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Monday, March 18 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Track 6 (Workshop): Identity, Blockchain, and Solving the Interoperability Equation

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Blockchain has a tremendous amount of interest and use-cases. Organizations worldwide are looking to utilize this emerging technology to better manage data, identities, security, etc., utilizing a distributed computing model. The Medicaid enterprise is no different in terms of Blockchain’s potential to redefine some of its components to become more efficient. While multiple use cases are being investigated, turning member identities from a liability into an asset, tracked on a distributed ledger, appears to be the common denominator. in this use-case, disparate systems could start communicating; profiles, identities, and permissions could be managed in a secure manner; and data provenance could be tracked.

In this session, we will discuss: 
-    The background on Blockchain and the basic concepts behind the technology
-    Practical use cases: conceptual work and actual implementation examples, as well as the potential impact on different Medicaid enterprise components
-    The use case of building upon the existing infrastructure and using a Blockchain for identity management to solve some of the interoperability challenges
- Medicaid-specific use-cases, including identity management opportunities in a State Medicaid Agency such as Mississippi
-    Next steps: Proof of Concept vs. ‘big-bang’ – navigating the ‘hype’ curve

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Tom Kapusta

Consultant Health Services, Public Consulting Group
Tom is a Senior Consultant at PCG Health with a project management background and experience working with governments, international organizations, and private businesses. He currently focuses on Medicaid eligibility and enterprise technology modernization, working as a management... Read More →
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Chris Smith

Clinical Data Program Manager Mississippi Division of Medicaid, Mississippi Division of Medicaid
Chris Smith is the Clinical Data Program Manager for the Mississippi Division of Medicaid.  Mr. Smith is responsible for overall clinical data program and clinical data interoperability at DOM.  Mr. Smith has overseen multiple procurements and implementation of clinical data infrastructure... Read More →

Monday March 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Key Ballroom 9 (2nd Floor)