Health Data News Roundup: HIMSS19 Kicks Off; Health Data and Social Determinants; and Rethinking EHR Documentation Rules - IMAT Solutions
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11 Feb Health Data News Roundup: HIMSS19 Kicks Off; Health Data and Social Determinants; and Rethinking EHR Documentation Rules

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.

HIMSS19 Kicks Off This Week
Today marks the officially start of HIMSS19 with more than 45,000+ health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and market suppliers descending into Orlando, Florida.

Data a Central Concern in New HIMSS Predictions for 2019
In a new HIMSS white paper, the organization predicts that healthcare providers will increasingly look for mechanisms to account for the social determinants of health in their triage and care approaches.

Over 95 Percent of Healthcare CFOs Doubt Their Data Analytics Abilities
Ninety-six percent of healthcare chief financial officers (CFOs) think that their organizations need to do more to leverage financial and operational data analytics, according to a new study.

CommonWell Reveals New Program to Connect Providers, Vendors
CommonWell Health Alliance announced a new program for connecting stakeholders to its health information network through its existing CommonWell members.

AHA Says ONC, CMS Need to ‘Rethink’ EHR Documentation Rules
The American Hospital Association (AHA) wants ONC and CMS to “rethink” EHR documentation requirements and evaluate whether certain requirements should be eliminated rather than modified to make documentation more efficient for providers.

Single Payer, Public Options Become Focus of Healthcare Debate
A number of polls about single payer, Medicare-for-All, and other options are offering data – but not necessarily insight – into what the public thinks about insurance reform.

Marketing for Short-Term Health Plans May Mislead Consumers
Websites and brokers that sell short-term health plans as a replacement for ACA-compliant coverage often fail to give consumers the detailed plan information necessary to inform their purchase, according to a new study.

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