Prepare Now For Sharing of and Access to Electronic Health Information: Cures Act Information Blocking and Interoperability Rules Take Effect June 30, 2020The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued companion regulations advancing the interoperability of and patient access to electronic health information under the 21st Century Cures Act that will take effect June 30, 2020, with a compliance date of November 2, 2020. Now is the time to learn what the Information Blocking Rule will require and begin the work with stakeholders to establish new practices for advancing interoperability goals safely and securely. Read further for insight from Bradley attorneys on some initial steps for healthcare organizations and health IT developers to get started.

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Photo of Amy Leopard Amy Leopard

Amy Leopard advises clients on complex health matters, including health IT and privacy and security issues. Amy brings practical insights and knowledge from over 25 years in healthcare, including serving as a vice president in both academic medical center and community hospital settings…

Amy Leopard advises clients on complex health matters, including health IT and privacy and security issues. Amy brings practical insights and knowledge from over 25 years in healthcare, including serving as a vice president in both academic medical center and community hospital settings with responsibilities for medical staff, clinical departments, quality improvements and medical records. She structures and negotiates technology contracts, licenses, joint ventures, data use, sharing and transfer agreements at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Amy has served as counsel on health information exchange (HIE) projects and has worked with electronic health record (EHR) and personal health record (PHR) vendors on privacy and security, fraud and abuse, and other regulatory issues. She taught advanced courses on Legal Issues in Health Information for the Kent State University M.S. in Health Informatics program. Amy has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law since 2006.

Photo of Jordan Stivers Luke Jordan Stivers Luke

Jordan Stivers Luke assists clients in the technology and financial services industry in regulatory, operational, and transactional matters. She advises clients on day-to-day privacy and security operational issues and data breach response. She assists clients in drafting business agreements and other technology agreements…

Jordan Stivers Luke assists clients in the technology and financial services industry in regulatory, operational, and transactional matters. She advises clients on day-to-day privacy and security operational issues and data breach response. She assists clients in drafting business agreements and other technology agreements, as well as privacy policies and procedures. Jordan advises clients on protecting the privacy and security of customer and proprietary information, and complying with the CCPA, UDAAP statutes, the FCRA and FACTA, the GLBA, COPPA, the TCPA, and other laws.