The MHDC Webinar Series
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.
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HealthSparq: What it Looks Like to be Done with Healthcare Transparency
Jul 14, 2022
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:
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.
InterSystems: The Rise of Consumerism and the Digital Front Door
April 26, 2022
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.
Brigham & Women's Hospital: Decision Models and Technology in Psychiatry
Mar 28, 2022
Key Speaker: Dr. 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.
Point-of-Care Partners: How to Approach Healthcare Transformation Sparked by API Adoption
Mar 24, 2022
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:
Presentation Slides: Point-of-care Partners Healthcare Transformation Sparked by API.pdf
Curation Health: Data Driven Value Based Care
Mar 8, 2022
Key Speaker: Matt 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:
Presentation Slides: Data Driven Value Based Care.pdf
Axway: The Imperative Facing Every Tech Leader: Agility + Efficiency + Compliance
Mar 1, 2022
Key Speaker: Ruby 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:
Presentation Slides: MHDC 20220301 CIO Imperative final.pdf
GoInvo: Own Your Healthcare Experience: An Open-Source Path
Jan 11, 2022
Key Speaker: Juhan 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: