HHS Delays Compliance Date for HIT Data-blocking Rule Until April

On Thursday, Oct. 29, the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) released an interim final rule delaying the deadline for healthcare providers and HIT vendors to comply with the new regulations limiting “information blocking” practices. This is the second time the deadline has been delayed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; while the first extension ran through Nov. 2, 2020, the new deadline is now April 2021.