The Collective Voice of Health IT, A WEDI Podcast
Considering the HUMAN System in Healthcare; A Talk with George Halvorson, Chair and CEO of the Institute for InterGroup Understanding

Considering the HUMAN System in Healthcare; A Talk with George Halvorson, Chair and CEO of the Institute for InterGroup Understanding

January 25, 2021

An truly impactful conversation with one of healthcare's most influential thought leaders, George Halvorson, Chair and CEO of the Institute for InterGroup Understanding. George talks with Matthew about understanding our uniqueness, and how overcoming the "Us" vs "Them" instincts can bring about success, innovation and most importantly peace. 

George will be speaking at WEDI;'s Quest for Health Equity, Feb 23-24 on Zoom. Visit wedi.org to register and use the code PODCAST for 20% your registration rate. 

Episode 19: Setting, Aligning and Meeting Expectations with Softheon Founder and CEO Eugene Sayan

Episode 19: Setting, Aligning and Meeting Expectations with Softheon Founder and CEO Eugene Sayan

January 18, 2021

Matthew sits down with Softheon Founder and CEO Eugene Sayan to discuss the growth of healthcare IT services, the ACA and the consumerization of healthcare. 

Episode 18: Traversing the Waves of Telehealth with Amwell’s Big Kahuna, Roy Schoenberg

Episode 18: Traversing the Waves of Telehealth with Amwell’s Big Kahuna, Roy Schoenberg

January 11, 2021

Matthew opens the new year talking with Roy Schoenberg, President and CEO of Amwell and one of healthcare's most influential people. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Matthew and Roy discuss the emergence last year of telehealth; how has it grown and what does it mean for patients and healthcare organizations for the future. 

**Sign up for WEDI's Quest for Health Equity, a two-day virtual event, February 23-24. Use the code PODCAST to receive 20% off your registration rate. Event details can be found at www.wedi.org** 

Episode 17: WEDI Chair Jay Eisenstock

Episode 17: WEDI Chair Jay Eisenstock

December 21, 2020

Matthew closes 2020 with a great conversation with outgoing WEDI Chair Jay Eisenstock, principal of JE Consulting. Jay discusses the year in healthcare, his time leading WEDI's board and how the association will help lead the industry through COVID, new interoperability rules and more.  

Episode 16:One on One with Dr Donald Rucker, National Coordinator, ONC

Episode 16:One on One with Dr Donald Rucker, National Coordinator, ONC

December 14, 2020

We are honored to welcome Dr. Donald Rucker, National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to the show this week. We discuss ONC's latest work on supporting interoperability, the effect of COVID-19 on numerous health IT initiatives and how health IT and data exchange will aid in social determinants of health. 

Episode 15: No More Surprises! A Chat with HBMA Executive Director Kurt Gallagher

Episode 15: No More Surprises! A Chat with HBMA Executive Director Kurt Gallagher

December 7, 2020

Matthew welcomes HBMA Executive Director Kurt Gallagher to the program. The two discuss the problems with out of network (surprise) billing and where the responsibility lies. Kurt also addresses HBMA's thoughts on the future of healthcare post-COVID, particularly how Telehealth will be viewed and managed by the industry. 

Episode 14: Teamwork Makes the (Healthcare) Dream Work. A Conversation with Mary Grealy of the Healthcare Leadership Council

Episode 14: Teamwork Makes the (Healthcare) Dream Work. A Conversation with Mary Grealy of the Healthcare Leadership Council

November 23, 2020

Matthew welcomes Mary Grealy, President of the Healthcare Leadership Council, for a fantastic conversation on how collaboration in the industry can truly usher in a new age in healthcare innovation. 

Mary discusses HLC's upcoming Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan, the recently announced Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and how COVID-19 highlighted (and exacerbated) health disparities and value based care in the U.S.

Episode 13: Your Organizational Hygiene Habits to Combat Ransomware andOther Cyber Attacks with EHNAC’s Lee Barrett

Episode 13: Your Organizational Hygiene Habits to Combat Ransomware andOther Cyber Attacks with EHNAC’s Lee Barrett

November 16, 2020

Matthew sits with EHNAC Executive Director and CEO Lee Barrett, a veteran healthcare leader and subject matter expert on data security. As the US healthcare industry is threatened with ransomware attacks from cyber actors, Lee discusses the necessary and mandatory steps and practices all healthcare organizations must take to prepare for what appears to be the inevitable. 

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT- WEDI is holding a FREE virtual event, "Prepare and Protect: The Threat of Ransomware to the U.S. Health Industry" on Wednesday, December 16 from 11am- 4pm EST. Our keynote speaker is Jeanette Manfra, Global Director, Security and Compliance with Google Cloud and the former Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communication with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Presenters include Greg Singleton, Director of Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination with HHS, Lee Kim, Director of Privacy and Security with HIMSS, Kevin Charest, Senior VP, CISO and Head of IT Infrastructure with HCSC (and former CISO and Cybersecurity Director with HHS) and many more. Learn more about this program at www.wedi.org

Episode 12: Surveying the Healthcare Landscape with Madaket CEO Eric Demers

Episode 12: Surveying the Healthcare Landscape with Madaket CEO Eric Demers

November 9, 2020

Matthew welcomes recently named CEO of Madaket Health Eric Demers to the show. The two discuss Madaket's mission to improve administrative simplification, the impact of COVID-19 on multiple levels of the industry, and how consumers and their desire to control their health information will continue to evolve and be a major factor on how systems will communicate with each other. 

Episode 11: The Innovative State with CareJourney’s Aneesh Chopra, The Playbook for a New, More Collaborative Healthcare Industry

Episode 11: The Innovative State with CareJourney’s Aneesh Chopra, The Playbook for a New, More Collaborative Healthcare Industry

November 2, 2020

Matthew welcomes Aneesh Chopra, President of CareJourney and the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer, serving under the Obama Administration from 2009-2012.

Aneesh discusses how new technology and innovation are key to transforming the current business model, the need for a national privacy policy and how value based care has fared during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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