Health Data News Roundup: AMA and Simplifying Clinical Documentation; Bringing Innovation to Medicaid; and Consumer Healthcare Literacy - IMAT Solutions
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19 Nov Health Data News Roundup: AMA and Simplifying Clinical Documentation; Bringing Innovation to Medicaid; and Consumer Healthcare Literacy

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.

AMA President Calls for End to Electronic Health Record Abuse
The nation’s largest physician group is calling for an end to electronic health record “abuse” which is relegating doctors to the role of data entry clerks and leading to widespread professional burnout

Simplifying Clinical Documentation to Cut Administrative Burden
Hawaii Pacific Health is working to prevent physician burnout and reduce administrative burden on providers by cutting out the aspects of clinical documentation and EHR use that clinicians find least useful.

41 Health Tech CEOs Join Forces to Bring Innovation to Medicaid
More than 40 health technology CEOs from around the country have joined forces to bring technological innovation to the Medicaid program, which provides healthcare to one in five Americans.

Evidence Supports Continuity of Care Quality Measures in QPP
Adding quality measures related to continuity of care to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) may help lower healthcare costs and reduce hospitalizations, according to a new study.

Addressing Healthcare Literacy Key to Health Plans Reducing Costs
The inability of consumers to successfully navigate the healthcare system costs employers and health plans billions in administrative costs, but there are ways to address this challenge.

Strategies for Designing Consumer-Centric Health Plans
The Health Care Transformation Task Force recently released a new set of guiding principles to help healthcare industry leaders and policymakers better integrate consumer needs into benefit design.

CMS Proposes to Deregulate, Fast Track Medicaid Managed Care Programs
CMS has proposed a new rule to reduce regulation around Medicaid managed care programs and allow states to contract with private payers to deliver managed care at faster rates.

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