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WEBINAR: Keeping Up with the Exponential Growth & Evolving Strategies of Virtual Behavioral Health

October 12, 2021

While most of the nation and world is still in the throes of the pandemic, there have been some silver linings to emerge from this ongoing health crisis. Not only has mental health been talked about more openly than ever before, but many individuals are prioritizing their mental health and seeking needed care through new avenues—specifically virtual care. But just how prevalent is virtual behavioral health?

According to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, nearly three quarters of its members’ mental health visits have been done virtually since the onset of the pandemic. And while many healthcare organizations have seen in-person visits return to near-normal levels, virtual behavioral health visits remain higher than ever. 

But what does this mean and how does it change future mental healthcare strategies? In this panel discussion, top virtual behavioral health experts discuss the quickly evolving behavioral health landscape, emerging trends and technology fueling its growth, the role of telehealth in acute psychiatric care, and how healthcare organizations can design mental health programs to meet changing consumer needs and preferences.  

Join eHI and behavioral health experts for this insightful discussion on emerging trends, challenges and opportunities on October 12th at 1:00 pm.

 

Speakers:


Ken Cahill
Chief Executive Officer
SilverCloud Health
 

As the CEO of SilverCloud Health, Ken has revolutionized how technology is used to address some of the key challenges in healthcare by delivering a range of evidence-based digital cognitive behavioral health programs to patients.

 

 

 


Lindsay Henderson, PsyD
Director of Psychological Services
Amwell
 

Dr. Henderson is a practicing virtual care psychologist, and is also responsible for developing treatment programs for specific clinical populations. She will represent both the doctor and patient point of view. 

 

 


Jana Capaccio, LMHC
Director of Clinical Initiative Implementation
Horizon Health Services

Jana, a licensed mental health counselor, has lead Horizon’s successful telehealth implementation and growth strategy, and will provide value insights into what it takes to stand up and build a virtual behavioral health program. 

 

This webinar is supported by

Report: Clinical Communication and Collaboration: Redefining the Patient Journey for Better Outcomes

October 01, 2021

As the pandemic evolved, an added strain was placed on Emergency Departments (EDs) with the need to isolate COVID-19 patients from those seeking emergent care and non-COVID-19 care. Minimizing time spent in the ED or bypassing the ED altogether, along with the suspension of facility-based elective care, became a priority. This caused a shift in the traditional patient journey. There was a heightened interest in virtual assessments and notification systems to improve the flow of patients through EDs. 

eHI collaborated with Everbridge to create this report.

Clinical Communication and Collaboration: Redefining the Patient Journey for Better Outcomes

September 30, 2021

Clinical communication and collaboration has always been critical to ensuring the delivery of timely, quality patient care. The COVID-19 pandemic further highlighted the importance of both, providing insights of how providers can apply new strategies and technology for better patient outcomes. 

As the pandemic evolved, an added strain was placed on Emergency Departments (ED) with the need to isolate COVID-19 patients from those seeking emergent care and non-COVID-19 care. Minimizing time spent in the emergency department or bypassing the ED altogether along with the suspension of at-hospital elective care became a priority. This caused a shift in the traditional patient journey. There was a heightened interest in virtual assessments and notification systems to improve the flow of patients through emergency departments. 

The three case studies outlined in this brief, highlight how technology is being applied in new ways to support the patient journey from pre-arrival to departure.
 

WEBINAR: Pediatric Patient Matching in an Adult World

September 22, 2021

The growing demand for health information exchange brings the challenges of accurate patient identification to the forefront, especially for children who often don’t have common identifiers or have non-static demographic information. Patient matching is complicated for adults, so how do we address the unique challenges of patient identity matching in pediatrics?

 

eHI joins experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, AHIMA, clinicians and technology leaders to discuss these challenges, including confidentiality concerns around matching children according to parental data and ensuring health data is accurate as children transition from pediatrics.

