In Law360, Health Care Attorneys Analyze Information Blocking Rule Opportunities for Clinical Research

In The News
March 9, 2021
Capital Insights.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule to implement the information blocking provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act.

When the information blocking rule takes effect on April 5, medical researchers may be able to leverage this new compliance framework to obtain access to the electronic health information of patients stored by health care providers and others that must comply with information blocking requirements.

In a Law360 article, health care partners David Peloquin (Boston), Christine Moundas (New York), Jennifer Romig (Chicago) and associate Gideon Palte (New York) explain that the introduction of the information blocking rule and related requirements focused on interoperability and information exchange should increase access to patients' electronic health information for use in secondary research. This new era of data sharing could lead to a proliferation of new research endeavors and insights.