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Deanne Kasim

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Executive Director for Health Policy, Change Healthcare

Full Biography

Deanne Kasim has built a career helping healthcare, life sciences, health IT, investors, associations and government organizations navigate and leverage evolving changes in technology, policy, regulation and market dynamics. She specializes in educating regulators and legislators on important healthcare issues and finds key opportunities amid change and chaos to create better policies and product roadmaps.

In her current role with Change Healthcare, Deanne Kasim manages the health policy and advocacy functions for both federal and state issues. Deanne interprets legislative, regulatory and industry trends to inform senior executives, drive business decisions and guide product strategy and roadmaps. Deanne frequently meets with Congressional and senior federal officials regarding many key policy issues including:  data interoperability; updates to HIPAA and health data privacy rules; price and cost transparency; value-based care models and more.

Deanne Kasim is also the founder and managing partner of Santesys Solutions, a research and advisory group focused on leveraging information and analysis to direct effective investments, healthcare programs, solutions and IT products.

Deanne holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park and a M.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus. She represents Change Healthcare on the Healthcare Leadership Council’s policy committee, and on the Confidentiality Coalition’s Steering Committee. She is a member of the eHealth Initiative’s Policy Committee and a recent member of the HIMSS’ Public Policy Committee.