2016 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit

March 21-22, 2016 | Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

In Partnership with NASCIO

(National Association of State CIOs)


Produced by Healthcare IT Connect In partnership with: NASCIO (National Association of State CIOs), APHSA (American Public Human Services Association) and the eHealth Initiative (eHI) and Official Media Sponsor: Health Affairs
The 2016 meeting is the 7th Annual State Healthcare IT Connect Summit, 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 and transformation agendas.

Topics Include: 
ACA Compliance
Care Coordination / Provider Collaboration
Cloud / SaaS Migration
Community Analytics / Population Health Management
Data Analytics / Performance Improvement
Delivering Integrated H&HS: Interoperability, Data & the Enterprise Approach
Eligibility and Enrollment
Enterprise Data Governance Strategies
Health Benefits (Insurance) Exchange (HIX) Sustainability
HHS Enterprise Planning & MITA 3.0
Horizontal Integration for Health and Human Services
Identity Management
Interoperability Initiatives / H&HS Integration Frameworks
IT Procurement Strategy / IV&V
Medicaid Modernization, MMIS Procurement & Enterprise Systems Planning
MMIS Modernization / Evolving to Modularity
Modular Procurement - RFP Development
Multi-Payer MMIS / APCD
Multi-State MMIS Collaboration
Open Data - H&HS Transformation
Optimizing Managed Care
Patient / Member Engagement
Predictive Analytics - Combatting Fraud, Waste & Abuse
Privacy & Security
Provider Network Management / Provider Directory
Public Program Data and Analytics
SIM Transformation, Data Analytics and Population Health Management
State Implementations of Telehealth
State Innovation Model (SIM) Planning / Implementation

Who's Attending?

State: CIOs, CMOs, State HIT Coordinators
State Medicaid: Director, Health Reform, CMOs, CSOs, E&E, MMIS, MES, Provider Relations, Analytics, PHM, Sustainability
Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX): CEO, Executive Director, CIO, CSO and MIS
Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)
Regional Extension Centers (RECs): CEO, Executive Director, CIO, CSO and MIS
Commercial Payers, Health Systems, Medical Groups: CMIOs, Director HIE, Informatics, PHM, Care Coordination
Solution Providers/Integrators: CEO, VP Public Sector, VP Sales, Director HIE / HIX, Project Directors, Account Managers
View 2016 agenda, speakers and sponsors 
Sponsorship Opportunities: Please email robw@healthcareitconnect.com to receive information on sponsorship opportunities.

2016 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit Agenda

Pre Conference | Sunday March 20th (Baltimore Marriott Waterfront)

  • 6:00 p.m. « » 8:00 p.m.

    State and Federal Only Networking Reception

Monday March 21st | Day 01 

  • 07.30 a.m. « » 08.30 a.m.

    Registration | Breakfast | Networking

    Registration & Breakfast will be held in the Harborside Foyer

  • 08.40 a.m. « » 08.45 a.m.

    Opening Remarks

    Rob Waters, VP Development, Healthcare IT Connect

  • 08.45 a.m. « » 09.45 a.m.

    Opening Keynote: Health Care Payment Reform: New Policies Framing the Opportunities for HIT

    Rob Anthony, Acting Group Director of the Quality Measurement, Value-Based Incentives Group, CMS
    Kelly Cronin, Health Reform Coordinator, ONC/HHS

  • 9.45 a.m. « » 10.15 a.m.

    Break in the Exhibit Hall

  • 10.15 a.m. « » 11.45 a.m.

    Keynote Panel: Delivering Integrated H&HS: Interoperability, Data & the Enterprise Approach

    Moderator:Scott Dunn, Director of H&HS Solutions, Optum
    Jessica Kahn, Director Data & Systems Group, CMCS, CMS
    Chris Underwood, Director, Health Information Office, Colorado DHCPF
    Tracey Wareing Evans, Executive Director, APHSA
    Adam Dondro, Assistant Director – Horizontal Integration, California DSS
    David Whitham, Assistant ACIO, Health & Eligibility, Massachusetts EOHHS

    States are increasing efforts towards realizing the vision of creating an enterprise view of Health and Human Services, where interoperability frameworks and an enterprise data model can be applied to present a 360 degree view of the client experience and population health based information can be leveraged to not only deliver transparency on quality but made actionable to improve the coordination of services for improved outcomes.

    Join this keynote panel to understand federal efforts to support interoperability and improved funding stream towards these goals, how states are leveraging the opportunity towards interoperability and building analytical capacity and how the vendor community is aligned to deliver on this promise in an increasing modular application environment.

  • 11.45 a.m. « » 12.15 p.m.

    Buffet Served for Meet the Innovators Lunch

  • 12.15 p.m. « » 1.00 p.m.

    Meet the Innovators Keynote and Introduction: Connect the Unconnected Through Person-Centered Service Delivery

    Nick Macchione, Director and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, H&HS Agency County of San Diego

    As part of the County of San Diego’s population health strategy, Live Well San Diego, its Health and Human Services Agency embarked on implementing an electronic information hub, ConnectWellSD, to enhance the lives of its one million clients. It provides for a secure platform for multi-disciplinary teams that are provided a more detailed view of each individual served. Data is pulled from programs crossing public health, Medicaid, mental health, alcohol and drug, benefits eligibility, child welfare, aging, housing, and probation. Collaborative e-service delivery across disciplines helps optimize whole person wellness through positive customer outcomes and improved cost efficiency.

  • 1.00 p.m. « » 2.00 p.m.

    Meet the Innovators Working Lunch Roundtables

    View All Roundtable Abstracts Here

    Roundtable 01 | Using Integrated Health Intelligence Technology to Improve Participant Outcomes and Lower Costs

    Alexandra MacDonald, SVP Population Health Management, Finity

    During this presentation, Finity will share the results of two Medicaid incentive programs powered by our Health Intelligence Platform:
    Healthcare Innovation Award results for a Medicaid incentive program; Results of one of the first portable, closed-loop state Medicaid incentive programs. The presentation will focus on how to use health intelligence technology to achieve lower costs and improve participant outcomes. Finity will share program results to date, incentive and engagement plan design strategies, and closed-loop tracking plan design methodologies.

