The imperative for payers and providers to collaborate in a systematic way has never been stronger. But while technologies such as electronic health record systems (EHRs) have become mainstream, they haven’t fully broken down the information siloes that still inhibit this vital partnership. So, which modern tools do payers and providers need in their technology arsenal to enable and support true and lasting collaboration? Verscend president and CEO Emad Rizk, M.D., explores the answer to this question in a new article for Managed Healthcare Executive.
The piece offers Dr. Rizk’s unique insights into:
How payers are incentivized more than ever to collaborate with providers and vice-versa
How health information exchanges (HIEs) enable the sharing of newer data types such as social determinants of health
How technologies such as data lakes and blockchain enable data management and integration
How clinical and financial data can be shared in a way that compels action
As senior manager of strategic communications, Jeff oversees several communication initiatives for Verscend, including its blog and social media presence. Before joining the company in 2016, he worked in journalism as the morning host and news director for KCPW, a public radio station in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was a proposal writer for ARUP Laboratories. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the University of Utah.