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WEDI 3rd Annual Health Equity Spotlight; Building Upon Data and Innovation to Drive Equity

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 10:00 AM - Thursday, February 16, 2023 4:00 PM (EST)
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Across the nation, gaps in health are large, persistent and increasing—many of them caused by barriers set up at all levels of our society. Hospitals and health plans can apply data to drive their strategy to advance health equity. They can also use insights culled from data to identify health care disparities, find the root causes and craft targeted interventions to reduce them and improve health. Gaps in health IT use illustrate the inequities that unfortunately exist in our health care system, which in turn can lead to inadequate patient care, experience, and outcomes. Our 3rd annual event showcasing how leveraging data and innovation can make significant improvements to health equity looks to continue the conversation and give subject matter experts the opportunity to share the latest in the industry’s quest to make available appropriate healthcare to all populations. Save the date as we continue to update the agenda for this worthwhile event.

Sessions and Speakers Confirmed:

Identifying Allies and Working WITH the Community: Town Hall Meeting with Luis Belen, Chief Executive Officer, National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved. Chris Gibbons, MD, Founder and CEO, The Greystone Group, Conrad Clyburn, CEO, MedForeSight LLC.

Pilot Updates from the Gravity Project. Sarah DeSilvey, Terminology Director, HL7 Gravity Project and Eliel Oliveira, Director, Research and Innovation, Department of Public Health, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin

The Path Forward: Improving Data to Advance Health Equity Solutions, Meagan Khau, Director of the Data and Policy Analytics Group, CMS Office of Minority Health and Scott Stare, Program Manager, Data and Policy Analytics Group, CMS Office of Minority Health

Leveraging FHIR Applications to Support Health Equity and Interoperability. Kenneth Salyards, Information Technology Specialist, HHS Administration for Children and Families

Massachusetts' Medicaid ACOs: Embracing Federally Qualified Health Centers to Address Health Equity. Christina Severin, Chief Executive Officer, Community Care Cooperative, Louis Brady, Chief Executive Officer, Family Health Center of Worcester and Lynda Rowe, Senior Advisor, Value-Based Markets, InterSystems

Advancing Health Equity Through Alternative Payment Models. Dr. Marshall Chin, Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network, Co-Chair, Health Equity Advisory Team (HEAT)

Developing a Data-Driven, Value-based Go to Market Strategy for New to Market Molecular Diagnostics & BioTech Companies. Holly Varnell (Co-Founder and President) and Darron Segall (Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Dream BIG Health

Uniting for Stronger Communities and Promoting Healthy Days. Tiffany Benjamin, Chief Executive Officer, Humana Foundation 

Creating a Common Currency of Measurements and a Cloud Platform to Inform Effective Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities. Deborah Duran, PhD, Senior Advisor- Data Science, Analytics and Systems, National Institutes for Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Panel: How Healthcare Payers are Leading the Charge Towards Health Equity. Daniel Rivas, Senior Manager, Blue Shield of California and Kurt Johnson, Vice President, Operations, UnitedHealth Group

Communicating Social Determinants of Health: A Role for Coding. Leslie Prellwitz. Director of CPT Content Management and Development, American Medical Association

SDOH Updates from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Jawanna Henry, Analyst, OTECH SDOH Lead, ONC


Thank you to our Sponsors

Health Equity Spotlight Sponsor

InterSystems Corporation
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