Date and Time

November 30, 2022
2:00-3:00 PM ET


Dan Healy

Dan Healy
Policy Coordinator

Rachel Nelson

Rachel Nelson, JD
Branch Chief

Barbara Carr

Barbara Carr, RHIA
Strategic Advisor


Information Protection; Access, Disclosure, Privacy and Security

Presentation Content

The information blocking definition of electronic health information (EHI) includes the entire scope of electronic protected health information (ePHI) that is or would be in a Designated Record Set (DRS). Prior to October 6, 2022, the definition of information blocking was focused only on the subset of EHI that is represented by elements in the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) v1. As of October 6, 2022, all EHI falls within the scope of the information blocking definition.

What is and what is not EHI for purposes of information blocking regulations? In this presentation you will hear from experts with the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT) on what EHI is and how its definition relates to but differs from the definition of ePHI under the HIPAA Rules. Learn about current information blocking policy and what healthcare organizations and providers should bear in mind specific to information blocking regulations as they review and update their technical capabilities and workflows in context of their DRS to ensure they are sharing EHI consistent with all applicable laws.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand how EHI is an important part of the information blocking definition.
  2. Learn how to identify what is and what is not EHI.
  3. Learn more about how information blocking policy recognizes the importance of maintaining cybersecurity of your health IT and of respecting patients’ privacy rights and preferences.

Reference List

HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Understanding Electronic Health Information (EHI)

Information Blocking Exceptions

Information Blocking FAQs