Event Summary 10.10.2017

NHIT Week Event: Payer/Provider Collaboration and Pharma Challenges – Using IT as a Change Agent

Chicago, IL

Trexin is honored to have participated in the Greater Illinois Chapter of HIMSS’ National IT Week event on October 5th. The focus of the event was payer/provider collaboration and how IT serves as a change agent in these endeavors. The HIMSS team brought together a diverse group of leaders who provided their own perspectives on better ways for payers, providers and pharma organizations to team together on patient-centric care.

Trexin’s own, Jimmy Lee, introduced the topic by sharing current trends respective to payer challenges, and the importance of developing partnerships with clear data sharing between payers, providers and pharma organizations. Mark Tomaszewski (Slalom Consulting) then led the panel through five sub-topics for which each panelist provided their unique insights. The panel of experts included:

Julie Bonello, CHCIO, CIO – Rush Health
Heather L. Nelson, Interim VP & CIO  – The University of Chicago Medicine
John Klimek, R.Ph, SVP Standards & IT – National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP)
Joy Duling, Executive Director – Central Illinois Health Information Exchange (CIHIE)
Jimmy Lee, Managing Partner – Trexin Consulting

It was interesting to learn about each leader’s experience with payer/provider collaboration, starting with pre-conceived notions and/or distrust about how these partnerships might work. So much effort and investment is dedicated to breaking down the silos between payer and provider; making sure each is accountable in this new world of value-based care. While it is a lot of work, all parties agreed that payer/provider collaboration is key to patient-centric care, and has proven to be successful when correctly executed upon.

What an amazing event, thanks to the Greater Illinois Chapter of HIMSS for including Trexin!

If you’d like to learn about Trexin’s experience in helping organizations develop and execute on a payer/provider collaboration strategy, please contact us here.

If you’d like to get involved with the HIMSS Greater Illinois Chapter, you can find information here http://greaterillinois.himsschapter.org/.

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