This interview is part of our HIMSS18 coverage. We’ll be talking with thought leaders and vendors all week at the annual Health Information Management Society conference in Las Vegas.

On this episode, we chat with Sean Cassidy, Chief Product Officer at SA Ignite. We discuss MACRA, MIPS , and QPP strategy for providers and practices, changes to the MIPS program under the new federal budget, and the importance of establishing a culture of quality now, regardless of where MIPS is headed. Spoiler alert… you’re going to be in value-based programs one way or another.

About Sean Cassidy

Sean is an experienced health IT leader with a passion for incubating and growing data and analytics focused software businesses. Prior to joining SA Ignite, he led the development and growth of Charlotte based Premier’s enterprise analytics and ZirMed’s value based care businesses. As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Initiate System’s healthcare business, Sean was a member of the management team that successfully sold Initiate to IBM in 2010. After beginning his career at Andersen Consulting, he also held executive positions at a number of enterprise software and e-commerce companies. Sean leads SA Ignite’s strategy, product management, research & development and IT operations functions.


About SA Ignite

From their web site:

SA Ignite simplifies the management of complex value-based programs, helping healthcare organizations boost both their reimbursement and reputation. In today’s healthcare environment, SA Ignite’s advanced solutions give customers a competitive edge.

SA Ignite combines innovative, cloud-based software with in-depth regulatory knowledge. Our experts are frequently found meeting with healthcare organizations to understand ongoing business challenges, examining regulations to understand how they impact clinicians, and speaking at industry conferences and webinars to share critical information and insight.

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