On October 26th, HealthIMPACT hosted another great discussion with a fantastic group of motivated and inspired healthcare technology executives. It is such a pleasure to bring together experienced healthcare executives with differing perspectives to align efforts around a common goal, improving patient outcomes and experience.
Our featured speakers were Brian Treptow, Chief Technology Officer of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, David Sayen, SVP at Gorman Health Group and Former Administrator of the San Francisco Regional Office of CMS and Dan Munro, Author of Casino Healthcare and Forbes Contributor. Together we explored the intersection between technology, innovation, and policy with a keen focus on determining the real impact MACRA, ONC’s Interoperability efforts, and how to protect personal health information.
Chair & Social Media Ambassador
As the chief evangelist and co-founder of Aloha Health, Mandi Bishop is disrupting healthcare by making life context actionable. In 2016, she was recognized as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT” by Health Data Management magazine. She was #1 on 2016’s #HIT100 list of top healthcare IT industry influencers. In 2015, she was included in Rock Health’s “State of Women in Healthcare” report as a “Role Model”. She is @MandiBPro on Twitter, an advisory board member for #STEMPrincess, an ambassador for the Society for Participatory Medicine, and a contributor to numerous publications.
Author, Casino Healthcare
Dan is a writer, international speaker and author on the topic of U.S. healthcare. His first book (Casino Healthcare) released in April of 2016, and he’s been writing about healthcare innovation and policy as a Forbes Contributor since 2011. With an enterprise software engineering background, Dan Munro covers the intersections between technology, innovation, and policy that are unfolding inside one of America’s largest industries – healthcare. First appearing in Forbes as a Contributor in 2011, he’s written for a wide range of global brands and print publications. His first book – Casino Healthcare – released earlier this year will be gifted to all dinner guests. Dan graduated from the International School of Brussels before completing undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Communications (with a minor in Journalism) at the University of Redlands.
SVP, Client Relations
Gorman Health Group
David Sayen is Senior Vice President of Client Relations at Gorman Health Group (GHG). In this role, David guides GHG clients in developing strategies to respond to rapidly changing federal program opportunities. David recently joined GHG after a distinguished career at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), most recently as the Administrator of the San Francisco Regional Office. He is continuing his focus on the Western states, especially California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Nevada, using his extensive network of relationships in the industry there.
David’s extensive and in-depth knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act Marketplace regulatory requirements are an asset to GHG clients, and he has a particular passion around new payment models like Accountable Care, Value-Based Purchasing, and Comprehensive Primary Care.
Chief Technology Officer
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Brian Treptow is Chief Technology Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America. CTCA was founded in 1988 on a personalized, patient-centered approach to cancer care. Brian has held C-level IT positions for 20+ years in numerous industries. He started with Accenture and was a CTO in the Philip Morris family of companies. At CTCA, Brian has responsibility for infrastructure, business intelligence, enterprise application integration, mobility, custom & web development and translational bioinformatics. Brian graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in computers in the first year Whitewater had such a degree. He resides in Goodyear with his wife and 4 kids.
Here are some highlights from the conversation.
HHS and CMS are aggressively moving toward innovation of payment models since the ACA was passed into law. Hospitals are waiting on value-based payments because they can’t upgrade their systems fast enough. Shortcomings in EMR Systems and interoperability hamper hospitals’ ability to success under value-based payment.
Providers don’t want to be paid for value. According to a Deloitte Survey, most doctors prefer simple fee for service payment and not pay for performance arrangements.
How is the value measured? Can value be quantified?
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Interoperability won’t happen unless there is a reason for it and incentives are aligned, or it provides real value to the patient, provider, and payer. There are places where it exists and where it provides value. The patient needs to demand it. The patient doesn’t understand why they need it or what it even means. How can we fix this? How do we educate them?
