Webinar Presenters

Horace Blackman Horace Blackman
Vice President, Public Sector and Provider Market

Horace is the Vice President of Public Sector & New Markets at Edifecs, leading efforts within the Federal, State, Local, Alliances and Vertical Industries markets. Horace has over twenty years’ experience working within public sector healthcare. Prior to joining Edifecs he was the Vice President of Government Healthcare at Cognizant where he led the strategy development and delivery of digital business, systems & technology to government and public health clients. Horace has also held leadership roles at Leidos, Lockheed Martin, and he the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Federal Computer Week named Horace a 2014 Federal 100 Award winner, which honors government, industry and academic leaders in information technology for the federal government. Other recognitions include ComputerWorld magazine’s 100 IT leaders in 2013, the Project Management Award for Green IT from the Association for Federal Information Resources Management and the Project Management Award for Green IT from the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC).

Jason Helgerson Jason Helgerson
Founder and Chief Solutions Officer
Helgerson Solution Group

Jason Helgerson is a social change agent. After more than 20 years of public service, most recently as New York’s Medicaid Director, he now is focused on helping companies, providers, payers and governments deliver value-based health care. Before his move to the private sector, Jason became an internationally recognized leader in public sector health care following his acclaimed work leading New York’s Medicaid Redesign Team. Before arriving in New York, Jason was Wisconsin’s Medicaid Director, where he administered the state’s nationally recognized BadgerCare Plus program where 98% of Wisconsin residents now have access to affordable health care, including all children. Before his Medicaid work, Jason held a series of positions in state and local government leading efforts to reform education, child care, public finance and, of course, health care. Jason’s time is now spent advising organizations and health systems across the US and further afield – with a focus on tackling the social determinants of health and bending cost curves. His passions include creating effective value-based payment systems, facilitating successful cross-sector collaboration, and delivering transformative stakeholder engagement - all elements that underpin a successful value-based health and social care strategy.

Mike Pattwell Mike Pattwell
Principal Solution Consultant

Michael Pattwell is the Principal Consultant of Value-Based Care at Edifecs, a global health IT company. Pattwell works directly with health plans to operationalize software solutions that improve their data intake, analysis and utilization within their value-based care and payment operations. Pattwell participates on multiple industry advisory boards and workgroups including WEDI and CAQH to further the interoperability required to enable value-based care transactions to support the payer and provider communications and data exchange required for success. Prior to Edifecs, Pattwell spent three decades designing, developing and deploying numerous payer and provider collaboration solutions for several of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations.

Kalin Scott Kalin Scott
Chief Innovation Officer
Helgerson Solution Group

Kalin has extensive background in public policy, specializing in areas including strategic planning, project management, Medicaid redesign, cross-sector initiatives, delivery system reform and value based payment. Kalin’s experience includes more than ten years in various health policy roles with New York State. Most recently, Kalin served in a dual role as Director of New York’s Medicaid Redesign Project Management Office and Assistant Director for Medical, Dental and Pharmacy policy. Over her eight years with New York’s Medicaid program, Kalin served on the senior leadership team, responsible for nationally-recognized policy development and implementation strategies to ensure alignment and execution of the Medicaid program’s key priorities. Prior to joining NYS DOH, Kalin worked in the New York State’s Executive Chamber.