2015 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit

March 23-24, 2015 | Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

In Partnership with NASCIO

(National Association of State CIOs)

The 2015 meeting is the 6th Annual State Healthcare IT Connect Summit produced in partnership with NASCIO, Co-Sponsors  eHealth Initiative, American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and Official Media Sponsor Health Affairs. The 2-day program brings together public and private sector thought leaders to share ideas and benchmark implementation strategies of State health IT systems as they move forward with diverse health reform agendas.

As States move forward with the next phase of ACA (Affordable Care Act) Implementation, State CIOs and their HIT teams are coordinating major initiatives such as implementing and evolving Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) systems and updating or replacing Medicaid eligibility systems due to the massive increase in enrollment. In many States these efforts are being implemented alongside major upgrades to Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS), by leveraging the MITA framework States are increasingly taking the enterprise view of sharing data across multiple HHS agencies.

At the provider level significant progress is being made in the adoption of EHRs and HIEs and the availability of data for advanced analytics to support the proliferation of new care delivery models (ACOs and Medical Homes), which promise to transform primary care delivery networks. Clinical data from advanced HIEs is also beginning to be integrated with claims data from payers and All Payer Claims Database (APCD) to support actionable analytics to coordinate care and deliver outcomes as well as provide States with improved understanding of costs, quality and outcomes.

State Medicaid agencies continue to innovate to improve government programs and achieve payment and delivery reform, utilizing the increased availability of data from providers to enable 'community analytics', particularly those serving safety net, Medicare and Dual Eligible populations with complex conditions. State agencies are also beginning to explore additional HIT infrastructures such as Telehealth, mHealth and big data to support care coordination and patient engagement as well as reducing costs in the era of patient centered care.

2015 will also prove a critical year for States who are streamlining operational models for State HIX whilst at the same time extracting valuable data to better inform carriers and State Medicaid on consumer behaviors and trends. At the same time, Federal agencies and state collaboratives are exploring Medicaid reform and new trends in IT procurement as levers for improved system and data interoperability that will also support improved service coordination between health and human services.
During this period of reform implementation States and the supporting Health IT infrastructure will play a critical role in the success of State transformation efforts, the summit convenes experts in health IT, policy and strategy to enable insights into these rapidly evolving technologies.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in an active dialogue with presenters and to introduce your own organization's experiences during the conference sessions, industry roundtables and networking events.

Attendees will have the Opportunity to:

  • Learn from Nationally Recognized HIT Strategists who are implementing State HIT Systems to support Diverse Health reform Agendas
  • Collaborate and Problem Solve with Peers at the 'States of HIT Implementation' Roundtables
  • Network and Establish Valuable Relationships in the State Health IT Community at
    the Connect Social Functions
  • Discover Leading Edge HIT Innovations at the 'Meet the Innovators Roundtables' and Connect Exhibition Hall
  • Experience Baltimore's historic Inner Harbor and explore famous neighborhoods such
    as for world class dining, shopping and sports stadiums

Focus Topics

The 2-day program incorporates opening keynotes, keynote panels, collaborative networking roundtables (Meet the Innovators and State of Implementation) as well as keynotes and breakouts assigned to 3 distinct executive forums as below:

(i) State Health Data Governance, Interoperability and Analytics Forum 
(ii) State Innovation, Data Analytics and Population Heath Management Forum
(iii)  Medicaid Modernization, Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) and Enterprise Systems Forum
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2015 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit Agenda

2015 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit Agenda 

Day 01 Monday March 23rd

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  • 07:45 a.m. « » 08:45 a.m.

    Registration and Networking Breakfast

  • 08:45 a.m. « » 09:00 a.m.

    Opening Remarks

  • 09:00 a.m. « » 09:40 a.m.

    Keynote 1: Update on Delivery System Reform and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

    Rahul Rajkumar, MD, Deputy Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

  • 09:40 a.m. « » 10:20 a.m.

    Keynote 2: Creating an Interoperable Learning Health System for a Healthy Nation

    Jon White, Acting Deputy Director, Chief Medical Officer, ONC/HHS

  • 10:20a.m. « » 10:45 a.m.

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

  • 10:45 a.m. « » 11:45 a.m.

    Keynote Panel: State CIO Leadership in Healthcare Transformation

    Moderator: Ron Baldwin, CIO, State of Montana
    Mike Wirth, Special Advisor on eHHR Integration, Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
    Sean Pearson Deputy Cabinet Secretary New Mexico Human Services Department
    Chris Clark, Executive Director of the Office of Administrative and Technology Services (OATS), State of Kentucky

  • 11:45 a.m. « » 12:15 p.m.

