When : August 19, 2019 to August 22, 2019
The annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference is always a great place to share ideas, learn about new initiatives and technologies, network with federal and state officials and engage with industry leaders from across the country. This year’s MESC – which took place in Chicago last week – was no exception. I’m gratified to say that Stewards of Change Institute had the privilege to show our innovative Interoperability Mural Gallery at the event. Read more
About the Conference
- A unique, first-time feature of the 2019 MESC will be the Interoperability Mural Gallery.
- Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) will participate in a workshop titled “Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FIHR) Standards and Medicaid.”
- The purpose of the new Let’s Get Technical group on the NIC Hub will be discussed, as well as how it can serve the MESC community.
About 1,500 professionals representing every state, the federal government, and private companies/organizations attend MESC each year. The event provides an opportunity for them to network, learn about recent developments and exchange ideas relating to Medicaid systems and to the many policies, practices, regulations and processes impacted by those systems. The conference is coordinated by the New England States Consortium Systems Organization (NESCSO), which is also partnering with Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) on building a New England chapter of Stewards’ initiative, the National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC). A unique, first-time feature of the 2019 MESC will be the Interoperability Mural Gallery.
Based on the Interoperability Mural Gallery’s initial showing at the CIE Summit, we curated a select group of murals for the annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC). This important national event “brings together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to share ideas and information related to Medicaid systems and initiatives.” With the understanding that interoperability is an increasingly significant element of the Medicaid world, we chose murals that are both highly relevant to the MESC audience – and ones that demonstrate their value as a teaching-and-learning tool. They range from representations of how to create an organizational vision or strategic plan, to thought-provoking depictions of complex issues such as achieving racial equity in health care.
A wide range of keynotes, 2½-hour workshops and 1-hour educational sessions are on the agenda for this year’s MESC, from “Practical Tips to Effectively Lead Digital Transformations and Modernize Legacy Systems” to “Let’s Connect! Getting Ready for Your Next Step with Interoperability.” Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) President Daniel Stein will participate in a workshop titled “Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FIHR) Standards and Medicaid.” Daniel and the workshop leader, Dave Walsh, will focus on SOCI’s role in leveraging technologies in the field of Human Services, especially relating to the Social Determinants of Health and Well-Being. They will also discuss the new Let’s Get Technical group on the National Interoperability Collaborative Hub and how it can serve the MESC community.