Since the inception of eHealth Initiative nearly 20 years ago, we have convened healthcare stakeholders to collaborate at the intersection of health and technology. Over the last few years, eHI has organized notable roundtables.
- The Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning roundtable explores the science of AI/ML, as well as their current role in healthcare. The roundtable will address how AI/ML can improve patient care, create more effective drugs, reduce costs and eventually re-shape healthcare in the United States. Panelists, representing different players in the healthcare system, will share their perspectives on how this technology is currently impacting their organization, the innovations that are being achieved, strengths and limitations of AI/ML, and their views on the technological and legal barriers to more effective use. Thursday 09/06/18. In conjunction with Booz Allen Hamilton.
- The Data Governance: A Framework for Value-Based Care roundtable is the second in series of data governance roundtables. In a time when the industry is increasingly adopting fee-for-value programs, how are providers and payers using data to increase the effectiveness and quality of the services they deliver to patients? How is data being captured, standardized, used, and secured to improve care? This roundtable explores these questions and panelists will share their challenges and successes in using data governance to support value-based care initiatives. Thursday 09/13/18. In conjunction with LexisNexis® Risk Solutions.
- Risky Business? Sharing Data In and Outside of the Healthcare System. HIPAA Regulations were the result of many years of public and private sector collaboration. Industry workgroups were formed and reports written with recommendations on how to better manage and protect health information. New technologies that are collecting patient generated health data, like wearables and mobile apps, may not be subject to HIPPA but are raising enough privacy and security to concerns that their regulation is imminent. This roundtable explores the next frontier in privacy and security, including the legal considerations, federal regulations, and data ethics outside of HIPAA, that need to be addressed as data sharing within and outside of the healthcare system increases. Thursday 09/20/18. In conjunction with Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP.
- The Effects of Prior Authorization in Healthcare roundtable addresses the challenges prior authorizations pose and the work being done to change the system. In efforts to prevent gaps in care and enable better medication adherence, providers are calling for changes to payers’ prior authorization protocols and seek to reduce the overall volume of prior authorizations, increase transparency on requirements, and promote automation. Through the use of big data, MHealth, and other health IT tools, electronic prior authorization could help providers identify and generally reduce the negative effects of prior authorization. Wednesday 09/26/18. In conjunction with General Electric.
- The Value of Data Governance in Healthcare rountable was the first in a series of roundtable meetings on topic. The roundtable convened senior executives from stakeholder groups, including payer, provider, professional organizations, health information exchanges (HIEs), research, public health, laboratory, and pharmaceuticals. The goal was to gather expert opinions on how to make data accessible, close quality gaps, turn insight into action, and protect sensitive patient information. eHI produced an issue brief about the roundtable, which covered topics such as the value of data governance in healthcare, existing challenges related to data governance, and key takeaways from the meeting. 05.03.18. In conjunction with LexisNexis® Risk Solutions.
- The Sharing Behavioral Health Information in Light of the Opioid Epidemic roundtable meeting explored the role of privacy and security in the context of the opioid crisis. Much of the discussion focused on the impact of policies and regulations that hinder the sharing of sensitive patient data and affects health outcomes. Experts and industry leaders from Walgreens, Surescripts, CRISP, OhioHealth, Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s office, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provided information on the policies and technologies that affect the use of behavioral health information in patient care and discussed ways to address challenges. eHI produced an issue brief about the roundtable that aims to provide potential solutions for tackling the opioid crisis and addresses the role of electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), regulatory and legislative obstacles, including 42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 2 (42 CFR Part 2), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). 05.03.18. In conjunction with Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP.
- At the eHealth Initiative Annual Summit on February 7-8, 2018, three 2-day roundtables were held to explore organizational priority areas over the course of the year. Workgroups have been created for each priority area:
- The conversation in the Value & Reimbursement Roundtable began by looking at value-based care through the lens of accelerators and barriers. Pre-authorizations are perceived as a barrier to care because many physicians find that the process slows downs their clinical workflow, is costly, and burdensome. Participants also thought the term ‘pre-authorization’ was inherently flawed, stating that the name of the process should more accurately reflect its purpose. Pre-authorizations represent an evidence-based review of coverage determination.
- The goal of the Technology & Analytics Roundtable was to recommend 3-5 practical, patient-centric outcomes that would improve care for patients with chronic conditions through technology, analytics, and interoperability. Preliminary discussions revolved around closing gaps in data, removing barriers to sharing information, educating patients and providers about consent around data sharing, potential uses for labs and lab data, incentivizing patients and providers to share data, remote patient monitoring, and patient engagement.
- The key themes that emerged in the Workflows to Improve Patient Experience Roundtable were enabling relationships through technology; building relationships between stakeholders; appropriate care in all healthcare settings; navigation and coordination that solicits input from patients; and value across the spectrum (economic, quality of care and life, efficiency in relationships, support groups, self-care, shared decision making, parity).
- Electronic Medication Adherence Collaborative (eMAC) Executive Roundtable Meeting. “Medication adherence is a process, not one thing.” eHealth Initiative’s Electronic Medication Adherence Collaborative (eMAC) continued to convene multiple stakeholders to identify effective innovation and best practices that improve patient outcomes and save money, through medication adherence. This eMAC roundtable focused on the potential to create an adherence “vital sign,” which providers might use to track patient compliance with treatment plans; tools used to measure adherence; attitudes and beliefs that impact safety and adherence; supporting treatment compliance and collaborating approaches at point of care; and sharing information across the care continuum. Tuesday 12.12.17.
- Privacy and Security Information Sharing: A Public-Private Partnership. eHealth Initiative and PwC held an invitation-only, roundtable meeting for privacy and security executives from the healthcare industry and government agencies. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss public-private partnerships, share information, and foster collaborations among attendees. Executives addressed the current privacy and security landscape, ways to improve data sharing, cyber threat mitigation, and industry best practices. Thursday 11.02.17. In conjunction with PwC
- Creating a Continuum of Seamless Care in Heart Health. Twenty executive leaders, representing multiple industries and organizations, engaged in an enlightening discussion on the number one killer of all Americans, heart disease. This roundtable delved into the nuances faced by physicians and hospitals in their attempts to achieve seamless care, through reliable delivery of patient needs. The roundtable addressed improving patient outcomes, addressing fragmented care, and finding collaboration at the intersection of cardiology and radiology. Tuesday 10.17.17.
- Medication Adherence: Moving the Needle Forward. eHealth Initiative (eHI) convened more than 20 healthcare executives from payer, provider, academic, and pharmaceutical organizations for a roundtable discussion on medication adherence—a patient’s ability to take medication exactly as prescribed. The roundtable was the first in-person meeting of eHI’s Electronic Medication Adherence Collaborative (eMAC)., which brings together stakeholders who use analytical and behavioral interventions to address adherence. Through this initiative, eHI is capturing best practice data to move healthcare closer to a culture of medication adherence. Tuesday 09.19.17.
- Privacy & Security Roundtable. May 2017. In conjunction with PwC.
- The executive roundtable, Value-Based Partnership for a Healthier Society: What’s Working and Why? was an hosted by eHI and Philips North America. Executives from around the country gathered at CAQH, to hear success stories about value-based care and ask questions such as, “Should the American healthcare system be federated or centralized?” and “How can we adequately fund and encourage innovation efforts?” September 2016. In conjuntion with Philips North America.
- Value-Based Care Roundtable
- New Care Delivery Models and Patient Control of their Data. 03.03.15.
- Coordinating Care Across the Continuum in a Value-based Environment. January 2014.
- HIT Exports Roundtable. 06.24.2013.