Health Data News Roundup: Payers, Telehealth and COVID-19; HHS Reconsiders Timelines; and a New HIE Merger - IMAT Solutions
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23 Mar Health Data News Roundup: Payers, Telehealth and COVID-19; HHS Reconsiders Timelines; and a New HIE Merger

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.

Telehealth Key to Payer COVID-19 Prevention, Diagnosis, Testing
As the new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, spreads across the US, payers are using partnerships and telehealth to help assess and address the virus.

HHS Considers Rolling Back Interoperability Timeline Amid COVID-19
HHS is considering pushing back the timeline for payers, providers and health IT vendors to come into compliance with its two sweeping rules to promote interoperability as the healthcare system struggles with the novel coronavirus outbreak.

CMS Urges Medicaid Expansion Amid Coronavirus Emergency
As the novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, escalates nationwide and is officially declared a national emergency, CMS looks to Medicaid expansion.

2 Major NY Health Information Exchanges Announce Merger
Two key players in New York’s public health information exchange (HIE), Healthix and New York Care Information Gateway (NYCIG), have merged to create a wider footprint across the state.

No Reimbursement Impedes Social Determinants of Health Progress
Hospitals are struggling to implement and sustain programs addressing social determinants of health without direct claims reimbursement, according to a recent survey of 200 healthcare experts.

What Role Will HIEs Play for Amidst the ONC Interoperability Rule?
In this recent EHR Intelligence article, Michael Gagnon, executive director for HealtHIE Nevada, said that his HIE is well ahead and prepared to hit the future deadlines of the ONC interoperability rule.

VA Preparing for April Launch of Health Information Exchange
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) health information exchange, named the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), is set to deploy on April 17, 2020.

Big Data Analytics in Healthcare Market Worth $67.82 Billion by 2025
According to Allied Market Research, the global big data in healthcare market was valued at $16.87 billion in 2017 and is expected to garner $67.82 billion by 2025.

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