8 Healthcare Organizations Join Forces to Launch Info Blocking Resource Center

ANN ARBOR, MI, Feb. 5, 2021 – With the deadline for complying with federal information blocking regulations quickly approaching, physicians and other healthcare providers are getting assistance from eight leading healthcare organizations. Starting today, the Information Blocking Resource Center will be live and will highlight tools and resources to educate and help prepare healthcare professionals for the April 5 information blocking applicability date.
The American College of Physicians (ACP), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), American Psychiatric Association (APA), College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and Premier Inc. have pooled resources and provided a centralized location for healthcare professionals to access the information necessary to understand and comply with these challenging 21st Century Cures Act requirements.
Powered by CHIME Public Policy with search and sorting functions, the Information Blocking Resource Center offers links to regulatory overviews, documents, articles, cheat sheets, guides, webinars and other documents submitted by the eight organizations. The center will also feature resources released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Materials are organized under nine categories:
  • Information blocking actors
  • Information blocking compliance
  • Information blocking and COVID-19
  • Information blocking and mental health/substance abuse
  • Information blocking education
  • Information blocking exceptions
  • Information blocking overview
  • Federal resources
  • Patient resources  
The Information Blocking Resource Center is free and open to the public. To access the center, go here.
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 163,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.
About the American Health Information Management Association
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is a global nonprofit association of health information (HI) professionals. AHIMA represents professionals who work with health data for more than one billion patient visits each year. AHIMA’s mission of empowering people to impact health drives our members and credentialed HI professionals to ensure that health information is accurate, complete, and available to patients and providers. Our leaders work at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business, and are found in data integrity and information privacy job functions worldwide.
About the American Medical Association
The American Medical Association (AMA) is the physicians’ powerful ally in patient care. As the only medical association that convenes 190+ state and specialty medical societies and other critical stakeholders, the AMA represents physicians with a unified voice to all key players in health care. The AMA leverages its strength by removing the obstacles that interfere with patient care, leading the charge to prevent chronic disease and confront public health crises and driving the future of medicine to tackle the biggest challenges in health care.
About the American Medical Informatics Association
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is the professional home for more than 5,500 informatics professionals, representing frontline clinicians, researchers, and public health experts who bring meaning to data, manage information, and generate new knowledge across the health and healthcare enterprise. As the voice of the nation’s biomedical and health informatics professionals, AMIA plays a leading role in advancing health and wellness by moving basic research findings from bench to bedside, and evaluating interventions, innovations and public policy across settings and patient populations.
About the American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association (APA), founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 38,800 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information, please visit www.psychiatry.org.
About the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With over 5,000 members, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate for the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve.
About the Medical Group Management Association
Founded in 1926, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is the nation’s largest association focused on the business of medical practice management. MGMA consists of 15,000 group medical practices ranging from small private medical practices to large national health systems representing more than 350,000 physicians. MGMA helps nearly 60,000 medical practice leaders and the healthcare community solve the business challenges of running practices so that they can focus on providing outstanding patient care. To learn more, go to mgma.com or follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.
About Premier Inc.
Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,100 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 200,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news site on www.premierinc.com; as well as TwitterFacebookLinkedInYouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.
Candace Stuart
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME

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