    Roundtable 02 | Managing 90/10 and Modularity: Achieving Positive Outcomes through Short-and Long-Term Strategies

    Julie Boughn, Chief Innovation Officer, Cognosante

    With the issuance in December 2015 of the Mechanized Claims Processing and Information Retrieval Systems (90/10) Final Regulation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ushered in sweeping changes to the rules governing the funding of Medicaid Enterprise Systems. The new rule makes permanent the availability of enhanced funding for eligibility and enrollment systems, but it goes much further, making enhanced funding available to COTS and SaaS products, instituting a modular certification process, and refining the penalties CMS can impose on states for not delivering on their IT projects. By supporting COTS and SaaS products, the rule offers states the opportunity to more quickly implement solutions to discrete needs which, over time, can link to form a truly modern, flexible, Medicaid Enterprise system.

    In this roundtable, we will discuss short- and long-term approaches to help states navigate this radical shift to the Medicaid Enterprise System. We will outline strategies and processes to help states achieve positive business outcomes quickly through modularity, while developing a long term strategy for phased-in retirement of legacy systems. We will also offer practical guidance for RFP development, with a focus on shifting RFPs from a series of technical requirements to a clear definition of how the state plans to use technology to achieve the states’ Medicaid goals and objectives over the coming years.

    Roundtable 03 | Managing Modularity for Desired Outcomes

    Pradeep Goel, CEO, EngagePoint

    A modular approach to system modernization is a paradigm shift that offers multiple opportunities to improve outcomes of Enterprise IT Projects; reduced risk of system failure, increased flexibility, shared innovation and faster compliance with changing enterprise requirements, with the real prospect of reducing the cost of ownership. This new approach also presents new challenges and risks. The challenge stems from this being a new approach that will assign fundamentally different responsibilities to familiar roles (such as system integrator, software vendor, M&O vendor, PMO, IV&V etc.)

    The roundtable panel will discuss and analyze how modularity will fundamentally alter, the way key aspects of solution delivery are managed. The roundtable will also discuss the ways in which we can improve the chances of successful outcomes by defining appropriate success criteria, by identifying all the risk dimensions, by clearly defining the new roles and their responsibilities and relationships, and by focusing on organizational readiness, as measured through a defined set of metrics.

    Roundtable 04 | Integrated Eligibility: Turning the Concept into Reality

    Vijay Ravichandran, Principal Consultant, Infosys Public Services

    What does Integrated Eligibility (IE) mean to Health and Human Services organizations, to system integrators, and to CMS and FNS? It is safe to assume that the response will have some commonality, but will also have a lot of variations based on who we talk to. Let us consider the key aspects of IE, vision, funding, timeline, operations, collaboration, and systems integration. Each state is at a different level of maturity when it comes to their IE implementation. Some have defined their vision and have gone a long way toward achieving their goals, some have had limited success and some have had no success and were forced to re-think their strategy. So, for the states that are still in the process of formulating their strategy, there is no need to re-invent the wheel as there are lessons to be learned from other implementations, successful and otherwise. The vision and strategy needs to be balanced with the practicality of funding as the states need to consider the benefits of A-87 cost allocation waiver and 90:10 funding. Join the roundtable for real-world examples and insights on how state HHS agencies can formulate the strategy to define core vs. peripheral programs and associated timelines, integrating the stakeholders, implementing change management, and managing the technology to successfully implement integrated eligibility and deliver their business vision.

    Roundtable 05 | Healthcare Security: Improving Network Defenses While Serving Patients

    Mark Sanders, Director of Systems Engineering, Cisco

    Join this roundtable to discuss network security in healthcare and the findings of recent research that indicates:
    • Healthcare security executives appear to have less understanding of the threats facing their organizations than executives in other industries.
    • Healthcare organizations do not implement as many strong security defenses as organizations in other industries.
    • Chief information security officers in healthcare are more likely than security operations managers to believe that their security processes are optimal.
    • When healthcare organizations experience a breach, they may be more likely to implement a wider array of security defenses.
    Participants will receive a White Paper on Healthcare Security, and the Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report.

    Roundtable 06 | 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
    Heidi Fox, AHCA Administrator, Florida

    Business Intelligence and health analytics solutions have historically been complex software stacks that required sophisticated IT support, expensive ongoing vendor services, and could be operated only by an elite few. Self-service analytics is changing that and it’s resulting in dramatic improvements in how organizations make data-driven decisions. With self-service analytics, any knowledge worker can now perform analytics and generate meaningful visualizations. Self-service tools allow knowledge workers to collaborate in new ways to make data-driven decisions more quickly and effectively. Join us to learn about how these new solutions are changing the way government health organizations like the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration ask questions of big data and make data-driven decisions.

    Roundtable 07 | Understanding and Managing Medicaid Managed Care Spend: How Data Analytics Can Help States and Plans

    Lydie Quebe, VP & Chief Innovation Officer, Xerox Government Healthcare Solutions
    Steve Reynolds, Vice President, VP Market Management Xerox GHS
    Anthony Rodgers, Principal, Health Management Associates

    As Medicaid managed care enrollment rapidly increases across the country, and spending along with it, CMS is developing new requirements and rules for reporting effectiveness of care, experience of care and management of costs. And states are looking to better understand plan performance, while the managed care plans are charged with managing the significant risk that comes with these new Medicaid populations. During this roundtable discussion, we will discuss how states and plans can use analytics to improve transparency, align incentives, see and share information so that – ultimately – the cost of care is reduced and population health is improved.

    Roundtable 08 | Transitioning to a Cloud Based MMIS

    John Hardy, Senior Operations and Infrastructure Director, CNSI
    Karen Parker, Deputy Director DHHS, State of Michigan

    With states under tremendous pressure to modernize and develop more effective Medicaid IT systems that align with CMS, agencies are looking to streamline their infrastructure while reducing implementation cost, time, and risk. Enter the Michigan Cloud-based MMIS solution, the first in the nation. Attend this roundtable to learn how this innovative system is revolutionizing how states can build, maintain and continuously improve their Medicaid IT system.

