MX September Newsletter

A monthly roundup of news and updates from MX

September 2022 Edition

New Additions to the MX Leadership Team!

Manifest MedEx is excited to announce that Trisha Grobeck has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer, and Brittany Weppler has been promoted to Chief of Staff.

Trisha brings more than 35 years of experience in accounting, treasury, human resources, and investor relations from various industries, including renewable energy, retail, and biotech, to the position. She joined Manifest MedEx as the Controller in 2019 and succeeds Paul Biberkraut as CFO after he retired following a 3-year stint.

Brittany joined MX in 2018 and most recently served as the Director of Sales. She has more than 15 years of experience on high-performing sales teams, with 12 in the healthcare IT space. Her focus on MX’s mission and bringing value to MX participants has led to high network growth during her time at MX. In her new role, Brittany continues to help drive organizational growth and participant value.

“These promotions reflect MX’s continued growth as an organization and our commitment to accelerating value for our customers” said Erica Galvez, CEO at Manifest MedEx. “I am thrilled to have Trisha and Brittany join our leadership team as we continue to support California with robust health data infrastructure.”

MX Product Updates

To provide more timely information at a glance, the COVID-19 Positive Banner within MX Access will be removed 3 months after it first indicated a positive COVID result. The COVID-19 Icon, located on the top right side of the screen within the patient’s medical record, will remain in the patient's medical record regardless of the amount of time that has passed.

As a reminder, MX is also transitioning functionality out of the MX Analyze User Portal to MX Analyze data services and reports. With this change, the MX Analyze dashboard and risk scores previously available within MX Access will be removed by the end of the month. Please see our August Newsletter for more information on the transition!

News and Events

Real Life Experience with Data Aggregator Validation

Manifest MedEx's Chief Information Officer, Jason Buckner, participated in a roundtable discussion, led by NCQA's Wendy Talbot and a variety of Data Aggregator Validation program participants, for a conversation about program process, value, and real-world implications. Watch the full video to hear speakers share their motivations for, and the benefits of, moving to this process, along with an overview of their experiences, challenges, lessons learned, and more.


ICYMI: Manifest MedEx Awarded Contract with the California Department of Public Health To Implement New Data System for the Surveillance and Public Health Information Reporting and Exchange (SaPHIRE)

In early August, Manifest MedEx was contracted by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to implement a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week solution to securely ingest and process electronic lab results for CDPH’s new Surveillance and Public Health Information Reporting and Exchange (SaPHIRE), effective July 1, 2022.

Launched in 2020, SaPHIRE, formerly known as California COVID-19 Reporting System (CCRS), was developed to collect, track, and report Covid-19 lab results, supplementing CalREDIE, California’s disease registry system. More than 400 independent hospital, and outpatient labs and other entities submit lab results directly to SaPHIRE.

This spring, CDPH solicited a competitive bid and awarded Manifest MedEx to build a health data solution to tackle SaPHIRE’s high-volume challenges and normalize lab data to ensure usability, scalability, and extensibility to support additional data sources and data types in the system. 

Read the full press release on our website.

Lack of Data-Sharing Continues To Hinder Healthcare’s Progress

We know the right healthcare data, used meaningfully, can ensure patients receive the right care at the right time, help avoid unnecessary duplication of services, and prevent medical errors. Data can also help lower readmission rates and, as a result, healthcare spending. Despite this evidence for powerful outcomes, communities are often stuck at the first step: a lack of data-sharing.

Where is the bottleneck? Every hospital, clinic and other healthcare operation generates a massive amount of data. However, a recent survey found fewer than 4 in 10 health systems successfully share data with other systems. Additionally, only slightly more than two-thirds of technology executives at U.S. hospitals and health systems are effectively sharing data within their own organizations. One hurdle includes a lack of clear direction from leadership. Healthcare leaders need to be specific with their teams about not just the need for connecting data, but the use cases and value for sharing internally and externally and generating insights from raw information. Data is critical to the goals of every healthcare leader — but is it being treated as such?

Read the article by Dolores Green, CEO of the Inland Empire Foundation for Medical Care, Executive Director of the Riverside County Medical Association, and Manifest MedEx Board Member, in Modern Healthcare.
The Civitas Networks for Health 2022 Annual Conference, a Collaboration with the DirectTrust Summit 

Erica Galvez, CEO of Manifest MedEx, joined by Abner Mason, CEO & Founder of SameSky Health, and both Cheron Vail, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, and Lakshmi Dhanvanthari, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Health Plan of San Joaquin, presented a session on "Tackling Health Equity with Data Innovation and Partnerships" at the Civitas Networks for Health 2022 Annual Conference, a Collaboration with the DirectTrust Summit! The four-day conference included nationally recognized healthcare thought leaders and brought together peers from across the country to connect, share experiences, and learn – together.

View the presentation slides here!

2022 ONC Virtual Tech Forum: FHIR API Interoperability - a FHIR-Side Chat (Plenary Panel)

Earlier this month, Erica Galvez, Manifest MedEx's CEO, participated in a session featuring three organizations implementing or using FHIR APIs to transform healthcare. HL7®’s FHIR® standard has ignited a flurry of innovation and development contributing to profound changes in the US healthcare system. Payers, providers, and other stakeholders are rapidly deploying FHIR APIs that enable more efficient information exchange and enhance patient access to their own health records. Panelists shared how their organizations are utilizing FHIR, the challenges they’ve had to overcome, and lessons learned along the way.

If you registered for the event, view the full recap here

Network Growth

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New data sources available on MX today:

ADTs from the following 6 participants:

Adrian Tripp M.D. Medical Corporation
Bear Valley Primary Care
George N. Chidi, M.D., P.A. dba Medicross Clinic and Urgent Care
Inland Behavioral & Health Services, Inc.
Ultimate Medical Practice
Valentine Medical Clinic

CCDAs from the following 11 participants:

Adrian Tripp M.D. Medical Corporation
Bear Valley Primary Care
Citrus Valley Medical Associates, Inc. dba Norco Medical Group
George N. Chidi, M.D., P.A. dba Medicross Clinic and Urgent Care
Inland Behavioral & Health Services, Inc.
Javier R. Rios, M.D., A Professional Corporation
Kids Health First Pediatrics, Inc.
Poom Medical Clinic
Spruce Multispecialty Group
Ultimate Medical Practice
Valentine Medical Clinic

Lab data from the following 19 participants:

Alejandro Pediatrics, Inc.
Apex Pediatrics
Bear Valley Clinica Medica Familiar
Benny J. Guzman M.D. Corp.
California Pediatric Care (2 locations)
Chino Hills Pediatrics Inc.
Clinica Coachella, Inc.
Hedyeh M. Golshan, M.D. And Associates, Inc.
Jasmine L. Ramos M.D. FAAP
Jennifer Y. Kim, M.D. Inc.
Manzoor A. Kazi Medical Associates, Inc.
Odochi Nwagwu, M.D. Inc., dba Adelanto Medical Clinic
Pilar J. Condry, M.D.
Poom Medical Clinic
Romeo Samouh M.D. Inc.
Trinity Health (FKA: CHE Trinity Health)
Valentine Medical Clinic
Zosima B. Carino-Gateb, M.D., Inc.

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