 

Speakers:

Susan J. Kressly, MD, FAAP
Fellow
American Academy of Pediatrics

 

 


Emily Webber, MD, FAAP, FAMIA 
Chief Medical Information Officer
Indiana University Health Riley Children’s Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Greiner, MD, MS
Medical Director
CHECK Foster Care Center
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

 

 

 


Dan Cidon
Chief Technology Officer
Nextgate

 

 

 

 


Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA

Senior Director for Strategic Partnerships
Texas Health Services
Chair, AHIMA

 

 

 

 


Jen Covich Bordenick

Chief Executive Officer
eHI

 

WEBINAR: Managing the Business of Value-Based Care Through Data

September 15, 2021

According to the latest survey data, 35.8% of all total U.S. health care payments were tied to alternative payment models (APMs) in 2018. While value-based care is growing, major hurdles to adoption must be addressed.

One key consideration in participating in and growing a value-based care model is building a provider network aligned with the goals of the payment model. Having access to up-to-date, reliable, and unbiased data can help identify which providers will best address the needs of a specific patient population and help your organization succeed in a value-based care model.

On this webinar, you will hear best practices and strategies for delivering value-based care from executives who are currently managing provider networks and health care data analytics experts.

 

 

Speakers:


Rebecca Molesworth
VP, Product Management
Trella Health

With more than 20 years’ experience working with healthcare information technology companies, Rebecca brings a breadth of knowledge and a passion for innovation to Trella Health as the Vice President of Product Management. 

Before joining Trella Health, Rebecca served as the Senior Director of Data Intelligence for Medecision, accountable for data management, reporting and analytics for the portfolio. Throughout her career, her passion for improving patient outcomes through technology and data has grown. By unifying all stakeholders in the ecosystem, she strives to help patients receive the highest quality and most cost-efficient care. 

Rebecca graduated from the University of Michigan with an MHSA in Health Management and Policy and has won innovation awards at several of her previous companies. She continued to foster and grow her analytics, data, and interoperability skillsets during the ARRA, HITECH, and PPACA Federal policy implementations.  

 


Michael Barrett

Vice President of Strategy and Development
Centene/WellCare

Mike co-founded the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NACCOSs) and served has Chairman from 2012 through 2015 and Board Member through 2017. Mike remains on the Policy Committee. Mike, recognized for his pragmatic financial and operations expertise has presented the strategic, quality administration and risk strategies topics or led detailed process improvement workshops for NAACOs on average every six months since the inception of NAACOs.

In addition to his efforts in supporting the development of accountable care nationally, Mike served as the Sr. VP of Operations and National Development for the ACO efforts at Universal American/WellCare and now services as the Vice President for Business Development the division since its acquisition by Centene.

 

Prior to these efforts Mike focused on the provider risk programs with the Medicare Advantage industry. Mike assisted in the turnaround of a large globally capitated IPA in greater NYC serving Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial and ACO populations. Other relevant experience Mike brings including organizing the Medicare ACO application for the largest Patient Centered Medical Home practices in the country, assisted several of the CMS approved ACO contractors in application and early operations.

 

In addition to these recent events, Mike has 30 years of experience in both payor and provider operations from the managed care perspective. Mike has held executive positions at a large hospital system, Senior Vice President of a large PCP group serving 35,000 globally capitated Medicare Advantage patients, as well as, CFO/COO position at HMOs.

 

Mike has held the position of CEO, COO and CFO of medium to large health care and managed care payor organizations. Mike has also completed large employer payor and vendor selection, claims, enrollment and compliance audits, network development, strategic planning and process re-engineering projects.

 

 

 

 

 


Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Executive Director
Duke Connected Care

Dr. Sangvai is vice president for population health management at Duke University Health System.  He is professor of family medicine, pediatrics, and psychiatry at the Duke University School of Medicine and professor in the Program in Education at Duke University. 

