Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are generally held on the third Friday of every month, or as set forth below:


January 21 -- New Analytical Tools for Value Based Care (Virtual Meeting)

Our January Health TechNet meeting will be virtual, for logistical reasons as well as to follow recently revised DC Covid protocols. The title of the program is “The Future of Value-Based Care Depends on Longitudinal Clinical Data, Analytics, and New Partnerships.”

          The concept of value based care is essentially the use of payment incentives to encourage patient treatment that improves prevention and outcomes, rather     than paying providers solely on a procedure-by-procedure basis once symptoms arise.  The development of increasingly sophisticated data collection and analytical tools is driving many new options and techniques to achieve these ends and are being encouraged by government agencies such as CMS.  We will    have three speakers providing information and discussing some of these new developments:

  1. Deanne Kasim, VP Health Policy & Public Affairs, Change Healthcare, Moderator, will provide an update on progress CMS, CMMI have made to date on their strategic plans and what we might expect in 2022.
  2. Genevieve Morris, Sr. Director, Clinical Interoperability Strategy, Change Healthcare, will discuss strategies and tools for accessing and aggregating longitudinal clinical records across multiple networks, for the purposes of implementing the next generation of value-based care models and population health.
  3. Summerpal Kahlon, VP Value Analytics, Change Healthcare, will present an overview of Prometheus Analytics, including how the suite is being used in partnership with private and public sector entities to design and evaluate new value-based care programs. He will also include a discussion of the Episode Quality Improvement Program, which is a Value-Based Medicare Incentive Payment Opportunity for Maryland Physicians.

As usual, you will need to register in advance to participate. Please use this link to do so:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApdOCtrjkpGdEBRUSRCbmz16OWLcDULeiK 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you online on January 21 for this interesting discussion.  In the meantime, stay warm and safe.

David Main and Jim Oakes