John Poelman is the director of innovation for the One Utah Health Collaborative—a consortium of stakeholders whose goal is to promote value-based care in Utah. During the recent 2023 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Poelman told us about what he’ll be focused on in Utah’s healthcare space in the near future. He outlined … Read more

A panel of experts at the forefront of the value-based care (VBC) movement in Utah led a discussion on local advancements being made around its adoption at the 2023 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference last month.     CMS has the goal of moving all Medicare beneficiaries and the majority of Medicaid enrollees … Read more

A panel of health policy experts discussed the need to improve Utah’s health data interoperability at the 2023 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference, which took place late last month in Salt Lake City.     Federal law requires health systems to maintain and share electronic health information (EHI) in most instances and prevents … Read more

It was such a pleasure to kick off the 2023 Utah State of Reform Conference a couple weeks ago with an incredibly valuable panel conversation about Utah’s nation-leading initiative to promote value-based care: the One Utah Health Collaborative. Jaime Wissler, the Collaborative’s executive director, RyLee Curtis, director of community engagement for University of Utah Health, … Read more

John Poelman led a team that supported Governor Spencer Cox’s office throughout the design and community input phase of forming the One Utah Health Collaborative. The collaborative is a community-owned organization that is focused on enabling the health system to scale successful outcomes for all Utahns. Poelman’s efforts included facilitating community town hall meetings, aggregating … Read more

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) continues to prepare for strategic changes to the state Medicaid program.      Utah Medicaid said the months leading up to and following the end of the public health emergency (PHE) will be critical to ensuring a smooth transition for members. It has developed a communication … Read more

This month’s newsletter features a Q&A with Jaime Wissler, the newly appointed Executive Director of the One Utah Health Collaborative, insight from academic and health professional Krisi Kleinschmit, MD, on the state of youth mental health in Utah, and new data revealing Utah’s low insured rate for Medicaid-eligible children. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State … Read more

Jaime Wissler is a seasoned public servant with 25 years of experience coordinating with industry partners, and local, state, and federal governments. Wissler has worked a variety of criminal investigations surrounding health care fraud, illegal narcotics, bank fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, identity theft, assault, workplace violence, and more. Wissler is a compassionate leader who … Read more

During a special signing ceremony on Tuesday, Governor Spencer Cox took the One Utah Health Collaborative’s (OUHC) pledge of commitment to improving affordability, equity, and outcomes for the state’s health care system.      Cox announced OUHC’s 6-member Board of Directors and the Executive Director, Jaime Wissler, who joined the governor in signing the pledge. … Read more

This month’s newsletter features a conversation with University of Utah Health’s Dr. Amy Locke on innovative approaches to health care policy, new data from DHHS on health inequities related to COVID-19, and an update on the work of the One Utah Health Collaborative. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform    1. Q&A: Dr. Amy … Read more