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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: Industry Rift Over Interop Rules Grows Wider; Rise of Cloud-Based EHRs; and DSS Joins SHIEC

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.

Cerner CEO Speaks Out in Favor of ONC Interoperability Rule

The back-and-forth between EHR vendors, health organizations, and the federal government regarding the ONC’s proposed rule on interoperability and information blocking took another turn on when Cerner Chairman and CEO Brent Shafer addressed the matter on an earnings conference call.

Epic Leads Almost 60 Health Systems Against Interoperability Rule

Roughly 60 health systems have pledged their loyalty to Epic Systems and its CEO Judy Faulkner against the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed interoperability rule, which is intended to make it easier to share medical information, according to a CNBC report.

How ACOs are Integrating Social Determinants of Health in Practice

Despite agreement that the social determinants of health (SDOH) can impact accountable care organization (ACO) success, many see challenges in integrating interventions into practice, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.

Cost-Conscious Hospitals Trending Towards Cloud-Based EHRs

Roughly 60 percent of hospitals holding less than 150 beds are unsure about their current EHR system and more than a quarter of those respondents are actively assessing the potential of a cloud-based EHR replacement system, according to a 2020 Black Book survey.

Expanding Payer and Provider Participation in Data Exchange

Manatt Health outlines seven policy levers available to states working to advance interoperability—the ability of healthcare entities to exchange patient data seamlessly—including their pros and cons.

AR Hospitals Receive Grant to Boost Health Information Exchange

Blue Cross and Blue Shield has awarded $817,000 to Arkansas Rural Health Partnership to expand its health information exchange (HIE) to rural southern Arkansas.

DSS, Inc. Joins the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative Partner Program

Last week, DSS, Inc. announced that it has joined the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) as a Strategic Business and Technology (SB&T) Partner.

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