The MHDC Webinar Series

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Prior Authorization Automation Implementation: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
November 18, 2022
Heidi Kriz, Director of Medical Policy & Medical Management, Regence
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      Point B and Baystate Health: Interacting with Your Clinical Partner Differently for Improved Patient Safety
      October 26, 2022
      Lainie Conley, Principal, Health Care Practice, Point B
      Doug Salvador, MD, MPH,Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Baystate Health, Chief Medical Officer, Baystate Medical Center, Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
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          Mass General Brigham: Advancing Patient Engagement: An HIM Journey into Digital
          October 20, 2022

          Deborah Adair, RHIA, MPH, MS Executive Director, Enterprise Health Information Management, Mass General Brigham

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              Satcher Health Leadership Institute: Health Equity Tracker: Informing policy, expanding data, and measuring progress
              September 28, 2022

              JC Gonzalez, MBA, PMP, Product Manager - Health Equity Tracker, Satcher Health Leadership Institute

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                  The Vantage Point Interviews: Larry Garber, M.D.
                  September 13, 2022
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                      AI=ROI: How AI Drives Health Outcomes and Tangible ROI in Healthcare
                      September 8, 2022

                      Carol McCall, FSA, MAAA, MPH – Chief Health Analytics Officer – ClosedLoop
                      Dave DeCaprio – Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder – ClosedLoop

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                          Evaluating Behavioral Health Apps: Insights from the M-Health Index and Navigation Database
                          August 18, 2022

                          John Torous MD, Director of Digital Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School Noy Alon, Clinical Research Assistant at the Digital Psychiatry Lab at BIDMC. Sam Kwon, Research Student at the Digital Psychiatry Lab at BIDMC and a rising senior at Vanderbilt University.

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                              COVID-19: A Catalyst for Change and How It Could Transform the National Health Data Ecosystem and Health of American Communities
                              August 11, 2022

                              J.T. Lane, SVP for Population Health & Innovation

                              Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

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                                Echo Health Ventures: Discernment in a Digital Health Gold Rush
                                Jul 28, 2022

                                Jessica Zeaske, PhD, Partner at Echo Health Ventures

                                From the Venture Capitalist seat: How does an investor approach health care deals that involve data? (which is all of them).

                                The digital health sector is in overdrive, with both veteran and new investors lining up to fund new ventures. But while the sector may appear to have no ceiling, it’s important to approach investment opportunities with skepticism.

                                Learn how to provide value in healthcare data, for companies and investors alike.

                                Key points include:

                                • What diligence is done in deals?
                                • How is valuation determined?
                                • How should a team prepare?
                                • How does a company increase its chances of being acquired?

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                                  2022-07-28 MHDC Webinar - Echo Health Ventures Discernment in a Digital Health Gold Rush - Jessica Zeaske - HANDOUT.pdf

                                  HealthSparq: What it Looks Like to be Done with Healthcare Transparency
                                  Jul 14, 2022
                                  Key Speakers

                                  Matt Parker, SVP Product, HealthSparq

                                  Keith LoMurray, VP Data & Analytics, HealthSparq

                                  We're on the road to healthcare transparency, but the journey is far from over. Government mandates are accelerating the process, but there's much to be done if we expect people to truly be active participants in understanding and selecting high-quality, lower-cost care. The ideal destination would drive down costs, improve consumer trust in healthcare, and improve the overall wellness of the country. Join us for a lively discussion on what we really want to do with healthcare information, how to present it to members and patients, and how information can reduce cost of care and improve outcomes.

                                  Learning Objectives: In this webinar, we'll explore:

                                  • How to use data and guidance to deliver a more helpful and meaningful experience that builds trust in the healthcare system.
                                  • How to deliver information as transparently as possible to providers and patients before a course of care is finalized.
                                  • What the future might look like for price transparency and identify paths forward and partners that can drive success.

