Health Data News Roundup: Data Analytic Opportunities; CMS Medicare Advantage Audit Program; and FHIR Testing Tools News - IMAT Solutions
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05 Nov Health Data News Roundup: Data Analytic Opportunities; CMS Medicare Advantage Audit Program; and FHIR Testing Tools News

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.

The Opportunities and Challenges of Data Analytics in Health Care
The Brookings Institution is offering this report about how data analytics tools have the potential to transform healthcare in many different ways.

CMS Extends Medicare Advantage Audit Program in 2019 Rule
CMS will be continuing its Medicare Advantage audit program, the agency indicated in a proposed 2019 rule, in an effort to ensure program integrity and reduce inappropriate payments to insurers.

Consumer Demand for High-Deductible Health Plans Dwindles
Consumer demand for high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) is expected to decline in 2019 as more beneficiaries look for health plans with customized benefits instead, according to a new study.

FHIR Testing Tools Can Foster Interoperability, Health Data Exchange
FHIR validation and testing tools can reduce variations in implementation, thus supporting interoperability and health data exchange, according to the ONC.

How IT Support Streamlines EHR Optimization, Boosts EHR Usability
Investing in IT services can help shorten the adjustment period that follows EHR optimization and system upgrades for improved EHR usability.

93 Percent of Healthcare Execs Seeking Improved Data Analytics
Healthcare organizations looking to improve the quality of their data assets are actively seeking ways to leverage data for clinical analytics and population health management, according to a new poll from Black Book.

7 Health Information Exchanges Connect to Military Health System
Providers at the Military Health System (MHS) will now have access to patient EHRs from seven physician-led health information exchanges (HIEs) across the country to enable well-informed care delivery.

Most Wired Shows Hospitals Have Mixed Success Integrating Data
A new survey found that a wealth of electronic data now being collected in electronic health records systems and through digital technologies, but organizations now face the complex task of bringing the data together efficiently.

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