Joshua Seidman is senior vice president at Avalere. He advises clients on health delivery and payment innovation with a focus on using information technology (IT) to guide value-based care models. He applies his background in quality, health IT, and patient engagement to accountable care, delivery system transformation, and new payment models. Prior to joining Avalere, Seidman was a managing director at Evolent Health, where he supported large delivery system clients in quality measurement and performance improvement around clinical transformation, patient engagement, and population health management programs. Prior to that, Seidman was a director of meaningful use at the Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and before that, he was the founding president of the Center for Information Therapy and director of measure development at the National Committee for Quality Assurance. He holds a PhD and an MHS in health policy and management from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA from Brown University. Seidman currently serves as immediate past-president of the Society for Participatory Medicine and was a William B. Ziff fellow for patient engagement with the Center for Advancing Health.
Recent Posts by Josh Seidman
Despite the drive toward value-based health care reimbursement and patients’ ever increasing financial stake in their own health care treatment, many traditional value assessment tools fail to consider value from the patient’s perspective.
In the first 24 hours after the Department of Health and Human Services opened up data on CMS reimbursement for 880,000 Medicare providers, the deluge of analysis coming in 140-character increments was breathtaking. Critics have complained that such data tweets are, at best, a disservice and,...