In his current roles, he leads the Population Health Management Office (PHMO)--the central entity at Duke guiding care transformation for value based care, including care management programs and deployment of related data & analytics programs; and fostering relationships with payers, community resources, and physicians within the service area.  Complementing the work of the PHMO, Dr. Sangvai is executive director of Duke Connected Care (DCC), Duke’s accountable care organization/clinically integrated network.  As a member of the executive payer strategy team, he provides clinical and strategic perspective in discussions with commercial and government payers.  Dev has been at Duke since 2001 and has previously served in multiple roles including director of medical services for Student Health and chief of Family Medicine.

As faculty he has led courses in the Master in Clinical Leadership Program (finance, strategy), the Primary Care Leadership Track, and helped develop the Management & Leadership Pathway for Residents (a residency program for MD-MBAs). Each fall he teaches a popular undergraduate writing course, Leadership and the Changing Landscape of Healthcare.  Dr. Sangvai is core faculty at the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy and Faculty Affiliate at the Fuqua School of Business.  His clinical practice focuses on primary care and the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.

In addition to his work at Duke, Dev is significantly involved in leadership and organized medicine both locally and nationally. He is Past-President of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and served as the chair of the young physicians section of the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Sangvai has also served in national roles with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  He has been a member of the North Carolina Medical Care Commission and currently serves on the North Carolina Medical Board.

Dr. Sangvai graduated from the Ohio State University and received his M.D. from the Medical College of Ohio, where he also completed his family medicine training and chief residency. He earned his M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business. He is a certified physician executive with the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).  In 2015 he was named Presidential Leadership Scholar by libraries/foundations of Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton.

 


Jen Covich Bordenick
Chief Executive Officer
eHI

 

For over 20 years, Jennifer has focused on quality and innovative technology solutions to transform healthcare. As CEO, she provides leadership for research, education and advocacy components of eHealth Initiative and Foundation (eHI). Convening senior executives from every group in healthcare to discuss, identify, and share best practices that transform the delivery of healthcare. Focus areas: improving health and wellness through innovative solutions; interoperability; privacy concerns; artificial intelligence; payment models to support innovative care; and tech tools for chronic care. She led development of dozens of national surveys and published groundbreaking reports. As part of her work with the Foundation, she led grants with California Health Care Foundation, Commonwealth Fund, Aetna Foundation and Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation. Jennifer is co-chair of the Federal HIT Policy Committee’s Strategy and Innovation Workgroup; member of the HL7 Board of Directors; and a member of the Diabetes Collaborative Stakeholder Panel. Jennifer is a faculty member for the MHA and MHIA graduate programs at George Washington University. Prior to joining eHI, Jennifer headed up the strategic marketing at OpenNetworks, Inc., focusing on security solutions for the healthcare industry. She led healthcare industry relations at MicroStrategy, Inc., focusing on data-mining solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. She spent four years at the National Committee for Quality Assurance as Director of Policy and Product Development, helping develop national quality standards for healthcare organizations. Jennifer began her career at the George Washington University Hospital, Medical Center and Health Plan working on quality management initiatives, clinical pathways and healthcare administration. Jennifer earned a master's in Human Resource Development, completed coursework in health administration doctoral program at GWU, and resides in Maryland with her husband and two children.

 

 

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WEBINAR: The Future of Prescription Decision Support: Leveraging Real-Time Data to Drive Value at the Point of Care

August 24, 2021

Without accurate, real-time data, providers often find it challenging to deliver cost-effective, clinically appropriate care. And although recent policies have created more transparency in our healthcare system, not all data being transferred is created equal. Enter Real-Time Prescription Benefit (RTPB) technology that can display accurate prescription cost and coverage information at the point of care. 
 
This session highlights how RTPB can give providers actionable data, improve care team workflows, and reduce patient costs. Additionally, panelists explain how different types of prescription data feeds have driven mistrust in recent years, and what the future of ePrescribing may look like.
 

