Point-of-Care Partners Expands Team in Response to Unprecedented Changes in Healthcare Landscape

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Health IT Leader Expands Team to Support Transitions to Patient-Centric Care and Opportunities Emerging from COVID-19 Critical Learnings

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Improving healthcare through technology has never been more important — or achievable —than it is now.

Today, Point-of-Care Partners (POCP) announced the expansion of its team to more fully integrate emerging areas of health IT innovation within its consultancy including building interoperability roadmaps, meeting requirements of CMS and ONC rules, payer/provider data collaboration, the shift to value-based care and patient engagement. New recent team members will enable POCP to further advance healthcare transformation in the following areas:

1. Standards Development/Technical Support: Frank McKinney, Phung Matthews and Kim Ball will support Point-of-Care Partners’ efforts to advance adoption of industry standards and provide technical expertise to POCP clients embarking on new initiatives requiring the application of emerging standards and use cases. Examples include new patient-facing FHIR applications, efforts to automate manual tasks such as prior authorization using HL7 FHIR and developing use cases to support oncology treatment and research.

2. Interoperability: Seven new team members will support the advancement of healthcare interoperability across stakeholders with emphasis on:

  • Health Information Exchange: Ed Daniels and Sharon Adams will support POCP clients actively working to improve interoperability, care management and coordination. Examples include the exchange of clinical and financial data among hospitals, physician practices, clinical laboratories and insurance plans as well as the sharing of healthcare data such as advance care planning documents.
  • Payer Interoperability: New team members who will focus on increasing interoperability between payers and the healthcare ecosystem include Gary Austin, Vanessa Candelora, Keith Crossley, Michael Kreitzer and Deb Markson. This newly formed team will work hand-in-glove with payer organizations to help with their transitions to value-based care including the formation of new clinical initiatives focused on improving population health and healthcare quality. They will also work with organizations to execute transformative strategies that provide new capabilities and improve performance and quality and support compliance with the CMS and ONC Interoperability Final Rules.

POCP also significantly expanded its account management team to enhance client engagement and project efficiency. New team members include Stefanie Dobes, Jordyn King, Olga Mogilenko and Emma Laux, who will also support the Marketing team.

“Improving healthcare through technology has never been more important — or achievable —than it is now. Due to regulatory drivers such as this year’s Federal Interoperability Rules and multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the Da Vinci Project, healthcare technology is rapidly evolving to support more patient-centric care delivery and the critical interoperability needed to better support pandemic response efforts,” said Tony Schueth, CEO and Managing Partner of Point-of-Care Partners. “Point-of-Care Partners’ team members are passionate about improving healthcare delivery by helping our clients use health IT in innovative ways that make a real difference in patient lives. Our recent growth will enable us to make an even bigger impact at this critical time in healthcare delivery.”    

To view new team member bios and POCP’s full team, visit POCP’s website.

About Point-of-Care Partners

Point-of-Care Partners is a health IT management consulting firm with in-depth expertise in ePrescribing, eMedication management, health information exchange, population health management and multi-stakeholder initiatives. To learn more about how Point-of-Care Partners can help your company leverage health IT to improve healthcare delivery and quality of patient care, contact us at info@pocp.com.

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