Thursday, May 13, 2021
1:00 PM Eastern

Despite technologies in place, the U.S. healthcare system has been slow to embrace data sharing and interoperability. This lack of connected systems and inability to effectively communicate among providers and healthcare organizations has been illuminated by the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Laboratories manage a tremendous amount of patient data, making them central players in an interoperable system, and integral in a pandemic response. Laboratory professionals who understand the importance of interoperability across healthcare can begin to make changes that advance that initiative.

This webinar will contrast the pandemic responses of the U.S. and South Korea, including the differences in the two countries and reasons behind the dissimilarities in COVID-19 mitigation. While the pandemic responses are expected to differ, the speakers will point out some of the lessons that the U.S. can learn from South Korea’s pandemic response. In addition, we will discuss the overall importance of data sharing to the healthcare system, particularly during a global health emergency such as the coronavirus. Lastly, we will expound upon the laboratories central role in healthcare data sharing and pandemic response, as well as share some action items that can help move to a more interoperable system.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the successful components of South Korea’s COVID-19 response and identify differences in the U.S. response
  • Describe the role of interoperable systems to a pandemic response and the value to healthcare overall
  • Define the current barriers to interoperability adoption in the U.S.
  • Evaluate the lessons learned from South Korea’s pandemic response that can be applied to the U.S.
  • Examine the laboratory’s role in data sharing as it relates to pandemic response and to overall healthcare interoperability

About the Speakers

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Kim Futrell, MT(ASCP), MSHI
Sr Strategic Marketing Manager
Orchard Software

Kim has a bachelor’s degree in biology, is an ASCP-certified Medical Technologist, and has a Master of Science in Health Informatics. With Orchard Software, Kim is a contributing author for numerous laboratory-related magazines and Orchard’s white papers series, intended to educate and inform laboratorians of current, relevant industry topics and promote the value and importance of the laboratory.

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Matt Modleski
Executive Vice President of Business Development
Orchard Software

Matt is responsible for strengthening Orchard’s corporate relationships and bringing additional value through new business opportunities. Previously, Matt led the operation of more than 70 physician practices and was a key member of the executive team at American Health Network. From 2006 to 2014, he was a partner at Stovall Grainger Modleski, a healthcare consulting firm with expertise in the healthcare environment and competitive positioning.

Orchard Software is a proud sponsor of this P.A.C.E®-accredited opportunity on behalf of Whitehat Communications.