Speakers: 


Carm Huntress
Founder and Chief Innovation Officer
RxRevu

As Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of RxRevu, Carm has successfully taken Prescription Decision Support from a concept to a reality for physicians, payers, health systems, and patients. At the core of this work is to transform prescription decision-making by providing better access to data at the point-of-care. At a national level, Carm has played a key role in supporting interoperability and patient access to data through the development of the FHIR standards and other projects with the ONC. Carm brings more than 20 years of experience in startups focused on consumer and enterprise technology.

 


Pooja Babbrah
Practice Lead for PBM Services
Point-of-Care Partners

Pooja Babbrah is a seasoned strategy and product leader focused on healthcare technology. She has spent over two decades leading and growing product strategy teams with her main focus on growing a company's revenue through a well-defined and focused product strategy. Most recently, Pooja is serving as a practice lead for Point-of-Care Partners, a management consulting firm focused on healthcare technology and policy where she has helped to grow revenues of the company over 120% over the past few years. Pooja is currently serving on the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) Board of Trustees and has led the organizations efforts on developing standards and transactions related to specialty medications. She currently serves on the Investment committee for the Arizona State University Foundation – Women and Philanthropy program and also services on the Water1st International Advisory Council.

 

Tom Groom
Chief Executive Officer
HealthNexus

Tom is a recognized expert and leader in healthcare information technology.  Current work includes helping healthcare companies bring emerging technology to market to address the goals of Healthcare's Triple Aim of Improving Population Health, Reducing Cost, and Improving the Patient Experience.  With over twenty-five years experience in business development across a variety of healthcare, pharmacy and technology companies, Tom has helped move the industry forward through his subject matter expertise and reputation as an innovator.  Tom's background includes serving as Vice President for Business Development for SureScripts, RxHub, HealthNexis, and McKesson.

 

 


Jen Covich Bordenick
Chief Executive Officer
eHealth Initiative and Foundation

 

For over 20 years, Jennifer has focused on quality and innovative technology solutions to transform healthcare. As CEO, she provides leadership for research, education and advocacy components of eHealth Initiative and Foundation (eHI). Convening senior executives from every group in healthcare to discuss, identify, and share best practices that transform the delivery of healthcare. Focus areas: improving health and wellness through innovative solutions; interoperability; privacy concerns; artificial intelligence; payment models to support innovative care; and tech tools for chronic care. She led development of dozens of national surveys and published groundbreaking reports. As part of her work with the Foundation, she led grants with California Health Care Foundation, Commonwealth Fund, Aetna Foundation and Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation. Jennifer is co-chair of the Federal HIT Policy Committee’s Strategy and Innovation Workgroup; member of the HL7 Board of Directors; and a member of the Diabetes Collaborative Stakeholder Panel. Jennifer is a faculty member for the MHA and MHIA graduate programs at George Washington University. Prior to joining eHI, Jennifer headed up the strategic marketing at OpenNetworks, Inc., focusing on security solutions for the healthcare industry. She led healthcare industry relations at MicroStrategy, Inc., focusing on data-mining solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. She spent four years at the National Committee for Quality Assurance as Director of Policy and Product Development, helping develop national quality standards for healthcare organizations. Jennifer began her career at the George Washington University Hospital, Medical Center and Health Plan working on quality management initiatives, clinical pathways and healthcare administration. Jennifer earned a master's in Human Resource Development, completed coursework in health administration doctoral program at GWU, and resides in Maryland with her husband and two children.

 

 

 

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WEBINAR: Remote Patient Monitoring - Key Opportunities and Challenges

August 03, 2021

Remote patient monitoring (RPM), which has been shown to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, is a rapidly growing area of digital health technology. The global RPM market size was valued at $23.6 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $118.5 billion by 2027.

Beginning in 2019, and most recently in the proposed Calendar Year 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has significantly expanded reimbursement opportunities for providers who use RPM. This expert panel will discusses specific RPM use cases, the opportunities provided through CMS regulations, as well as barriers that still need to be addressed to ensure providers and patients can take full advantage of RPM tools.

WEBINAR: Surprise! The No Surprises Act is Coming!

July 29, 2021

New price transparency requirements are on their way!

