Here's what former national coordinators, health IT groups had to say on ONC's information blocking rules

Of the hundreds of pages of comment letters from healthcare and health IT groups sounding off on the recently proposed information blocking rule, there seems to be one consistent theme: The timeline is too aggressive and will pose burdens to providers and vendors.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) received 1,882 comments on the rule, which the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) unveiled back in February. The interoperability, information blocking and health IT certification rule (PDF) defines exceptions to data blocking as well as fines that may be associated with the practice, and was mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act.