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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: Open APIs and Information Blocking; HIMSS and Interoperability; and The Sequoia Project Podcast

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.

Stakeholders Push Use of Open APIs in Information Blocking Rules

At a recent senate committee hearing, stakeholders stressed the importance of requiring the use of open APIs in ONC information blocking regulations.

HIMSS Proposes Updated Definition of Healthcare Interoperability

HIMSS recently proposed changes to its definition of healthcare interoperability, which now includes four types of data exchange: foundational, structural, semantic, and organizational.

Social Determinants, Consumerism Become Focus for Healthcare

Providers and payers are tackling the social determinants of health in order to prepare for an industry increasingly driven by consumerism.

Nurses Report Higher Levels of EHR Satisfaction Than Physicians

In a recent study, sixty percent of nurses report high levels of EHR satisfaction when delivering patient care, compared to 42 percent of physicians.

Most Young Patients Say EHR Technology Improves Care Quality

The majority of patients aged 18-29 say EHR technology has improved care quality, while nearly half of young patients say EHR use has improved provider communication, according to a new study.

KLAS: Data Integration Needs Spur Population Health IT Market

Healthcare organizations are actively seeking out enhanced data integration and interoperability features in a new generation of population health management tools, according to a new KLAS Research report. 

PODCAST: Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, Discusses New Information Blocking Working Group

In case you missed it, we recently interviewed Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project, about new efforts at her organization to address the information blocking challenge in healthcare, and much more.

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