Dinocrates announced today that CTO Jim St. Clair will be speaking tomorrow on blockchain in Medicaid modernization at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore.

This event brings together public and private sector thought leaders to share ideas and benchmark implementation strategies of state health IT systems as their organizations move forward with diverse health and human services transformation programs. The summit comprises keynotes, keynote panels, collaborative networking roundtables (Meet the Innovators and States of Implementation), the Connect Exhibition and breakouts assigned to five separate tracks.

Jim is speaking during the pre-conference symposium on a panel entitled Blockchain in Medicaid: Moving from Hype to Opportunity. This session will explore the developments in blockchain technology and its relationship to the Medicaid IT Architecture (MITA). It will discuss practical approaches to integration, including the use of APIs and microservices for improving transactions.

Panelists will also discuss how states could potentially leverage the alignment of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) frameworks for health information exchange (HIE) maturity and MITA as an opportunity to introduce blockchain technology as a foundation for innovation in supporting Medicaid interoperability, beneficiary engagement, and incentivization models.

This summit is done in partnership with the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA),  Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) and the eHealth Initiative (eHI). Its official media sponsor is Health Affairs.

About Dinocrates Group
Dinocrates is a boutique strategy and technology advisory firm that is headquartered in Rockville, MD and partners with clients from the public and private sectors to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.