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20 May Health Data News Roundup: Patient Matching Accuracy; CMS Medicaid Review Process; and the Promise of Health Data Analytics

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.

Hospital Executives Push For Progress in Patient Matching Accuracy
Patient matching accuracy rates are far too low to support effective health data exchange, according to executives from 18 hospitals, physicians’ offices, and health information exchanges (HIEs.)

Hospital Payment Disparities Emerge Among Private Payers, Medicare
A new report from the RAND Corporation states that private payers should rework their contracts with hospitals to align their payment rates with those seen in Medicare plans.

CMS Streamlines Medicaid Review Process, Speeds Approval Times
CMS is streamlining the Medicaid review process and making it more transparent, efficient, and less burdensome in an effort to speed up approval times for state programs.

Physicians Foundation Initiative to Improve HIE Use in 6 States
The Physicians Foundation recently started an interoperability fund as part of an effort to improve health information exchange (HIE) use among medical practices across six states.

Study: Health Plan Members Want Better Apps, More Telehealth
Health insurance beneficiaries generally are dissatisfied with the apps that their insurers are providing, according to a new study by J.D. Power.

California HIE Receives $4.9M Grant to Connect to EMS Services
California’s health information exchange (HIE), Manifest MedEx, recently received a $4.9 million grant from the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) to enable interoperability with EMS ambulances, hospitals, and other first responders.

Is Healthcare Any Closer to Achieving the Promises of Big Data Analytics?
HealthITAnalytics.com is looking back on more than half a decade of health IT development to see if enough progress has been made with using big data analytics – and will it ever really unlock the full potential of digital data.

The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT for 2019—CIOs and IT Executives
Health Data Management is offering this definitive list of the most powerful female healthcare CIOs and IT executives.

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