2023 HIT Connect Summit

NTT DATA will take part in the 13th annual HIT Connect Summit, where participants will share ideas on modernization implementation strategies for state health IT systems.


3/6/2023 - 3/8/2023


Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland



The 13th annual HIT Connect Summit brings together Medicaid Enterprise System (MES) thought leaders from both the public and private sectors, exploring diverse topics including advanced analytics and evolving procurement approaches, organizational change management, and MES modernization efforts.

This year’s agenda will focus on leading-edge technology innovations for collaborative learning, problem-solving forums on key issues, and plenty of networking and partner development opportunities to inform your state's strategic plan moving forward.

Join Our Sessions

Planning for Success in an Outcomes-Based, Multi-Vendor World

2:45 p.m. EST
Tuesday, March 7

This session, featuring NTT DATA Senior Director Eva Taylor, gives you a bird's-eye view of multi-vendor modernization – from the front end.

The panel also includes Melissa Kmiecik, director of business relationship management at TennCare and Mason Tanaka, Alabama Medicaid Agency CIO. You’ll walk away knowing best practices and lessons learned from MES multi-vendor modernization projects and the pitfalls to be avoided.

Establishing the Organization to Lead and Manage Your MES Modernization Program

4:00 p.m. EST
Tuesday, March 7

In this session, you’ll see how AMA built and staffed its organization structure, defined the roles and responsibilities of employees and how they are incorporating vendor teams. You will hear the story of how the agency established program governance, methodologies and approaches, leveraged productivity tools, and learned valuable lessons throughout the process.

Panelists include NTT DATA IT Management Consultant David Skillman, along with MES Division Director Shannon Crane and MES Division Director for the Alabama Medicaid Agency Srinivas Javangula.

Ransomware as a Change Agent in Enterprise Resilience

8:00 a.m. EST
Wednesday, March 8

Ransomware has disrupted the healthcare industry. This session explores how healthcare agencies can rethink their IT crisis response and what steps should be taken to build a more resilient enterprise.

Panelists include Leo Yakutis, NTT DATA information technology management senior consultant and Matthew Otwell, Maryland Department of Health CISO.