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                                    MHDC Webinar - July 14 - HealthSparq - HANDOUT.pdf

                                    Rand Corporation: How Health Systems are Leveraging Health IT to Improve Their Performance: Lessons from 24 US Health Systems
                                    Jun 9, 2022
                                    Key Speaker
                                    Robert S. Rudin, PhD, Technology, Management, and Policy

                                    Healthcare is increasingly delivered through integrated health systems that consist of multiple hospitals and medical groups. These complex organizations are engaging in a range of activities to improve their performance with health information technology – and some are far more advanced than others. In this webinar, you will learn findings from a large study based on interviews with executives of 24 U.S. health systems. We will discuss the key health IT-related activities that are common across health systems, which activities require substantial investment and energy, and characteristics of health system that are more and less advanced in succeeding in these activities.

                                    Learning Objectives:

                                    • Identify the key activities US health systems are doing to leverage health IT to improve their performance
                                    • Understand the wide range of health systems’ progress within these activities
                                    • Discuss approaches to help further support health systems to better leverage health IT

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                                    MHDC PP WEBINARS - Rudin June 9_v3 - FINAL.pdf

                                    InterSystems: The Rise of Consumerism and the Digital Front Door
                                    April 26, 2022
                                    Key Speakers
                                    Lynda Rowe, Senior Advisor, Value-based Markets, InterSystems Corporation
                                    Mutaz Shegewi, Research Director, Worldwide Provider IT Transformation Strategies, IDC Health Insights 
                                    Michael Marchant, Director – System Integration & Health Information Exchange, U.C. Davis

                                    With the advent of the 21st Century Cures act, COVID-19 and the proliferation of digital data, the ability for patients to have digital access to resources and care at healthcare organizations has moved to the top of CIO’s lists of priorities. Providing seamless access to all the digital assets of an organization has changed the architecture and deployment of IT systems.

                                    Forward leaning organizations are creating their Digital Front Door strategy to provide an easy way to engage patients and members. Defined by a leading industry analyst it “Engages consumers at the earliest stages of their health journeys and acts as the primary conduit to connect consumers with healthcare products, services and information that help them achieve their health goals.” Learn from IDC Research Director, Mutaz Shegewi why the Digital Front Door has become an important consumer engagement concept for healthcare organizations. Come hear how U.C. Davis is creating its digital front door strategy to engage patients, and connect payers and partners, while meeting regulatory requirements.

                                    Learning Objectives:

                                    • Recognize industry trends that have advanced a Digital Front Door strategy
                                    • Describe the architectural components of a Digital Front Door
                                    • Illustrate patient benefits associated with digital engagement

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                                    Brigham & Women's Hospital: Decision Models and Technology in Psychiatry
                                    Mar 28, 2022
                                    Key SpeakerDr. Daniel Barron, Director, Pain Intervention and Digital Research Program, Brigham & Women's Hospital

                                    This presentation will describe current and future directions of Brigham &Women's Hospital's Pain Intervention and Digital Research (Pain-IDR) Program.

                                    Overall, the Pain-IDR’s goal is to define quantitative phenotypes of chronic pain conditions.

                                    In particular, we seek to define clinically-relevant changes in functional status, an index of a patient’s physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.

                                    By using brain-imaging, digital phenotypes, and electronic medical records we aim to define clinically-relevant decision models that improve the way we assess and treat patients with chronic pain conditions.

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                                    Point-of-Care Partners: How to Approach Healthcare Transformation Sparked by API Adoption
                                    Mar 24, 2022
                                    Key Speakers
                                    Jocelyn Keegan, Payer/Practice Lead, Point of Care Partners
                                    Pooja Babbrah, PBM Services Lead, Point of Care Partners

                                    Interoperability isn’t just about technology. As the healthcare industry shifts to APIs, stakeholders across the ecosystem must assess and transition business processes as well.

                                    Workflows will be impacted not only by how stakeholders access data but by the volume of data and the type of data that may come available. These new data streams may very well change the fabric of how an organization approaches problem solving.

                                    Operationalizing all of these changes will be challenging in the best of circumstances, however if knowledge about interoperability is consolidated in a small number of people within an organization, it could be nearly impossible.