    Buffet Served for Meet the Innovators Lunch

  • 12:15 p.m. « » 01:00 p.m.

    Meet the Innovators Keynote and Introduction

    Interoperability in Action: Learning from the Connected Health IT Community

    David Yakimischak, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Surescripts
    Dr. Denise Hines, PMP, FHIMSS, Executive Director, Georgia Health Information Network, CEO, eHealth Service Group

  • 01:00 p.m. « » 01:45 p.m.

    Meet the Innovators Working Lunch Roundtables

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    Leading HIT Innovators and Solution Providers will lead working lunch roundtable discussion groups focussed on innovative problem solving at the leading edge of State HIT Transformation. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to join discussion groups best aligned to their strategic planning priorities.

    Roundtable 01: Building an Integrated and Sustainable Health and Human Services Foundation
    Vijay Ravichandran, Principal Consultant, Infosys Public Services

    Roundtable 02: Turning Insight into Action with Patient-Centered Care Management
    Craig Rhinehart, Director, Smarter Care Strategy and Market Development, IBM

    Roundtable 03: HIT Security: Protect Your Citizens and Your Reputation
    Paul Christman, Vice President, Dell Software Public Sector

    Roundtable 04: Client-Centric Care Coordination Identifying Tools to Help you Connect the Dots.
    Sam Taylor, Director of Product Management, ClientTrack

    Roundtable 05: Closed-Loop Incentive & Data Systems for Improving High-Risk Population Health
    Deborah Stewart, President & CEO: Finity
    David Hom, Chief Solutions and Business Development Officer at SCIO Health Analytics

    Roundtable 06: Better Serving Medicaid Enrollees Through Consumer Centric Billing Practices
    Brian D. Ridder, Vice President Business Development, Benaissance

    Roundtable 07: Self-Service HHS Analytics: New Approaches for Empowering Data-Driven Decision Making
    Mike Maxwell, National Manager of U.S. State and Local Government, Tableau Software

  • State Health Data Governance, Interoperability and Analytics Forum

    01:45 p.m. « » 02:45 p.m.

    Keynote Panel: State Health Data Governance, Interoperability & H&HS Integration

    Moderator: Pradeep Goel, CEO, EngagePoint
    Sue Langen, CIO, Senior Policy and Enterprise Systems Advisor, Washington State Office of the CIO
    Tracy Wareing, Executive Director, APHSA (American Public Human Services Association)
    David Grinberg, Deputy Executive Director, Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority

    As state health and human services agencies look to integrate data and services to support a real time citizen centric model - some of the biggest challenges are coming from aligning agencies and departments in an effective data governance and interoperability framework. See how successful states are faring and coordinating within and across organizational boundaries to achieve these goals.

  • 02.45 p.m. « » 02.55 p.m.

    Short Break

  • 02:55 p.m. « » 03:40 p.m.

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    Contributory Solutions: The Value of Sharing Data to Stop Identity-Based Fraud

    Moderator: Richard K. Grape, Market Planner, Health and Human Services, State and Local Government, LexisNexis
    John Lorimer, VP of Analytics, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
    Cynthia Green Edwards, Director, Office of Medicaid Health Information Technology, State of Michigan (TBC)

    Public assistance agencies like Medicaid are tasked with getting benefits to the citizens who need them most. Unfortunately the rising tide of identity theft negatively impacts a state’s ability to do so and creates a number of new challenges which agencies must overcome. Benefits fraud often crosses borders as criminals draw benefits from multiple states and multiple state agencies -- potentially unraveling the nation’s public assistance safety net thread by thread. What can states do to stop this? Share information through contributory solutions. Sharing information across borders and across agencies helps stop false, stolen, or duplicate identities from entering their systems and defrauding their public assistance programs; playing a part in ensuring that benefits only go to those deemed eligible to receive them. Contributory solutions safeguard basic support for the existence of such human services programs by enhancing public confidence that federal and state governments are properly and responsibly administering their taxpayer dollars.

    Track 2
    Seize the day - Improving Integration of MMIS with HIX and HIE

    Subramanian Muniasamy, CIO, Maryland's Health Benefit Exchange
    Donald Hoag, Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting

    State Health IT efforts are moving forward rapidly on several fronts from Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) to Health Information Exchanges (HIE) to Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) and beyond. This evolution presents the opportunity to improve integration across the Health and Human Services enterprise through a thoughtful approach to the related projects. In this session, we will discuss potential benefits of this integration to citizens, related agencies, and states. In addition, we will discuss options to make this integration successful and cost-effective to implement and operate.

