Health Data News Roundup: Seema Verma Speaking at SHIEC 2019; CVS Health and Social Determinants of Health; and Data Confidence for HIEs - IMAT Solutions
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05 Aug Health Data News Roundup: Seema Verma Speaking at SHIEC 2019; CVS Health and Social Determinants of Health; and Data Confidence for HIEs

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.

Seema Verma, CMS Administrator, to Deliver Keynote Address at the SHIEC Conference
Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will deliver the keynote address for the 5th annual conference of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC).

VA Unsure of How Much It Costs to Run Legacy VistA EHR System
VA is missing crucial data on how much it costs to run its legacy VistA EHR system, leaving officials with no reliable information to use when making decisions about maintaining the system as the Cerner EHR implementation continues.

ACA Medicaid Expansion Reduces Mortality Rates, Study Shows
The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion could have saved 15,600 lives in the three years following its initiation if it was put into effect nationwide, according to a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

New CVS Health Platform Targets Social Determinants of Health
CVS Health has announced new efforts to address social determinants of health in key areas, including within the community, workplace, and housing.

New Mexico Starts Wellness Program for State Employees
The wellness program aims to increase work-life balance and pursue a healthy lifestyle for the state’s 17,000 government employees.

Using Virtual Wellness Programs to Drive Member Engagement
Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan (BCBSM) is revolutionizing the way they promote wellness among their employer-sponsored health plan members through their virtual wellness program, according to Cindy Bjorkquist, the payer’s director of Health and Well-Being.

SHIEC 2019: IMAT Solutions Providing Health Data Clarity and Confidence for HIEs
IMAT Solutions will be showcasing how it provides data clarity and confidence for HIEs at SHIEC 2019. Learn more about this here.

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