HHS Interoperability Mandate

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The largest seismic event since the initial HITECH legislation is about to hit the healthcare industry. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed a rule that, in their words, will “support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information”. This rule is being termed the “information blocking rule” by many in the industry.

Because of the material impact this information blocking rule will have primarily on healthcare provider organizations and secondarily on healthcare IT vendors, we launched research in mid-February 2020 to healthcare decision makers and influencers. We wanted to understand how these healthcare providers and executives feel about the information blocking rule.


As with most big industry announcements, we look to find out what healthcare leaders think the impact is going to be – to the industry as a whole and to providers organizations and vendors alike.


The question of patients having access to their health records or not is a hot topic. We look at which demographics are the biggest advocates for patients obtaining access to their records.

Direct Commentary

This study also contains pertinent comments directly from healthcare executives, physicians, and nurses from around the country. It provides deeper insights into the data and what actions they may need to take.