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The Collective Voice of Health IT, A WEDI Podcast
34 minutes | 21 hours ago
Episode 25: APIs-Unlocking the Data to Transform Care Delivery and Quality. Ben Moscovitch, Pew Charitable Trusts
Matthew welcomes Ben Moscovitch, Project Director, Health Information Technology with the Pew Charitable Trusts. The two discuss APIs at length; what their inclusion in healthcare will mean for patients, payers, providers and regulators.
34 minutes | 7 days ago
Episode 24: Dancing with the...Standards. ADT talk with DirectTrust's Scott Stuewe
Matthew welcomes DirectTrust's President and CEO Scott Stuewe who has a huge announcement regarding Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) Notifications. More information about DirectTrust's announcement can be found here- https://directtrust.org/standards/event-notifications-via-direct
36 minutes | 15 days ago
Episode 23: Where ISN'T Mobile Today? Greg Jones, Chief Technology Officer MobileSmith Health
Matthew talks with MobileSmith Health's Chief Technology Officer (and former US Navy Submarine Veteran) Greg Jones about the constant evolution of mobile health technology, the importance of data and how it can and should be used to improve patient health through communication and prevention. Have you signed up for WEDI's Quest for Health Equity yet? Understand the importance of data exchange in treating underserved and vulnerable populations. Enter the code PODCAST for 20% off your registration rate. Follow us on twitter @wedionline
34 minutes | 22 days ago
Episode 22: Measure, Improve and Get Better. A Chat with NCQA Founder and President Peggy O'Kane
We chat with Peggy O'Kane, President and Founder of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a non-profit who since 1990 has been tasked with "turning on the light" to the sometimes dark and murky healthcare landscape. Peggy has been named by Modern Healthcare as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” 12 times, and one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” 3 times. How is the industry receiving and reviewing data? Is it getting better and how has the industry handled the curveball that is COVID-19? Time is running out! Join our Quest for Health Equity as we showcase how data interoperability can create meaningful change in caring for underserved and vulnerable populations. Use the code PODCAST for 20% off the registration rate at www.wedi.org
33 minutes | a month ago
Episode 21: Welcoming the new WEDI Chair, Nancy Spector of the American Medical Association
Matthew spends time with the new WEDI Chair, Nancy Spector, Coding and Health Advocacy Director with the American Medical Association. Nancy explains how did she got her start in healthcare and the role of WEDI in the ever changing and ever expanding healthcare IT landscape. What are WEDI's plans as the preeminent national membership association for health IT guidance and collaboration? Be sure to register for WEDI's next educational event The Quest for Health IT, a two-day look at how data interoperability can make meaningful change for underserved and vulnerable populations. Enter the code PODCAST for 20% off registration at www.wedi.org
41 minutes | a month ago
Episode 20: Considering the HUMAN System in Healthcare; A Talk with George Halvorson, Chair and CEO of the Institute for InterGroup Understanding
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.
45 minutes | a month ago
Episode 19: Setting, Aligning and Meeting Expectations with Softheon Founder and CEO Eugene Sayan
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.
41 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 18: Traversing the Waves of Telehealth with Amwell's Big Kahuna, Roy Schoenberg
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**
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 17: WEDI Chair Jay Eisenstock
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.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 16:One on One with Dr Donald Rucker, National Coordinator, ONC
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.
26 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 15: No More Surprises! A Chat with HBMA Executive Director Kurt Gallagher
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.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 14: Teamwork Makes the (Healthcare) Dream Work. A Conversation with Mary Grealy of the Healthcare Leadership Council
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.
47 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 13: Your Organizational Hygiene Habits to Combat Ransomware andOther Cyber Attacks with EHNAC's Lee Barrett
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
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 12: Surveying the Healthcare Landscape with Madaket CEO Eric Demers
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.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 11: The Innovative State with CareJourney's Aneesh Chopra, The Playbook for a New, More Collaborative Healthcare Industry
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 10: WEDI Workgroup Showcase: The Opportunities and Challenges of Genomics and GeneticsTesting
We welcome Grant Wood, Senior IT Strategist for Intermountain Healthcare's Clinical Genetics Institute and the chair of WEDI's Genomics Workgroup and Marilyn Zigmund Luke, Vice President at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) for a in-depth presentation looking at the significant obstacles and tremendous future of genomics and genetics work in Health IT. How can healthcare professionals collaborate to work together to not only use the testing information to improve consumer care, but also ensure that it's properly secured and doesn't fall into the wrong hands? Grant will be presenting at WEDI's National Conference on Tuesday, October 20 on Innovative Opportunities in Genomics for Insurers. Register at wedi.org.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 9: Conversation with an HIE Triple Threat, Tim Pletcher of MiHIN
Matthew chats this week with Tim Pletcher, the Executive Director for the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (@MiHIN), the President and CEO for Velatura LLC and the CEO of the Interoperability Institute. Tim discusses his three hats and how they all work in unison, how ONC helped create MiHIN over a decade ago and how COVID-19 has helped identify Health Information Exchanges as major players in combating the pandemic.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 8: The Ultimate Telehealth Policy Primer with WEDI Telehealth Workgroup Co-Chairs Nancy Spector (AMA) and Alison Armstrong (Anthem)
Matthew has a great, in-depth discussion about telehealth policy with Nancy Spector of the AMA and Alison Armstrong of Anthem- the WEDI Telehealth Workgroup Co-Chairs. How did COVID-19 accelerate Telehealth policy, what should we expect or hope for in the near future and how did the Telehealth Workgroup get its start as far back as 2013. The perfect breakdown of how telehealth policy is rapidly changing the landscape of the US healthcare system. For more information about the Telehealth Workgroup or any of WEDI;'s workgroups, visit www.wedi.org
27 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 7: Connected Care: Placing the Patient at the Center of the Equation, Rick Krohn, HealthSense
Matthew speaks with healthcare innovator and prolific author and writer Rick Krohn (@RickKrohn) President of HealthSense. Find out how Rick's idea of a Connected Health Ecosystem could improve healthcare efficiency and experiences by creating knowledge and operating alliances and extending engagement beyond the patient-provider encounter. Rick also discusses the huge opportunity social determinants of health (SDOH) has to close the gaps in care and impact healthcare outcomes.
15 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 6- WEDI Workgroup Showcase; Remittance Advice & Payment Subworkgroup (ERA/EFT)
This week, we welcome the co-chairs of WEDI's Remittance Advice & Payment Subworkgroup; Pam Grosze ( PNC Bank), Patricia Wijtyk (Cognizant) and Mary Lynam (DST Health). The primary goals of the SWG are to facilitate the business implementation of the 835 and payments, provide educational guidance and a forum to address business issues related to the implementation, create white papers and provide potential WEDI comments during SDO development public review of new versions of the payment/advice implementation guides. If you're interested in being a part of this workgroup, please visit www.wedi.org and select WORKGROUP COMMUNITY
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