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State-Driven Healthcare Reform

In this Interview

Director, Strategic Planning & Innovation

Brooks Daverman is the Director, Strategic Planning & Innovation at the Tennessee Division of TennCare. He is directing the Tennessee Health Care Innovation Initiative—a project to change how health care is paid for in Tennessee—moving from volume-based to value-based payment. The initiative partners include TennCare, CoverKids, state employee benefits administration, Tennessee’s four largest insurance carriers, the Tennessee Hospital Association, the Tennessee Medical Association, and many others. Mr. Daverman has a Master’s in Public Policy from Duke University.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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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