Our December Employee Spotlight is Matt Becker. Matt joined Kno2 in April 2021 as our vice president of interoperability. Kno2 dedicates tremendous time and resource to participation and leadership for national and regional industry initiatives that are defining the path forward for interoperability. Matt is that primary resource and has provided early, lasting and active participation in the Common Agreement Workgroup, with continued participation in shaping the future of TEFCA. He has read thousands of pages of legislation and spent countless hours digging in to truly understand and provide public comments. He has been an invaluable asset to the organization, educating and advising Kno2 on their pursuit to QHIN designation and rallied the team behind him to prepare for application submission. December couldn’t be a more fitting month to recognize Matt Becker. You can catch him at the Sequoia Project Annual Meeting on a panel next week about this very important topic. Matt will also be co-presenting at the Carequality Annual Meeting on Expanding Care Coordination with Payment and Operations.
Read on to learn more about Matt Becker.
What do you do at Kno2?
I serve as the chief advocate for Kno2 and our partners in the industry, serving on governance committees that shape the rules around exchange, standards groups that define the future of interoperability and mass connectivity in healthcare, as well as advocacy groups that promote health equity through data sharing. I also help with interoperability efforts and projects internally at Kno2, ensuring that our team is plugged into everything that’s happening around the country.
What motivates you to wake up and go to work every day?
Being able to advocate for and help providers, staff, and patients in all parts of the healthcare journey motivates me every day. In an industry that tends to focus on large inpatient and outpatient provider groups, the rest of the healthcare journey could be an afterthought. Kno2 makes sure those stops on the journey are front of mind, not just to our company, but the rest of the healthcare community as well.
What do you enjoy most outside of work?
I enjoy board games, card games, music, sports, and just having great times with good humans.
My two pets keep me active – I have an eight-month-old collie/husky mix named Loki who just wants to play. My 16-year-old cat named Pohina keeps him in line and makes sure Loki knows just who runs things in our house.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
My undergraduate degree is in broadcast journalism, and I spent three years as a news anchor and reporter.