Greetings Healthcare Professional

Happy International Women's Day!

The new year is well underway and 'things' seem to be moving back in the direction of 'normal.' This week the ViVE event is taking place in Florida and is followed by the HIMSS conference next week. We're keeping our fingers crossed that these two marquee events in the healthcare industry are harbingers of the future for in-person events.

For our part, we continue to engage online and work toward our own in-person event as 2022 progresses. This newsletter shares some of what's going on across those two fronts:

  • Podcast on Price Transparency - specifically Machine-Readable Files due 7/1/22
  • Live webinar on Predicting Member Terminations and Member Retention Strategies
  • An update on the 11th Annual Industry Pulse research project
  • An in-person event in May in partnership with The Healthcare Innovation Company

Read on for more information on the above and, as always, thanks to all of you - particularly all women - for being an integral part of the HCEG Network as we progress through our 34th year of “Guiding Executives Through Innovation, Change, and Growth.”

Wishing you lasting health and happiness.

Ferris Taylor
Executive Director
On last week's episode of WEDI's 'Collective Voice of Health IT' podcast, Matt Parker, SVP of Product at HealthSparq, and Denny Brennan, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium, discussed challenges and opportunities that health plans are facing with delivering machine-readable files (MRFs) by the July 1st, 2022 deadline. They also offered some examples and considerations on extending the value that MRFs can offer health plan members.
Predicting Member Terminations &
Informing Retention Strategies
The growth of individual coverage obtained via the ACA Exchange presents new challenges for health plans. In this first HCEG Webinar Series event for 2022, our long-serving sponsor Softheon presents lessons learned during the 2022 Open Enrollment period, shares how predictive analytics technology can serve to prevent lapses in coverage due to non-payment of premium and discusses steps health plans can take to proactively intervene and retain their members.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 – 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Learn more about the takeaways from this live webinar and reserve your seat today. All registrants will receive a recording and recap of the presentation so consider registering even if you're not sure you can attend.
Women's Day & Women in Healthcare IT
March 8th - International Women's Day
The HealthCare Executive Group celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and is fortunate to have four women on the HCEG board of directors.

One of our newest board members includes Van Wong, Chief Operating Officer of the Central California Alliance for Health and President of Women in Healthcare Information Technology.
The 11th Annual Industry Pulse – Coming Soon
The last 'normal' Industry Pulse research survey was completed in early 2020 just before the world and the healthcare industry was confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic. Since that last Industry Pulse survey, a special COVID-19 Flash Update to the 10th Annual 2020 Industry Pulse was performed. And now, after two years of operating in a drastically altered environment and with signals that the pandemic is (hopefully) waning, HCEG is preparing the 11th Annual Industry Pulse based on the 2022 HCEG Top 10 list of challenges, issues, and opportunities.

Learn, Share, & Network About Healthcare’s Priorities
Learn more about the Industry Pulse here and consider connecting with us on Twitter and LinkedIn where we’ll be announcing the opportunity to participate in the Industry Pulse project in the near future. Anyone interested in participating in the Industry Pulse and Focus Area Roundtables addressing specific details of the 2022 HCEG Top 10 may indicate their interest here
In-Person Conference Event - thINc360
After two years of operating in an all-virtual environment, HCEG is looking forward to partnering with The Healthcare Innovation Company (thINc360) on their inaugural Healthcare Innovation Congress on May 22-26, 2022 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD. We’re working with the thINc360 organization to bring HCEG content and thought leaders to this new multi-stakeholder meeting.

HCEG is pleased to offer complimentary registration to leaders of health plans and healthcare provider organizations associated with the HCEG Network. See the agenda here and reach out to us if you are interested in participating in this event.
Sponsor Resources
Complex new care and payment models are replacing traditional fee-for-service as the transformation of healthcare accelerates. Change Healthcare’s consulting group has created this eBook that offers guidance on payer core system project strategy and execution 

Access the eBook here
Surescripts shares details on six healthcare regulatory and policy issues to help demystify the state of the health IT regulatory environment and give readers a deeper understanding of the impact and import of this government activity.

Read this post here
Softheon provides an overview of a predictive classification model they developed to predict subscribers likely to experience a lapse in coverage due to nonpayment of premium.

Read this post here and be sure to register for HCEG's April 5th Webinar Series event where details and benefits of this predictive model will be shared.
2022 HCEG Top 10
Ferris Taylor talks with Michael Passanante on the Besler Weekly Healthcare Finance Update podcast about issues that are at the top of the list for key healthcare executives in 2022.

Access this podcast here
Join the HealthCare Executive Group
In the last 6 weeks, a total of 104 health care leaders joined the HealthCare Executive Group. For a limited time, HCEG is offering complimentary memberships for 2022.

If you are a leader working at a health plan, health system, or care provider organization who’s willing to meet and engage with others to address the challenges, issues, and opportunities you’re facing, click here to indicate your interest.
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Partnering with HCEG - 2022 Opportunities
HCEG is a non-profit organization partnering with and supported by organizations providing value-creating technology and services to health plans, health systems, and care providers.

If your organization aligns with focus areas of the HCEG Top 10 and would like information on opportunities to help address the challenges, issues, and opportunities facing HCEG members and HCEG Network participants, please contact us at for more information.
Special Thanks to All of Our 2021 Sponsors
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