Health Data News Roundup: Payers and SDOH Goals; Improving Member Engagement; and Better EHR Usability - IMAT Solutions
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29 Jun Health Data News Roundup: Payers and SDOH Goals; Improving Member Engagement; and Better EHR Usability

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.

How Payers Scale Social Determinants of Health Goals
Humana’s Bold Goal program highlights ways that payers can scale their social determinants of health strategies across lines of business and demographics.

How Payers Can Improve Member Engagement by Partnering with Members
Strong partnership with members is key to member engagement and member satisfaction, according to a recent JD Power survey.

Telehealth May Help Payers Control Uncertain Healthcare Spending
Mental healthcare utilization and specialty drug spending will increase healthcare spending in 2021, but this will be counterbalanced to some degree by widespread telehealth adoption and narrower networks, PwC’s 2021 medical cost trend report found.

CVS Health Gives Employers Access to COVID-19 Testing Solutions
As payers support employers navigating the return to the workplace, CVS Health launched a COVID-19 testing strategy for employers whose workforces are returning to the workplace and academic populations returning to campus.

How EHR Telehealth Integration Evolved Patient Care During COVID-19
A medical group located in a mountainous part of Georgia was granted free access to a telehealth EHR tool and so far, it’s changed the way they provide patient care.

Cigna, Priority Health Form Strategic Alliance For Employer Plans
Priority Health and Cigna are creating a strategic alliance to offer greater in-network options for employer-sponsored health plans in Michigan, the payers announced.

Delaware Enables EHR Integration of PDMP Data for Patient Safety
The Delaware Division of Professional Regulation is enabling EHR integration of prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data to ensure safer prescribing practices across the state.

EHR Usability Leads to Better Patient Care, Work-Life Balance
While users are able to acknowledge the importance of EHRs in regards to patient care, clinicians also realize the negative impact poor EHR usability brings to work-life integration and patient interaction, according to a recent JAMA Network Open study.

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