October 19, 2020
We welcome Grant Wood, Senior IT Strategist for Intermountain Healthcare's Clinical Genetics Institute and the chair of WEDI's Genomics Workgroup and Marilyn Zigmund Luke, Vice President at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) for a in-depth presentation looking at the significant obstacles and tremendous future of genomics and genetics work in Health IT.
How can healthcare professionals collaborate to work together to not only use the testing information to improve consumer care, but also ensure that it's properly secured and doesn't fall into the wrong hands?
Grant will be presenting at WEDI's National Conference on Tuesday, October 20 on Innovative Opportunities in Genomics for Insurers. Register at wedi.org.
October 12, 2020
Matthew chats this week with Tim Pletcher, the Executive Director for the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (@MiHIN), the President and CEO for Velatura LLC and the CEO of the Interoperability Institute. Tim discusses his three hats and how they all work in unison, how ONC helped create MiHIN over a decade ago and how COVID-19 has helped identify Health Information Exchanges as major players in combating the pandemic.
October 5, 2020
Matthew has a great, in-depth discussion about telehealth policy with Nancy Spector of the AMA and Alison Armstrong of Anthem- the WEDI Telehealth Workgroup Co-Chairs. How did COVID-19 accelerate Telehealth policy, what should we expect or hope for in the near future and how did the Telehealth Workgroup get its start as far back as 2013.
The perfect breakdown of how telehealth policy is rapidly changing the landscape of the US healthcare system.
For more information about the Telehealth Workgroup or any of WEDI;'s workgroups, visit www.wedi.org
September 28, 2020
Matthew speaks with healthcare innovator and prolific author and writer Rick Krohn (@RickKrohn) President of HealthSense. Find out how Rick's idea of a Connected Health Ecosystem could improve healthcare efficiency and experiences by creating knowledge and operating alliances and extending engagement beyond the patient-provider encounter. Rick also discusses the huge opportunity social determinants of health (SDOH) has to close the gaps in care and impact healthcare outcomes.
September 21, 2020
This week, we welcome the co-chairs of WEDI's Remittance Advice & Payment Subworkgroup; Pam Grosze ( PNC Bank), Patricia Wijtyk (Cognizant) and Mary Lynam (DST Health).
The primary goals of the SWG are to facilitate the business implementation of the 835 and payments, provide educational guidance and a forum to address business issues related to the implementation, create white papers and provide potential WEDI comments during SDO development public review of new versions of the payment/advice implementation guides.
If you're interested in being a part of this workgroup, please visit www.wedi.org and select WORKGROUP COMMUNITY
September 14, 2020
This week we welcome Laura Hoffman (@lgh_dc on Twitter), Assistant Director, Federal Affairs with the American Medical Association.
Laura talks about how the surge in telemedicine not only advanced policy but also allowed physicians to offer telemedicine services from home. That opportunity, without the proper safeguards could result in privacy and cybersecurity issues that could jeopardize the patient/provider relationship.
Access AMA physician cybersecurity resources at https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/sustainability/physician-cybersecurity
August 31, 2020
Matthew chats with longtime friend and healthcare veteran Mari Savickis (@Mari_Savickis on Twitter), Vice President of Public Policy with CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Is privacy dead? With the new regulations granting consumers more power and access to their data, have the privacy lines been blurred? What must the US healthcare industry do to continue to improve its data privacy infrastructure? Outstanding insight on privacy, cybersecurity and the shared responsibility the industry and public have.
August 17, 2020
Matthew welcomes Holon Solutions' CEO Jon Zimmerman (@HolonSolutions) and Chief Strategy and Product Officer Robert Connely (@robertconnely). The three discuss the industry's response to COVID-19 and the continuing evolution of digital healthcare, the war on fragmentation and taking down administrative burden.
August 3, 2020
Matthew chats with ONC's Deputy National Coordinator Steven Posnack (@HealthIT_Policy) on the recent ONC Cures Act Final Rule, how innovation will aid in the battle against COVID-19 and the financial impact providers are facing during the pandemic.
July 23, 2020
Host Matthew Albright discusses how COVID-19 has affected priorities in the healthcare industry with Ferris Taylor, Executive Director of the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG)