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Welcome to the Health Information Exchange Weekly News Round Up from RosettaHealth. Each week, we will provide you with a summary of all the actionable news that hospitals, HIT vendors, ACOs, and population health providers need to be smart and effective when it comes to health information exchange.

HIE News Round Up: CMS Seeks to Improve Interoperability; Sequoia Project and Information Blocking; and Patient-Facing Digital Technologies Challenges

Welcome to the Health Information Exchange Weekly News Round Up from RosettaHealth. Each week, we will provide you with a summary of all the actionable news that hospitals, HIT vendors, ACOs, and population health providers need to be smart and effective when it comes to health information exchange.

CMS Seeks to Improve Interoperability With Public Policy Changes

At a recent Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) 2019 Public Policy Conference, CMS Administrator Seema Verma reaffirmed the federal agency’s commitment to improving interoperability through several policy changes.

CHIME Cites Lack of True Interoperability as Source of Health Costs

In a response to a federal request for information (RFI) about how to address rising healthcare costs, CHIME recommended the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions focus on advancing interoperability and improving patient EHR matching.

New Sequoia Project Workgroup Zeroes in on Information Blocking

The Sequoia Project has launched a new workgroup as part of its Interoperability Matters cooperative centered on addressing longstanding issues with information blocking.

Early Phase EHR Adopters Focus on Health IT Infrastructure

Healthcare organizations in the early phase of EHR adoption are focused primarily on health IT infrastructure, such as interoperability and data security, according to a recent CHIME roundtable. 

EHRA Urges CMS, ONC to Extend Interoperability Rule Comment Period

The EHR Association (EHRA) recently issued letters to ONC and CMS requesting a 30-day extension of the comment period for the federal agencies’ proposed rules on interoperability and information blocking.

Why Are Health Care Organizations Slow To Adopt Patient-Facing Digital Technologies?

Health Affairs recently interviewed representatives from health care delivery systems, digital health technology companies, and digital companies outside of health care, to determine why care organizations are slow to adopt patient-facing innovations.

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