The sector accounted for 19% of total records compromised (134 million). As with the government, the number of records exposed rose dramatically compared with the year before, with a whopping 217% increase. The total number of breaches in the industry during the year was – 22% of all breaches and the highest number of any sector. The results clearly show that a sector that places a high level of importance on the protection and privacy of information needs to work harder to keep data safe from intruders however many of the breaches are internal threats.
How Do we Fix the Broken System? Do We Need to?
Many plans and providers are already working hard at this…however, to improve while remaining profitable many organizations struggle and the patient suffers the consequences.
Megan Antonelli, CEO, HealthIMPACT Forum
Mandi Bishop, CEO & Co-Founder, Aloha Health
Gemol George, Clinical Informatics Director, Banner Health
Dan Munro, Author, Casino Healthcare, Contributor, Forbes Magazine
Geri Pavia, Healthcare Client Service Manager, Sirius
Kenneth Peterson, MD, Independent Physician
Hector Ramirez, Account Executive SLED/Healthcare, Commvault
Kevin Rhode, Director, Information Technology, Jewish Family & Children’s Service AZ
David Sayen, SVP, Client Relations, Gorman Health Group
Brian Treptow, Chief Technology Officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Scott Truchot, Director of Engineering, Varonis
Laura Young, President, HIMSS AZ, Formerly, Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona
Attendees In Absentia
Michel Dagher, MD, CMO/CMIO, Core Institute
Anthony Dunnigan, Chief Medical Information Officer, Maricopa Integrated Health Systems
Michael Grace, Sr. Director Enterprise Resource Planning, Dignity Health
Curtis Page, CEO, ACO Common Wealth
David Spitzer, COO, AZ Health E-Connection
Sanjay Suri, VP of Information Services, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
HealthIMPACT would like to thank our generous dinner sponsors.
In 2015, Sirius launched a dedicated healthcare practice to help clients deal with challenges specific to their industry, such as population health, the need to reduce costs while improving care, the new demands from the clinical business, and the impact of new technologies. Sirius hired a former healthcare CTO to head this practice and guide changes needed to support a healthcare-focused vertical.
In 2016, Sirius went the next step by adding a dedicated healthcare sales team. Healthcare clients need strategic partners who know the business and can focus on their unique requirements, so the healthcare sales team’s primary focus is on understanding the tools and technologies that are driving the industry, so they can strategically help our clients meet their specific challenges with best-of-breed, vendor-agnostic solutions. Visit http://www.siriuscom.com/solutions/healthcare/ to learn more.
This year Sirius is partnering closely with successful healthcare organizations around the country to provide peer-level consulting around analytics, security, teleservices and infrastructure. We will also be introducing new and expanded capabilities around real-time location services, teleservices technology, information intelligence, and information access. Sirius will also continue to make substantial investments in resources to help our clients install, maintain and upgrade their EHR systems. Visit http://www.siriuscom.com/solutions/healthcare/ to learn more.
Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping healthcare organizations worldwide handle massive volumes of data, meet compliance requirements and deliver quality patient care. Through its single integrated platform, Commvault provides healthcare organizations with enterprise data protection, enabling them to scale infrastructure easily and cost-effectively while maintaining the security and privacy of patient information Commvault Software includes data encryption capabilities, enabling healthcare providers to meet the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and other patient data privacy compliance requirements.
More than 2,000 healthcare customers depend on Commvault to manage and protect their critical business and clinical data. Visit Commvault.com/healthcare to learn more.
Varonis is a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks. Through an innovative software platform, Varonis allows healthcare organizations to analyze, secure, manage, and migrate their volumes of unstructured data. Varonis specializes in file and email systems that store valuable spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio and video files, emails, and text. This rapidly growing data often contains a healthcare organization’s financial information, confidential employee information and patient records. IT and business personnel deploy Varonis software for a variety of use cases, including data security, governance and compliance, user behavior analytics, archiving, search, and file synchronization and sharing. For more information please go to: https://www.varonis.com/solutions/healthcare/
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