    • Understand the Michigan cloud offering
    • Examine the benefits of implementing a Cloud-based MMIS
    • Understand the alignment between CMS’ modularity approach and the Michigan Cloud
    • Hear important lessons learned from the Michigan/Illinois Cloud implementation

    Roundtable 09 | Achieving Triple Aim Initiatives through Data Analytics

    Nestor V. Figueroa, Principal and Co-Founder, Nagnoi, LLC
    Karen Hale, MPH, Senior VP of Strategic Development Nagnoi, LLC

    Achieving higher quality of care that leads to improved outcomes at a lower cost with increased patient satisfaction has long been the desired state. With its latest regulations 2390P and 2392F, CMS continues to focus on quality of care, from prevention monitored through the “closing” of gaps in care, to better chronic disease management that leads into improved outcomes of patients. With States increasingly implementing value-based purchasing agreements the need for action-driven analytics and advanced reporting technologies can give these organizations and its providers a comprehensive unbiased view of quality across the entire continuum of care. This demands the extraction of data from virtually any source, EMRs, APCDs, MMIS, DW, Exchanges, among others, at any level of granularity and as frequent as needed.

    In this roundtable, we will discuss various analytic approaches and show examples of actionable analytics that can impact Federal and State quality outcomes, cost of care, and patient satisfaction.

    Roundtable 10 | The Right Fit: How to Use the Data to Tailor Your Medicaid Transformation

    Dr. Marc Berg, Principal, KPMG
    Kevin Mehta, Director, KPMG

    Most states can agree that bending the Medicaid cost curve and improving health outcomes are important goals. But where to begin, or how to measure the effectiveness of a plan already underway, is a daunting decision. During this roundtable, Marc Berg, KPMG’s Global Lead for Value Based Payment, will lead discussion around how states are leveraging data to plan for, benchmark, and assess the outcomes of Medicaid transformation strategies. The opportunity to learn from the New York State DSRIP project will be a jumping-off point for discussion, and will encompass the full ecosystem of healthcare reform, including public and commercial challenges and opportunities.

    Roundtable 11 | Addressing the Dual Eligible Population Concerns Using Analytics

    Catharine Evans, Senior Healthcare Industry Consultant, US Government, Teradata

    This discussion will use the complex topic of Medicaid/Medicare dual eligibility as a focal point to review a broad range of analytics in order to improve patient coordination, long term care, mental health concerns, billing and incentive payment, etc. Recognizing that there is rarely one right answer, we will discuss the impact of infrastructure decisions, multi-genre analytics (structured, unstructured, etc.), the challenges of accessing and normalizing different data sources, exploring when advanced analytics could drive actionable insight and when visual dashboards and reports are better options, as well as several other topics. The intent is to focus on the dual eligible population as a specific example of how analytic technology can provide value to Medicaid organizations.

  • 2:00 p.m. « » 3:00 p.m.

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    Illinois HHS Framework, Connecticut Enterprise-wide HIT Strategic and Operational Plan

    Andrea Danes, Vice President & Director, HHS Modernization practice, CSG Government Solutions
    Dale Posont, Senior Principal, Enterprise HHS Architecture Center of Excellence, CSG Government Solutions
    Gopal Khanna, Director Illinois Healthcare & Human Services Innovation Incubator
    Minakshi Tikoo, State HIT Coordinator, Connecticut

    We serve a vulnerable population. These children, adults, and families are counting on us to find ways to make the policies, processes, and systems more efficient. It is imperative that we continue to explore ways to break down program silos and connect services to better serve our populations, and improve the efficiency of our government. Join a distinguished panel of state and industry representatives to learn more about how an established governance structure with the authority to drive decision-making and the HHS enterprise direction provides the foundation states need to be successful working across program and agency boundaries. In our experience, this structure opens communication channels while centralizing overall focus to streamline operations and reduce costs, all with a citizen-centric focus. Join us as we look at how Illinois and Connecticut approached defining the enterprise and how they established an effective governance structure that crosses both program and agency boundaries. This discussion focuses on the attributes of good governance and the realities of establishing governance in the complex world of state-level HHS agencies and programs. The presenters provide insight regarding the establishment of a governance framework founded on the attributes of good governance, share details regarding increased communication, and provide updates on expectations for efficiencies across the agencies in support of the Leverage and Interoperability Conditions.

    Track 2
    Advancing Health IT Beyond Organizational EHR’s

    Moderator: Jessica Kahn, Director Data & Systems Group, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Thomas Novak, Director of Delivery System Reform, ONC/DHHS
    Ginnie Eliason, Health IT Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Manager, Enterprise Technology Services, Washington Health Care Authority
    Dylan Oxford, Health IT Technical Manager, Washington Healthcare Authority
    Rick Rubin, CEO, OneHealthPort

    In direct response to the interoperability challenges identify by the health care community, the Washington State Health Care Authority is leveraging its purchasing efforts and existing authorities to connect disparate EHR platforms and aggregate clinical information in one easily accessible location.

    New key partnerships, shared funding models and leveraging MMIS funding will bring clinical data from practices, hospitals, labs and other healthcare organizations to create a longitudinal patient record that supplements enterprise EHR’s. Good for Medicaid and available to the broader community, the WA Link4Health initiative fills a number of gaps intended to address some of the interoperability challenges while helping provider organizations meet meaningful use. Join this panel of state representatives who will share their approach and progress and federal representatives who will provide insights regarding how federal programs can leveraged to support such endeavors.

    Track 3
    Data Security Implications of Shared Data & Modular MMIS Implementation

    Moderator: Lewis Etheridge, National Practice Manager, Provider & Public Health, Symantec
    Ethan Owen, CIO (IT Director), Your Health Idaho (YHI)
    David Chen, Principal Systems Engineer, MITRE
    Sean Mahoney, Principal Systems Engineer, MITRE
    Emery Csulak, CISO/Senior Privacy Officer, CMS

    States are facing enormous changes to the way MMIS system are architected, acquired and operated. Modularization efforts bring a need to re-evaluate how information is shared in a secure fashion between different modules, systems and agencies. This session will explore new requirements and best practices for ensuring the security and privacy of this data, tools and policies that are being provided for the states to assist in their planning, and the process one state has used to successfully implement similar guidelines.

  • 3:00 p.m. « » 3:30 p.m.

    Break in the Exhibit Hall

  • 3:30 p.m. « » 4:30 p.m.

