Watch this webinar and examine how significant progress made by providers and hospitals impacts the industry’s decade-long march towards full interoperability. 

A lot has happened since our first Interoperability Virtual Panel Discussion two years ago. The significant progress made by providers and hospitals in the meaningful use of certified EHR technology, the passing of MACRA and the 21st Century Cures Act, and the publication of the ONC’s Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, are all impacting the industry’s decade-long march towards full Interoperability.

On this virtual event, we bring leading Health IT thought leaders to the table to discuss both the challenges and the opportunities Interoperability now presents, and offer their thoughts on what this next year will bring.

On this 75-minute webcast, our moderator and experts discuss questions related to:

  • Competing models for health information exchange – impacting or impeding progress?
  • If the ONC continues to be funded, how will the Roadmap shape future policy-making?
  • How does MACRA and the industry shift to value-based care impact Interoperability?
  • How does the increase in patient-generated health data and population health management fit into the picture?
  • How will the 21st Century Cures Act, which ensures EHR systems are interoperable, drive innovation?
  • How do Blockchain and the Internet of Things advance an overall connected health ecosystem?


Featured Speakers:

Michael Matthews, President and Chair of the Board of The Sequoia Project and Senior Engagement Director for the CedarBridge Group

Mark Frisse, MD, MS, MBA, Vice Chair of Business Development, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University 

Mark Frisse, MD, MS, is the Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. 

His work focuses on the intersection between health care informatics, economics, policy, and health care transformation. His primary research is directed toward an understanding of economic sustainability and toward the development of technical and administrative measures to enable effective care coordination and to ensure the integrity of security and privacy efforts. His recent work has been funded through the SHARP research program of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, through the CDRN program of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and through the CMS Innovation Award Program. In Tennessee, Dr. Frisse led the development and oversight of a six-year federal- and state-sponsored effort to create and operate a health information exchange for the greater Memphis area. This exchange currently has over 7 million records covering the care of over 1.2 million individuals and is now managed completely by a Memphis-based board and a commercial vendor.

Dave Bennett, Executive Vice President, Product and Strategy, Orion Health

Dave Bennett has been a technology entrepreneur for over 20 years. In 2013, Bennett joined Orion Health to build out and run their population health management business. Currently, Bennett serves as the executive vice president of product & strategy for Orion Health, focused on new models of medicine. Bennett started his career in Japan, as a software engineer at Bank of America, where he integrated several core banking systems and was later named assistant vice president of Regional Banks & Item Processing. Prior to Orion Health, Dave served as senior vice president of integration at NantHealth, a healthcare information technology company, assisting with the formation of NantHealth and new predictive models of care. Dave has over two decades of experience in developing and leading successful information technology firms and has been a board member of Axway, iSirona,, Medisens, MIT Enterprise Forum, and HRBA.