Michael Gould is the clinical data architect at Independence Blue Cross (IBC). In this role, he is leads efforts to integrate clinical data with claims data and he has primary technical responsibility for Independence’s relationship with Health Share Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the regional health information exchange.
Michael has also contributed to the architecture of new systems based on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard that gains increasing attention and traction in digital health.
Michael is active in a variety of professional and entrepreneurial groups in the emerging health care innovation hub of Philadelphia, Pa. He is on the leadership team of the Philadelphia Health Information Technology Circle and active in the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Health Information Management Systems Society (DVHIMSS).
Michael is a graduate of Iona College and Drexel University. He is a certified professional in health information management systems by the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
Independence Blue Cross is one of the leading Blue Cross plans nationally and a leader in digital health innovation in the Philadelphia region.
The payer offers several mobile apps, has connected providers and patients via telemedicine, and has taken an early role in adopting web technology like FHIR for data exchange. Independence has pioneered health information, bringing the benefits of care coordination and population health to the people in its region.
More comprehensive views of health and quality have been accomplished through combining EMR data with claims and other data, connecting members and their providers mutually empowered with actionable information.
In this session, speakers will discuss these programs and how they are helping providers improve care, expand access, and drive down cost.
- Digital patient engagement informs patient accountability for health.
- Well-designed longitudinal patient data informs providers and payers efficiencies and quality.
- Security and privacy can foster convenience and comprehensive patient and provider experience.