  • 03:40 p.m. « » 03:45 p.m.

    Short Break

  • 03:45 p.m. « » 04:45 p.m.

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    Data and Systems Interoperability

    Moderator: Andrew Underhill, Chief Technologist, Systems Made Simple, a Lockheed Martin Company
    Steve Nichols, Chief Technology Officer, Georgia Technology Authority
    Nicole Helmantoler, Enterprise Information Architect, Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)
    Ramdas Menon, Ph.D, Medicaid Health Information Technology, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

    Effective delivery of health and human services to citizens and their communities hinges on implementing an interoperable framework across services, systems and devices.  Learn about the progress state agencies have made toward their data and systems goals that will support these goals and enabling the citizen centric service model.

    Track 2
    Data Driven Coordination of Health and Human Services

    Moderator: Dr Estella Geraughty, H&HS Industry Manager, Esri
    Emmanuelle St. Jean, Health Program Manager, The National Association of Counties' (NACo)
    Matthew Roberts, Informatics Project Manager City of Chicago, Department of Public Health
    Nick Macchione, Director of San Diego County, California’s Health and Human Services Agency

    Health reform requirements and incentives are steering Health and Human Services agencies to integrate systems and process data in ways that better serve their populations. Common challenges that agencies face when responding to these drivers include data governance, interoperability, and analytics that create greater value from the data. Learn how Health and Human Services leaders are tackling these pain points with innovation in their technology and data strategies.

  • 04:45 p.m. « » 06:00 p.m.

    Networking Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall

Day 02 March 24th

  • 07:45 a.m. « » 08:45 a.m.

    States of HIT Implementation Roundtables

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    State HIT representatives will lead discussion/thought leadership roundtables around their State's/Organization's HIT implementation Strategy and how this is underpinning the broader health reform process. This is a unique opportunity to share their experiences with peers and problem solve in a collaborative setting with peers facing similar challenges as well as to provide information on current and planned RFPs that are being issued to meet State/Organizational goals.

    Roundtable 01: Integration of MU and the PCMH: Quantifying and rewarding Clinical Quality
    James F Bush MD, FACP, Wyoming Medicaid Medical Officer

    Roundtable 02: MCO Transparency and Data Analytics in the Sunshine State.
    Heidi Fox, Interim Director, Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis, Agency for Health Care Administration

    Roundtable 03: Optimizing Patient Care and Access to Information Through HIE Initiatives
    Antonio J Sisco Jr, State HIT Coordinator, Common Wealth of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Department of Health

    Roundtable 04: A Statewide Service Network of Master Person Indices for Public Health, Healthcare Providers and Payers: Utah’s Exploration
    Wu Xu, Ph.D., Director, Center for Health Data and Informatics, Utah Department of Health

    Roundtable 05: Developing a Successful and Cost-Effective State-Based Alternative to the Federally Facilitated Marketplace
    Bruce Gilbert, Executive Director of the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange

    Roundtable 06: Care Reform: Why Health IT Make This Time Different
    David Grinberg, Deputy Executive Director, Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority

    Roundtable 07: Care Reform: Health Information Exchange in Rural and Underserved Communities
    Dr. Denise Hines, PMP, FHIMSS, Executive Director, Georgia Health Information Network, CEO, eHealth Service Group

  • State Innovation, Analytics and Population Health Management Forum

    09:00 a.m. « » 10:00 a.m.

    Keynote Panel : SIM (State Innovation Model) Strategies, Analytics and Population Health Management

    Moderator: Hunt Blair, HIT Enabled Care Transformation SME, ONC/DHHS
    Camille Harding, LPC, Quality And Health Improvement Unit Manager
    Kate Kiefert, Governor's Office - Colorado Health Implementation Coordinator, State HIT Coordinator
    William Golden MD MACP, Medical Director, Arkansas Medicaid
    Cathleen Bennett, CIO & Director, Policy & Strategic Planning, New Jersey Department of Health
    Yvonne Powell, SVP States and Payers, The Lewin Group
    Rex Plouk, Enterprise Health IT Officer, State of Ohio

    Round Two of the State Innovation Model (SIM) program grants have recently been announced, creating a lot of excitement industry wide as the program gains momentum with a total of 17 Model Testing states and 21 Design states. Panelists will reflect on SIM efforts to date, as well as next steps for SIM participants. While every state's SIM initiative is different, reflecting the needs of each state, there are many commonalities, especially around the need for effectively capturing, sharing, and analyzing both clinical and claims data. States will present, compare and contrast their HIT-HIE and data analytics capabilities to support their SIM transformation efforts, what they can do today, and what they'd like to be able to do.

