HIT Needs of States in Focus at May Conference

The 2013 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit (May 21-22, Baltimore, Maryland) 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 State health reform agendas. This 2013 healthcare IT conference is co-sponsored by the National Association for County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and official media sponsor Health Affairs.

Doug Porter, CIO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) will address the 2013 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit as a keynote speaker. BCBSA is supporting interoperability between the State plans as well as the creation of Blue Health Intelligence which as a centralized data warehouse for over a half billion pieces of data has created the ability to present an actionable source of data for consumers, providers, government agencies to support healthcare transformation efforts. Porter's keynote, "Bridges, Slides and Ladders: Navigating the Healthcare Ecosystem" will explore the increasing need for a greater level of integrated, comprehensive and timely health information.

Other Keynote Speakers at the Summit Include:

Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Director, CMS Innovation Center
Chris Ross, CIO, Mayo Clinic and Board Member, Care Connectivity Consortium
Doug Porter, CIO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

View Agenda and Register to attend.