Bright Spots in Healthcare podcast

How Healthfirst is Partnering with a Health System to Make Providers’ Jobs Easier

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G.T. Sweeney, Chief Information Officer, Healthfirst and Sami Boshut, Chief Information Officer, MediSys Health Network, Inc., join Eric to discuss how their organizations collaborated with a technology company to create a cloud-based platform that enables seamless sharing of patient data across the care continuum.  

The platform connects longitudinal data from claims, quality measures and electronic health records (EHRs) to identify gaps in care, making it easier for providers to address patient needs in real-time. The two discuss how the platform supports the next phase of value-based care by ensuring providers have the right information at the right time to address the needs of patients. 

Sweeney and Boshut also provide a blueprint to help other organizations implement similar provider-centric technology systems.  

About Our Guests:

G.T. Sweeney has been Healthfirst’s Chief Information Officer since 2014, leading the Information Services department to help transform the insurer's business and tightly integrate information systems to further strategic goals. Healthfirst is the largest not-for-profit health insurer in New York State, earning the trust of 1.8 million members by ensuring access to affordable and high-quality healthcare. Sponsored by downstate New York’s leading hospital systems, Healthfirst’s unique advantage is rooted in its mission to put members first by partnering closely with its broad network of providers on shared goals. 

Sami Boshut has a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & healthcare industry with a proven track record and expertise in Healthcare Consulting, Infrastructure Installations, Software Implementation and Vendor Management. MediSys is the not-for-profit parent organization of two Queens-based hospitals, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center, as well as the Jamaica Hospital Nursing Home, the Advanced Center for Psychotherapy, and a network of eight community-based family healthcare center

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