Smart States and the Push towards Health IT Modernization
8:30am - 9:30amWednesday, February 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
States and local governments are on the front line of creating “smart health systems” given recent modernization efforts leveraging 21st Century digital technologies, the abundance of robust real-time health related data, and health and human services integration. This session will underscore the opportunities and trends that have prompted state legislators, governors, and county officials to reimagine how they could use health IT solutions to upgrade legacy systems and address complex health issues relating to social determinants, the impact of global health pandemics and population health outcomes. Panelists will discuss their efforts to address these issues with the help of federal agencies, partner organizations, and in collaboration with other states.
Illustrate new pathways toward the evolution of strong and adaptable state health systems
Describe federal and state-focused policy initiatives that may strengthen states’ health IT infrastructure through Medicaid modernization, Public Health 3.0
Discuss the application of 21st Century healthcare and innovative technologies and cross-sector data informs public policy and smarter community-level responses