This week hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Vice Admiral Dr. Raquel Bono, Director of the Defense Health Agency, tasked with providing health services for some 9.4 million members and their families. She talks about the complex, integrated health system providing care from the home base to the battlefield, the implementation of an integrated electronic health records system, and the partnerships required to support the DHA’s mission to deliver quality care to all members stationed around the globe.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Deven McGraw, Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, where she oversees compliance with HIPPA regulations governing portability of patient data, patient privacy concerns and the growing threat of health data breaches.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Jim Daley, Immediate Past Chair of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange or WEDI, a leading authority on the use of health IT to improve health care delivery and efficiency created by the Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Daley discusses the industry challenges of switching to ICD 10 coding for health billing, and why the switch is so vital to improving outcomes.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Peter Basch, Medical Director of EHR and Health IT Policy at MedStar Heath and Visiting Scholar at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution. They discuss the challenges practices are facing adhering to ONC’s Meaningful Use requirements with health IT adoption.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT at the Office of the National Coordinator at HHS. Dr. DeSalvo discusses ONC’s plans to advance Health IT beyond adoption to meaningful use and interoperability of health information technology, as well as health information exchange, to advance the triple aim of better care, better outcomes and reduced costs in health care.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with H. Stephen Lieber, President and CEO of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, also known as HIMSS, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit healthcare association focused on achieving better health with information technology. Mr. Lieber assesses where we are globally in terms of health IT adoption standards and the need for enhanced broadband capabilities to improve the flow of healthcare information.