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    Modular Modernization of your MMIS

    Charles Sutton, Managing Director, Accenture
    Todd Marker, Senior Manager, Accenture
    David Whitham, ACIO Health and Eligibility, Massachusetts EOHHS
    Martin (Marty) Rice, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, Director, Division of State Systems, CMCS/CMMI

    There is an opportunity for states to leverage components of the existing MMIS while modernizing with a modular approach – consistent with MITA 3.0 and CMS direction and newly published funding rules. States need not completely abandon their current MMIS investments in order to begin modernizing and modularizing their capabilities:

    Attend this session to explore topics including:

    - Realities of old monolithic MMISs
    - Looking ahead with a modular approach to modernization
    - Challenges of going from monolithic to modular
    - Use of a Framework to overcome challenges
    - SaaS, PaaS, Cloud and everything in between are real options
    - Summary - Q&A

    Track 2
    Watson Health Cognitive: Going Beyond Data and Analytics to Knowledge

    Martin Duggan Director, Social Programs Strategy and Market Development, IBM Watson Health

    Cognitive computing refers to systems that learn at scale, reason with purpose and interact with humans naturally. These systems aren’t programmed; they’re trained to sense, predict, infer and, in some ways, think. Watson Health Cognitive Solutions change the way caseworkers and other professionals work in Healthcare Exchanges, MMIS systems and all type of HHS programs by allowing organizations to go beyond data and analytics. Watson Health Cognitive Solutions enable the acceleration and utilization of knowledge. State MMIS leaders can take on projects of previously insoluble size and complexity. Massive data sets from multiple programs and organizations can be appropriately combined with sophisticated analytics, natural language processing, and machine learning to help human experts synthesize findings and improve their decision-making. For example, Watson Health Cognitive Solutions can combine data from member eligibility records, healthcare systems, and providers to identify the best programmatic and services options for individuals or families in a manner that would otherwise be impossible.

    Join IBM for this presentation to learn how State MMIS programs and Healthcare Exchanges can use cognitive capabilities to rethink their operating models and change the way they collaborate and partner across the public and private sectors. Explore the ways in which structured and unstructured data are helping Health and Human Services agencies deliver better outcomes at lower cost.

    Track 3
    Protecting the State of Your Program Integrity Initiatives

    Jala Attia, Sr. Program Director, Program Integrity Solutions, General Dynamics Health Solutions
    Stephen A. Smith, MBA, Senior Director, General Dynamics Health Solutions

    Many state payers believe program integrity initiatives are supported primarily through the use of technology. However, there is a distinct human element to fighting fraudulent activity that augments the technology solution and ultimately validates behavior that is indicative of fraud, waste and abuse. During this session, attendees will learn why the optimal detection of potential fraud schemes is a synergy between technology and human interaction. In addition, attendees will gain a better understanding about healthcare fraud schemes that target state beneficiaries and what steps can be taken to improve detection efforts.

  • 4.30 p.m. « » 5.45 p.m.

    Networking Cocktail Reception in Exhibit Hall

Day 02 Tuesday March 22nd

  • 07:30 a.m. « » 08:30 a.m.

    Breakfast will be held in the Harborside Foyer | States of HIT Implementation Roundtables held in the Harborside Ballroom

    View All Roundtable Abstracts Here

    Roundtable 01 | Evolution to Modular MMIS Procurement: An IV&V Perspective

    Parrish Steinbrecher, Division Director, Colrado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
    Lindsay Espenship, PMP CPHIMS, Public Knowledge, LLC.

    Modularity is more than just a buzzword! Modularity is one of the seven standards and conditions that states must meet in order for Medicaid technology investments to be eligible for enhanced match funding. Colorado is in the final stages of launching a new modular MMIS system, and has been partnering with Public Knowledge, LLC from the beginning. The partnership includes Colorado’s MITA self-assessment, RFP requirements development, procurement assistance, and IV&V oversight. This roundtable will discuss the evolution to a modular MMIS procurement from an IV&V Perspective. The focus will be on lessons learned, partnership strategies, and how to work together to reduce risk and hold vendors accountable to deliver on time and on budget.

    MMIS implementation is a lengthy and costly endeavor. From procurement through development and implementation, successful projects catch project risks and issues early through regular oversight and reviews. Historically, MMIS certification review is not performed until the system has been fully operational for at least six months. To facilitate project success, the Certification Pilot is transforming the certification process by introducing milestone reviews throughout MMIS development. Milestone reviews will give states early understanding of CMS expectations for certification and allow state and federal communication at every stage of system development. This will result in more efficient use of CMS and state resources and will allow for an easier path to final certification. MITA alignment and 7 Standards & Conditions compliance are another important aspect of the Certification Pilot. In this session, CMS a will provide the latest updates to the MMIS Certification Pilot and how piloting is nearing completion with the expected release of the new MECT Toolkit.

    Roundtable 02 | Optimizing Procurement Methodologies: RFP Development for Modular MMIS Development

    Glen Yancey, CIO, Kansas Department of Health & Environment (introduction and organizational setting on this topic - 5 mins)
    Calder Lynch, Medicaid Director for the State of Nebraska (introduction and organizational setting on this topic - 5 mins)
    Gay Munyon, Chief of Medicaid Contract Management, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (introduction and organizational setting on this topic - 5 mins

    The transition to a more modular approach to MMIS implementation has placed significant focus on state procurement strategies and how business, operational, IT and procurement leaders will need to collaborate to evolve procurement methodologies and RFP development.

    Join this roundtable group to learn from three different state leaders and join the discussion around some of the key questions raised on this topic including:

    • What are the options to manage your modular MMIS build out?
    • If the State takes on the integrator role, how do you manage risk and deliverable dependancies between the different vendors?
    • If the State hires a system integrator, how do you ensure you attract the best of breed point vendors to participate in the modular procurement process?
    • How do you represent shared ownership of outcomes between different vendors?
    • How do you represent re-useability of components from a governance/change control perspective and how should this be represented in an RFP?
    • If the state is acting as your own SI, what are some of the skills and resources you may need to augment yuour own internal project management team?
    • How does the shift towards Managed Care impact your requirements and how can this business change be represented in your procurement/RFP?
    • Hhow do you define existing functional modules as part of your existing MMIS infrastructure?