In addition to ending the practice of “surprise billing,” the new CMS regulations also requires price comparison tools and new patient protections through price transparency – and their effective date is less than six months.

eHI, Axway, the American Heart Association, and Zelis Healthcare joined up to discuss the new requirements and their impact on the healthcare system. The webinar also explores common threads across recent healthcare data-sharing and transparency tools to identify actions that can help meet new requirements and decrease the administrative burden.

 

Speakers: 
 


Josh Roll
Government Relations Manager
American Heart Association

Josh serves as Government Relations Manager with the American Heart Association’s Federal Advocacy team. In this role, Josh works to advance the American Heart Association’s federal legislative agenda on Capitol hill around health care access. Prior to joining the American Heart Association, Josh served as the Manager of Congressional Affairs with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

 

 


Matthew Albright
Chief Legislative Affairs Officer
Zelis

Matthew has over 15 years of regulatory, political and public affairs experience.

Prior to joining Zelis, Matthew oversaw the certification program at the Center for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) and Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange (CORE) to ensure conformance with the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

He also served as Director of the Administrative Simplification Group for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this role, Matthew was responsible for drafting the regulations that implemented Section 1104 of PPACA which specifies the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) administrative transactions.

Matthew is a published author on bioethics, has written numerous state and federal regulations and taught as adjunct faculty at St. Martin’s University and Pierce College in Washington state.

Matthew earned a Master of Divinity from Harvard University with an emphasis in Bioethics, as well as a BA in Religion Studies from the College of Santa Fe and a BA in Print Journalism from the University of Southern California.

His greatest achievement: A place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s longest softball game.

 


Ruby Raley
Vice President of Healthcare
Axway

Ruby Raley has a background in both technology and healthcare. Starting as a programmer, she grew into a divisional CIO before moving to healthcare and life sciences where she has held a variety of customer-facing roles. Ruby also has significant supply chain experience including a stint at Cardinal Health and a strong background working with payer and providers. Currently, Ruby applies her unique market insight and perspective to help customers solve problems and reduce costs using Axway's leading edge digital integration, API and content collaboration and healthcare solutions portfolio. Ruby holds a Master's of science in systems science from the University of West Florida.

 


Eric Holmberg
Director, Digital Delivery
Blue Cross Blue Shield ND

 

In his role, Erik Holmberg is responsible for the oversight of software development, project management, QA testing, code deployment and successful delivery of applications within BCBSND.

A native of the Fargo-Moorhead area, Holmberg joined BCBSND in 2014 as an IT portfolio manager. He then assumed responsibility as a manager in IT Solution Delivery before being promoted to his current position as director.

 

 


Wanneh Dixon
Director, Strategy and Programs
eHI

Wanneh previously worked as the Corporate Engagement Manager for FHI 360, an international development firm focused on global health, education and economic empowerment. At FHI 360 she managed the private sector engagement strategy to cultivate relationships with corporations, foundations, donors and membership organizations. Her global health portfolio focused on maternal mortality, non-communicable diseases, and health systems strengthening. 

Wanneh holds a BSc in Information Technology from Herzing College and a M.A. in Global Development and Social Justice from St. John’s University. She lives in Maryland and serves on the Human Services Advisory Commission for the City of Rockville. 

Wanneh directs our social determinants of health (SDOH) and data analytics programs. 

 

 

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WEBINAR: Innovative Solutions to Patient Matching and Identity Access Management

June 30, 2021

Managing patient information across care settings and platforms for core business functions, interoperability, and patient safety requires coordination and collaboration. In this webinar, eHI convened a panel of experts to discuss strategies for transforming the way healthcare providers validate patient identity across all spectrums. 

