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Health Insights from BioIQ and Healthcare Industry Leaders

A webinar series exploring the critical healthcare issues facing America and business leaders in 2021.

BioIQ’s Justin Bellante will be talking with healthcare industry experts to discuss how to protect workforces and member communities in the coming year and beyond. They will discuss everything from national health policy to COVID-19 testing and vaccination strategy and deployment.

Recorded 11.30.21

Part 9: COVID-19 Has Deferred Care, Delayed Treatments and Exacerbated Chronic Conditions

How health plans and employers can help at-risk member populations manage their healthcare post-pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has deferred care, delayed treatment, and exacerbated chronic conditions. An estimated 41% of adults in the US reported having delayed or avoided medical care because of COVID-19 concerns. How can health plans and employers provide solutions to deliver care where it’s most safe? What is the best way to engage members and employees so they will feel save coming back to their in-person visit to their dentist, eye doctor or primary care physician?

Justin Bellante BioIQ founder and CEO will explore these and other questions with Richard Popiel MD, MBA, who currently serves as co-founder and managing partner of Xploration Health, LLC, a firm that assists individuals and organizations in navigating the healthcare system. Past senior leadership experience includes serving as executive vice president and corporate chief medical officer at Cambia Health Solutions, president and chief operating officer for Horizon Healthcare Innovations, vice president and chief medical officer at Horizon BCBS New Jersey, and as vice president and senior medical director for The Permanente Company, a subsidiary of Kaiser Permanente.

Board-certified in internal medicine, Popiel earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and his medical degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Recorded 7.22.21

Part 8: Lessons Learned from the COVID19 Pandemic – Where Do We Go from Here?

What we have learned from this experience, predictions on COVID variants and how to better prepare for the next pandemic.

As vaccination rates approach 50% of the US population, and states are opening public spaces, what did we learn during this extraordinarily devastating experience with the COVID-19 virus?  How will this experience help us better prepare and respond to future pandemics? Will the discovery of new COVID variants, such as the Delta variant, be as deadly as the original outbreak?

BioIQ President and COO Justin Bellante will discuss this topic with epidemiology expert Dr. Pia MacDonald, PhD, MPH, CPH, who has 25 years of experience in domestic and international epidemiological research and public health. Dr. MacDonald has an extensive background in infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance, global health security, public health preparedness, and outbreak investigation and response, and she has worked on many outbreak responses, including Ebola, Zika, and now COVID-19.

Dr. MacDonald serves as principal investigator and/or project director of large contracts and grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the areas of infectious diseases, surveillance, global health, and health security. In her current role, she leads projects focused on responding to emerging infectious diseases and strengthening countries’ capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to disease outbreaks, thereby enhancing compliance with the International Health Regulations.

Recorded 7.7.21

Part 7: Using Military Healthcare Strategies to Innovate Health and Wellness Programs for Employers

Learn how private sector organizations can benefit from military thinking and action.

The Military Health System (MHS) is one of America’s largest and most complex health care institutions, and the world’s preeminent military health care delivery operation. Exemplified by personal courage and a drive for excellence, the MHS is changing how health care is delivered throughout the United States and the world. BioIQ’s Justin Bellante will discuss with Frm. Major General Elder Granger, M.D., USA (Retired) how military healthcare strategies and execution can provide private sector employers better healthcare their workforces.

Former Major General Elder Granger M.D. is president and CEO of THE 5Ps, LLC, a health care, education, and leadership consulting organization. Prior to his retirement from the U.S. Army on July 1, 2009, Dr. Granger served as the Deputy Director and Program Executive Officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, DC. In this role, he was the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) on DOD health plan policy and performance. He oversaw the acquisition, operation, and integration of TRICARE/DOD’s managed care program within the Military Health System. Dr. Granger led a staff of 1,800 in planning, budgeting, and executing a $22.5 billion Defense Health Program and in ensuring the effective and efficient provision of high-quality, accessible health care for 9.2 million uniformed Service members, their families, retirees, and others located worldwide.

Prior to joining TRICARE Management Activity, Dr. Granger led the largest U.S. and multi-national battlefield health system in our recent history while serving as Commander, Task Force 44th Medical Command, and Command Surgeon for the Multinational Corps Iraq.

Recorded 5.25.21

Part 6: How the COVID Pandemic Drove Healthcare Innovation

Propelled the rapid expansion of telehealth, safer and faster vaccines, and at-home screenings.

The coronavirus pandemic produced some groundbreaking innovations that will have a tremendous impact on healthcare. Telehealth, vaccine development, and at-home screenings are just a few of the innovative developments during this pandemic.

