The Collective Voice of Health IT, A WEDI Podcast
Episode 40: Dr. Micky Tripathi, National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)

Episode 40: Dr. Micky Tripathi, National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)

June 14, 2021

This special best of episode welcomes ONC's Micky Tripathi, PhD from WEDI's Spring Conference from May. Hosted by WEDI President and CEO Charles Stellar, Dr. Tripathi offers his thoughts as ONC moves forward through the next 6 months of 2021 and beyond. 

Episode 39: Chief Health Equity Officer Conversation; Dr Aletha Maybank (AMA) U Michael Currie (UnitedHealthGroup) from WEDI’s annual Spring Conference

Episode 39: Chief Health Equity Officer Conversation; Dr Aletha Maybank (AMA) U Michael Currie (UnitedHealthGroup) from WEDI’s annual Spring Conference

June 7, 2021

This week, WEDI presents a session recorded from our annual spring event, WEDI 2021 with Chief Health Equity Officer Dr. Aletha Maybank of the American Medical Association and Michael Currie of UnitedHealthGroup. Moderated by WEDI Chair Nancy Spector, the two discuss the meaning and objective of their positions, the current climate in the country as it pertains to health disparities and how they address those issues from their unique perspectives. 

Episode 38: Telemedicine, the Essence of Healthcare with Ann Mond Johnson CEO, American Telemedicine Association

Episode 38: Telemedicine, the Essence of Healthcare with Ann Mond Johnson CEO, American Telemedicine Association

May 31, 2021

WEDI Price Transparency Summit takes place June 17. Use the code PODCAST for a 15% discount on the registration fee. Visit wedi.org to register

Matthew sits down and talks with Ann Mond Johnson, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association. How has the view of telemedicine changed from pre-COVID today, how important has telehealth been for behavioral health, and where does telehealth fit in the "new normal" of healthcare?  

Episode 37: Interoperability & Transparency, Power to the Patients with Stanley Nachimson of Nachimson Advisors

Episode 37: Interoperability & Transparency, Power to the Patients with Stanley Nachimson of Nachimson Advisors

May 24, 2021

On June 17, WEDI presents a special one-day educational and informational event on Price Transparency and the No Surprises Act. Register at wedi.org and enter the code PODCAST to receive 15% off the registration fee. 

Matthew has a fantastic discussion with Stanley Nachimson, Principal of Nachimson Advisors and a veteran of Health Technology for over 30 years. Stanley is the author of the authoritative paper on the cost of ICD-10 for physician practices and is an active member of electronic transaction bodies including HIMSS, WEDI, and X12.

Matthew and Stanley discuss price transparency and how patients must prepare for the coming wave of technological access that is moving their way. 

 

Episode 36:Nearing the Goal Line Against COVID-19 with Dr. William Winkenwerder, Chairman of CitiusTech and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

Episode 36:Nearing the Goal Line Against COVID-19 with Dr. William Winkenwerder, Chairman of CitiusTech and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

May 17, 2021

Matthew sits down and discusses the vaccine rollout with Dr. William Winkenwerder, Chairman of CitiusTech, former CEO of Highmark Health, and the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs under George W. Bush. 

What needs to be down to get America past the goal line in our battle against COVID-19 and what is the government's responsibility in regards to communication? A fascinating discussing with one of the most respected public healthcare industry leaders in the country. 

Episode 35: WEDI Workgroup Spotlight; Provider Information Sub workgroup

Episode 35: WEDI Workgroup Spotlight; Provider Information Sub workgroup

May 10, 2021

Everyday, WEDI members volunteer their time and talent to WEDI workgroups to provide thoughtful leadership and common-sense approaches that enhance the exchange of clinical and administrative healthcare information. They collect input, exchange ideas, and make recommendations that inspire impactful and far-reaching change in our industry.