 

Speakers:

 


Desla Mancilla
Business Lead Health IT
BlueCross BlueShield Association

Desla Mancilla, DHA, RHIA, is the Health Information Technology Business Lead for Program Implementation at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). In this role, Dr. Mancilla leads health information interoperability education within the Association and supports similar education efforts across the BCBS System. Prior to joining BCBSA in 2019, Dr. Mancilla served as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at the American Health Information Management (AHIMA) from 2012-2019. Dr. Mancilla has conducted primary research on medical identity theft and also leads business strategy development on patient matching in BCBSA.

 


Dr. Eric Rogers, Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Marshfield Clinic

Dr. Eric Rogers, an emergency medicine physician at our Marshfield Medical Center Eau Claire hospital, has been named Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) for Marshfield Clinic Health System. Dr. Rogers was the first doctor to join the Eau Claire hospital emergency department (ED) when it opened in July 2018 and has since been serving as department chair. He graduated from the State University of New York – Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, in 2011, and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Albany Medical College – Medical Center in Albany, N.Y., in 2014.

 

 

 


Steven Waite
Executive Director, Office of Information Security
University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

Steven Waite is the Executive Director for the Office of Information Security at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 NICU in the state. He has served as UMMC’s Information Security Officer since July 2018. Waite and his OIS team collaborated with Mississippi MED-COM in the establishment of the secure Mobile Tele-Assist System to support EMTs throughout the state. Waite graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi College with a degree in sociology and earned a master’s degree in healthcare law from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Prior to joining UMMC in January 2010, Waite spent 20.5 years with Gannett Co., Inc., the final 11 years as an IT executive—three times earning a President’s Ring for Excellence.

 

 


Courtney Timmons
Director of Market Strategy
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions 

Timmons serves LexisNexis® Health Care as director of market strategy for identity. Her role is focused on the strategic planning development and execution of balancing patient and member engagement and data security in support of interoperability. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Western Carolina University and an MBA in Business Management from Emory University, Goizueta Business School. 

 

 


Jen Covich Bordenick
Chief Executive Officer
eHI

For over 20 years, Jennifer has focused on quality and innovative technology solutions to transform healthcare. As CEO, she provides leadership for research, education and advocacy components of eHealth Initiative and Foundation (eHI). Convening senior executives from every group in healthcare to discuss, identify, and share best practices that transform the delivery of healthcare. Focus areas: improving health and wellness through innovative solutions; interoperability; privacy concerns; artificial intelligence; payment models to support innovative care; and tech tools for chronic care. She led development of dozens of national surveys and published groundbreaking reports. As part of her work with the Foundation, she led grants with California Health Care Foundation, Commonwealth Fund, Aetna Foundation and Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation. Jennifer is co-chair of the Federal HIT Policy Committee’s Strategy and Innovation Workgroup; member of the HL7 Board of Directors; and a member of the Diabetes Collaborative Stakeholder Panel. Jennifer is a faculty member for the MHA and MHIA graduate programs at George Washington University. Prior to joining eHI, Jennifer headed up the strategic marketing at OpenNetworks, Inc., focusing on security solutions for the healthcare industry. She led healthcare industry relations at MicroStrategy, Inc., focusing on data-mining solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. She spent four years at the National Committee for Quality Assurance as Director of Policy and Product Development, helping develop national quality standards for healthcare organizations. Jennifer began her career at the George Washington University Hospital, Medical Center and Health Plan working on quality management initiatives, clinical pathways and healthcare administration. Jennifer earned a master's in Human Resource Development, completed coursework in health administration doctoral program at GWU, and resides in Maryland with her husband and two children.

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WEBINAR: Digital Health Credentials

June 01, 2021

Although “vaccine passport” is the buzziest of buzz-phrases these days, digital health credentials have actually been around for years. The benefits they offer to providers and consumers alike are many, but as with most advances in health tech, they are not without their challenges. In this webinar, eHI teamed up with expert panelists to discuss these challenges, including identity verification and workflow issues, and how they relate to the new CMS/ONC interoperability and information blocking rules.

