Health Data News Roundup: SHIEC Members Provide Critical Infrastructure; Geisinger Health Plan and Medicare Quality Measures; and Health Systems and Interoperability - IMAT Solutions
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26 Aug Health Data News Roundup: SHIEC Members Provide Critical Infrastructure; Geisinger Health Plan and Medicare Quality Measures; and Health Systems and Interoperability

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.

SHIEC Shows Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) Provide Critical National Infrastructure
Ninety-two percent of the U.S. population is served by America’s health information exchanges (HIEs) who are members SHIEC, according to new survey released at SHIEC 2019.

Using Data Analytics to Reach Five-Star Medicare Quality Measures
Geisinger Health Plan recently leveraged highly specific survey data to improve its Medicare quality measures.

Health2047 Launches Medicare Advantage Plan to Address SDOH
California-based Health2047’s new health plan, Zing Health, will offer a Medicare Advantage plan that aims to address social determinants of health, the company announced.

Medicaid Expansions Improve Coverage, Quality of Care, Economy
Medicaid expansions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have improved coverage, access to care and coverage, and the economy, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation report.

BCBSAZ Tackles Medication Adherence Through Mobile Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona (BCBSAZ) is using text message-based patient outreach to address prescription drug affordability and medication adherence, BCBSAZ announced.

Two Midwestern HIEs Sign Health Data Sharing Agreement
The Missouri Health Connection (MHC) and the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) recently signed a comprehensive health data sharing agreement to expand and improve health information exchange (HIE) use in the area.

One-Third of Health Systems Still Struggle with Interoperability
Nearly one-third of hospitals and health systems report that their interoperability efforts are insufficient, even within their own organizations, according to a survey from the Center for Connected Medicine (CCM).

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