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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: HITAC Information Blocking Recommendations; Better Patient Matching; and the Problem with Stagnant Patient Records

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.

Hospital Executives Push For Progress in Patient Matching Accuracy

Patient matching accuracy rates are far too low to support effective health data exchange, according to executives from 18 hospitals, physicians’ offices, and health information exchanges (HIEs.) 

HITAC Suggests Changes to Exceptions in Information Blocking Rule

The HITAC information blocking task force (IBTF) issued a list of 60 recommendations to ONC suggesting changes to its draft information blocking rules, including several that modify exceptions to the rule.

EHR Training Cited As Top Predictor of EHR User Satisfaction

Administering sufficient EHR training to clinicians may be the key to improving rates of EHR user satisfaction, according to a recent clinician survey by the KLAS Arch Collaborative.

Physicians Foundation Initiative to Improve HIE Use in 6 States

The Physicians Foundation recently started an interoperability fund as part of an effort to improve health information exchange (HIE) use among medical practices across six states.

California HIE Receives $4.9M Grant to Connect to EMS Services

California’s health information exchange (HIE), Manifest MedEx, recently received a $4.9 million grant from the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) to enable interoperability with EMS ambulances, hospitals, and other first responders.

Stagnant Patient Records Are a Public Health Problem

Here’s an interesting perspective on how the inability to share patient health records can lead to larger public health problems in Medscape.

The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT for 2019—CIOs and IT Executives

Health Data Management is offering this definitive list of the most powerful female healthcare CIOs and IT executives.

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