Health Data News Roundup: Americans Want Healthcare Reform; VC-Funded Payers; and EmblemHealth Addresses SDOH - IMAT Solutions
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23 Dec Health Data News Roundup: Americans Want Healthcare Reform; VC-Funded Payers; and EmblemHealth Addresses SDOH

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.

Healthcare Expectations Versus Experience: Americans Want Healthcare Reform
Americans ask for healthcare reform in order to close the gap between the values they expect to see in healthcare and their experience with the system, according to a recent survey.

U.S. Lags in Health Information Exchange, Hosts Patient Data Tech
Primary care providers in the United States have fewer capabilities for health information exchange with other providers, keeping them from sending important patient information with other specialists who may treat them, according to the 2019 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey.

VC-Funded Payer Bright Health Secures $635M in Series D Round
Last week, Bright Health Plan announced that it has secured $635 million in Series D funding from the NEA, as VC-funded payers look to 2020.

Florida Payer Unveils SDOH Program Targeting Social Isolation in Seniors
Florida Blue, the Blue Cross Blue Shield plan in the state, is targeting social isolation by offering a set of Medicare Advantage benefits that target the Social Determinants of Health.

BCBS MI, Provider Orgs Sign Risk-Sharing, Value-Based Contracts
Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan (Blue Cross) is initiating value-based contracts with seven major Michigan healthcare providers under their alternative payment model called the “Blueprint for Affordability.”

AHIP Rejects Single-Payer Proposals, Upholds Current System
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) submitted a statement to the House Energy and Commerce Committee opposing current single-payer proposals in the United States.

How One Payer Is Meeting Patients Where They Are To Address Social Determinants
Beth Leonard, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for EmblemHealth, offers these insights in a recent Fierce Healthcare guest article about how her payer organization is leveraging SDOH.

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