    Roundtable 03 | CMS Feedback on CMS 2392-F and the Certification Process

    Jim Gorman, Senior Technical Advisor, Data and Systems Group (DSG), Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS)
    Eugene Gabriyelov, Technical Director, Division of State Systems (DSS), CMCS, CMS)
    Ed Dolly, CIO, WVDHHR)
    Jon Cain, Director of Integrated Systems Management, WVDHHR

    MMIS implementation is a lengthy and costly endeavor. From procurement through development and implementation, successful projects catch project risks and issues early through regular oversight and reviews. Historically, MMIS certification review is not performed until the system has been fully operational for at least six months. To facilitate project success, the Certification Pilot is transforming the certification process by introducing milestone reviews throughout MMIS development. Milestone reviews will give states early understanding of CMS expectations for certification and allow state and federal communication at every stage of system development. This will result in more efficient use of CMS and state resources and will allow for an easier path to final certification. MITA alignment and 7 Standards & Conditions compliance are another important aspect of the Certification Pilot. In this session, CMS a will provide the latest updates to the MMIS Certification Pilot and how piloting is nearing completion with the expected release of the new MECT Toolkit.

    Roundtable 04 | Open Data, Crowdsourcing and H&HS Transformation

    Gregory Myer, Chief of Staff, Department of Health, State of New Jersey

    The New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) had an antiquated Internet presence dating back almost 20 years. The DOH redesigned a new website and then worked to ensure adherence to State standards, move capability online, and make offerings easily accessible via desktop and mobile devices. The project moved more than 173 functions generating $12 million in annual revenue to the new online offering. Creating a new design centered on how the consumer interacts with DOH. The modernized website succeeded in:

    • Offering an innovative and intuitive graphic interface that allows users to maneuver rapidly to the information and services they need.
    • Allowing users to file applications and pay fees online
    • Greatly expanding the number and availability of information about public health, health systems, and health quality.
    • Offering open data that included dynamic visualizations and the ability to use analytics.
    • Creating a system that allows access to DOH systems and registries from a single location.

    This open data initiative encouraged increased citizen and provider participation by increasing convenience and the speed of obtaining information and services. It also eliminated huge volumes of paperwork, saving the State money.

    Roundtable 05 | Predictive Analytics, Community Transformation and Population Health Management

    Dorthy Young, Deputy Administrator for Health Services, Office of the Governor, Division of Medicaid, Mississippi

    The Mississippi Division of Medicaid is utilizing population health analytics to identify, intervene and improve quality outcomes for the medically complex, vulnerable population it serves. Through a collaborative partnership with Delta Health Alliance and Cerner, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid established the Mississippi Delta Population Health Demonstration Project. Clinically led by Delta Health Alliance, the project outcome goals are to reduce the incidence of Type II diabetes by five percent (5%) and to reduce pre-term birth rates by five percent (5%). Through the use of Cerner population health solutions, Delta Health Alliance is able to aggregate, transform and reconcile in near real-time clinical data from the Delta Health Alliance Electronic Medical Record and claims data from the Mississippi Medicaid Management Information System. The integrated data analytics enables Delta Health Alliance and the Division of Medicaid to identify, score and predict the risks of individual patients and drive actionable and appropriate care programs for the Medicaid population.

    Roundtable 06 | Modular MMIS Implementation by a DHS Information Technology PMO

    Tim Taylor, Assistant Director for IT Services, Arkansas Medicaid
    Debra Herrli, Arkansas Deputy Director, Cognosante

    The project management office (PMO) is becoming instrumental for effectively delivering new state Health and Human Services IT projects – even more so when conducting modular implementations. Yet to be effective, state DHS PMOs must have the right experience, mix, and number of staff with the broad set of skills needed to conduct a complex project, and they must reflect the organizational culture, context, and strategy. To meet these requirements, ensure project management proficiency, and provide contractor oversight, the Arkansas Department of Human Services established a PMO to take a complex modular MMIS implementation from initiation through successful implementation.

    Roundtable 07 | Meeting Consumer Demand for High Quality Provider Directories

    Ron Urwongse, Senior Product Manager, CAQH
    Krista Lehm, Director Contracting, HealthSpring, Cigna-HealthSpring

    Concerns with provider directory inaccuracies are increasing among consumers – many base their choice of plan or healthcare provider on this information. Accordingly, regulatory agencies have imposed new requirements on health plans to regularly update their provider directories. Several health plans collaborated to develop an innovative, multi-stakeholder approach to meet the requirements and improve the availability of high-quality provider information. This roundtable shares varied approaches to address the requirements; discusses the need for a robust, accurate, and low-cost source of provider data; and summarizes the impact to industry initiatives including provider enrollment optimization, consumer engagement, value-based reimbursement and clinical data exchange.

    Roundtable 08 | Implementing a Multi-State HIE: Navigating the Complex Challenges

    Kevin L. DeWald, Executive Director, SD Health Link, DOH

    When South Dakota Health Link implemented a multi-state Health Information Exchange (HIE), it learned that success isn’t only dependent on the technology. To satisfy users, a HIE must be tailored to the way each health system and member operates. This session will offer insights into solving the technical challenges of implementation and navigating the complex challenge of working across multiple states.

    Roundtable 09 | DHIN's Role in Enabling Delaware's SIM/Health Delivery System Transformation Efforts

    Jan Lee, CEO, DHIN (Delaware Health Information Network)

    DHIN plays a central role in delivery of shared HIT resources identified in Delaware’s innovation plan. Such services include ADT-based alerts and notifications, and both basic and advanced analytics tools. The major payors in Delaware have agreed that a significant portion of provider payment under their value-based contracts will be based on a common set of clinical quality metrics, utilization and cost metrics, and patient satisfaction metrics. DHIN is currently developing version 2 of the scorecard. DHIN will also provide a state-wide patient portal to support consumer engagement efforts.

    Roundtable 10 |Impact Assessment: What States will need to consider when assessing the impact of CMS certification for current ‘in flight’ MMIS projects

    Helen Winchester, NYMMIS Project Certification Lead, New York State Department of Health

    In 2014, New York State Department of Health agreed to participate in a Medicaid Enterprise MITA and MMIS Certification pilot. This roundtable will discuss the State’s ongoing experience with the currently evolving certifica- tion process and the impact on its own MMIS implementation. We will identify the specific challenges and describe mitigating strategies. Additional focus will be given to vendor maturity and its vital role in Module Certification.

