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Interoperability as an Innovation Barrier?

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Vice President, Health Information & Policy Operations
American Hospital Association

Chantal Worzala, PhD, is vice president of health information and policy operations at the American Hospital Association. Her primary area of focus is health information technology (IT) use and policy development. Chantal has more than 20 years of experience in international and domestic health policy and has focused primarily on policy for health IT and related technologies since 2005. She has also been a consultant to providers, patient advocates, and technology companies. Chantal previously served as Senior Analyst for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. She holds a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton 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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