The CIO Forum

The CIO Forum convenes the Consortium's information technology executives to:

  • address advances in policy, technology, and health information innovation and to their impact on the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care in the Commonwealth
  • launch collaborative initiatives to accelerate regulatory compliance and technology innovation

CIO Forum: The Urgency of Now Accelerating the Path to FHIR-Based Interoperability to Address Inequities and Advance Health Value

November 3, 2021

Speakers:
Aneesh Chopra, President of CareJourney
Mark Friedberg, Senior Vice President of Performance Measurement and Improvement at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Adam Landman, Chief Information Officer for the Brigham and Women's Hospital



Reference material:

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CIO Forum: Mass HIway Annual Update: Coming Changes, Strategic Developments, and Future State

September 8, 2021

Speaker: David Whitham, Assistant CIO for Health & Eligibility and Kevin Mullen, Executive Director, Mass HIway


Reference material:

Mass HIway Annual Update (pdf)



CIO Forum: Telehealth: Past, Present and Future

July 12, 2021

Speaker: Joseph Kvedar, MD, Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Senior Advisor, Virtual Care, Mass General Brigham, Editor-in-Chief, npj Digital Medicine, a Nature Research journal


Reference material:

Telehealth: Past, Present and Future (pdf)



CIO Forum: Understanding the New Interoperability and HIPAA Rules

March 17, 2021

Speaker: David Szabo, Co-Chair, Health Care Practice Group, Locke Lord LLP


Reference material:

The "Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care" 2021 (pdf)



CIO Forum: Mayo Clinic Platform Strategy

February 10, 2021

Speaker: John Halamka, MD, MS, Mayo Clinic Platform

Reference material:

MCP Core Deck 2021 (pdf)

012121_MCP_Functional_Arch_vF (pdf)

de-identification_paper_medrxiv (pdf)

CIO Forum: Event Notification Services Panel Discussion 
November 19, 2020

Expert State, Industry, and Vendor Panelists: 

Bert Ng, Program Director of the Mass HIway

David Whitham, Assistant CIO for Health and Eligibility at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS)

Cynthia Bero, Vice President, Office of the CIO Mass General Brigham

Bill Gillis, Vice President, Chief Information Officer Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network

Dr. Michael Lee, Executive Director and Medical Director of the Department of Accountable Care and Clinical Integration at Boston Children’s Hospital

Christina Severin, President & CEO, C3aco

Jitin Asnaani, VP, Head of Partnerships at PatientPing

Jay Desai, Co-Founder & CEO of PatientPing

Kat McDavitt, Chief External Affairs Officer for Collective Medical

Micky Tripathi, Chief Alliance Officer, at Arcadia

Tristan Van Horne, VP of Sales with Collective Medical




CIO Forum: MassHealth & Mass HIway Updates 

September 23, 2020

Speaker: David Whitham, EOHHS


MassHealth & Mass HIway Updates Presentation Slides (pdf)

CIO Forum: Exchanging Information to Transform Patient Care: The Healthix Story 

July 22, 2020

Speaker: Todd Rogow, CEO, Healthix



CIO Forum: Exchanging Information to Transform Patient Care Presentation (pdf)


CIO Forum: The Final Rules (Part 2)

April 8, 2020

Speaker: David Szabo, Partner, Locke Lord

Presentation Slides: 2020-04-08 Interoperability, Information Blocking and ONC Health IT Certification (pdf)



CIO Forum: The Final Rules (Part 1)

March 25, 2020

Speaker: David Szabo, Partner, Locke Lord


Presentation Slides: 2020-03-25 CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule (pdf)





CIO Forum February 2020 

Introduction to The Data Governance Collaborative

Virtual Panel Speakers 





CIO Forum September 2019 

Mass HI-WAY


Speaker: David Whitham, Assistant CIO for Health and Eligibility for Massachusetts Medicaid at MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services



EOHHS Mass HI-WAY Sept 25, 2019 (pdf)


CIO Forum February 2019 

Healthcare and Blockchains


Blockchain is an emerging technology that has disruptive potential for many industries, including healthcare. Blockchain enables the digitization of trust via decentralization and cryptography. This presentation reviews the key cryptographic features that enable blockchain technology, when blockchain is and isn’t an appropriate solution for a given problem, as well as discuss many different applications of blockchain in healthcare: medical records, supply chain tracking, genomics, and more.


Speaker: Dennis Porto, MD MPH FAAD



CIO Forum Healthcare and Blockchain (pdf)



May 2018

"Machine Learning and AI for Payer and Provider Analytics"

This is an in-depth technology and application overview in ML and AI applications in Healthcare Analytics . It is designed to help Payers and Providers understand the role and use cases of Machine Learning for Data Analytics and their applications to Healthcare. 
Speaker: Prasad Saripalli, VP Product Development for Edifecs Smart Decisions

"ENS Services for MassHealth ACOs"

Speakers: Micky Tripathi, Executive Director, MAeHC and Arthur Harvey, Chief Information Officer, Boston Medical Center


CIO Forum : February 2018 

February 2018 Video




CIO Forum : February 2018 Slide Presentations


"Blockchain Enabling Healthcare Transactions"

Kris Joshi, PhD



CIO Forum: 2017 Slides

October 25, 2017

(1) "Mass HIway Update"

(2) "Get to the Front of the Pack: Making the Most of MIPS"

Speaker: Leila Volinksy, MHA, MSN, RN, Senior Program Administrator, New England Regional Lead,
Quality Payment Program -- Eligible Clinicians




CIO Forum: 2017 Slides

February 15, 2017

"Payment Reform in the Trump/Price Era"

Speaker: David Terry


CIO Forum: 2016 Slides

October 25, 2016

(1) "Mass HIway Update"

(2) "Get to the Front of the Pack: Making the Most of MIPS"

Speaker: Leila Volinksy, MHA, MSN, RN, Senior Program Administrator, New England Regional Lead,
Quality Payment Program -- Eligible Clinicians




CIO Forum: 2016 Slides

February 15, 2016

"Payment Reform in the Trump/Price Era"

Speaker: David Terry


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