  • 10.00 « » 10.10

    Short Break

  • 10.10 a.m. « » 10:55 a.m.

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    Enabling Identity Ecosystems for Health and Human e-Services

    Moderator: Lewis Etheridge, National Practice Manager, Public Healthcare, Symantec
    Mike Wirth, Special Advisor on eHHR Integration, Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
    Pyreddy Reddy, CISO, North Carolina, Dept. Health and Human Services
    Timothy Reiniger, Director Digital Services Group, FutureLaw

    As Internet accessibility and mobile technology adoption has increased in the United States, governments at all levels are embarking upon or extending e-Government initiatives to provide a higher, more convenient level of service to their clients and lower the cost of government services by doing so. How can new programs, potentially encompassing more confidential data, be brought online without unacceptable levels of risk to states’ and citizen’s data? Join a discussion on the expansion of citizen enablement initiatives, alignment with NIST’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, identity proofing, user authentication and enrollment).

    Track 2
    Community Analytics, Care Coordination and Managing Complex Conditions

    Moderator: Craig Rhinehart, Director, Smarter Care Strategy and Market Development, IBM
    George Beckett, HIT Coordinator, Tennessee
    Cynthia Green Edwards, Director, Office of Medicaid Health Information Technology, State of Michigan
    Minakshi Tikoo, Connecticut State HIT Coordinator

    Typically, patients in most need of care suffer from many clinical conditions that can make healthcare delivery challenging. Community analytics programs can conduct research on patient and population databases to arrive at evidence-based, effective ways to coordinate healthcare delivery to the most challenging populations. Learn what states are discovering and doing at this valuable session.

  • 10.55 a.m « » 11.15 a.m.

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

  • 11.15 p.m « » 12.00 p.m

    Breakout Sessions


    Track 1
    Building a Data-Sharing Model for State Payment Transformation

    Moderator: Barbara DeBuono, MD, MPH. Senior Director for Population and Payer Solutions at 3M Health Information Systems
    Marni Bussell, Project Manager, SIM Director, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
    James Lucht Informatics Manager, Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, State of Rhode Island
    Tracey Campbell, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)
    Linda Green, All Payer Claims Database & State Health Policy Lead,Freedman HealthCare LLC

    States and health systems face several technology-related obstacles in the shift from volume- to value-based payment models. Foremost is the need for actionable data from diverse IT systems. One way to support this is with a state-wide all-payer claims database (APCD). Multi-payer, multi-provider, and multi-source data sets are critical to the success of payment reforms such as value-based payment, accountable care, and capitation.

    This presentation will explore the critical capabilities that help an APCD to:
    · Foster collaboration among parties
    · Share data with the right entities at the right time
    · Provide insights to align payment with outcomes

    Track 2
    Statewide Payment Reform: Concepts, Data Management and Success Over 3 Years

    Nena Sanchez, Senior Director, General Dynamics Health Solutions,
    William Golden MD MACP, Medical Director, Arkansas Medicaid

    In 2012, the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) embarked on a statewide, multi-payer effort (Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative, (ACHPII)). The central concept of this effort seeks to transition the state from a fee-for-service payment model to one that rewards value, quality and clinical outcomes.

    Implementation to date includes over a dozen clinical episodes and the launch of nearly 150 patient-centered medical homes to over 70% of eligible beneficiaries. This session will highlight the design, dissemination, implementation, data management and program results behind this innovative program.

  • 12.00 p.m « » 01.00 p.m

    Solution Provider Networking and Lunch

  • Medicaid Modernization, Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) and Enterprise Systems Forum

    01.00 p.m « » 2.00 p.m

    Keynote Panel: Medicaid IT Reform, Exploring New Models for IT Procurement

    Moderator: Laura Groschen, Vice-President, Government Solutions, Optum
    Jessica Kahn, Director, Data and Systems Group, CMS
    Karen Parker, Director of the Bureau of Medicaid Operations, Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget
    Linda Pung, Information Officer, Michigan Dept. of Technology, Management & Budget
    Stuart Fuller, CIO, Montana Dept. of Public Health & Human Services

    The ACA, state modernization efforts, budget, technology advances – are all critical factors shaping, and in some cases forcing states to consider new ways to procure health care information technology. This session will explore the critical issues that federal and state leaders are grappling with as they look to adopt new technologies, fund extensive infrastructure needs, and improve procurement processes to build a modern health care system.