    Roundtable 11 |Managed Care Optimization

    Ramdas Menon, Director, Medicaid Health Information Technology, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

  • 08:25 a.m. « » 08:30 a.m.

    Opening Remarks:Stephen Smith, Senior Director, General Dynamics Health Solutions

  • 08:30 a.m. « » 9:45 a.m.

    Keynote Panel: State Innovation, Data Analytics and Population Health Management

    Moderator: Jeremy Racine, Director, SAS Government Healthcare
    Arvinder Singh, Chief Health Innovation Officer, CNSI
    Kate Kiefert, Special Advisor, ONC
    Jason Buckner, SVP Informatics, The Health Collaborative
    Eric Olofson, COO & CIO, Citra Health
    Patrick Roohan, Director, Office of Quality and Patient Safety at NY State Department of Health

    States continue to innovate towards value based care and advanced population health initiatives . From an HIT perspective much of state’s focus has been on the integration of care through enhanced quality analytics/reporting, cost effectiveness, and provider performance through converging clinical, claim and even social services data. At the same time, commercial healthcare innovations have been moving at near light speed with mobile apps, wearable devices and numerous digital applications to support care coordination and consumer engagement which promise to add significant value to healthcare transformation efforts.

    As state or public healthcare innovation looks to move beyond secure information exchange and to explore collaborative opportunities to drive actionable insights for care coordination and population health, a robust data analytics strategy will be the cornerstone which enables stakeholders to improve efficiencies in care access, quality and cost.

    Join our panelists across both the federal, state and private sector to discuss state healthcare innovation, the role of public/private partnership and the critical role of analytics in enabling healthcare transformation and innovation.

  • 9:45 a.m. « » 10:00 a.m.

    Short Break

  • 10:00 a.m. « » 11:00 a.m.

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    HHS Technology Interoperability – The Key to a Better Future

    Brian Erdahl, Principal, Deloitte State Health Information technology Practice
    Gerry Yantis, Director, Deloitte

    States are looking for ways to integrate technology systems across HHS leveraging existing assets to better serve program needs, but face challenges on where to begin. This session will summarize the primary components of interoperability and modularity, including key benefits; outline the process for building a roadmap for HHS integration; describe the organizational and technical foundation needed to implement, evolve, maintain, and test the interoperability platform; discuss reuse of existing assets and use of external sources; and identify the potential benefits a state may achieve through an integrated approach.

    Track 2
    Overcoming Incrementalism in Healthcare Transformation

    Moderator: David Wetherelt, Director, Business Development, 3M Health Information Systems
    Heather Peterman, Manager, Health Care Delivery & Payment Reform, Minnesota Department of Human Services
    Herb Filmore, Senior Director, Strategic Innovation, 3M Health Information Systems
    Dylan Oxford, Link4Health Technical Manager at Washington State Health Care Authority

    There are many obstacles to providing effective, efficient, evidence-based healthcare—regulatory restrictions, organizational boundaries, financing limits, technological disconnects, and anxiety over disrupting care delivery. As a result, many attempts at state-level transformation battle an incremental pace or a single focus.
    Following short presentations by the panelists, audience members will discuss in small groups how to overcome incrementalism, identifying and reporting out on best practices to:

    · Anticipate and avoid unintended consequences of system change
    · Promote quality and transparency in payment redesign
    · Use data to improve efficiency and equity
    · Integrate social and community aspects of health into the transformation model

    Participants will explore basic principles for balancing the complexity of healthcare transformation and share experiences of successful multi-faceted approaches.

    Track 3
    Data Integration, Management & Analytics for Behavioral Health: A Nebraska DHHS Model

    Heather Wood, Quality Improvement and Data Performance Administrator, Division of Behavioral Health, NE Department of Health and Human Services
    Christopher M. Henkenius, President, H4 Technology, LLC

    In 2014, the Division of Behavioral Health in Nebraska initiated a project to refresh the data management platform utilized by the State and its providers to improve the quality of mental health & substance use disorder services. The result is a solution that utilizes recognized standards to create greater efficiency in provider-state collaboration and communication.

    This presentation will discuss the collaboration needed from state, region, provider, and technical stakeholders to achieve consensus on value. This value construct needed to balance usability with workflow and cost impacts to providers. The speakers will also discuss project and technical considerations, including how the project will utilize advanced interoperability strategies combined with care management and real time dashboards to deliver value to the users.

  • 11.00 a.m. « » 11.30 a.m.

    Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

  • 11.30 a.m. « » 12.30 p.m

    Breakout Sessions


    Track 1
    'The Force Awakens’: Accelerating Industry Participation in the Modular MMIS, H&HS Ecosystem

    Moderator: Robin Chacon, Healthcare & Human Services Practice Director, CSG Government Solutions
    Ron Baldwin, CIO, State of Montana
    Jessica Kahn, Director Data & Systems Group, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Kay Hallawell, Sr. Solution Director, Optum Government Solutions
    Chris Lunt, VP Engineering, GetInsured
    Pradeep Goel, CEO, EngagePoint
    Chris Greene, Associate Vice President, Business Architecture, Molina Medicaid Solutions, Molina

    Following the finalization of rulemaking (CMS 2392-F) that advances Medicaid IT modernization towards modularity, and with sub-regulatory guidance on the horizon, engage in dialogue with a panel comprised of CMS, State, and industry leaders. Topics include the vision of how we move forward to realize modular MMIS solutions, the modular certification process, and what this means for vendors to develop and for state readiness to procure and implement products and services as part of the modular MMIS, H&HS ecosystem.

    Track 2
    Aligning Analytics and Community Wide Transformation Efforts

    Moderator: Angelica Balthazar, Health and Human Services Industry Specialist, Esri
    Art Davidson, Director Public Health Informatics, Denver Health
    Cathleen Bennett, Acting Commissioner, Department of Health, State of New Jersey
    Susan Otter, Oregon State HIT Coordinator

    Both state and local agencies are engaged in a drive towards improved transparency on healthcare disparities and population health to identify opportunities for care coordination and resource allocation to improve healthcare outcomes as states drive towards health delivery system transformation and value based care models.

    Join this panel to learn from two states and one local agency to learn how they are utilizing innovative public health informatics programs and state level HIT/HIE and analytics infrastructure to present actionable data to to inform policy makers, providers and consumers - all of whom are critical stakeholders in the path towards improving quality and reducing cost.

