Podcast Episode 94: Data Exchange Success Stories from the State Perspective. A Conversation with Minnesota’s David Haugen and Massachusetts’ Denny Brennan￼
March 17, 2023
In a season of "Raining Regulations" our attention turns to data exchange initiatives from the state level that sometimes occur in spite of or in absence of federal initiatives.
Matthew speaks with David Haugen, Administrative Simplification Program Director with Minnesota's Department of Health (https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/ehealth/auc/index.html) and Denny Brennan, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (www.mahealthdata.org).
The 3 discuss the significance of state data exchange operations, the importance of states learning from each other, the huge topic of prior authorization and how focusing on the patient can help "stabilize the stool" that is healthcare data interoperability.