  • 2.00 p.m « » 2.10 p.m

    Short Break

  • 2.10 p.m « » 2.55 p.m

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    Modern Mississippi: The First State to Offer a Medicaid Clinical Provider Portal

    Chris Smith, Clinical Data Interoperability Program Manager, Mississippi Division of Medicaid
    Dan West, Associate Vice President of Product Marketing at MedeAnalytics Inc

    In 2013, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid linked the clinical history of its 2.3M historical beneficiaries when it deployed a clinical Master Patient Index. As of 2014, Medicaid providers across the state have secure access to the records, creating a clinical portal for all active beneficiaries. Presenters will discuss the importance of provider access, how this fosters greater interoperability, enables population health and the preliminary results it has had on Medicaid expenses and quality.

    Track 2
    Health Insurance Exchange (HIX): Inter-State Collaboration and Technology Re-Use

    Moderator: Peter A. Van Loon, Executive Director, Access Health Exchange Solutions
    Subramanian Muniasamy, CIO, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
    Ethan Owen Director, CIO, Your Health Idaho
    Jason Hetherington, Chief Information Officer, Massachusetts Health Connector
    Prabhakar Ram, SVP & Head of Products, hCentive Inc.

    Sustainability is a top priority for existing Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) and for States looking to establish them. Development grants to implement HIX are now in the past, states are now looking internally and externally for efficiencies. External efficiencies are being sought through collaboration and technology re-use between and amongst states with common technology requirements and through shared services in order to reduce operational and maintenance expenditures.

    Join  this panel session to hear 3 states experiences whose have achieved self-sustainability and how they plan to collaborate and partner with other states and industry partners in the future.

  • 2.55 p.m « » 3.05 p.m

    Short Break

  • 3.05 p.m « » 3.50 p.m

    Keynote Panel: Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) Data Analytics, Operations and Sustainability

    Moderator: Greg Franklin, CEO, Franklin Health Solutions
    Karen Ruiz, Project Director at Covered California - CalHEERS
    Peter Van Loon, Executive Director, Access Health Exchange Solution
    Anthony Chough, Senior Vice President, Product Development Group, EngagePoint

    Millions of formally uninsured individuals have purchased coverage through government online health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. The data collected and generated by this population will be invaluable for 19 state based health insurance marketplaces that are developing the operational side of the house, particular as they address future sustainability. Meeting the challenges of sustainability will not be easy, given a technological ecosystem that is still in its infancy.

    What further systems integration and modernization will be need? What are the lessons learn from the most recent open enrollment that can be applied today?

    The session aims to provide an insightful and thought provoking discussion about state base health insurance marketplace technological approaches to full operationalization and sustainability and the role of data analytics.

