As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to expose health disparities and barriers to care, health equity has been pushed to the forefront of the health care conversation. The past year has left employers asking: where do we begin addressing these systemic health issues?
The short answer is, it is not just their health. It is understanding their lifestyle, their story, and what matters most to each individual. There is a need to identify opportunities beyond the traditional functions of wellness programs in order to effectively help individuals prioritize their mental, social, and technical health.
In this webinar, Vanessa Guzman, President of SmartRise Health, will discuss opportunities and strategies to integrate health equity into wellness programs. Her approach encompasses a holistic focus on all key areas of wellness including not only physical health and nutrition, but mental health, social connectivity, and technical and performance wellness. She will also discuss how social determinants of health, DEI, workflow competencies, implications of COVID-19, and emerging health care trends impact health equity.
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About Vanessa Guzman
Mrs. Guzman has almost 20 years of experience leading and overseeing initiatives relating to Value-based Care Programs, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Alternative Payment Models, Medicare Access, and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Value-Based Payment models. Her portfolio of quality improvement projects and payer arrangements include developing and designing shared resources to support network participants with HIE, Population Health, and Health Equity frameworks. Mrs. Guzman has expertise overseeing quality incentives and downside risk, and clinical and social improvement programs, with the primary goal of advancing efficiency and care delivery in value-based programs by enhancing provider, hospital, and community coordination and clinical support for its patients.
She is a contributor in accountable care, digital health, data collection and reporting, quality improvement, and community-based related case studies and publications moderated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Mrs. Guzman graduated from Columbia University in New York with a MS and BS in Biomedical Engineering and certified in Quality and Organizational Excellence from the American Society of Quality (ASQ).