The move to value based payment models has created the need for more data transparency between payers and their provider networks. As providers start taking on more risk for the cost and quality of care, the health plan can play an important role in their success. By integrating clinical data into their overall data strategy, payers can use near real time data to proactively manage their members and move to a collaborative model of care with their provider network.
Additionally, pressure to streamline their operational processes is the number one issue facing today’s health plans. The solutions to those problems, such as chart extraction for HEDIS measures, automation of medical prior authorization and closing gaps in care have a real impact to payers, providers and most importantly their members. Integrating clinical data into the enterprise can solve for those problems.
Gary Christensen, General Manager States, Public Sector, InterSystems
Mr. Gary Christensen joined InterSystems in 2014 to provide executive-level assistance to State and regional customers in their efforts both to implement HIE and to develop products and services to drive better care, reduced costs, and healthier populations.
Previously, Mr. Christensen spent five years as the COO/CIO for the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), where he led the implementation of InterSystems’ HealthShare platform as RI’s statewide HIE. RIQI is a center of collaborative innovation that advances health and healthcare transformation.
Before becoming involved in healthcare, Mr. Christensen spent eighteen years in Financial Services IT.
Lynda Rowe, Sr. Advisor, Value Based Markets, InterSystems
Ms. Lynda Rowe is Senior Advisor for Value-Based Markets at InterSystems and for two decades has held senior-level positions in health information technology. She was most recently an executive in the health market at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she led a number of consulting projects for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the Office of the National Coordinator within HHS. She provided leadership for quality measurement, health information technology use and adoption, health information exchange, interoperability and standards, and meaningful use engagements. She spent a number of years running the analytics department for Managed Medicaid plans in Massachusetts. She is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors at Family Health Center in Worcester. Ms. Rowe continues to focus on the advancement of interoperability, technology use and adoption and government policy related to value based care through various workgroups and task forces.