The Friday Five – Healthcare NOW Radio Hosts at HIMSS18
Several of Healthcare NOW Radio’s hosts will be participating in the HIMSS18 Conference in various ways. Three of our hosts: David Harlow, JDMPH, Matt R. Fisher and Dr. Nick van Terheyden, are part of the fifth class of HIMSS Social Media Ambassadors. In addition, for the fourth year in a row, Justin Barnes will be broadcasting his show, This Just In, live from HIMSS18 where he will speak with some of healthcare’s most prominent thought leaders. And finally, two of our newest shows’ hosts, Beth Houck, Vice President, Customer Experience at SA Ignite and Jeff Lin, Senior Vice President of Product Management at InstaMed, will be in attendance to meet and greet visitors in the Exhibitors Hall. This week’s Friday Five is dedicated to our hosts and their upcoming work at HIMSS18.
David Harlow, JD MPH
David Harlow, JD MPH (@healthblawg) is a healthcare lawyer and consultant with over thirty years of public and private sector experience, which gives him a unique perspective on legal, policy and business issues facing the healthcare community. He has deep expertise in digital health law, policy and strategy, including healthcare data privacy and security planning and compliance. He counsels health care providers, health data analytics firms, technology providers, health app developers and others on a broad range of healthcare and business issues. Here is what David is looking forward to at HIMSS18:
Speaking with healthcare innovation leaders from all around the country at a conference like HIMSS is an opportunity to learn more about how different folks are hacking away at common challenges. I often refer to the fifty states as fifty laboratories; the saying goes that if you’ve seen one academic medical center, you’ve seen … one academic medical center; and, well, at HIMSS, we’ll see enough vendors and providers to block out the sun. A key challenge in health IT is to develop and deploy solutions in a scalable manner, but that is in constant dynamic tension with each and every provider organization’s uniqueness. Each patient is also unique, and the tidal wave of personalized medicine based on data-driven insights is going to wash over all of us. I’m looking forward to learning something new about tools, about implementations and about new ideas. The bleeding-edge thinking in the air at HIMSS, or on the air in my conversations with healthcare innovators on Harlow On Healthcare, will inform the broader solutions of tomorrow across many realms, including precision medicine, population health (the other side of the coin), and the technological, policy and payment frameworks necessary to enable their success.
Want to hear more from Harlow? Tune in to Harlow on Healthcare to hear healthcare attorney and award-winning blogger David Harlow and his guests discuss the critical issues shaping the future of health IT and healthcare at large. From cybersecurity to AI, precision medicine to health reform, if the topic is trending Harlow is on it. Harlow on Healthcare rebroadcasts at 8:30am, 4:30pm and 12:30 am ET every weekday. And be sure to check out our playlist on SoundCloud to hear past episodes of Harlow on Healthcare.
Matt R. Fisher
Matt Fisher is a Partner with Mirick O’Connell. He is the chair of the firm’s Health Law Group and a member of the firm’s Business Group. Matt focuses his practice on health law and all areas of corporate transactions. Matt’s health law practice includes advising clients on complying with requirements of HIPAA, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and other regulations in the context of daily operations, contractual arrangements, and relationships. He is the co-chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Section’s Distance Learning Committee and a Vice-chair of both the Emerging Issues in Health Law Conference Planning Committee and Marketing Committee. Her is what Matt is planning for at HIMSS18:
I intend to focus on solutions that will help support and advance alternative payment models since the focus remains on changing the manner in which health care is reimbursed, which often transitions to stating that succeeding in alternative payments or value based care will lie upon the ability to obtain, analyze and act upon good data. Following HIMSS18, I will translate what I have learned into interviews with key individuals from those organizations that are at the forefront of supporting the movement into alternative payment models and are offering unique solutions in that regard.
To hear more of what Matt has to say, from a legal point of view, on the hottest healthcare issues of the day tune in to Healthcare de Jure weekdays at 2:00 pm, 10:00 pm and 6:00 am ET. From public policies and Federal initiatives to privacy and security, join Matt as he and his guests discuss a smorgasbord of topics, giving hospitals, physicians, vendors and patients a seat at the table. Matt’s virtual conversations can be listened to on demand on our Healthcare de Jure SoundCloud Playlist or heard on air. So don’t miss a minute of what’s on the menu.
Dr. Nick van Terheyden
Dr. Nick is a leader in Digital Healthcare and Innovation and former Chief Medical Officer for Dell. He provides strategic insights and guidance to support healthcare organizations, medical professionals, and patients through information-enabled healthcare. He brings an incremental approach to developing successful strategies and applies his expertise to achieve a technology environment that is interconnected, efficient and patient-focused. He is a highly sought out speaker on the practical and futuristic use of healthcare technology and how it can improve patient engagement and wellness. Dr. Nick plans on getting a lot out of HIMSS 18, including his share of fun:
My focus will be engaging with the community to amplify the knowledge learning opportunities of myself, my friends and colleagues and the social audience but above all to have fun and a wee dram of single Scottish malt whisky.
For years Dr. Nick has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Soon listeners will be able to tune in to Healthcare NOW Radio’s new show, Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist, to hear Dr. Nick and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.
Beth Houck is Vice President, Customer Experience at SA Ignite and is a featured expert on the webinar series, The ABCs of the QPP, where she shares her knowledge on value-based programs. She believes that the industry needs to do more and dig deeper to create a meaningful and effective digital relationship to benefit patients, doctors and the entire healthcare system. Soon, Beth will be hosting one of our new shows Voices in Value-Based Care where she and her guests will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for reporting under MACRA’s Quality Payment Program. Whether you’re participating in MIPS or as an APM, Beth and her guests will give keen insights and share real world experiences and uses cases to help you be successful in 2018 and beyond.
Beth can be found on the HIMSS Exhibition Floor representing SA Ignite at Booth 2874. SA Ignite’s compliance management and predictive analytics platform simplifies the complexities of evolving value-based initiatives. Some of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations optimize their quality scores to reduce reputational and financial risk with the help of timely, actionable insights from SA Ignite.
Voices in Value-Based Care will rebroadcast at 5:00 am, 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm ET every weekday.
Jeff Lin (@JeffBLin) is Senior Vice President of Product Management at InstaMed. As head of Product Management, Jeff leads the ongoing product innovation of InstaMed’s healthcare payment solutions. This includes the exploration, evolution and execution of InstaMed products that further simplify the healthcare payments process. Soon you will have the chance to hear Jeff chat with industry experts and thought leaders on the latest trends, regulations, and innovations impacting the healthcare payments landscape on our new show Payment Matters. He’ll tackle real issues happening in healthcare payments including the new expectations of consumers, the increasing risks associated with security and compliance and what the latest political debate really means for providers, payers, and consumers. Jeff and his guests will bring fresh perspectives on how providers, payers, and consumers are all tackling the evolving healthcare payments market.
Jeff can also be found on the HIMSS Exhibition Floor representing at Booth 5062. InstaMed is healthcare’s most trusted payments network, connecting providers, payers and consumers on one platform. The InstaMed Network connects over two-thirds of the market and processes tens of billions of dollars in healthcare payments annually. InstaMed reduces the risks, costs and complexities of working with multiple payment vendors by delivering one platform for all forms of payment in healthcare, designed and developed on one code base and supported by one onshore team of experts in healthcare payments. InstaMed enables providers to collect more money from patients and payers while reducing the cost and time to collect. InstaMed allows payers to cut settlement and disbursement costs with electronic payments and facilitate consumerism for their members.
Payment Matters will rebroadcast at 4:30 am, 12:30 pm and 8:30 pm ET every weekday.
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