IHA’s 2021 Virtual Stakeholders’ Conference

A Focus on Health Equity

November 3, 2021 

IHA participants, Stakeholders, and others involved with industry standardization initiatives came together during our annual conference to hear from leaders at IHA and across the industry. This year’s event featured sessions on health equity, the Symphony Provider Directory, and Performance Measurement. 

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Welcome and introductions

Jeff Rideout opens the 2021 conference with exciting updates about the Encounter Data Governance Entity (EDGE) and All-Payer Claims Database (HPD), before going over the agenda for the conference.

Speaker:

  • Jeff Rideout, MD, MA — President & CEO, IHA
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Our focus on health equity and Q&A with Contra Costa Health Services

During this session, you'll hear about our newly formed Health Equity Committee, the industrywide challenges surrounding race and ethnicity data, and different approaches to improving race and ethnicity data to impact health equity initiatives across the industry. We'll also look beyond healthcare in addressing health equity through our Q&A panel with leaders from Contra Costa Health Services.

Speakers:

  • Jeff Rideout, MD, MA — President & CEO, IHA

  • Anna Lee Amarnath, MD, MPH — AMP General Manager, IHA

  • Lavonna Martin, MPH, MPA — Deputy Director, Contra Costa Health Services

  • Gilbert Salinas, MPA, IHI Fellow — Chief Equity Officer, Contra Costa Health Services

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Symphony: driving standardization forward

Learn about Symphony's progress in bringing the industry together to improve the quality of provider data. You'll hear from a panel of speakers discussing common questions regarding the Symphony Provider Directory and how they overcame challenges uncovered during the onboarding process. The session will look at varying perspectives from a health plan, a provider organization, and a regulator.

Speakers:

  • Bill Barcelona — Executive Vice President for Government Affairs, America's Physician Groups (APG)

  • Zig Brzezinksi — Senior Director of Operations, Cigna

  • Jacqui Darcy — Symphony General Manager, IHA

  • Heidi Thompson, MA — Director, Contract Operations, Optum

  • Mary Watanabe — Director, California Department of Managed Health Care

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Performance during COVID-19: measuring what matters

During this session, we'll look at performance measurement during the first year of COVID and measuring what matters. We'll discuss measurement year (MY) 2020 program design and changes made to address the systemwide challenges from COVID. Then, we'll go through MY 2020 results and highlight key takeaways and interesting new insights. Finally, we'll hear from two high-performing provider organization representatives who'll share how they were able to maintain high quality during the pandemic.

Speakers:

  • Marnie Baker, MD, MPH, FAAP — Medical Director, Performance Improvement, MemorialCare Medical Foundation

  • Angela Czesnakowicz, MPH — Director, Data Operations, IHA

  • Trung (Andy) Dang, MD — Medical Director of Quality and Population Health, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

  • Edith Fox, MPH — Project Manager, Measure Operations, IHA

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2021 AMP Awards

During this session, we’ll recognize high-performing provider organizations for measurement year 2020.

Speaker:

  • Mary Watanabe — Director, California Department of Managed Health Care
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Closing

Jeff Rideout closes the 2021 IHA Virtual Stakeholders' Conference.

Speakers:

  • Jeff Rideout, MD, MA — President & CEO, IHA
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