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.
Episode 52: TEFCA Table Talk Part 1: Stakeholder Panel with Hans Buitendijk (Cerner), Tim Pletcher (MiHIN) and Danielle Lloyd (AHIP)
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
Episode 51: The “Gravity” of Integrating Medical and Social Care with HL7 Gravity Project’s Evelyn Gallego
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.
Episode 50: Aspire and Achieve- ONC’s Health Interoperability Outcomes 2030 project with ONC’s Steven Posnack
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 2025 version of ONC's federal health IT strategic plan. We welcomed Steven to the forum to discuss the project, his initial findings and how the industry's feedback will help ONC coordinate and focus collective actions toward interoperability outcomes.
Episode 49: No Surprises Act; Interim Final Rule Discussion with Stanley Nachimson of Nachimson Advisors
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. Use the code PODCAST for 15% off your registration fee
Visit www.wedi.org to register
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
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).
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 EHR, HIEs, HIX’s and interoperability.
Interested in joining WEDI and/or a workgroup? Visit wedi.org
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 innovation, specifically artificial intelligence.
Recently the center completed its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Health Outcomes Challenge. Listen to the winner of the million dollar challenge, ClosedLoop.ai, at WEDI's annual Summer Forum, July 27-29 on Zoom. Register at wedi.org and enter the code PODCAST for 15% off the registration rate.
Episode 44: The Evolution of Ransomware with Google Cloud’s Director of Security and Compliance Jeanette Manfra
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 Cybersecurity and Communications for the US Department of Homeland Security.