Notification of Speaking Proposal Acceptance: proposal submitters will be contacted on or before October 26th, 2018
Introduction & Overview
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.
The meeting comprises keynotes, keynote panels, collaborative networking roundtables, workshops, focus groups the Connect Exhibition and breakouts assigned to 6 separate tracks.
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 themes including Data Quality, IT Service Management, Project Portfolio Optimization, Interoperability, Consumer Empowerment, Security and Compliance will also be discussed across the track sessions.
Proposal Evaluation Criteria
Speaking Proposals will be evaluated along the following criteria by members of our Program Planning Advisory Board.
● Will the topic/data included in the proposal be appropriate/timely (in the context of context of current and pending legislation, regulations and technology) at the conference dates (April 5-6, 2018)?
● Does the proposal include valuable/practical insights relevant to the topic (will there be sufficient education/data presented around states implementing technology and lessons learned)?
● Are end users (Medicaid, HIE, Payer, Federal etc) presenters included and taking a prominent role in the presentation? (end users should lead presentations, vendor representation should be in the background)
● Are these insights supported by guidelines or models that can be used by attendees to better manage projects and/or implementations?
● Multiple Perspectives. Does the proposal include multiple/diverse perspectives on the topic?
● Originality. Has the material been presented elsewhere where attendees may have been present? The topic is likely to be covered in a few venues prior to April.
● Experience. Do proposed speakers have sufficient experience to support the topic?
● Product/vendor commercials are avoided?
*Although there is no official word count limit, 3-400 words is optimal submission length for submitted speaking proposals.
**We do request that speaking proposal submitters undertake an initial availability check for proposed presenters included in the speaking proposal before submission to ensure the proposed topic, objective & perspectives of the session are fulfilled.
***Healthcare IT Connect reserves the right to cancel a session should the session topic, presenters (end user representation) or format included in the speaking proposal evolve beyond the scope of the originally submitted proposal.