Show NotesEpisode #578
Federal TechTalk with John Gilroy
Date: December 11, 2018
Guest: Brian Ahier, President AHIER
Length: 40 minutes
Audio link: Federal Tech Talk with John Gilroy: #578
Today’s guest is the man with fifty thousand followers on Twitter – Brian Ahier. He is the president of . . . wait for it . . . Advanced Health Information Exchange Resources, or the acronym A-H-I-E-R.
Brian is passionate about healthcare, technology, and open data. has decades of experiences in the trenches of healthcare IT. He combines that practical knowledge with keeping updated on all current healthcare trends. As a result of his broad background, the interview touched on everything from democratized artificial intelligence to blockchain to certified electronic health care records and cybersecurity. This is timely topic because of the proliferation of IoT devices in hospitals.
One concept that is relevant to healthcare data is what Brian calls “information blocking.” Administrators must be cognizant of the sensitivity of healthcare data an understand some of the subtle concepts of data transparency.
Don’t think his expertise ends at the hospital door. He is current with all the developments on Capitol Hill when it comes to healthcare legislation. He explained MACRA and the 21st Century Cure Act.