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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: The Sequoia Project and TEFCA News; Deloitte Study on Interoperability; and Montana Developing Statewide HIE

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.

ONC Names the Sequoia Project as TEFCA Recognized Coordinating Entity

ONC has awarded a cooperative agreement to The Sequoia Project to serve as the agency’s Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE), responsible for developing, updating, implementing, and maintaining the Common Agreement portion of TEFCA.

Stakeholders Using CMS, ONC Draft Rules to Drive Interoperability

With new compliance requirements on the horizon, most health plans and health systems are seeking to use the initiatives to advance their interoperability strategies, according to a recent Deloitte survey.

State of Montana Developing $19 Million Statewide HIE

Montana Governor Steve Bullock recently signed an executive order that will delegate $19 million in federal funding to develop a statewide health information exchange, which will be called Big Sky Care Connect.

Verification Program Tests Interoperability of Technology Solutions

The Center for Medical Interoperability (the Center) has announced the launch of C4MI Verified, a testing program that determines compliance with selected interoperability standards.

Health Systems Offer Apple Health Records for Patient Data Access

Illinois-based Blessing Health System has improved patient data access and data sharing following its deployment of Apple Health Records – point to how the app is becoming more prevalent throughout health systems.

Regenstrief Institute Outlines Ways to Improve EHR Usability

Improving efficiency and EHR usability will require developers and end-users to optimize documentation processes, minimize training requirements, and share best practices, according to the Regenstrief Institute. 

New Alliance Negotiates with Health Plans to Address Social Determinants of Health

In an effort called the first of its kind, the Healthy Alliance Independent Practice Association (IPA) is negotiating with health plans and using IT to connect Medicaid members to organizations that address the social determinants of health.

New AAFP Policy Pushes Payers to Accept Supplemental Data

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Board of Directors has approved a new policy that addresses the inability of some health plans to accept supplemental data from physicians who are participating in value-based contracts.

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