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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: Sequoia Project and the ONC Proposed Interoperability Rule; Senate Bill About Health Information Exchange; and EHR 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.

 Sequoia Project Seeks Clarity in ONC Proposed Interoperability Rule

The Sequoia Project generally commended ONC’s proposed rule related to interoperability, information blocking, but requested federal regulators more clearly define terms such as “access,” “exchange,” “use,” and “electronic health information” (EHI) in the finalized rule.

Senate Draft Bill Promotes Exchange of Health Information

Draft legislation released by the Senate health committee for public comment would not only reduce healthcare costs but is also meant to improve patient access to data, according to this recent Health Data Management article. 

Breaking Down the Senate Draft Bill on Patient Healthcare Costs

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee recently released a discussion draft on legislation that would address healthcare costs, patient financial responsibility, surprise medical bills, and public health.

EHRA: ONC Interoperability Proposed Rule Discourages Innovation

The EHR Association (EHRA) expressed concern that ONC’s proposed rule on interoperability and information blocking may have too broad a reach and extend beyond Congressional intent in a summary of its drafted comments.

EHR Optimization Sprints May Help to Boost Clinician Satisfaction

Performing EHR optimization sprints may help to improve clinician satisfaction and reduce the likelihood of provider burnout, according to new research from Mayo Clinic.

VA Opposes 11-Member EHR Modernization Oversight Committee

VA officials recently opposed a Senate bill proposing the creation of an 11-member third-party advisory committee to oversee its EHR modernization effort comprising physicians, nurses, clinical support experts, medical business experts, and others.

Electronic Health Records Are Broken

Here’s an in-depth profile in Forbes Magazine about some of the core issues that come with using electronic health records. 

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