Head Off Information Blocking (Cures Act) Error Penalties


Simply complying with HIPAA is no longer enough when it comes to patient access to their records. There are now new federal requirements you must adhere to. New information blocking rules.

New federal Information Blocking rules mandate that you MUST make electronic health information (EHI) available to patients and others securely, at no cost, without delays. The rules also require that you make substantial changes to your practice’s technology, HIPAA policies and procedures and even your clinical workflows to comply.

The new Information Block rules are part of the Cures Act that was implemented earlier this year. Failing to comply with these rules really isn’t an option. Doing so can result in costly stressful audits, and lead to up to $1 million in financial penalties.

Thankfully, you don’t have to navigate these new Information Blocking requirements alone. During this 90-minute online training session, nationally recognized expert, Sarah Badahman, MPH, CHPSE, will walk you through exactly how to comply with is new federal mandate. By attending, you’ll receive actionable step-by-step strategies that will make it easier for you to comply with this complex new rule.

Here are just some of the practical information blocking compliance strategies you’ll receive by attending this online expert-led training:

  • Make patient available to payors and vendors without breaking HIPAA laws
  • Head off patient-complaint-driven audits by speeding up info access
  • Pin down whether your practice qualifies for a compliance exception
  • Avoid HIPAA compliance violations when you make info blocking rule changes
  • Implement new policies and procedures that protect your practice and comply with new rules
  • Determine when you are NOT required to make info available
  • Deescalate patient complaints regarding posted info to stop violation penalties
  • Restructure your vendor arrangements to encompass new info blocking specs
  • Proven processes to track when patients have requested info not be posted
  • Ask the right questions of your EHR and patient portal systems to ensure you are protected
  • And so much more…

Don’t take the risk of tackling the new Information Blocking rules without a proven plan of attack. By attending this online training, you’ll receive the expert advice you need to implement the 21st Century Cures Act correctly and avoid massive violation penalties (which the federal government has made clear are coming).

Don’t wait! Be sure to sign up today.

Meet Your Expert

Sarah Badahman
MPH, CHPSEConsultant and Healthcare Administrator

Sarah is an experienced consultant and healthcare administrator with over 16 years of experience helping physician practices comply with the complexities of HIPAA.  Her consulting career started after being unable to find a HIPAA compliant software that met her organization’s needs. To resolve the issue, she developed and launched her own complete compliance solution: HIPAA trek.

Sarah regularly speaks at healthcare and compliance industry conferences on HIPAA, risk management, security, training, and more. Sarah has her Master’s in Publish Health in Epidemiology and Policy and is a Certified HIPAA Privacy and Security Expert (CHPSE).


Ms. Badehman was very articulate and concisely conveyed a ton of important information. Well done!
April Chiasson
Forensic Coordinator, Psychological Associates of Central Florida