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Episode 156: Streamlining Healthcare: The Essentials of Administrative Simplification: A Conversation with CMS National Standards Group Director Michael Cimmino

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services National Standards Group, within the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics, focuses on reducing administrative burden and advancing interoperability and national standards. CMS engages beneficiaries and the health care community to understand their experiences, inform solutions, and infuse a customer-focused mindset throughout the agency.

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Episode 155: Safeguarding Healthcare-WEDI Insights on Cybersecurity and Continuity

In April 2024, WEDI held a member position advisory (MPA) event on the critical topic of maintaining business continuity within healthcare organizations in the wake of cyber-attacks. The event, entitled, From Crisis to Continuity: Maintaining Health Care Data Exchange Following a Cyber Attack, offered best practices, suggestions, and key steps that stakeholders from HHS and the private sector can consider when exchanging data, processing information, and maintaining lines of communication. From WEDI’s recently concluded Spring conference, a debrief of the MPA event presented by WEDI’s privacy & security workgroup co-chairs, Lesley Berkeyheiser with DirectTrust and Thanh Thien Nguyen from Kaiser Permanente.

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Episode 154: Hybrid Horizons: Balancing Security and Employee Satisfaction in the Workplace. Denis O’Shea Mobile Mentor

Michael chats with returning guest Denis O’Shea, Founder and Chairman of Mobile Mentor, about their 2024 Endpoint Ecosystem Study, which explored the intricate dynamics of hybrid work in high-risk and highly regulated industries. Conducted across the United States, Great Britain, and Australia, the study involved 2,400 knowledge workers in healthcare, finance, government, and education to understand employee attitudes and their actions related to company security and their experience, and their productivity as remote workers.

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Episode 150: Unlocking Healthcare: Unpacking WEDI’s Interoperability & Prior Authorization Education Series

In January of this year, to coincide with the release of CMS’ Interoperability and Prior Authorization Final Rule, WEDI launched an ambitious 7-part education series examining the rule for the healthcare industry. Michael sits down with 3 of the moderators of the series, Ferris Taylor, Executive Director of the Healthcare Executive Group, Denny Brennan, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, and Robert Tennant, Vice President of Federal Affairs for WEDI to get their thoughts on the program and what it means for the industry moving forward.

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