    Track 3
    Promoting the use of health information technology (HIT) in CB- LTSS systems

    Moderator: Marj Hatzmann, Senior Director, Client Services, Truven Health Analytics
    Elizabeth Palena Hall, LTPAC Coordinator, Office of Policy ONC/DHHS
    David Wertheimer, Health Policy Analyst, Office of Health Services - Health IT Policy, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
    Kale Sweeney, Health Policy Analyst, Office of Health Services - Health IT Policy, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
    Allison Lynn Weaver, Division of Community Systems Transformation (DCST), CMCS, CMS
    Evelyn Gallego-Haag, MBA, CPHIMS, Advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

    CMS, through the TEFT Demonstration Grant is promoting the use of HIT in CB- LTSS systems. The PHR and eLTSS components of TEFT are leading edge health IT transformation for the CB-LTSS beneficiaries, care givers, as well as non-clinical service providers. Through TEFT our goal is to support the electronic exchange of data to all those involved in the day-to-day care of this beneficiary population.

  • 12.30 p.m « » 1.30 p.m

    Solution Provider Networking and Lunch in Exhibit Hall

  • 1.30 p.m « » 2.30 p.m

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    HIX 2.0 – Is there a private option? A structured approach to evaluating sustainable Marketplace IT Models

    Eugene Sayan, Chairman, CEO, & President at Softheon

    Now that federal grants authorized by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) no longer subsidize states for Marketplace operations & information technology (IT), states that run their own health insurance exchanges are feeling budgetary & political pressure to find the most efficient ways to do so. The development of Exchange Operators enables states to take advantage of more efficient ways to organize & divide responsibilities for operating their public Marketplaces &– potentially – to achieve significant cost savings.

    Track 2
    Session cancelled

    Track 3
    The Next Generation of Health Care Program Integrity: Where Identity Data, Linking Technology and Clearinghouses Intersect

    Richard K. Grape, Market PlannerGovernment Healthcare, LexisNexis

    Traditional methods of analyzing health care data to identify program fraud, waste and abuse are no longer sufficient to combat increasingly inventive fraudsters who seek to exploit system weaknesses. Agencies need the ability to see how providers, claims and beneficiaries are connected to each other and how they are connected across health and human service programs.

    Participating attendees will:

    · Learn how a cross functional approach can aid agencies drive the greatest value for their agency: looking at individuals who are known to be risky suspicious; by leveraging data mining tools to place effective roadblocks in place prior to program participation; by utilizing predictive modeling to identify likely future offenders.
    · Identify key ways to combine and analyze data to provide unparalleled insight into the complex web of relationships and potential schemes that put your program at risk.
    · Explore the value of clearinghouses solutions and identify how their use within health and human service agencies can revolutionize your health care program integrity efforts.

  • 2.30 p.m « » 2.45 p.m

    Short Break

  • 2.45 p.m « » 3.45 p.m

    Breakout Sessions

    Track 1
    Modernizing agencies’ healthcare services in the Application Economy

    Brad Kramer, Senior Business Technical Architect, CA Technologies

    We live in an Application Economy. To thrive in this economy, government health agencies must provide superior user experiences, building solutions that power innovation and fuel transformation. To accomplish these goals Health and Human Services ices agencies are striving to modernize their application portfolios. But modernization is not just about replacing old servers and out of date code. Customers who seek State sponsored health services want secure applications, delivered in a timely fashion that can be accessed anytime and anywhere. We will provide some key strategies some key strategies that government can adopt to succeed in the Application Economy?

    Track 2
    Provider Directories – Path Toward Optimizing their Value in Support of Value-Based Payment

    Moderator: Steven Weiss, Managing Director, DirectTrust
    John Rancourt, Deputy Director, Office of Care Transformation, ONC/HHS
    Jeff Livesay, Associate Director, MiHIN
    Krista Lehm, Director Contracting, HealthSpring, Cigna-HealthSpring

    Provider directories are critical tools for executing value-based payment. They do this by facilitating quality measurement and care coordination use cases. However, there are several key problems that face provider directories, including issues with accuracy/currency, high cost, and lack of interoperability with other directories. This session will cover the latest federal and private sector efforts to advance solutions to these problems.

    Track 3
    State of the Art Analytics technology for APCD/Multi Payer Claims Database

    Moderator:Josephine Porter, Interim Director for the NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice
    Srinivas Sridhara, Chief, Cost and Quality Analysis, Maryland Health Care Commission
    Jonathan Mathieu, Vice President for Research & Compliance and Chief Economist, CIVHC (Center for Improving Value in Health Care)
    David Arcilesi, All Payer Claims Database Administrator, Utah Department of Health

    A great deal of health care transformation activities are happening at the state level. To support this change, states need reliable and actionable data and analytics to make informed decision. This panel will provide examples and insights from several states, highlighting how states have used public and private claims analyses to support health improvement initiatives.

