Health Data News Roundup: National Coordinator for HIT and Interoperability; Payers Need Help with Data Analytics; and EHR Alerts News - IMAT Solutions
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17 Dec Health Data News Roundup: National Coordinator for HIT and Interoperability; Payers Need Help with Data Analytics; and EHR Alerts 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.

National Coordinator for HIT Gives Country C- Grade on Interoperability
Health information exchange nationwide has been patchy at best, according to National Coordinator for HIT Donald Rucker, MD, who gives the country a C-minus grade when it comes to interoperability.

Healthcare Payers Are Keen on Analytics, But Feel Unprepared
Big data analytics is a top priority for the majority of healthcare payers in 2019, but relatively few feel adequately prepared to succeed with becoming data-driven organizations, according to a new study.

VA Launches Its First Health API Based on FHIR Standard
The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched its first health application-programming interface based on HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard.

New York Payer Shares Data to Improve the Region’s Health
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is sharing claims data via HEALTHeLINK, the region’s health information exchange, to help providers improve care.

Digital Experiences, High Costs Will Challenge Payers in 2019
Healthcare payers will need to meet the strong demand for more consumer-centered digital experiences that help members control their spending and understand how to improve their own health, according to a new study.

Health Payers Targeting Improved Consumer Experiences in 2019
Improving the consumer experience is top of mind for health payers heading into 2019, according to a new survey.

EHR Alerts Reduce Overuse of Cardiac Monitoring, Cut Costs
EHR alerts can be helpful for reducing unnecessary use of cardiac monitoring and cutting excess hospital spending, according to new research.

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