Health Data News Roundup: HIMSS19 and Health Data; Boosting Patient Access; and IMAT Launches Updated Health Data Platform - IMAT Solutions
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18 Feb Health Data News Roundup: HIMSS19 and Health Data; Boosting Patient Access; and IMAT Launches Updated Health Data Platform

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.

HIMSS 2019: Healthcare Industry “Living on a Mountain” of Data That Can Improve Care
Karen DeSalvo, former National Coordinator for Health IT, said that we are living on a “mountain” of healthcare data that can improve care outcomes.

HIMSS 2019: How Proposed Federal Rules Aim to Boost Patient Data Access
At the HIMSS19 opening keynote, current and former government officials discussed new regulations that could help to better empower consumers through data.

IMAT Solutions Launches New Health Data Platform at HIMSS 2019
Last week, IMAT Solutions launched IMAT 8.0, our latest health data platform that offers enhanced data redundancy and patient matching, along with a more streamlined user interface and a dynamic single-query builder (and more).

9 Ways to Improve Health IT Interoperability, Patient Data Access
The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) and the Bipartisan Policy Center recently issued a report outlining nine ways the public and private sector can work together to advance health IT interoperability and improve patient data access.

NCQA Seeks Comment on Proposed Updates to HEDIS Quality Measures
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is seeking comments from health plans, purchasers, consumers, and other stakeholders on proposed updates to the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures.

CMS Proposes Publicly Identifying Information Blocking Providers
Following the announcement of the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule, CMS Administrator Seema Verma told members of the press that the federal agency would be publicly identifying providers who prevent health data sharing.

Boosting Quality Outcomes with EHRs, Health IT Remains Top Priority
Improving quality outcomes using EHR systems and other health IT is a top priority among healthcare executives, according to the 2019 HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey.

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