The Collective Voice of Health IT, A WEDI Podcast

The Collective Voice of Health IT, A WEDI Podcast

An engaging exchange of ideas and information from the preeminent national membership association for health IT guidance and collaboration. Each week, join host Matthew Albright, Chief Legislative Affairs Officer for Zelis Payment, as he welcomes prominent healthcare thought leaders to discuss best practices, pressing issues and emerging trends within the health IT community

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November 15, 2021 33 min

This episode is sponsored by MCG.

MCG’s transparent assessment of the latest research and scholarly articles, along with its own data analysis, gives patients, providers and payers the vetted information they need to feel confident in every care decision, as well as providing a means to have collaborative discussions about care.

Matthew sits down with Raj Godavarthi, AVP of Technology and Interoperability and Marivie Lanter, Dire...

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In its early stages, how has the New Healthcare App Economy delivered a streamlined and transparent experience for consumers? This week we chat with two CEOs at the forefront of this new economy; Jennifer Blumenthal, Co-Founder and CEO of OneRecord and Kristen Valdes, Founder and CEO of bWell. 

This session is  moderated by John Kelly, Principal Business Advisor with Edifecs, WEDI Board Member and Co-Chair of WEDI's Education ...

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In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness month, WDEDI is pleased to present a cybersecurity session from our recently concluded national conference. An excellent "CISO Summit" featuring Jacki Monson of Sutter Health, Erik Decker of Intermountain and Omar Khawaja from Highmark Health. The panel was moderated by Marilyn Zigmund Luke (AHIP) and Tina Grande (Healthcare Leadership Council), WEDI's Privacy and Security Workg...

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Matthew talks about how COVID has helped consumers drive the future of healthcare with Joseph Gonzalez, Co-Founder of CLX Health. CLX Health’s TrustAssure platform allows consumers to upload the paper vaccine cards and convert them into digital credentials. The currently process 25,000+ vaccine cards daily for their clients and their specific use case applications. 

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From our 2021 Quest for Health Equity event, we hear from Priya Bathija, Vice President of Strategic Infinitives with the American Hospital Association. Priya makes the case for Health Equity, not only from the moral perspective, but for the benefits of hospitals, the ECONOMIC perspective. 

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We welcome Caryn Marks, Policy Advisor, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of HHS and Rachel Abbey, Public Health Analyst with HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Caryn and Rachel discuss the societal, health-based and data-based challenges of pregnancy-related mortality and maternal morbidity in the US.

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From our December 2020 virtual event on Ransomware, we have John Klimek from NCPDP and Andrew Fitzpatrick from X12 discussing their respective cyber attacks from earlier that year. This is moderated by WEDI's Privacy and Security Workgroup Co-Chairs, Marilyn Zigmund Luke from AHIP and Tina Grande from the Healthcare Leadership Council

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Moderated by Edifecs' John Kelly, we present part 2 of our TEFCA stakeholder panel, featuring Hans Buitendijk (Cerner), Tim Pletcher (MiHIN) and Danielle Lloyd (AHIP). The panel was originally broadcasted live on September 1 on Zoom as part of WEDI's Spotlight on TEFCA.  

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Part 1 of a great roundtable discussion on TEFCA and how it will affect the industry from numerous perspectives. Moderated by WEDI board member John Kelly, we welcome:

Hans Buitendijk, Director, Interoperability Strategy, Cerner

Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, Michigan Heath Information Network, MiHIN

Danielle Lloyd, Senior VP, Private Market Innovations & Quality Initiatives, AHIP

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Matthew welcomes Evelyn Gallego, CEO and Founder of EMI Advisors and Program Manager for HL7 Gravity Project, a multi stakeholder public collaborative that develops consensus based data standards for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). Evelyn discusses the history of the project, it's successes and challenges they face as it helps the industry marry social services and clinical services. 

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From WEDI's July Summer Forum, we present our keynote from ONC's deputy national coordinator, Steven Posnack. Over the summer, ONC launched a new initiative to plot out interoperability goals to drive the industry forward this decade. Through its Health Interoperability Outcomes 2030 project, ONC plans to publish a prioritized set of "aspirational and achievable" interoperability goals that align with the 2020 to 20...

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Recorded from WEDI's Summer Forum in July, Matthew talks about the first interim final rule issued by CMS to implement the provisions of the No Surprises Act with Stanley Nachimson of Nachimson Advisors. 

 

Upcoming WEDI Educational Events:

  • TEFCA Presentation with ONC's Micky Tripathi PHD and Sequoia Project's Mariann Yeager- FREE to the industry, August 26 on Zoom
  • WEDI National Conference, October 18-21, 2021 on Zoom...
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    From July's Summer Forum, a session focusing on the work the HL7 FHIR Da Vinci Project is conducting on Payer to Payer Data Exchange. We welcomed Jocelyn Keegan, Program Manager of HL7's Da Vinci Project and Payer Practice Lead for Point-of-Care Partners and Michael Gould, Business Lead-Interoperability with BlueCross BlueShield Association

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    Matthew welcomes John Klimek, Senior Vice President, Industry Information Technology with the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). John discusses NCPDP's latest work with real-time transactions, specialty pharmacies and the Universal Patient Identifier (UPI). 

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    This week we speak with WEDI's Privacy and Security Workgroup Co-Chairs, Marilyn Zigmund Luke from AHIP and Tina Grande from the Healthcare Leadership Council. The workgroup meets monthly to identify and work towards resolution on all implementation issues related to securing, and protecting health information across the industry.. They facilitate the review of privacy and security beyond HIPAA/HITECH in the growing areas of EH...

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    This week, Matthew welcomes Amy Bassano, Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Created 10 years ago through the ACA, the Center (CMMI) is tasked to test alternative payment models in Medicare and Medicaid. Amy offers a review of the past 10 years, how the pandemic affected value based care, and addressing the future through innov...

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    This week’s episode comes courtesy of WEDI's virtual event on ransomware held in late 2020. This one day summit highlighted the growing concern of ransomware and other cyberattacks facing the healthcare industry, a concern that continues to this day.  Our keynote for that event was Jeanette Manfra, Global Director of Security and Compliance at Google Cloud. Prior to Google Cloud, Jeanette was the Assistant Secretary for Cyberse...

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    We welcome Dr. Tiffany Avery, Chief Medical Officer for NantHealth for a in-depth discussion on the multi-factor nature of healthcare. Looking at Health Equity through the lens of oncology, Dr Avery calls for the industry to use data to not only serve all patients equally, but to understand that one&...

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    On This Week's Best Of:

    From our National Conference, WEDI's Privacy and Security workgroup co-chairs, Marilyn Zigmund Luke (AHIP) and Tina Grande (Healthcare Leadership Council) host a roundtable discussion on the evolution and challenges of securing patient data in today's healthcare IT environment. The panelists:

  • Lina Walker, PhD, Vice President, Health Security, AARP
  • Mari Savickis, Vice President , Public Policy, C...
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    Learn how the healthcare industry is addressing the broken knowledge/data supply chain through automation, patient data liberation and federal regulations at WEDI's Summer Forum, July 27-29 on Zoom. Enter the code PODCAST for 15% off your registration rate. Learn more at www.wedi.org

    Matthew welcome CAQH CORE Board Members Tim Kaja (Chair) and Linda Reed (Vice Chair). Tim is Senior Vice President at Optum Care and Linda is the...

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