Health Data News Roundup: Payers and Chronic Disease Management; Health IT Safety and CMS; and UnitedHealth Group Q2 Report - IMAT Solutions
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27 Jul Health Data News Roundup: Payers and Chronic Disease Management; Health IT Safety and CMS; and UnitedHealth Group Q2 Report

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 to Manage Chronic Disease Through Technology, Member Trust
By leveraging existing technologies and helping payer members feel like they are not being judged, payers can more effectively empower members to manage chronic disease.

How Hospitals Can Boost Health IT Safety to Achieve Accreditation
The Pew Charitable Trusts and MedStar Health, are requesting CMS and the Joint Commission to make health IT safety a priority for hospitals that seek accreditation.

Payers Split on Factoring COVID-19 into 2021 Premium Rates
Over half of the public rate filings from payers on the individual and small group health insurance market are proposing 2021 premium rates changes between a two percent decrease and a six percent increase, according to Kaiser Family Foundation.

Molina Healthcare to Acquire Passport Health Plan Medicaid Plans
Molina Healthcare (Molina) will acquire the Passport Health Plan (Passport) Medicaid and dual special needs plan, Molina announced.

Digital Wellness Program Saw High Member Engagement After COVID-19
Blue Shield of California witnessed a major uptick in member engagement with its app-based wellness program when the coronavirus pandemic started, highlighting the growing importance of digital solutions for wellness programming.

UnitedHealth Group’s Q2 Report Reveals Payer Progress, Priorities
UnitedHealth Group was the first major payer to release it second quarter earnings report, offering insight into how the coronavirus pandemic impacted the payer industry following the first quarter surge.

Electronic Case Reporting Promotes Interoperability During COVID-19
Sutter Health has implemented an electronic case-reporting tool into its EHR to automate a previously burdensome process.

HASA HIE Joins Nationwide eHealth Exchange
Healthcare Access San Antonio (HASA) recently announced that it’s joining the eHealth Exchange, the nation’s largest health information network, to increase interoperability.

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