CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) have released proposed rules governing interoperability, health data blocking, the use of APIs, and the expanding role of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard. These rules impact health insurance providers —with final rules and enforcement expected soon.
Health insurance providers need to comply with new rules around interoperability and data access. This session will cover rule details, as well as ways to gain competitive advantage in the market—not just by meeting mandates, but by gaining business efficiencies through new technologies and improving member satisfaction with access to data. Regence will share the work it is doing with its transparency and guidance partner, HealthSparq, to address these new rules.
VP & Chief Technology Officer
Kirk leads technology strategy and execution for Regence. He has more than 17 years of experience in health care information security, including nine years with WebMD, where he served as Director of Information Security. Kirk earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in Humanities from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Program for Security Executives. Kirk is a member of the Executive Board of the Citizen’s Crime Commission and heads its Cybersecurity committee. He is also a Board Member of the Human Access Project.
VP of Product
Matt leads HealthSparq’s efforts to develop and continually improve industry-leading products that meet the needs of health plans, while also helping their members take more control of their health care. He has more than 15 years of experience in the health care technology product industry. Prior to HealthSparq, he was the VP of Products at Connecture, where he led product management of its SaaS products, including Medicare, individual and family and group shopping, and enrollment products. Before joining Connecture, he was the VP of Clinical Products at DestinationRX. One of his professional passions is streamlining implementations so that customers are up and running with new products more quickly.