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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/11/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Aug 11, 2022 @ 11:56 AM

HHS Awards Nearly $90 Million to Community Health Centers to Advance Health Equity through Better Data

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded nearly $90 million in American Rescue Plan funding to nearly 1,400 community health centers across the country to advance health equity through better data collection and reporting.

When the Boston Medical Center (BMC) started surveying its physicians and health professionals for burnout, the results showed the problem was prevalent. But to dive deeper into understanding the cause of burnout, Boston Medical Center’s leaders turned to data from the EHR.

The Senate on Sunday passed a nearly $700 billion bill which extends boosted Affordable Care Act subsidies and allows Medicare to negotiate some prescription drug pricing.

The patient experience needs to be improved, processes need to be automated, and the cost of administering healthcare needs to be lowered. Digital transformation is a path towards achieving these goals – just like it has been in other industries – but many hospitals, healthcare systems, payers and vendor organizations struggle with where to start on this journey.

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