 

Speakers: 


Jeri Koester

Chief Information Officer
Marshfield Clinic Health System

Jeri Koester assumed the role of Interim CIO and then CIO of Marshfield Clinic Health System in early 2019. She previously was vice president of IT business management at Marshfield Clinic Information Services (MCIS Inc.) since October 2016. Prior to that role, Koester was the vice president of operations, the IT division and was instrumental in leading Marshfield Clinic’s transition of their IT department into a for-profit subsidiary of the health system. Her experience also includes senior project management for one of the nation’s largest window and door manufacturers completing a restructure of the manufacturing footprint. She also brings business startup experience from one of the leading software companies in the fenestration industry where she managed sales and sales projections, client accounts, project implementations, and development teams. Koester earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and is a certified project manager professional from the Project Management Institute.

 

 


Mark Treshock
Blockchain Solutions Leader for Healthcare and Life Sciences
IBM

Mark Treshock, IBM’s Global Leader for Blockchain Solutions in Healthcare and Life Sciences has spent his career helping organizations, their constituents and consumers benefit from digital transformation. His current focus is on strengthening the national response to COVID-19 through improved supply chain visibility and the creation of networks of trust including New York State’s Excelsior Pass. Mr. Treshock is a frequent speaker at conferences including the World Economic Forum’s annual conference at Davos. He has also presented on Capitol Hill and the White House. 

 

 

 


Dr. Matthew Harris

Northwell Health 

Dr. Harris is triple boarded in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Emergency Medical Services, having completed residency and two fellowships. Dr. Harris works clinically in the pediatric emergency department, caring for acutely ill and injured children. He is the emergency medicine Medical Director of the Northwell Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Transport team and chairs the Mass Casualty Incident Preparedness Committee at the system Children’s Hospital. Dr. Harris serves as the associate medical director for the Northwell Center for Emergency Medical Services and the Medical Director of Emergency Management and Clinical Preparedness. Currently, Dr. Harris it the physician lead for the COVID 19 Vaccination Program for Northwell Health. 

 

 

 


Todd Gherke
Chief Architect
ID2020

Todd Gehrke serves as Chief Architect at ID2020, where he provides technical guidance for the development of privacy-protecting, user-controlled, and portable digital identity solutions.

Todd is a software engineer and systems architect with over 25 years of experience developing large-scale, fault-tolerant distributed systems. His work spans multiple industries, including telecommunications, healthcare, and manufacturing. Prior to joining ID2020, he developed solutions using distributed ledger technologies and remains an outspoken advocate for the adoption of decentralized identity and privacy-preserving cryptography,

Todd has a BS in Computer Science from Montana State University in Bozeman. He is a world traveler who currently lives in Seattle but still considers Montana his home.

 

 

 


JP Pollak
Chief Architect
The Commons Project

JP is co-founder and Chief Architect of The Commons Project Foundation and the technical co-chair for VCI. He is also a Senior Researcher in Residence at Cornell Tech and an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, where he has focused on helping individuals collect health data from real-world settings and their clinical record for research and care. This work included being a co-creator and governance committee member for ResearchStack, the Android equivalent to Apple’s ResearchKit, and launching Android equivalent to Apple Health. JP has also founded Curiosity Health to better support early stage, digitally-enabled clinical research; founded Wellcoin, an award-winning consumer health incentives application; and built numerous applications in health and life sciences that are widely used in research and business today. JP earned a Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction and a PhD in Information Science at Cornell University.

 

 


Alice Leiter
Vice President and Senior Counsel
eHealth Initiative

Alice is a health regulatory lawyer with a specialty in health information privacy law and policy. She previously worked as a Senior Associate at the law firm Hogan Lovells, where she worked with clients on Medicare and Medicaid pricing and reimbursement. Alice spent several years as policy counsel at two different non-profit organizations, the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Center for Democracy & Technology. She currently sits on the DC HIE Policy Board, as well as the boards of Beauvoir School, Educare DC, and DC Greens, the latter of which she chairs. She received her B.A. in human biology from Stanford University and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Alice and her husband, Michael, live in Washington, D.C. with their four children.

 

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