Justin Bellante BioIQ co-founder, president, and COO will explore these and other questions with Dr. Marion Couch. Dr. Couch is the Senior Vice President of Healthcare Services and the Chief Medical Officer at Cambia Health Solutions. She brings more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, educator, and health care industry executive to Cambia. Prior to this, she was the Senior Medical Advisor in the Office of Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this cross-cutting role in this federal agency, she worked on policy creation, quality, value-based care transformation, as well as developing payment models. Dr. Couch is a head and neck surgeon with microvascular training. Her residency training was at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and she earned her Master of Business Administration from Duke University Fuqua Business School with a concentration in Healthcare Management.

Recorded 5.6.21

Part 5: Health Care Access and Affordability

How private payers and government programs can improve health care affordability and outcomes for underserved and minority populations

For millions of Americans, the cost of healthcare is unaffordable and difficult to access, including underserved and minority populations. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), now more than ten years old, attempted to improve conditions through expanding public programs like Medicaid and subsidizing individual health insurance, but what has been the program’s benefits with underserved or minority populations? What are other ideas to make care affordable via private payers or government-run programs? Can the marketplace bring the cost of care down and enable underserved communities more / easier access to care to address comorbidities?

Randy Pate, former CMS Deputy Administrator and the Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) will discuss this important topic with BioIQ’s Justin Bellante. Mr. Pate has lead CMS’ work on the individual and small group markets, including the Health Insurance Exchanges, state innovation waivers, and the effort to increase competition and choice for consumers.

Recorded 4.13.21

Part 4: Rural Health in America

Responding to social determinates of health to improve care for medically-underserved communities.

Rural hospitals are disappearing rapidly. In rural America, more than 100 acute care facilities have closed over the past two and half years. Patients are now being triaged at local clinics, if one exists, then must travel to facilities that may be hours away for their care. That is a barrier to accessing healthcare—and just one of many. How does transportation and other social determinants of health (SDoH) factor into delivering healthcare for medically underserved and otherwise disadvantaged geographic areas?

BioIQ CEO Sean Slovenski will discuss this pressing topics with Donato Trumato, a noted healthcare advocate with a deep commitment to global health and more than 35 years of healthcare experience. Mr. Tramuto is an author, founder of Health eVillages, and the former CEO of Tivity Health, Inc., (Nasdaq: TVTY). He is widely recognized for his commitment to social change and transformational leadership in healthcare innovation that led The New York Times to deem him “a global health activist.”

Recorded 3.24.21

Part 3: In-Person Learning During the COVID Pandemic

The experience of two independent schools and what it will take to resume in-person education nationally.

The coronavirus pandemic upended the educational system in the US forcing students, teachers, administrators, and parents to adapt to virtual learning. School districts around the country are struggling to determine if, and when, schools can be safely opened. It is clear that there must be some middle ground between closed, and open but with protections. But what exactly SHOULD those be?

Justin Bellante (BioIQ founder, president, COO) will explore these and other questions with Dr. Darria Long, a Harvard and Yale trained ER Doctor, nationally recognized health expert, national TV contributor, TedX speaker, and best-selling author of Mom Hacks.

Recorded 2.23.21

Part 2: Technology Innovation is Driving Change for Healthcare Outcomes to Underserved Communities

Today, two of the biggest challenges in healthcare are accessibility and affordability. Nowhere is this more evident than in high-risk, underserved minority health populations, who have been impacted most severely by COVID19.

Eric Dishman, a global leader in healthcare innovation, will discuss how top tech innovations changes the game for population health and health disparities in the current pandemic and beyond.

Mr. Dishman is the founding Director of the All of Us research program, leading the effort to build the National Institute of Health (NIH) team, consortium, and infrastructure to launch recruitment and data collection nationally. Prior to All of Us, he was an Intel fellow and vice president of the Health and Life Sciences Group at Intel Corporation.

Recorded 1.27.21

Part 1: COVID19 Testing, Vaccine, and Health Care Predictions for 2021

How will the private sector and businesses drive vaccinations, much like they have driven COVID-19 testing? What impact on vaccine deployment, and healthcare in general, will happen with the new administration?

Watch this informative discussion with BioIQ CEO Sean Slovenski and Tom Corry, former Senior Advisor to the CMS Administrator.

Tom Corry is an expert on public healthcare issues and has worked on critical initiatives including: The COVID-19 taskforce, Operation Warp Speed, and other vital healthcare policy initiatives.

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