The Collective Voice of Health IT: A Must-listen Podcast

In today’s complex healthcare system, the exchange of information is constantly evolving. To stay ahead of the curve, WEDI, The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, has developed a podcast: The Collective Voice of Health IT. Hosted by Matthew Albright, Zelis’ Chief Legislative Affairs Officer at 10 am on Mondays, this weekly discussion features insights from healthcare executives and government officials. We’ve rounded up their most recent podcasts for you to check out:

Episode 5 – Privacy and Cybersecurity

Laura Hoffman, Assistant Director, Federal Affairs with the American Medical Association, explores how the surge in telemedicine has advanced policies. She discusses how, without the proper safeguards, telemedicine could result in privacy and cybersecurity issues that could jeopardize the patient/provider relationship.

Episode 4 – Consumer Data Access

Matthew chats with longtime friend and healthcare veteran Mari Savickis, Vice President of Public Policy with CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. They discuss how privacy line are being blurred by regulations granting consumers more power and access to their data. Mari provides recommendations on how the US healthcare industry needs to change to improve its data privacy infrastructure.

Episode 3 – Power (Back) to the Provider

Holon Solutions’ CEO Jon Zimmerman and Chief Strategy and Product Officer Robert Connely join the podcast to discuss the industry’s response to COVID-19 and the continuing evolution of digital healthcare, the war on fragmentation and taking down administrative burden.

Episode 2 – Information Blocking and Interoperability

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Deputy National Coordinator Steven Posnack chats with Matthew about the recent ONC Cures Act Final Rule, how innovation will aid in the battle against COVID-19 and the financial impact providers are facing during the pandemic.

Episode 1 – The Shift in Healthcare Priorities

In the first episode of the podcast, host Matthew Albright sits down with Ferris Taylor, Executive Director of the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) to discuss how COVID-19 has affected priorities in the healthcare industry.

Staying informed is critical in the health IT industry. That’s why it’s so important to get regular insights from the experts. Be sure to tune in to The Collective Voice of Health IT podcast Monday’s at 10 am to stay up to date on the latest news.