Why Aren’t We Using HIEs to Support Vaccination Efforts (and Everything Else)? w/ Niam Yaraghi

As of 2015 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT had awarded $548 million in grants to states to establish health information exchanges (HIE). I have no doubt hundreds of millions of dollars more have been invested in various ways since then. So, when faced with one of the most daunting healthcare data challenges

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Direct Contracting: It’s Coming Fast and Will Have a Big Impact on Medicare-fee-for-service w/ Gail Zahtz

CMS Direct Contracting is coming fast, is very nuanced, and full of grey. In a nutshell, 50% of Medicare patients are in Medicare Advantage (i.e., value-based care) and 50% are still Medicare fee-for-service (FFS). Direct Contracting is CMS’ bold play to quickly move many of the remaining Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) patients into value based care.


Reimagining Public Health Data w/ Prashant Natarajan

The pandemic has exposed many weaknesses in our healthcare and public health systems, and our disjointed public health data infrastructure is certainly one of them. Like much of our healthcare data, public health data tends to be manually compiled, Excel-reliant, and lacking in critical detail needed to make good decisions. Today we talk with Prashant


Deferred Care and Lower Risk Scores Could Reduce Medicare Advantage Payments in 2021 w/ Dr. Matt Lambert

The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the business of healthcare.  With states canceling elective procedures and people deferring care for fear of being exposed to the virus, hospital and medical practice revenue is down. On the flip side, many health plans are sitting on a mountain of premiums that aren’t being spent because


How Will Patients Securely Connect 3rd Party Apps to Their Data Once Patient Access Rules Kick In? from Health Data Unbound

The CMS Patient Access Rules are coming. And they’re easy to cheer for. We’re giving patients their data and that’s a huge win! We all love that! But what we don’t love is when collects patient data and sells it to the highest bidder to support targeted marketing, or whatever other nefarious act they


Selling to Health Plans from the Digital Health Growth Summit

This podcast features the Selling to Health Plans panel discussion at the Digital Health Growth Summit, moderated by our very own Shahid Shah, with panelists Vijay Bhatt, Deputy CTO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Bill Friedman, Vice President of Sales, Zipari. The panel covers some of the most important digital health technologies that health plans