The Collective Voice of Health IT, A WEDI Podcast
Episode 67; DREAM BIG for Maternal Care- Holly Varnell, SERA Prognostics, Dr. Sharon Hibay, CEO Advanced Health Outcomes

Episode 67; DREAM BIG for Maternal Care- Holly Varnell, SERA Prognostics, Dr. Sharon Hibay, CEO Advanced Health Outcomes

February 28, 2022

Matthew welcomes Holly Varnell of SERA Prognostics and Dr Sharon Hibay of Advanced Health Outcomes.

To learn more about prenatal advancements discussed in this podcast, click here: PreTRM®

Based on data from the World Health Organization, the US is #6 on the list of countries with the highest pre-term birth (PTB) rates. That places the US higher than Bangladesh and lower than Indonesia. The top 4 countries with highest PTB rates are India, China, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Our guests discuss advancements in prenatal early intervention to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes of preterm births. 

Holly and Dr Hibay introduced the DREAM BIG (DRiving Equity for All Moms & Babies by Improving Gaps) in Maternal Care Initiative.

  

Episode 66:A Culture of Support: A Conversation with HIT Like A Girl Podcast Founder and Host Joy Rios

Episode 66:A Culture of Support: A Conversation with HIT Like A Girl Podcast Founder and Host Joy Rios

January 31, 2022

Matthew chats with founder and host of the HIT (Health IT) Like a Girl podcast Joy Rios (https://www.hitlikeagirlpod.com/). The podcast's mission is to celebrate women leaders in healthcare and health IT. They advocate for and create more paths to leadership positions for girls and young women to follow.

Joy will be a special moderator at our Spotlight on Leveraging Data and Technology to Support Health Equity, taking place February 16-17 on Zoom. Register at wedi.org and use the special code HITGIRL for 25% off your registration rate. 

Episode 65: Understanding Blockchain as a Healthcare Cybersecurity Tool with Phillip Bauknight of Fisher & Phillips LLP

Episode 65: Understanding Blockchain as a Healthcare Cybersecurity Tool with Phillip Bauknight of Fisher & Phillips LLP

January 24, 2022

Many employers have heard of blockchain technology but have no idea what this terms means or how it can apply to data privacy and healthcare. Phillip Bauknight, a partner with Fisher & Phillips and Chair of its Cryptocurrency and Blockchain's Task Force, provides an easy understandable introduction to blockchain and breaks down ways that healthcare organizations can utilize blockchain and the potential implementation challenges.

Episode 64; Simplifying the Complexity of Prescription Medicine; 1 on 1 with Kyle Kiser, CEO of RxRevu

Episode 64; Simplifying the Complexity of Prescription Medicine; 1 on 1 with Kyle Kiser, CEO of RxRevu

January 10, 2022

Matthew sits down with RxRevu CEO Kyle Kiser to discuss the importance of price transparency, driving positive patient experience and other valuable lessons he can share from the prescription drug world. 

RxRevu is an industry leader in Real-Time Prescription Benefit services. By partnering with physicians, health plans, IT vendors, and health systems, RxRevu is driving data transparency and better patient care nationwide

 

Episode 63, Understanding Data Segmentation with PP2PI’s  Dr Hannah Galvin (Cambridge Health Alliance) and Laura Hoffman (AMA)

Episode 63, Understanding Data Segmentation with PP2PI’s Dr Hannah Galvin (Cambridge Health Alliance) and Laura Hoffman (AMA)

January 3, 2022

Matthew welcomes Dr Hannah Galvin, CMIO from Cambridge Health Alliance and Laura Hoffman, Assistant Director, Federal Affairs with the AMA. 

Dr. Galvin is the founder of the Protecting to Promote Interoperability Workgroup (PP2PI),  a group that is developing technical standards and policy recommendations to advance interoperability and privacy protections by prioritizing data segmentation development, testing, and policymaking. This work is also expected to also help physicians comply with aspects of the information blocking regulations. 

Learn more about PP2PI from their website, Protecting Privacy to Promote Interoperability (PP2PI) Workgroup – Drummond Group and their interest form- Protecting Privacy to Promote Interoperability (PP2PI) Interest Form (google.com)

Episode 62: Addressing Health Disparities, Catching up with former National Coordinator for Health IT  Dr. Vindell Washington

Episode 62: Addressing Health Disparities, Catching up with former National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Vindell Washington

December 20, 2021

This week we are honored to welcome former National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Vindell Washington to the program. Dr. Washington is Chief Clinical Officer of the Verily Health Platforms group and CEO of Onduo. We discuss various aspects of health disparities including motivation, technology and the importance of receiving the right kind of data to aid patients. 

Episode 61: They Are After Us- It‘s Time to get Serious about Healthcare Data Security with David Finn, VP CHIME

Episode 61: They Are After Us- It‘s Time to get Serious about Healthcare Data Security with David Finn, VP CHIME

December 13, 2021

Use the code PODCAST to save 20% off our Virtual Spotlight on Healthcare Privacy & Security, taking place January 13-14, 2022 on Zoom. Visit wedi.org to sign up. 

 

Matthew welcomes David Finn, VP with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and has a frank discussion about data security in healthcare; where are we failing and what can we do?

David references CHIME's 2021 CISO Survey along with their recent Most Wired Survey, showcasing excellence in the use of digital technology in America's health systems. 

Episode 60; Addressing the Prior Authorization Problem. Sponsored by MCG

Episode 60; Addressing the Prior Authorization Problem. Sponsored by MCG

November 15, 2021

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, Director Product Management and discusses the pending CMS rule on PA and FHIR mandates, MCG's participation in the HL7 Da Vinci Project and how MCG has developed assistive AI and NLP solutions to facilitate the utilization review process,, identify the appropriate level of care for patients, and support evidence-based decision-making

 

Episode 59: CEO Summit; Developing the Perfect Consumer Experience through the New App Economy with Jennifer Blumenthal (OneRecord) and Kristen Valdes (bWell)

Episode 59: CEO Summit; Developing the Perfect Consumer Experience through the New App Economy with Jennifer Blumenthal (OneRecord) and Kristen Valdes (bWell)

November 2, 2021

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 Committee and was recorded during WEDI's national conference in October. 

Episode 58: Cybersecurity Consideration from Top Healthcare CISOs

Episode 58: Cybersecurity Consideration from Top Healthcare CISOs

October 25, 2021

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 Workgroup Co-Chairs. 

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