Health Data News Roundup: 2020 Medicare Advantage Star Ratings News: AdventHealth Population Health Studies; and Humana’s Business Shift - IMAT Solutions
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21 Oct Health Data News Roundup: 2020 Medicare Advantage Star Ratings News: AdventHealth Population Health Studies; and Humana’s Business Shift

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.

MA Plans with Prescription Drug Coverage Star Ratings Average 4.16
Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage (MA-PD) star ratings demonstrated that these plans are flourishing in distribution and, most of all, quality, according to the 2020 Medicare Advantage Star Ratings.

AdventHealth Begins Two Population Health Studies
Orlando-based AdventHealth has launched two population health initiatives that explore how various factors influence patients’ health as well as patients’ DNA.

DHSS Looking for Mini-Grant from Delaware Practices to Access HIE
Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is searching for applicants from Delaware healthcare providers for a one-time mini-grant to receive full range of health information exchange (HIE) tools offered by the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN).

Cerner Partners with Amazon Web Services for Cloud-Based EHR
EHR Vendor Cerner and Amazon Web Services have joined forces to create a next-generation, cloud-based health platform called “Project Apollo.”

Humana’s Chief Strategy Officer: Insurance Giant Is Shifting to Being a Healthcare Company
Humana is shifting from being “an insurance company with elements of healthcare to a healthcare company with elements of insurance,” according to Vishal Agrawal, Humana’s Chief Strategy Officer.

Providers, Payers Unprepared for Data Blocking, Interoperability Rules
One in six (17%) healthcare executives are “completely unaware” of new legislation that requires greater patient access to healthcare records and sharing of such records—with two-thirds (65%) only “somewhat” or “vaguely” familiar, a new Accenture survey finds.

Docs Give Suggestions to Declutter EHR Inbox, Cut Physician Burnout
There is a direct correlation between EHR inbox usability and workflow, and physician burnout, safety, and efficiency, according to a study published in JAMA

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