Health Data News Roundup: Nevada HIE Wins $1.2M to Expand Health Data Exchange Capabilities; and Cigna Launches Venture Fund - IMAT Solutions
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17 Sep Health Data News Roundup: Nevada HIE Wins $1.2M to Expand Health Data Exchange Capabilities; and Cigna Launches Venture Fund

Welcome to the Health Data Weekly News Roundup from IMAT Solutions. As the power of data continues to grow in the healthcare arena, today’s care organizations need to be on the forefront of all news and trends to help ensure that their data analytics efforts deliver accountable and informed care. Each week, we will provide you with the actionable news you need to meet these goals.

Nevada HIE Wins $1.2M to Expand Health Data Exchange Capabilities
The Nevada Board of Examiners recently approved $1.2 million in funding to support the state’s health information exchange (HIE) — HealtHIE Nevada — in its efforts to improve health data exchange for area providers.

Cigna Launches $250 Million Venture Fund to Invest in Tech Startups
Cigna launched a corporate venture fund with an infusion of $250 million in capital to be invested in healthcare technology startups and early-stage companies.

CT Secures $12.2 Million in Funding to Launch Health Information Exchange
Connecticut is a step closer to successfully launching its first statewide health information exchange (HIE) after securing $12.2 million in funding through a grant awarded by CMS.

FDA Recruits Payers to Submit Quality Feedback on Medical Devices
FDA has launched a new quality assurance program that leverages feedback from commercial payers about medical device coverage requirements in order to expedite approvals.

Preparing AI-Powered Virtual Assistants to Improve EHR Usability
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is exploring the potential for Epic EHR-integrated virtual assistants to boost EHR usability.

Handful of States Propose Lower ACA Premium Rates for 2019
Several states have announced lower ACA premium rates for 2019, bucking a national trend brought on by unstable markets and regulatory changes.

Poor Healthcare Literacy Leads to $4.8 Billion in Administrative Costs
Widespread rates of poor consumer literacy within the healthcare industry creates administrative burdens for payers and contributes to an additional $4.8 billion in health plan costs, according to a new study.

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