Health Data Federalism and the Path to Equity

Craig Konnoth, University of Virginia
Muhammad Chebli, NextGen

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Payer Collaborations: Enhancing Care Coordination and mental health access for Medicaid populations using HIE data and virtual technology

Room 3 (Pearl 3)
Children in foster care and adults who are aged, blind and disabled are at a higher risk for not accessing physical and mental health services on a regular basis. Proper coordination of care between payers, providers and patients and virtual access to behavioral health services, improves patient outcomes. In this session, speakers will highlight efforts focused on the delivery of real-time hospital notifications to payer care teams, the ability to engage patients via text and expanded access to virtual behavioral health.

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Leveraging Health Data Utilities for Public Health

Room 3 (Pearl 3)
A Health Data Utility (HDU) serves the health data and analysis needs of its state—both the private sector and state government. There are many organizations across the country, including HIEs, that resemble the HDU model. This presentation by John Kansky, President & CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), and Dr. Lindsay Weaver, Chief Medical Officer of the Indiana Department of Health, will explore how their state is evolving as an aspirational statewide HDU.
The presenters will define HDU and provide several success stories that demonstrate how Indiana is using health data and health improvement activities to advance health equity. Examples include involvement in a multi-organization collaboration on a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion project; creation of multiple dashboards to share important data related to the pandemic; and an initiative to connect underserved communities to address Indiana’s disparities.
They will discuss the challenges the state faces related to the HDU model and toward addressing health equity; and finally, they will share some of the opportunities and ideas that the state hopes to explore next.

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It Takes Two Wings to Fly: How HIE’s Digital Capabilities Coupled With CPC+ Financial Incentives Can Help Physicians Deliver Better Care at a Lower Cost

Room 3 (Pearl 3)
This presentation will feature a collaboration between HEALTHeLINK (HeL) and Milbank Fund. They recently completed a study aimed to examine how the use of population health analytics can help CPC+ members reach their goals. The study showed that to improve quality and reduce costs, financial incentives and digital capabilities are needed. CPC+ provides the financial incentives, and HeL delivers the needed digital capabilities to achieve incentives.
This study highlights that HIEs can go beyond their initial purposes, become integrated with the rapidly changing health care market and claim a central role in the data-driven, digitally enhanced model health care delivery system.
The presentation will provide an overview of HeL, their efforts to diversify their services and their strategy to collaborate with CPC+ members.
The session will also address the logistics of this project calling attention to the importance of coordination and the groundwork required for the successful implementation of strategic goals. They will also discuss the role of Milbank Fund in designing and motivating the alliance as well as provide specific details of the research study.

Break - Exhibit Hall/Networking

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