate Release of Resultsand Notes2020-0918,CT Linon behalf of Physician Informatics, CMO council, Legal, Compliance and HIMExecutive Summary:On November2, 2020,federal rules willrequireimmediately releasingprovider daily progress notes (bothinpatient and outpatient),andalllaboratory,radiology, pathologyreportsto the patient via My Health Connection.Background:Patients have had the right to requestand viewtheir entire medical record since 1970.The Information Blockingstatute within the 21stCentury CURES actencodes this in federalrules andrequires immediate release.UCHealth already releasesoutpatient, emergency, urgent careprogress notesandhospital discharge summaries.Labresults, plain filmX-rayandultrasoundresultsare also releasedimmediately to patients.Wedodelay releaseof some results, thus some categories that do not meet thefederalstandard.Our patients love seeing their notesand results inMy Health Connectionpatient portal.Over 70% of ourcontinuitypatients(800,000) are online.UCHealth current settingsfor releasingresults and notes, related to Information Blocking.All delayed results will be changed to immediate release as of November 2, 2020

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