Business Edge chairs welcome FY17

A note from FY16 out-going task force chair, Betty Gomez: It’s hard to believe HIMSS fiscal year 2016 is over and we are already starting FY17. As I reflect back on FY16, it’s been a busy year for healthcare. Some of the topics we covered in Business Edge this past year include:  preparing for and implementing ICD-10, the MACRA proposed rule, alternative payment models, revenue cycle, consumer-driven healthcare, Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJRs), pay-for-value and much more. And we will continue covering many of these topics and more through 2017.

As I leave my FY16 chair position, I wish to acknowledge and thank the Business Edge Task Force members listed below. This group takes time out of their busy schedules each month to share their knowledge and expertise as we brainstorm on topics for upcoming issues. It has been an honor to work with these thought leaders and I plan to continue on as a Business Edge Task Force member. I am pleased to introduce Ron Bissetta as the new task force chair in FY17. Please join me in welcoming Ron. 

A note from in-coming chair, Ron Bissetta: As FY17 Chair of the Business Edge Task Force, I look forward to working with this passionate group of HIMSS members to bring the quality articles our readers expect each month. This is an exciting and challenging time for healthcare and we invite you to help us bring important topics to our readers’ attention. If you have an article idea that focuses on the business and administrative side of healthcare, please share your ideas with us. I also invite you to join the task force to spend an hour with us each month discussing hot topics. It’s an educational and fun volunteer responsibility – brainstorming on industry issues with your fellow HIMSS members! If you are interested in joining the task force, please contact Joanne Bartley. On to 2017!

Thank you to the HIMSS FY16 Business Edge Task Force

Krista Barry, InstaMed

Betty Gomez, Xerox Healthcare

John Dingle, FHIMSS, Mayo Clinic

Sheldon Hamburger, The Aristone Group

Dan Erler, HFMA, CRCR Certified, eHG Group

Paul Huebner, Lincoln Surgical Center

Nancy Fabozzi, Frost & Sullivan

Bill Johansen, The Gunner Grayson Group

Bill Fox, JD, MarkLogic

Ham Todd, MSM, FHIMSS, Mayo Clinic

About the authors:

In her role at Xerox, Betty is responsible for MMIS system compliance against Federal and State rules and regulations.  Betty currently serves on HIMSS Business Edge and ICD-10 Task Forces, is Co-Chair of X12 Provider Information and serves on various WEDI Work Groups.

Leading the healthcare IT advisory practice at Optimity Advisors, Ron’s experience ranges across healthcare organization segments including health plan, pharmacy, provider, government, and health management services. Ron has 30 years of management consulting experience including Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini, Accenture, and Navigant Consulting. Ron also serves on the HIMSS Revenue Cycle Improvement Task Force.