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the Conversation: Predicting Hospice

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Chief Operating Officer
Compassus

Corina Tracy serves as executive vice president and COO for Compassus, one of the nation’s largest hospice, palliative and home health care providers. Tracy helped set national standards by which all other hospice programs are measured. In 2015, she was named to the National Quality Partners Advanced Illness Action Team. Tracy was named to the Nashville Medical News Women to Watch Class of 2017. Prior to joining Compassus, Tracy served patients at St. Luke’s Hospice (Cedar Rapids) and Genesis Medical Center Hospice (Davenport, IA). She also directed an Iowa free medical clinic in which physicians, nurses, spiritual leaders, and pharmacists volunteered to assist the poor. Tracy is a certified End-of-Life Nursing Educator. She served a two-year term on the Regulatory Committee of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and is a member of Leadership Health Care, an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council. She received her nursing degree from Scott College and Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University where she is currently pursuing her MBA.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Epharmix

Blake Marggraff co-founded Epharmix, the leader in evidence-based remote patient monitoring. Epharmix helps risk-bearing healthcare organizations succeed in value-based care by enabling care managers to communicate with their high and rising-risk patients more efficiently. Epharmix sends automated, proactive SMS texts and calls with disease-specific messages to the patient's own phone to gather key patient biometrics and self-reported symptoms. This information is run through Epharmix algorithms providing relevant actionable alerts and trending so that clinical teams deliver timely outreach and prevent an unnecessary ED visit or exacerbation. In addition to his passion for transforming healthcare through Epharmix, Blake is a Board Member of the Institute for Family Medicine.

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