Information Blocking in Healthcare – #HITsm Chat Topic

We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 3/8 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Colin Hung (@colin_hung) on the topic of “Information Blocking in Healthcare”.

Ever since the information blocking rules came out, there’s been a lot of discussion about information blocking in healthcare. Is it really happening or is this a government regulation gone awry? Plus, this regulation goes well beyond information blocking to also look at things like API fees, patient export of EHR data, and physician patient data.

Is this legislation going to help prevent organizations from information blocking? Is information blocking really a big problem in healthcare or is this rule much ado about nothing? What does this rule mean for EHR vendors, for healthcare organizations, and patients?

You can read more about the Information Blocking proposed rule including links to a number of fact sheets on the rule here.

Join us for this week’s #HITsm chat where we’re talking Information Blocking in healthcare!

Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: Is information blocking really a big problem in healthcare? What problems is it causing and where do you see it happening? #HITsm

T2: Is the proposed rule on Information Blocking going to have an impact for good or bad? Why? #HITsm

T3: How will this new rule impact EHR vendors? What changes would you make to improve the rule? #HITsm

T4: What do these new changes mean for healthcare providers? What should healthcare organizations do to prepare for these changes? #HITsm

T5: What impact will the proposed rules have on patients? Where would you take the rule further and where would you dial it back? #HITsm

Bonus: Will this rule improve health data sharing? Why? #HITsm

Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
3/15 – What Does It Mean to Be an ePatient?
Hosted by Irma Rastegayeva (@IrmaRaste)

3/22 – Healthcare tech: Challenges in User Adoption & Implementation
Hosted by @TheTechOfficer

3/29 – TBD
Hosted by TBD

We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always, let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.

If you’re searching for the latest #HITsm chat, you can always find the latest #HITsm chat and schedule of chats here.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.