                                    This session will highlight key approaches organizations should take illustrated through recognizable scenarios, using emerging standards from across medical and pharmacy coverage and prior authorization as examples.

                                    Key points include:
                                      • Impact of wave of new and emerging standards and modern API technologies can impact your business processes and policies  
                                      • Importance in developing common frameworks and driving from strategic business priorities to determine where and how to get started. Considerations for how the shift to APIs may impact how your organizational functions and its approach to “technology” projects 
                                      • Best Practices for internal teams


                                      Presentation Slides: Point-of-care Partners Healthcare Transformation Sparked by API.pdf

                                      Curation Health: Data Driven Value Based Care
                                      Mar 8, 2022
                                      Key SpeakerMatt Lambert, MD Chief Medical Officer, Curation Health

                                      Driven by payers and the pandemic, the US health system is accelerating the adoption of Value Based Care (VBC).  The shift to VBC requires provider organizations to prioritize new operations such as team based care and patient engagement through technologies such as telehealth, push notifications, and remote patient monitoring. 

                                      Most pertinent to this audience, moving to VBC also requires organizations to manage data in a whole new way.  Please join us to learn more about these data challenges, learn about best practices, and learn about what we can expect for the future of VBC.

                                      Key points include:
                                      • What exactly is Value Based Care (VBC)?
                                      • What data considerations and challenges come with VBC?
                                      • Current State of VBC
                                      • What lies ahead for VBC

                                      Presentation Slides: Data Driven Value Based Care.pdf

                                      Axway: The Imperative Facing Every Tech Leader:  Agility + Efficiency + Compliance
                                      Mar 1, 2022
                                      Key SpeakerRuby Raley, Vice President, Healthcare Solutions, Axway

                                      Today, Technology leaders are weathering a storm of challenges and opportunities.  Yet the resource cost of operating our current platforms with our teams is blocking us from gaining the opportunities that modernization offers. 

                                      In this session, we will identify challenges and opportunities with current technology landscape and then tackle some pragmatic and actionable thinking about how to chart a course that delivers a positive results in sustainable manner. 

                                      How can your teams deliver faster with better productivity while complying with a transformative regulatory timeline?

                                      Key points include:
                                      • API-First and Design Thinking game change project delivery
                                      • Project-based integrations don’t deliver speed and security
                                      • Reduce operational costs while improving key metrics
                                      • Compliance as a pivot point to accelerate transformation

                                          Presentation Slides: MHDC 20220301 CIO Imperative final.pdf

                                          GoInvo: Own Your Healthcare Experience: An Open-Source Path
                                          Jan 11, 2022
                                          Key SpeakerJuhan Sonin, Director & Sandpaper of GoInvo

                                          The data that drive our care, the algorithms that dictate our parents’ and children’s care, our neighborhood’s care, our nation’s care, and the decisions behind the everyday health services we rely on are governed by black boxes and are owned and sold by others without regard for the individual patient or the health data they enable.

                                          Healthcare is too important to be closed. When patients own their health data and demand that healthcare services are open source, the big data aggregators, private equity firms, life sciences companies, providers, payers, and application developers will have to change how they use patient data and prove that their use will directly benefits patients.

                                          Healthcare is too complex to confer data ownership to anyone but the individual patient or their designee. Fixing problems of patient authentication and identity (“patient matching”), patient consent, and interoperability are impossibly costly and ineffective without the patient solving these problems directly.

                                          Healthcare is too personal not to have patients owning and controlling their health data. Only the individual should determine whether their data are used for purposes beyond direct patient treatment, payment, and operations. For other purposes, patients should benefit directly, even financially, from any secondary uses of their health data.

                                          Key points include:
                                          • How you don’t own your health data and why you should. Neither HIPAA nor the EU’s GDPR have provisions for ownership, only access.
                                          • Health data includes more than you think. Labs and encounters are a tiny fraction of our total “data” package.
                                          • When you own your data, you control access. Our data rights should include the ability to share, update, sell, and destroy data. All 4 are ownership rights.

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