Information blocking: Is it occurring and what policy strategies can address it?

March 17, 2017

Information blocking: Is it occurring and what policy strategies can address it?

The Milbank Quarterly

In an original investigation piece for The Milbank Quarterly, IHPI member Julia Adler-Milstein, Ph.D., addresses the concerns Congress has raised about providers and electronic health record vendors knowingly engaging in business practices that interfere with electronic health information exchange (HIE).

Such “information blocking” is presumed to occur because providers and vendors reap financial benefits, but these practices harm public good and substantially limit the value to be gained from EHR adoption. Crafting a policy response has been difficult because, beyond anecdotes, there is no data that captures the extent of information blocking.

Follow the link below to read more about the policy points, context, methods, findings and conclusions addressed in this piece.

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