The Healthcare Insider

Behind the scenes of the health care industry

September 1, 2014

Travis Mendenhall: Using technology to improve the patient experience

Travis Mendenhall

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Travis MendenhallWHO: Travis Mendenhall
WHAT: Senior Systems Analyst
WHERE: Gwinnett Hospital System, Inc.

Today’s discussion guide:

Launch, ramp up and optimization of online payment portals for hospitals to increase patient payment options and convenience.

Patient loyalty program

Accurate automated bill estimation and financial counseling to increase the positive hospital billing experience for the patient.

Patient friendly statement optimization

About Travis

Travis Mendenhall is a Sr. Systems Analyst at Gwinnett Hospital System in Lawrenceville, GA. He formerly managed Customer Service, Cash Posting and Business Partner Relations for the Hospital System. Prior to his 5 years of service at Gwinnett, he managed Patient Access, Financial Counseling, Reception and 31 oncology practices at the Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center in Los Angeles. Travis holds 6 HFMA certifications including Fellow and he is the national certification chair for GA HFMA. He received his B.A. at the College of Charleston and his M.F.A. from Arizona State University.

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August 26, 2014

Dr. Shiv Patel: LIVE from the ADIS Summit!

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Shiv PatelWHO: Dr. Shiv Patel
WHAT: Dentist (DDS)
WHERE: Atlanta Center for Restorative Dentistry

A one-of-a-kind cosmetic dental practice providing world-class smile transformations in a pampering, pleasant environment. You are probably there because you have been thinking about what it would be like to have a smile that naturally and beautifully suits your face and makes you look more youthful, happy, and confident. You are in the right place, because that is exactly what their Atlanta Dentists deliver for people every day.

Their goal is to provide each and every client with an incredible experience that blows away his or her expectations of what a cosmetic dental office is like. In their Atlanta Cosmetic Dentistry office, you will see that they have completely changed the way that dental services are delivered. They strive to make our office unique by providing beautiful functional dentistry, outstanding customer service, spa-like amenities, cutting-edge cosmetic dental technology, materials and equipment, and an atmosphere that is warm, friendly and relaxed.

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August 26, 2014

Ed Simcox: Lowering the Risk in Healthcare IT

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Ed Simcox is a healthcare business expert, leading the United States healthcare vertical solutions practice for Logicalis.  Ed is responsible for strategy and business development for Logicalis’s healthcare practice.

Logicalis is a recognized leader in international IT solutions focused on communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.  Logicalis has over 3500 employees and 6,000 corporate and private sector customers with operations in 23 states in the U.S., as well projects in Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

 

SHOW NOTES:

  • Why healthcare analytics is a journey
  • How Big Data can move the CIO up the healthcare value chain and be a larger role in the business of running a healthcare organization
  • Challenges in implementing Meaningful Use and the three stages of a well-planned and executed strategy
  • The promise and perils of mobile technology in healthcare applications
  • Creating a more agile healthcare workforce by reducing friction between digital access points
  • The role of IT in healthcare imaging and creating a life-cycle management strategy to get control over the image data explosion

Logicalis can be found at: http://www.us.logicalis.com/
Ed Simcox can be reached via Twitter at @ejsimcox or via e-mail at ed.simcox@us.logicalis.com

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August 24, 2014

Mariann Yeager: The Healtheway difference

Mariann YeagerWHO: Mariann Yeager
WHAT: Executive Director
WHERE: Healtheway Inc.

To improve the health and welfare of all Americans by supporting and enabling health information exchange that is trusted, that scales, and enhances quality of care and health outcomes by supporting comprehensive longitudinal health records.

Today’s discussion guide:

eHealth Exchange

-Status of eHealth Exchange – growth, use cases supported, and relevance to meeting meaningful use transitions of care measures

-Testing – how testing, particularly product testing increases interoperability

Carequality

-What Carequality is and what it will accomplish

-Status of Carequality work

-Role and function of Steering Committee

About Mariann Yeager:

Mariann Yeager serves as Executive Director and CEO for Healtheway, Inc., a public-private collaborative leading efforts to advance implementation of secure, nationwide and interoperable exchange of health information. Yeager facilitated the transition of the eHealth Exchange (formerly NwHIN Exchange) from its start as a federal program initiative to a thriving public-private endeavor. Today, the eHealth Exchange has more than doubled its connectivity, with participants representing more than 30% of US hospitals and 100 million patients. Building upon this extensive growth, Yeager led the launch of a new initiative, called Carequality, which focuses on enabling interoperability between and among HIE networks across the US.

Yeager has 20+ years experience in health IT. Prior to Healtheway, she worked for 5 years on ONC nationwide health information network initiatives. She helped launch the first ambulatory and hospital EHR certification program in the US and led the payer operations division for a large national healthcare clearinghouse.

