From Barrier to Bridge: Interoperability’s Role
in Value-Based Care

  • December 17, 2020
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
  • Online

The past year in health care has shaken our reality and accelerated a number of trends in their infancy. From barrier to bridge, interoperability is amongst those opportunities that has solidified its essential place and urgency in today’s world. A full picture of a member is essential for accurate diagnosis and treatment —including the physical, mental, and social factors that contribute to their wellbeing. There’s an opportunity to understand the full patient journey with social determinants of health, democratize data to improve health outcomes, leverage AI/ML for preventive care interventions, and team with partners across the health ecosystem to improve population health.

Attendees will learn:

  • How industry leaders are thinking about interoperability and building the infrastructure to support value-based care
  • How organizations are investing to improve the accessibility of important health data — to help providers and patients with insights to improve health and wellbeing


Amy Waldron
Google Cloud Healthcare & Life Sciences

Amy works with leadership of global strategic clients, resources across Google and partners in the cloud eco-system to identify and deliver transformative digital solutions. She also serves as a point of contact for internal resources, alliance partners and industry affiliations on payor and provider market trends/issues.

Prior to joining Google, Amy spent 20 years working with a global consulting firm in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, leading market growth strategies. Afterwards, Amy became a partner at The Chartis Group, a healthcare advisory firm. Amy and her teams have been recipients of several awards including: 5 AVA gold awards for digital innovations, The Financial Communications Society’s “Differentiating a 21st Century Professional Services Firm” award and the Brandon Hall “Excellence in Learning” award. In addition, Amy has been the recipient of the President’s Council on Service and the National Service to Youth Awards.

Amy has an undergrad degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA in technology and strategy from Loyola University of Chicago. She’s actively engaged in female and youth mentoring, with the board of the Union League Boys and Girls Clubs and the Board of the American Health Association Chicago Heart Ball.

Chief Information Officer
The University of Texas at Austin

Aaron Miri is the Chief Information Officer for The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin.  Aaron brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience driving growth and innovation, leading both provider and commercial healthcare enterprises, and providing thought leadership and close collaboration with state and federal representatives.  As CIO, Aaron is passionate about humanizing technology by collaborating with clinicians, technology partners, and business champions to truly transform healthcare delivery for consumers, patients, and providers.

Prior to joining U.T. Austin, Aaron served as the Chief Information Officer for Imprivata, where he helped to build and transform a global commercial enterprise focused on healthcare cyber security.

Aaron received his MBA with distinction from the University of Dallas, and his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Arlington. Aaron is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer through the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, a distinguished Fellow with the Health Information Management Systems Society, and he is a Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute.

Patrick Murta
Chief Interoperability Architect & Fellow

Patrick is Chief Interoperability Architect and Fellow at Humana.  In that role, he provides interoperability strategy and architecture to achieve integrated care delivery. Patrick has more than 20 years in health IT and actively participates in industry initiatives including as co-chief architect of ONC’s FHIR at Scale Task Force (FAST) and as member of the Da Vinci coordinating committee and architecture team. His motto is, “right data, right time, right workflow.”

Patrick’s experience extends to the original HIPAA X12 implementations. He has designed and implemented enterprise EDI transaction gateways, enterprise HIEs, utilization and case management platforms, business rules management systems for case and utilization management, predictive models for member health and safety, and bi-directional payer and EHR integration.

As a leader in using contemporary healthcare integration with FHIR and adjacent technologies, his approach earned a CIO 100 award in 2020 for health plan/EHR integration.

Esteban López
Americas Market Lead for Healthcare and Life Sciences
Google Cloud

With a 20+ year business and clinical career, Esteban has taken his talents to the technology industry as an executive at Google Cloud, focusing on transforming healthcare across the Americas. As the Americas market lead for Healthcare and Life Sciences, he helps companies on their journey of digital transformation: fulfilling the company’s mission of organizing the world’s data. Prior to Google, Esteban served as HCSC’s Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Strategy and Innovation; he also served as BCBSTX’s Chief Medical Officer while simultaneously serving as P&L leader and President for SW Texas.

During his nearly 7-year tenure at HCSC he was a key member of the executive team responsible for development of high-profile initiatives such as clinical strategy, health informatics and rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, he founded Hopscotch Health, a clinical care company focused on treating children’s urgent care issues. As a digital native organization, Hopscotch leverages advanced analytics to help reduce non-emergent ER utilization by providing best-in-class care and patient/family experience.

A sought-after national thought leader on Social Determinants of Health, the hallmarks of his leadership characteristics include ability to motivate his team, his passion for helping others and his gift as a communicator.