Kerry McDermott represented session sponsor West Health and opened the session “Big Data: Tools and Applications for Transforming Care.” Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya moderated the panel of speakers who presented how their respective companies are addressing the integration of Big Data into physician work-flow, patient-provider communications, and extending the use of EMRs to transform health care. Speakers Colin Hill, Francois de Brantes, Lloyd Dean, Aaron Levie, Chalie Wiggins, Richard Roth, and Frank Williams were joined by demos from Allscripts, athenahealth, drchrono, Box, NotOnly Dev, Alere, and IBM.
Seeing a large lapse in hospitals payment programs, Charlie Wiggins co-founded Remedy Partners with his brother Matt. Together they have built a program which manages bundled payments in partnership with over 50 hospitals, physician groups and home care agencies. Remedy Partners is responsible for roughly 50,000 (and growing!) Medicare beneficiaries annually and has been recognized widely for their contribution to improving care.