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August 20, 2014

John Heinke: LIVE from the ADIS Summit

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Dr. John HeimkeJohn Heimke DMD General Dentistry is an accomplished Cosmetic/Restorative Dentist with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Heimke is known for his exceptional talents in creating, Amazing – Natural Rejuvenated Smiles. He focuses on FAD, Facial Aesthetic Designing, He is an expert in “The Aging Smile”,Smile Rejuvenation, Full Mouth Reconstruction, and treating Occlussal Disease via Veneers, Crowns, Bridges, Dental Implants, The Prettau Screw Retained Implant Bridge, Dentures, Fillings, and General Dentistry.

Learn more about Dr. Heimke!

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August 19, 2014

David Henriksen: Specialty practices and Meaningful Use #MU

David Henriksen

David HenriksenWHO: David Henriksen
WHAT: CEO
WHERE: Nextech Systems

Today’s discussion guide:

How NexTech has assisted more than 400 specialty physicians in attesting to Meaningful Use under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) EHR Incentive Program.

Best practices for preparing specialty practices for Stage 2 meaningful use.

Best practices for helping facilities implement meaningful use simply and effectively

Key reasons why practices should look for a Complete ONC-ACB certified EHR vs. a modular EHR to help with the attestation process.

Difficulties practices face when implementing Stage 2 meaningful use.

Key differences between Stage 1 and Stage 2.

About David Henriksen:

David brings over a decade of executive management experience in healthcare information technology to his role as president and CEO of Nextech. Prior to joining Nextech, Henriksen was previously the president of healthcare information solutions for Carestream Health, a global medical IT business. Before that he spent seven years at McKesson as a senior vice president responsible for the physician practice solutions business. Additionally, Henriksen spent ten years with General Electric, including general management roles with both the outpatient and acute care software divisions of GE Healthcare.

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August 18, 2014

Dr. Hugh Flax: LIVE from the ADIS Summit

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Hugh Flax

Dr. Hugh Flax

WHO: Dr. Hugh Flax
WHERE: Flax Dental

Dr. Hugh Flax is an award-winning, internationally respected cosmetic dentist who strives for perfection with every patient. He has a passion for continuing education and far exceeds the state of Georgia requirements by averaging 150 hours of continuing education each year – nearly eight times the required amount. Even though his reputation continues to attract patients, it’s his gentle, caring demeanor that keeps them returning time and time again. He is dedicated to serving his patients with excellence throughout their dental visits by:

Creating a relaxed environment

Providing the most advanced preventive, health and cosmetic treatments

Educating them on their dental options

Respecting their opinions, background, and time constraints

Helping them feel better, look better, and enjoy a longer, healthier life

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August 17, 2014

Dan Hogan: Optimizing processes and improving patient-centered care by unlocking the value of data

Dan Hogan

Dan HoganWHO: Dan Hogan
WHAT: President and CEO
WHERE: Medalogix

Today’s discussion guide:

How healthcare technology can help post-acute care providers improve patient care

Why reducing your readmissions matters!

Identify – Act – Improve

Medalogix’s Bridge solution for dual providers

The value (both monetary and quality of life) of transitioning eligible patients to hospice

Medalogix’s new partnership with Homecare Homebase

Medalogix’s new clients and rapid expansion in 2014

About Dan Hogan:

Dan Hogan founded Medalogix—a post acute specific predictive modeling technology company based in a Nashville, Tenn.—in 2011 to equip health care providers with analytic-based insights that would enable more efficient and effective patient care. A former home health agency owner and operator, Dan’s hands-on healthcare knowledge guided Medalogix in solving some of today’s most pressing healthcare challenges like readmissions and care coordination.

For his work developing Medalogix, Dan has been honored as one of the Nashville Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEOs.” Additionally the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society awarded Medalogix the 2012 Health Information Technology award, which distinguishes the software as one of the best emerging technologies in the Southeast. Most recently, Medalogix was recognized by Fierce as a Fierce Innovation finalist. Dan has also presented at the post-acute industry’s premier conferences, including The National Association of Home Care and Hospice’s and the Visiting Nurse Association of America’s.

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August 17, 2014

Dr. Douglas Wirth: LIVE from the ADIS Summit

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Dr. Douglas Wirth

Dr. Douglas Wirth

“I am truly blessed to be able to spend time with so many wonderful people, to be able to serve them, and help to solve their dental problems. I have worked hard to create an atmosphere of confidence where our patients can be comfortable and relaxed while having all their dental needs met.”

Dr. Wirth attended Bethany College, in Bethany, West Virginia for his undergraduate studies. He went to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA for his dental degree, earning his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1979. Following graduation, he spent three years on active duty in the US Navy as a general dentist and was stationed at the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island.

Dr. Wirth has continued to advance his training in dentistry by completing extended education programs in endodontics, oral implantology, smile design, cosmetic dentistry, and CEREC® crown technology. He regularly attends classes to remain at the top of his profession and feels it is essential to enhancing his patient care.

You can find Dr. Wirth at Whidbey Dental Associates.

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