Health Data News Roundup: Payer Can Support Providers in COVID-19; Rise of Virtual Health Records; and Care Quality Milestone - IMAT Solutions
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26 May Health Data News Roundup: Payer Can Support Providers in COVID-19; Rise of Virtual Health Records; and Care Quality Milestone

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.

8 Ways Payers Can Support Provider Partners During Coronavirus
By supporting providers, payers can meet their provider partners’ financial, professional, and personal needs during coronavirus, according to this recent Health Payer Intelligence article.

How Payers Make Wellness Programming Available Despite COVID-19
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island and other payers are relying more heavily on digital solutions for wellness programming during COVID-19.

Most Payers Cover Member Costs for COVID-19 Testing, Treatment
A majority of health payers are fully covering COVID-19 testing and treatment for their members, according to a new report from Insights by Xtelligent Healthcare Media.

COVID-19 Pandemic Creating Demand for Virtual Health Records
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created care challenges for health organizations, there has been a rise in the use of virtual health records as a viable solution.

Insurance Giant Rolls Out New Preventive Program, Adjusted for COVID-19
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, New Jersey’s largest health insurer, has launched its Horizon Neighbors in Health, utilizing telemedicine and other “remote care” options.

EHR Technology Collecting Provider Reviews Yields Good Feedback
Ninety-three percent of surgeons responded positively to EHR technology that served as a resident surgical evaluation tool, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery.

UnitedHealth Group Offers Remote, Low Cost Access to Eyewear
UnitedHealth Group is expanding access to vision care by enabling members to purchase eyewear remotely at low cost.

Carequality Hits Over 1 Billion Clinical Document Exchanges
Over 1 billion clinical document exchanges have been sent and received on the Carequality interoperability network since the company’s first document exchange in 2016.

How the Interoperability Rule, APIs Could Reduce Clinician Burden
The ONC final interoperability rule has the potential to transform EHR systems by improving interoperability and addressing clinician burden, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts and American Medical Association.

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