  • 03.50 p.m « » 04.00 p.m

    Closing Remarks: Rob Waters, VP Development, Healthcare IT Connect

  • 04.00 p.m « » 04.30 p.m

    Networking and Farewell Coffee/Refreshments

2015 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit Speakers

  • ron_baldwin Ron Baldwin CIO, State of Montana
  • rahul_rakjkumar Rahul Rakjkumar, MD Deputy Director, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
  • jon_white Jon White ONC or Thomas Mason (ONC), Chief Medical Officer, Acting Director, Office of Programs and Engagement ONC / SIM Group
  • chris_smith Chris Smith Clinical Data Interoperability Program Manager, Mississippi Division of Medicaid
  • donald_hoag Donald Hoag Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting
  • minakshi_tikoo Minakshi Tikoo State HIT Coordinator, Connectcicut
  • emmanuelle_st_jean Emmanuelle St. Jean Health Program Manager, The National Association of Counties' (NACo)
  • jessica_khan Jessica Kahn Director Data & Systems Group, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • mike_wirth Mike Wirth Special Advisor on eHHR Integration, Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
  • andrew_underhill Andrew Underhill holds Chief Technologist, Systems Made Simple, a Lockheed Martin Company,
  • barbara_debuono Barbara A. DeBuono Vice President, Market Development, 3M Health Information Systems.
  • dan_west Dan West Associate Vice President of Product Marketing, MedeAnalytics
  • estella-geraghty Estella M. Geraghty Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director, Esri
  • george_beckett George Beckett Health Information Technology (HIT) Coordinator, Tennessee
  • nena_sanchez Nena Sanchez Senior Director, General Dynamics Information Technology (IT).
  • nick_macchione Nick Macchione Director of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency
  • paul_christman Paul Christman Vice President, Dell Software Public Sector
  • richard_grape Richard K. Grape Market Planner, Health and Human Services, State and Local Government,
  • lewis_etheridge Lewis Etheridge, National Practice Manager, Provider & Public Health, Symantec
  • rex_plouk Rex Plouk Enterprise Health IT Officer, State of Ohio
  • bruce Bruce Gilbert Executive Director Silver State Health Insurance Exchange
  • wu-xu Wu Xu, PhD Director for the Center for Health Data
  • antonio-j-sisco Antonio J Sisco Jr Head of the Puerto Rico Health Information Network
  • hedi-fox Heidi Fox MCO Transparency and Data Analytics in the Sunshine State
  • sam-taylor Sam Taylor Director of Product Management at ClientTrack
  • rex_plouk Anthony Chough Senior Vice President of Product Development Group
  • karen-ruiz Karen Ruiz Project Director, California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment, and Retention System (CalHEERS)
  • prabhakar Prabhakar Ram Senior Vice President and Head of Products
  • jason_hetherington Jason Hetherington Chief Information Officer with the Health Connector in Massachusetts
  • ethan_owen Ethan Owen CIO (IT Director), Your Health Idaho (YHI), the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange
  • groschen-laura Laura Groschen Vice President of Optum Technology's Government Solutions business.
  • linda-pung Linda Pung General Manager in the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
  • craig-rhinehart Craig Rhinehart Director, Smarter Care Strategy and Market Development IBM Software Group
  • pyreddy-reddy Pyreddy Reddy Chief Information Security Officer for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • matthew-roberts Matthew Roberts Informatics Project Manager for the Chicago Department of Public Health
  • nicole-helmantoler Nicole Helmantoler Enterprise Information Architect for the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)
  • pradeep-goel Pradeep Goel CEO, EngagePoint
  • sean-pearson Sean Pearson Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Human Services Department.
  • rex_plouk Chris Underwood State leadership perspective, Director, Health Information Office, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
  • rex_plouk Nicole Gillespie Director of Communication and Change Management at State of Illinois Framework for Healthcare and Human Services
  • rex_plouk Martin (Marty) Rice MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Director, Division of State Systems, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • rex_plouk Jim Gorman Senior Technical Advisor, Data and Systems Group (DSG), Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS)
  • rex_plouk Gopal Khanna Director, Illinois Healthcare and Human Services Innovation Incubator (HHSi2)
  • rex_plouk Chris Lunt VP Engineering, GetInsured
  • rex_plouk Patrick Conway CMO, CMS, Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, and Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)
  • rex_plouk Deneen Omer Vice President and Director of Human Services at CSG Government Solutions, CSG Systems
  • rex_plouk Melodie Olsen State HIT Coordinator, State of Washington
  • rex_plouk Rick Rubin CEO, OneHealthPort
  • camille_harding Camille Harding Quality Health Improvement Manager, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
  • marni_bussell Marni Bussell Project Manager, SIM Director, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
  • cynthia_green_edwards Cynthia Green Edwards Director, Office of Medicaid Health Information Technology, State of Michigan
  • robert_pennacchia Robert Pennacchia Health Cluster CIO, NYS Office of Information Technology Services
  • hunt_blair Hunt Blair HIT Enabled Care Transformation SME, ONC/DHHS
  • cathleen_bennett Cathleen Bennett CIO & Director, Policy & Strategic Planning, New Jersey Department of Health

The 2015 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit will be held at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore MD

Neatly nestled along the scenic water's edge of the Inner Harbor, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront welcomes guests with breathtaking harbor and downtown views, luxury accommodations and exceptional service for a relaxed stay in Baltimore, MD. Putting guests near the many cultural, shopping and entertainment options of the Harbor East neighborhood and the city's downtown, our hotel features spacious accommodations with a variety of guest rooms and suites to meet the needs of today's travelers. Whether exploring the area on foot or via water taxi, nearby attractions include the National Aquarium, Baltimore Zoo, Maryland Science Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Ravens' M&T Bank Stadium and more. Boasting 80,000 square feet of high-tech meeting space, dedicated event managers and inspiring event menus complemented by white-glove synchronized banquet services, our hotel is a premier destination for hosting exceptional events in downtown Baltimore.

The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel are now accepting reservations for the 2015 meeting.

Cut Off Date for Hotel Rate 27th February 2015 | 
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