Panel 1: Perspectives from the Point of Care
Health care is supposed to be about the patient. Technology is supposed to simplify our lives. But the lack of interoperable devices, systems and software can make health care technology a challenge for both the patient and care-giver. From data that won’t move from a handheld device to the EHR, to redundant testing and wasted time tangled up with technology, to adverse events, learn from patients, clinicians and other care providers on how interoperability impacts their lives, and how the creation of a technology-enabled, connected health system could improve safety and enable better quality care for all.
Jacob Reider, MD is a family physician with 20 years of experience in health information technology and special interest in clinical innovation, user experience, and clinical decision support. His background includes leadership roles in nearly all facets of the health IT domain – from small start-up companies to academic facilities, primary care medical groups, and large health IT development organizations. Dr. Reider has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Students Association, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and has served in directorial positions on boards of several innovative health IT companies.
Anna McCollister-Slipp is the co-founder of Galileo Analytics, a Visual Data Exploration and advanced data analytics company focused on democratizing access to and understanding of complex health data. Anna’s passion for improving health care research through innovation in health data analytics is rooted in her personal experiences living with type 1 diabetes for 28 years. In her professional and personal activities, Anna seeks to build platforms for better understanding of and engagement with the needs of patients. She speaks frequently about the need for innovation in medical device data and technology, promoting data standards, device interoperability and user platforms aimed at empowering patients to better manage their health. In addition, Anna is a vocal advocate for improving methods for comparative effectiveness research and the development of more refined outcomes measures to better guide care and assess treatments. She serves on the FDA/ONC/FCC HIT Policy Committee’s FDASIA Working Group, which will help guide the development of a nationwide HIT infrastructure. She is a member of the FDA’s advisory committee on General Hospital and Personal Use Medical Devices, and serves on the advisory committee for FDA’s MDEpiNet, which is working toestablish a system for improving medical device product safety surveillance and comparative effectiveness research.
Johann Becker is passionate about Home Health and Hospice care, having spent 26 of her 27 year nursing career working at various capacities within the genre. She specialized her field care in infusion nursing and morphed into Quality Management, Line Management, and was named interim Director of Home Health, then promoted to Administrative Director of Clinical Operations for all entities within Wellspan VNA Home Care. She has been the project manager to roll out POC Documentation in Wellspan Home Health I’m 2005-2006, and opened a new Hospice under the Wellspan Corporate Structure in Adams County, PA in 2008. In 2011, she returned to the main corporate office and has been the driving force behind Wellspan Home Health’s turnaround operation – radically reducing expenses using Lean methodology and improving clinical outcomes from substandard to top 90% for most.
Johann’s journey with her partner, Michele DeMeo, has solidified her passion to maximize and standardize processes to support interoperability of equipment, systems, and people. Michele is at home on hospice care for ALS, melanoma, brain and bone mets, several abdominal fistulas, and bones that break spontaneously. Being a professional caregiver involved in caregiving at home has enriched her scope of awareness of the vulnerabilities that exist when even quality, patient centric care is fractured by a variety of barriers that impede thorough, effective handoffs.
Johann serves on the Pennsylvania Home Care Association Board of Directors and it’s education subcommittee. She also serves on the Hospital and Health System of PA’s Home Health Council.
When not involved in professional endeavors, Johann loves to travel, taste wine, socialize, and tell stories to connect with those in her presence.
Ward was born 15 weeks premature in July 2012, and received care in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The video chronicles many milestones on Ward’s journey, from his time in the NICU through discharge, and beyond. Ward’s father, Benjamin, is a professional photographer. He captured video throughout the year as a gift for his wife, Lyndsey. Sarah McGregor, RN, is a neonatal nurse at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, that cared for Ward Miles during his 107 days in the NICU.