Early Adopters: A New Digital Measurement Experience
Organizations that are beta-testing a new method of consuming HEDIS digital measures will share their motivations for the benefits of moving to the new methodology, along with an overview of their experiences, challenges and early learnings. NCQA will share more about the solution and our vision for how digital measurement will evolve.
Director, Product Management
Summerpal Kahlon, MD
Summerpal Kahlon, MD currently serves as VP, Value Analytics at Change Healthcare, leading the development of the company’s payer analytics platform encompassing risk adjustment, quality, and value-based care analytics. He is a long-time health technologist, innovation, and operations leader in the industry, with experience across the healthcare spectrum in defining and delivering value in the transition to value based care from fee for service payment models. He is a Florida-based infectious diseases physician by background, and serves on several local and national non-profit and academic boards.
Arjun is a healthcare technology leader with over 13 years of experience designing and building products to satisfy real user needs and to generate quantifiable business success. Starting as the Lead for Applications at the Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital SMART Project (where he authored the first SMART app) and continuing as a core team member at Elation Health, the leading EHR for primary care, Arjun has led a wide range of projects from full-stack development of end-user features to clinical data integrations and value-based care analytics. An expert in product management for healthcare applications, FHIR data, coding systems, and eCQMs/quality measurement, Arjun now leads analytics products at 1upHealth.
Yubin Park, Ph.D.
Yubin Park, Ph.D., is Chief Analytics Officer at Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (ApolloMed, NASDAQ: AMEH). He oversees value-based care analytics, remote patient monitoring, and partnerships with third-party data vendors in his current position. Yubin started his career by founding a healthcare analytics start-up after obtaining his Ph.D. degree in Machine Learning at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. His first start-up, Accordion Health, provided an AI-driven Risk Adjustment and Quality analytics platform to Medicare Advantage plans. In 2017, Evolent Health (NYSE: EVH) acquired his company, and there, he led various clinical transformation/innovation projects. In 2020, he then founded his second start-up, Orma Health. The company built a virtual care and analytics platform for payers and providers in value-based care, e.g., Direct Contracting Entities and Accountable Care Organizations. At Orma, he worked with many sizes of risk-bearing primary care and specialty groups, helping them connect with patients through virtual care technologies. ApolloMed acquired Orma Health in 2022.
C. J. Rairikar
Dedicated, self-motivated professional with over 20 years’ experience at one of the largest Non-Investor-Owned Health Insurance Company in the United States serving approximately 17 million members spread across Government, Group, Federal Employee Program and Retail Line of Business with a mission to increase access to quality affordable health care across the communities we serve. Experience in NCQA HEDIS® reporting, data driven analytical strategies to address meaningful problems, detail oriented, resourceful with passion for data analysis and problem solving. Excellent oral and written skills to communicate effectively with clients and team members. Positive, proactive approach to all projects, with a sense of urgency and focus on finding innovative solutions. Enjoys travel, music, comedy shows and majority of sports events.
Kenji Wong is the director of product management for NCQA’s digital solutions products. In this role, he leads its initiatives to work with technology and interoperability standards across its portfolio. Kenji joined NCQA with 7 years of experience in cloud solutions, FHIR, and eCQMs/dQMs at Apervita where he was its director of product management. His work ranged from implementing The Joint Commission’s Direct Data Submission Platform (DDSP) to his work with the CDC to implement CQL-based clinical decision support into an Epic instance.