A recent KFF Health poll found that ~50% of voters are more motivated than ever to vote on Nov. 8 — and 55% of those same voters polled said healthcare issues will be top of mind when it comes time to cast their ballots. Major changes have happened across the healthcare industry — and regardless of what side of the aisle you find yourself, we can all agree that the mid-term election results will undoubtedly influence healthcare policy as we know it.
EHI’s Policy Steering Committee members will breakdown the election results, predict what’s on deck for...
While remote patient monitoring (RPM) has exploded in recent years, many providers are not equipped to purchase, set up, or manage RPM devices (especially multiple RPM solutions), not to mention the access and reimbursement needed to incentivize wide adoption. Clinicians are already time-constrained and creating additional administrative tasks would sacrifice other important office work or patient care.
How do we overcome this? How can we deliver a...
Today, patient engagement and individual care experience are top of mind amongst players in the healthcare industry, especially providers. To remain competitive, providers are considering patients more as customers and, as a result, are working to improve the overall healthcare experience and keep patients within their networks. This has placed priority on the whole patient journey, from clinical and administrative, to financial, and everything in between.
While great in theory, providers are facing challenges while attempting to ensure a positive...
What is an Analytics Center of Excellence? It is a framework for thinking about data and creating a culture built around defined goals and agreed-upon outcomes. Healthcare organizations are in need of timely insights, effective storytelling, data literacy training, trust, disciplined data infrastructure, scalable data modeling, and simple tools.
MedInsight’s Will Fox and Melody Craff offer ideas on building this business capability and strengthening the use of analytics in your organization to gain a competitive edge.
During this webinar, you...
Dr. John Halamka, President of Mayo Clinic Platform, will discuss the importance of public/private partnerships inside the healthcare technology ecosystem. He’ll explain how the government can foster, and not stifle, the innovative tools being created to enhance patient care and ensure positive health outcomes through necessary guidelines, guardrails, and the push for transparency of data collection, protection, and clean data-set composition.
Dr. Halamka will explain why there is a need to set standard metrics which researchers can use to measure the...
Webinar: How Healthcare Leaders Incorporate Environmental, Social, and Governance Priorities into Practice
During this online event, executive leaders from respected healthcare corporations will share their perspectives and experiences with implementing their own sustainable environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies, and the outcomes of these efforts. Tune in for this important conversation and put your company on the path toward building a healthier population and planet.
A company’s efforts to support their customers, build healthier communities, and achieve health equity starts with action from top executive...
The ability to properly exchange and use health information is essential to patient care. It drives improved health outcomes at both the personal and population level.
This isn’t news to the healthcare industry. However, currently, there is no nation-wide standard measurement for interoperability. How can healthcare stakeholders measure their programs and continue to produce positive health outcomes if they can’t quantify this work?
In 2020, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) created a series of...
Conflicting Rules of CMS’s Interoperability Rules and the No Surprises Act
- Kevin Larsen, MD, Senior VP of Clinical Innovation and Translation, Optum
About the Member Policy Briefing
Federal legislators and regulators are working hard to ensure that all patients have quality healthcare. Often, important decisions about healthcare come down to trust and access to data. It’s no easy task to find a single solution to the myriad of hurdles that payers, providers, and vendors are...
What: During this event, experts from health systems, payers and community organizations will provide insights into their experiences implementing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Organizational Maturity Models, and how they applied these models to ensure their SDOH programs led to better health outcomes.
Background: The importance of SDOH data isn’t a mystery. Recent studies have found that only 20% of population health outcomes are determined by medical care — and the remaining 80% can be traced back to SDOH. Much of the healthcare industry...
Access to accurate, complete, and timely data is one of the most valuable assets in any healthcare organization. Quality data improves care coordination, clinical outcomes, and saves lives but can only be achieved with accurate patient identification or matching across multiple sources. Interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) allow the electronic sharing of patient information between these difference sources, but sharing the data successfully requires the capacity to connect each patient with the correct record. Despite best practices in patient...
The No Surprises Act (NSA) which went into effect on January 1, 2022, provides consumers federal protections from unexpected medical bills. One of the provisions of the No Surprises Act requires health plans to update their provider directories more frequently. This gets to the root cause of surprise billing, which is patients’ ability to easily identify which providers are in-network. If payers can update their directory in just 48 hours, as the law mandates, patients will have a much better chance of finding care that’s actually covered by their plans....
The Covid-19 pandemic forever changed many aspects of daily life, including the way we work. Healthcare has arguably been the most disrupted industry during this time. Driven largely by increased consumer demand, workforce burnout, and staff shortages, hospitals and health systems are now facing a challenging task of rebuilding a new workforce. This unprecedented effort requires a reimagining of the way we hire, train, and retain workers.
During this timely and important event, you’ll hear from a group of diverse leaders who can speak from firsthand...
A key goal of a modern public health system should be to advance health equity. In the fourth webinar in EHI’s Public Health Modernization Series, experts discussed how public health efforts should align to promote health equity, the importance of ensuring public health data is reflective of populations served, and how social determinants of health (SDOH) data impact public health.
- Elizabeth Cope, PhD, MPH, Senior Director, Health Systems Improvement and Public and Population Health, AcademyHealth
We are amid a significant transformation in healthcare. The journey for patients, too often siloed and isolated, has moved from “traditional” to “smart,” creating a patient-centered and engaging approach to care. By leveraging virtual care platforms, interoperable data, remote care and monitoring, and predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, we are realizing the promise of a real, value-based, hybrid care model.
What You’ll Hear
True care coordination requires actual engagement, and meaningful, empathetic interactions...
The third webinar in EHI’s Public Health Modernization Series, experts discussed how innovative technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing are currently being used in public health, the potential for future uses, and steps stakeholders can take to advance innovation in public health.
- Betsy Baker, MPH, PMP, Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services, State and Local Government
- John Frownfelter, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Jvion
- Alice Leiter, Vice President and Senior Counsel, EHI
- Brett Meeks, Vice President, Health Innovation Alliance
Electronic health records (EHR) usability and interoperability have presented the public and private sectors both opportunities and challenges to delivering quality care.
Today, clinicians are inundated with a lot of data. Digesting large amounts of information is time consuming and can keep clinicians from delivering timely and efficient care. In addition, the data does not always include the information they need at the time they need it.
This esteemed panel, representing the Veteran Affairs Medical Centers and the private sector, addressed...
Hosted by Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) and the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), this webinar was the culmination of a project spearheaded by EHI and CDT and generously funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), which aims to protect consumer data that is both held and used by companies that are not bound by the obligations of HIPAA.
The EHI and CDT Consumer Privacy Framework for Health Data (the Framework) was Released in February 2021. The report...
Open Exclusively to EHI Members
In 2019, EHI developed the Ethical Uses of SDOH Data Framework. Since then, we have held various webinars and roundtables to discuss the importance of collecting, evaluating, and reporting data in ways that are innovative and impactful. Throughout the pandemic, data was at the center of contract tracing, vaccination efforts, and mortality which exposed the variable health outcomes as result of...
As FHIR APIs become more commonplace and new regulatory mandates loom, it could be useful to find multiple uses for your APIs. If we can move from creating stand-alone APIs to repurposing existing APIs, we can accelerate project delivery, reduce project costs, and create new experiences for patients and partners.
During this webinar, an esteemed panel of experts dug into the opportunities and roadblocks associated with the reuse of APIs, including:
- Do you need patient consent to reuse APIs?
- Do you need additional security to make...