This week, Matthew speaks with Michelle Barry, Co-Chair of WEDI's Provider Information Sub workgroup. The sub workgroup's mission is to identify business issues impacting the transmission and receipt of provider directory data, commit to understanding the nuances of the data along with industry successes and best practices for obtaining the information in a timely and accurate fashion.

Michelle discusses the sub workgroup's recent work, including an examination of the No Surprises Act. 

Interested in joining WEDI? Contact Matt Downey at mdowney@wedi.org. Already a WEDI member and want to get more involved in workgroups? Contact Samantha Holvey at sholvey@wedi.org

 

Episode 34: Health Information Exchanges, Our Public Health Utility with Lisa Bari, SHIEC CEO

Episode 34: Health Information Exchanges, Our Public Health Utility with Lisa Bari, SHIEC CEO

May 3, 2021

The work of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) is vast and diverse, from SDoH to public health/pandemic response and so much more. This week, Matthew welcomes Lisa Bari, CEO of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative  (SHIEC), a national collaborative representing more than 81 health information exchanges (HIEs). SHIEC member HIEs serve 95% of the United States population. 

What is an HIE? How do they differ from state to state and why are so many people, including Dr. Donald Rucker, former National Coordinator for Health IT, feel HIEs are game changers in health data exchange?

Sign up for WEDI 2021, our annual springtime showcase of health IT education, best practices and emerging trends. Use the code PODCAST for 20% off our already affordable registration rates. The can't miss event of the spring is coming, May 14 and 17 (Pre-Conference) and May 18-20 (Main Conference). Register at wedi.org

Episode 33- Paying it Forward with Darnell Dent, Principal, Dent Advisory Services, LLC

Episode 33- Paying it Forward with Darnell Dent, Principal, Dent Advisory Services, LLC

April 26, 2021

Matthew sits down and chats with Darnell Dent, strategic advisor to Softheon, Inc and former President and CEO of FirstCare Health Plans, an Austin, TX-based regional health plan now part of Baylor Scott and White Health Plan. 

Darnell discusses his passion- mentoring, and how it has shaped the person he is from his time serving our country in the US Marine Corps to his key leadership positions throughout the healthcare industry.  

Be a part of the solution at WEDI 2021, our annual spring conference. Enter the code PODCAST for 20% off our registration rate, already the most affordable in the industry. Visit www.wedi.org to view our agenda

Episode 32: The Blueprint, Brick by Brick. A Conversation with HL7 Da Vinci Project Chair Sagran Moodley (UnitedHealth Group)

Episode 32: The Blueprint, Brick by Brick. A Conversation with HL7 Da Vinci Project Chair Sagran Moodley (UnitedHealth Group)

April 19, 2021

Enter the code PODCAST at wedi.org to receive 20% off the registration for WEDI 2021 (May 14, 17-20), our annual Spring conference that showcases best practices and emerging trends in health IT.

This week Matthew has a conversation with Sagran Moodley, Chair of the HL7 Da Vinci Project Steering Committee and Senior Vice President of Clinical Data Services & Technology for UnitedHealthcare's Clinical Services organization.

Sagran offers his thoughts on why Da Vinci is needed, the accelerator concept that HL7 uses and looking forward to the time that we don't have to talk about interoperability in healthcare. 

Episode 31: Making the Health Plan More than a Plastic Card in a Wallet. A Conversation with John Baackes, CEO, LA Care

Episode 31: Making the Health Plan More than a Plastic Card in a Wallet. A Conversation with John Baackes, CEO, LA Care

April 12, 2021

Use the code PODCAST for 20% off registration for WEDI 2021, our annual spring conference. May 14 & 17= Pre-Conference, May 18-20= Main conference

 

This week, we welcome John Baackes, CEO of LA Care, the largest publicly operated health plan in the US (2.4 million members). John discusses LA Care efforts to support health equity and combat barriers that vulnerable and underserved populations experience in terms of healthcare. Learn about LA Care's project to aid their members through burden reduction and service consolidation 

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