Members Appointed to APCD Work Group

[MMA News Now, June 26, 2014] MMA members Roger Kathol, M.D., and John Chandler, M.D., have been appointed to a work group that will explore new uses for the state’s all-payer claims database.

The group will develop recommendations on the parameters for future allowable uses, what type of governing body should guide the release of data, what type of funding or fee structure would be needed to support expanded use, and what appropriate privacy and security protections are needed. The group’s report is due to the Legislature by Feb. 1, 2015.
Kathol, also an MMA board member, is founder and president of Cartesian Solution, Inc. Chandler is chief health information officer for analytics and informatics at Hennepin County Medical Center. They are joined by:

•    Kathryn Correia, president and CEO, HealthEast Care System
•    Mark Sonneborn, MHA vice president of information services
•    Thompson Aderinkomi, founder and CEO, RetraceHealth, and member of the MNsure board
•    Justin Bell, government relations director, American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate
•    Larry Lee, M.D., vice president and executive medical director for provider relations and quality, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
•    Susan Knudson, vice president for health informatics, HealthPartners
•    Britta Orr, executive director, Local Public Health Association of Minnesota
•    Diane Rydrych, director, division of health policy, Minnesota Department of Health
•    Nathan Moracco, interim assistant commissioner for health care, Department of Human Services
•    Michael Scandrett, president, LPaC Alliance
•    Michael Oakes, Ph.D., associate professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
•    Bryan Dowd, Ph.D., professor, division of health policy & management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
•    Jim Naessens, Sc.D., assistant professor of biostatistics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
•    Laurie Beyer-Krouenske, director of community services, Minnesota Department of Administration

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