Interoperability for health plans. Interview with WK’s Karen Kobelski

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Karen Kobelski of Wolters Kluwer Health

The 21st Century Cures Act (signed by President Obama in 2016) set out to make healthcare more patient-centric and increase patient access to medical records held by health plans. Implementation is occurring this year and health insurers need to improve interoperability in order to meet the requirements.

In this podcast interview, Karen Kobelski, who runs Wolters Kluwer Health’s Clinical Surveillance, Compliance & Data Solutions business unit explains what plans are doing and how her organization is helping.

Here are some of the topics we covered:

  • What are some of the key challenges health plans face in gathering and managing data?
  • There has been talk of interoperability for many years —but seemingly little progress. What does interoperability mean in the context of health plans?
  • The 21st Century Cures Act addressed interoperability. What was the aim? How are the rules being implemented?
  • COVID-19 is affecting everything in healthcare and in society more broadly. How does the interoperability imperative for payers change when viewed through the lens of the pandemic?
  • What role does Wolters Kluwer Health play in interoperability for health plans? Can you give me an example of a client success story?

By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

June 5, 2020

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