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Provider Compliance: Information Blocking and Patient Access

California Society for Healthcare Attorneys


Date: June 30, 2021

Location: Webinar

Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM (PST)

This is part of a two-part webinar by California Society for Healthcare Attorneys (CSHA). This complimentary session is open to CSHA members only.

Session Two – Provider Compliance: Information Blocking and Patient Access (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)

On May 1, 2020 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology finalized its information blocking rule (Final Rule) aimed at ending certain practices that impede the secure exchange and use of electronic health information by patients, doctors and health care organizations. The November 2020 compliance date was pushed back to April 5, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will provide an overview of existing patient access rights under state and federal law and how they relate to compliance with the Final Rule. The presenters will also discuss how the Final Rule applies to health care providers and tips for identifying and analyzing potential information blocking practices that impermissibly restrict access, exchange, and use of electronic health information (EHI). In doing so, the discussion will evaluate common operational challenges and summarize best practices for health care providers in complying with the Final Rule.

Lara Compton, Mintz
Kathryn Edgerton, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Continuing Education Credit: The California Society for Healthcare Attorneys is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider and is authorized to provide 2 hours of MCLE credit for this program.

Registrant must complete post-event survey, attest to participation, and provide a professional license number. CE certificates will be emailed approximately two weeks after survey completion.

Questions? Email CSHA at [email protected].


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Lara D. Compton


Lara D. Compton is a Mintz Member and a trusted advisor to clients ranging from traditional health care providers to digital health platforms as they navigate the challenges of health care innovation. She focuses on HIPAA data privacy and other regulatory issues, fraud and abuse laws, and business planning and operational issues.