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How Regional Interoperability & Data Aggregation Create Unprecedented Care Outcomes

Wednesday August 31, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

At a time when the survival of regional interoperability is in question, HealthInfoNet has found great success in implementing strategies across the state of Maine that have led to both sustainability and growth.

Join this webinar to delve into how HealthInfoNet, a health information services organization founded in 2009 that operates Maine’s statewide HIE, has achieved growth and unprecedented outcomes for patients in a challenging environment. This independent, nonprofit organization has leveraged technology strategies to engage with providers and patients and support advanced care models. HealthInfoNet leverages predictive analytics that assess patients’ socioeconomic status and how that impacts chronic illness risk. The organization is believed to be the only health information services organization in the country doing this type of work, which will provide valuable information from a care management perspective and align with emerging provider requirements such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

Presenters Shaun Alfreds and Suzanne Cogan will detail HealthInfoNet’s data-driven approach to achieve remarkable outcomes in care coordination, transition and quality of care. They will explain how their technology model and new type of analytics enhance clinical workflows and result in better patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how centralized aggregation, innovative analytics models and interoperability can improve care management
  • Summarize ways statewide interoperability is helping providers decrease costs by managing downside risk
  • Identify how analytics can leverage socioeconomic and behavioral health data with clinical outcomes to identify high-risk patients for preventive care and timely interventions

Shaun Alfreds
Chief Operating Officer

Shaun T. Alfreds serves as chief operating officer of HealthInfoNet, a Maine-based health information services organization that operates the statewide health information exchange (HIE).

Based in Portland, HealthInfoNet is an independent, nonprofit organization, but Shaun says the secret to the nonprofit’s success is that it is run like a business. All 37 of the state’s hospitals, plus more than 500 ambulatory sites, belong to the exchange and pay a fee for participation, which supports the operating capital needed to run the organization.

As COO for the past six years, Shaun oversees all of HealthInfoNet’s business and operational activities. He has more than 15 years of experience overseeing programs that support consulting, research and policy development in the areas of health information technology and health information exchange.

Suzanne Cogan
Vice President of Healthier Populations
Orion Health

Suzanne Cogan has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare information technology, including sales and leadership positions in both the ambulatory and acute care segments of the healthcare market. In her current role, Suzanne is responsible for new sales and
fostering client relationships for Orion Health Healthier Populations products and services.

Before joining Orion Health, Suzanne was Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Shareable Ink, where she was a founding member of the leadership team and built the business from scratch. She evangelized a new concept in health IT and provided the product vision to quickly evolve the company from a documentation solution provider to a big data analytics company.