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Episode 47: Standards and Solutions; A Conversation with NCPDP's John Klimek
Matthew welcomes John Klimek, Senior Vice President, Industry Information Technology with the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). John discusses NCPDP's latest work with real-time transactions, specialty pharmacies and the Universal Patient Identifier (UPI).
Episode 46: WEDI Spotlight, Privacy and Security Workgroup Co-Chairs
This week we speak with WEDI's Privacy and Security Workgroup Co-Chairs, Marilyn Zigmund Luke from AHIP and Tina Grande from the Healthcare Leadership Council. The workgroup meets monthly to identify and work towards resolution on all implementation issues related to securing, and protecting health information across the industry.. They facilitate the review of privacy and security beyond HIPAA/HITECH in the growing areas of EHR, HIEs, HIX’s and interoperability.
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Episode 45: The Innovation Revolution with CMMI's Deputy Director Amy Bassano
This week, Matthew welcomes Amy Bassano, Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Created 10 years ago through the ACA, the Center (CMMI) is tasked to test alternative payment models in Medicare and Medicaid. Amy offers a review of the past 10 years, how the pandemic affected value based care, and addressing the future through innovation, specifically artificial intelligence.
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Episode 44: The Evolution of Ransomware with Google Cloud's Director of Security and Compliance Jeanette Manfra
This week’s episode comes courtesy of WEDI's virtual event on ransomware held in late 2020. This one day summit highlighted the growing concern of ransomware and other cyberattacks facing the healthcare industry, a concern that continues to this day. Our keynote for that event was Jeanette Manfra, Global Director of Security and Compliance at Google Cloud. Prior to Google Cloud, Jeanette was the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the US Department of Homeland Security.
Episode 43:Health Disparities in Oncology and Beyond with Dr. Tiffany Avery, Chief Medical Officer, NantHealth
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We welcome Dr. Tiffany Avery, Chief Medical Officer for NantHealth for a in-depth discussion on the multi-factor nature of healthcare. Looking at Health Equity through the lens of oncology, Dr Avery calls for the industry to use data to not only serve all patients equally, but to understand that one's environment is also key to ensuring a positive patient experience.
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Episode 42: Beyond HIPAA; Privacy & Security in a Consumer Driven Healthcare Space
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From our National Conference, WEDI's Privacy and Security workgroup co-chairs, Marilyn Zigmund Luke (AHIP) and Tina Grande (Healthcare Leadership Council) host a roundtable discussion on the evolution and challenges of securing patient data in today's healthcare IT environment. The panelists:
Lina Walker, PhD, Vice President, Health Security, AARP
Mari Savickis, Vice President , Public Policy, CHIME
Laura Hoffman, JD, Assistant Director, Federal Affairs, American Medical Association