Health Data News Roundup: Payer Philanthropy and Social Determinants of Health; Florida Blue and Lyft Partner; and Oregon Health System News - IMAT Solutions
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25 Nov Health Data News Roundup: Payer Philanthropy and Social Determinants of Health; Florida Blue and Lyft Partner; and Oregon Health System 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.

Payer Philanthropy Won’t Improve Social Determinants of Health
According to the Deputy Director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) during the Obama Administration, payer philanthropy highlights the need to address the social determinants of health, but it’s not always the solution.

Accessible Data, In-Person Dialogue Key to Value-Based Partnerships
Payers and providers discussed accessibility and the benefits of in-person dialogue for value-based partnerships at the recent Xtelligent Healthcare Media’s Fourth Value-Based Care Summit.

Oregon Health System Implements Drug Pricing Tool into Epic EHR
Oregon Health & Science University Health system implemented a drug-pricing tool into its Epic Systems EHR that will help providers discuss medication costs with patients.

How Patient Navigators Drive the Medicare Open Enrollment Season
Patient navigators leading Medicare open enrollment season report that the multitude of plans, regulatory changes, and new technologies confuse enrollees.

Capturing Social Determinants of Health to Effect Lasting Change
Social determinants of health are impacting patients long before and after their clinical encounters, but healthcare professionals can use data to change that, according to this recent Health IT Analytics article.

Florida Blue, Lyft Partner to Boost Access to Care for ACA Members
Florida Blue has partnered with ridesharing service Lyft to offer rides to members as part of the benefits package of Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual plans beginning in early 2020, according to a recent announcement.

CHIME: Acute-Care and Ambulatory Facilities Embracing Health IT
Acute-care organizations and ambulatory facilities are adopting similar healthcare technologies and appear to be on similar trajectories, according to CHIME’s Healthcare’s Most Wired: National Trends 2019 report.

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