06 May Health Data News Roundup: CMS and Social Determinants of Health; Data Analytics and Population Health; and HASA 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.
CMS Offers Resources to Address Social Determinants of Health
CMS is encouraging providers to address the social determinants of health through data-driven efforts and new resources.
51 Percent of ACOs Likely to Exit MSSP Due to Downside Risk Requirements
Just over half of ACOs said they would consider leaving the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) if required to take on more downside risk, according to a recent study.
Data Analytics in Widespread Use, But Not for Population Health
Healthcare organizations are trying to make the most of their data assets by applying analytics insights to various areas of clinical care, but relatively few providers have mastered the challenges of data-driven population health management, according to a new survey by HIMSS Analytics.
Small Business Health Plan Premiums Increased by 5 percent Since 2015
Average health insurance premiums and individual deductibles for small business health plans have both increased since 2015, according to a new study.
NV Collaboration Using Health Data Exchange to Cut Readmissions
A newly-launched collaboration between Nevada health information exchange (HIE) HealtHIE Nevada, the Nevada Hospital Association, and Collective Medical is working to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions by promoting coordinated care management.
HealtheConnections, HealthlinkNY Officially Merge Into Single HIE
HealtheConnections and HealthlinkNY have officially merged into one HIE across northern and central New York, as well as the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley regions.
HASA HIE Promotes Phil Beckett, PhD, to Chief Executive Officer
HASA recently announced that it has promoted Dr. Phil Beckett to CEO of the organization. Be sure to listen to our podcast with Dr. Beckett, and view this video about how IMAT helps HASA to deliver value to the community through data.
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