Health Data News Roundup: HITAC TEFCA Recommendations; Affordable Care Act Hearing; and IMAT Virtual Health Record News - IMAT Solutions
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22 Jul Health Data News Roundup: HITAC TEFCA Recommendations; Affordable Care Act Hearing; and IMAT Virtual Health Record 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.

HITAC Submits Recommendations to ONC on Final TEFCA Draft
The Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC) recently submitted its recommendations on the final draft of ONC’s Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).

A Comprehensive Review of the Latest Affordable Care Act Hearing
As the 5th Circuit deliberates whether the Affordable Care Act is constitutional — particularly the severability of individual mandate to acquire essential coverage — here are some of the key arguments from each side.

Nevada HIE Uses $1.2M Grant to Connect to State Immunization System
HealtHIE Nevada leaders are taking steps to bolster well-informed clinical decision making by connecting the statewide health information exchange (HIE) to an immunization information system.

Proposed Rule to Expand Value-Based Payment in Home Healthcare
On July 11, CMS proposed a rule that would start the transition to value-based payment in the home healthcare field and make a home infusion benefit available to Medicare beneficiaries.

CMS Considers Loosening Medicaid Access Monitoring Review Rules
CMS is proposing to relax rules requiring states to submit and update Medicaid access monitoring review plans, which would largely leave states in charge of ensuring adequate Medicaid beneficiary access to care.

EHR Use Plays Key Role in Boosting Patient Experience Among Execs
About 90 percent of healthcare industry executives in a recent survey reported leveraging EHR use as a key aspect of their initiatives to improve the patient experience.

EHR Data, Machine Learning Help Identify HIV PrEP Candidates
Researchers have developed a predictive model that harnesses EHR data to successfully identify patients at a high risk of contracting HIV who may benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment.

Reliance eHealth Collaborative Goes Live on Virtual Health Record from IMAT Solutions
Last week, we announced that Reliance eHealth Collaborative, a growing health information exchange (HIE) in the Pacific Northwest, is leveraging our comprehensive health data platform for expanding its service offerings.

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