  • 3.45 p.m « » 4.00 p.m

    Closing Remarks & Farewell Networking

2016 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit Speakers

  • adam_dondo Adam Dondro Assistant Director – Horizontal Integration,
    California DSS
  • alexandra_macdonald Alexandra MacDonald SVP Population Health
  • andrea_danes Andrea Danes Vice President & Director,
    HHS Modernization practice,
    CSG Government Solutions
  • arvider_singh Arvinder Singh Chief Health Innovation
  • brad_Kramer Brad KramerSenior Business Technical Architect,
    CA Technologies
  • brian_erdahl Brian ErdahlPrincipal,
    Deloitte State Health Information
    technology Practice
  • catherine_evans Catharine Evans Senior Healthcare
    Industry Consultant,
    US Government,
  • charles_sutton Charles Sutton Managing Director,
  • chris_greene Chris Greene Associate Vice President,
    Business Architecture,
    Molina Medicaid Solutions,
  • chris_greene Chris Greene Associate Vice President, Business Architecture, Molina Medicaid Solutions, Molina
  • chris_luntChris LuntVP Engineering,
  • chris_underwood Chris Underwood Director, Health Information Office, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
  • default_speaker_image_new David Wertheimer Health Policy Analyst, Office of Health Services - Health IT Policy, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • david_wetherelt David Wetherelt Director, Business Development,
    3M Health Information Systems
  • david_whitham David Whitham Assistant CIO,
    Health & Eligibility,
    Massachusetts EOHHS
  • default_speaker_image_new Doris H. Lotz MD, Chief Medical Officer New Hampshire Department of Health and Himan Services
  • default_speaker_image_new Dorthy Young Dorthy K. Young, PHD, MHSA
  • dylan_oxford Dylan Oxford Health IT Technical Manager,
    Washington Healthcare Authority
  • gay_munyonGay MunyonChief of Medicaid
    Contract Management,
    Florida Agency for Health
    Care Administration
  • gerry_yantisGerry YantisDirector,
  • default_speaker_image_new Glen Yancey CIO,
    Kansas Department of Health
    & Environment
  • gopal_khanna Gopal Khanna Director Illinois Healthcare & Human
    Services Innovation Incubator
  • Gregory Myer Gregory Myer Chief of Sta,
    Department of Health,
    State of New Jersey
  • heather_peterman Heather Peterman Manager, Health Care Delivery &
    Payment Reform,
    Minnesota Department of
    Human Services
  • heather_wood1 Heather Wood Quality Improvement and Data
    Performance Administrator,
    Division of Behavioral Health,
    NE Department of Health and Human Services
  • helen_winchester Helen Winchester Audit & Compliance
    Lead NYMMIS Project
    Certication Lead Division
    of Operations & Systems
    New York State Department of Health
  • herb_filmore Herb Filmore Senior Director,
    Strategic Innovation,
    3M Health Information Systems
  • heid_fox1 Heidi Fox AHCA
  • default_speaker_image_new James Gorman Senior Technical Advisor
    at the Centers for Medicare
    and Medicaid Services
  • jan_lee Jan Lee, CEO DHIN
    (Delaware Health
    Information Network))
  • jay_atalia Jala Attia Sr. Program Director,
    Program Integrity Solutions,
    General Dynamics Health Solutions
  • jason_bucknerJason BucknerSVP Informatics,
    The Health Collaborative
  • default_speaker_image_new Jeff Livesay Associate Director,
  • jeremy_racine1 Jeremy Racine Director, SAS Government Healthcare
  • jessica_khan Jessica Kahn Director Data & Systems Group,
    Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services,
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • jim_gorman Jim Gorman Senior Technical Advisor, Data and Systems Group (DSG), Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS)
  • john-harding John Harding Senior Operations &
    Infrastructure Director,
  • john_rancourt John Rancourt Deputy Director,
    Oce of Care Transformation,
  • johnathon_mathieu Jonathan Mathieu Vice President for Research
    & Compliance and Chief Economist,
    CIVHC (Center for Improving Value in Health Care)
  • kevin_mehta Kevin Mehta Director, Advisory
  • krista_lehm1 Krista Lehm Director Contracting,
  • lewis_etheridge1 Lewis Etheridge National Practice Manager,
    Provider & Public Health,
  • patrick_roohan Patrick Roohan Director, Oce of Quality and
    Patient Safety,
    NY State Department of Health
  • pradeep-goel Pradeep Goel CEO,
  • ramdas_menon Ramdas Menon Director, Health Information Technology,
    Medicaid-CHIP, Texas HHSC
  • richard_grape Richard K. Grape Market Planner
    Government Healthcare,
  • rick_rubin Rick Rubin CEO, OneHealthPort
  • robert_anthony Robert Anthony Acting Director of the Quality Measurement
    & Value-Based Group (QMVIG),
    Center for Clinic Standards & Quality (CCSQ)
  • sean_mahoney Sean Mahoney Principal Systems
  • shennetta_drone Shenetta Drone Director of Health
    Information Technology
    Delta Health Alliance
  • scott_dunn Scott Dunn Director of Health & Human Services
    Optum Government
Amy Zimmerman
HIT Coordinator
Rhode Island
Amy Glasscock
Senior Policy Analyst and Program Manager
Ashok Chennuru
Staff VP, Enterprise information Architecture & HIT
Antonio Sisco
State HIT Coordinator
Common Wealth of Puerto Rico
Bill O'Byrne
Executive Director
New Jersey
Camille Harding, LPC
Quality Health Improvement Unit Manager
Clinical Services Office
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
David Grinberg
Deputy Director
Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority
David Sidransky
DC Dept of Health Care Finance
Doug Landin
Health Information Technology Director
Dawn Gallagher
State HIT Coordinator
Denise Webb
HIT Coordinator
Dallas Lain
Enterprise HIT Coordinator
Ethan Owen
Your Health Idaho (Idaho Health Insurance Exchange)
Ed Dolly
Deputy Commissioner & State HIT Coordinator
West Virginia
Greg Franklin
CEO, Franklin Health IT
George Beckett
HIT Coordinator
Heidi Fox
Agency for Health Care Administration
James Bush
Medicaid Medical Director
Wyoming Dept of Health
Jim Wadleigh
Chief Information Officer
Jim Rose
Deputy CIO - Enterprise Architecture, Database and Storage Services
Joshua Hardy
Health Informatics Director
John Supra
Deputy Director & CIO
South Carolina
Kathleen Monahan
Executive Director
Laurance Stuntz
Executive Director
Mary Marinari
Medicaid HIT Coordinator
Delaware Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance
Matthew Roberts
Informatics Project Manager
City of Chicago, Department of Public Health
Megan Lape
National Wkgrp Leaders on Integration Coordinator/ISM Policy Associate
Mike Wirth
Special Advisor to the Secretary Department Health and Human Resources
Nick Macchione
County of San Diego, Health & Human Services Agency
Patricia MacTaggart
Lead Research Scientist/Lecturer
Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Pyreddy Reddy
North Carolina
Rick Friedman
Former Director of State Systems, CMS/Medicaid/HHS
Raul Recerey
Executive Director
Rita Rutland
Sonny Bhalgowalia
Shari Randle
Division Director
Sule Calikoglu
Deputy Director, Research and Methodology
Sean Pearson
Chief Information Officer and HIT Coordinator
New Mexico,NM
Tim Robyn
Tracey D. Campbell
Vice President of Strategy & Business Development,
William Golden
Medical Director
Arkansas Medicaid
Wu Xu
Director for the Center for Health Data and Informatics
Utah Department of Health
The 2016 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 2016 | To book your accommodations online please click here

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