Health Data News Roundup: Healthcare Spending to Rise; Data Lakes and IMAT Solutions; and the Value of Associated Health Plans - IMAT Solutions
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04 Mar Health Data News Roundup: Healthcare Spending to Rise; Data Lakes and IMAT Solutions; and the Value of Associated Health Plans

Welcome to the Health Data Weekly News Round Up 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.

CMS: Healthcare Spending to Rise by 5.5 Percent Annually to $6 Trillion in 2027
National healthcare expenditures are expected to grow at an average of 5.5 percent annually from 2018 to 2027, reaching $6.0 trillion by 2027, according to a CMS report.

Data Lakes Take Healthcare Analytics to the Next Level
Health Tech Magazine provides this detailed analysis of how care organizations are leveraging data lake environments. Along these lines, be sure to listen to this podcast where we discuss how IMAT Solutions helps care organizations to access, leverage and index data in both schema/unstructured and data lake environments – providing the most comprehensive picture of patients and populations in real-time.

State Legislatures Debate Value of Association Health Plans
State legislators in Vermont and North Carolina are considering legislation that would impact the viability of association health plans (AHPs) in their states.

Texas Looking at Real-Time HIE Capability for Natural Disasters
To bolster emergency preparedness, the state of Texas is considering a health information exchange solution enabling first responders and providers access to electronic medical records during disasters.

Payers, Trade Groups Defend Silver-Loading in Comments to CMS
Major health payers and representative trade groups are urging CMS not to eliminate the practice of silver-loading, which has been used to stabilize premiums in a volatile and unpredictable market.

HISTalk HIMSS19 Reader Impressions Highlights IMAT Solutions
Fifty-five HISTalk readers provided their thoughts on HIMSS19, and one attendee stated that IMAT rose to the top at the conference “because the technology they bring in the ‘data world’ is far superior to other companies who are in limited areas or overhyped marketing campaigns. Read more here.

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