2019 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit

2019 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
When: March 18-20, 2019
Where: Hilton Hotel, Baltimore MD
Twitter: @HealthITCONNECT
Hashtag: #STATEHIT

States are coordinating major initiatives including data governance and interoperability, Medicaid modernization, MMIS re-procurement, HIX operations, payment reform, population health, program integrity as well as data privacy, security, and compliance issues at many levels.

At the same time, the shift towards modularity, SaaS and cloud computing are helping to shape IT organizations to be more responsive to the needs of policy and administration leadership. Emerging and potentially disruptive technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence are also being piloted in Medicaid which has the potential to yield benefits beyond process automation and interoperability and potentially underpin the next phase of HHS innovation.

The 2019 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit marks the 10th anniversary of the program. The conference has grown and evolved into an important national venue for public and private sector thought leaders to share ideas and benchmark implementation strategies of State Health IT Systems.

Access the Complimentary Live Video Stream of the 2 Day Conference
Sadly, not everyone can attend the summit in person. Fortunately there is a solution and you don’t have to miss a minute of this worthy progra,. If you can’t attend in person, register now for the Complimentary Live Video-Stream of ALL Pre-Conference Workshops, Keynotes, and Breakouts. You can link directly to the FINAL AGENDA and plan the sessions you want to attend Please note, Meet the Innovators, State of Implementation Roundtables are NOT broadcast.


  • Update from CMS’s Data Systems Group – Julie Boughn, Director of Data & Systems Group, CMS
  • Empowering Citizens via Sustainable Health Data Ecosystems -Taha Kass-Hout, MD, MS, Senior Leader Health Care and Artificial Intelligence, Amazon
  • Update from the National Coordinator for Health IT – Dr Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health IT


On the Agenda
The meeting comprises keynotes, keynote panels, collaborative networking roundtables, workshops, focus groups the Connect Exhibition and breakouts assigned to 6 separate tracks (as below). Easily create your personal schedule and find out more about each session.

Track 1: Medicaid Modernization, Modularity and MMIS Procurement
Track 2: State Innovation, Data Analytics and Population Health Management (including Opioid Abuse)
Track 3: Enterprise Systems Planning, Health & Human Services Integration
Track 4: Compliance, Security & Combatting Fraud, Waste & Abuse (including 3rd Party Liability)
Track 5: State Marketplace Reform and Managed Care Optimization
Track 6: Emerging Technologies Forum (*introduced as a separate track for 2019)

Cross-cutting agenda themes include Data Quality, IT Service Management, Project Portfolio Optimization, Interoperability, Consumer Empowerment, Security and Compliance will also be discussed across the track sessions.