BALTIMORE, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EngagePoint, a health care software and integration company, today announced that its CEO Pradeep Goel will appear as a featured speaker at the 2013 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit, taking place in Baltimore, Md. May 21-22. Leading an executive panel, Goel will discuss the integration and data challenges of implementing health care insurance exchanges.
"States have a daunting amount of work to accomplish in the lead-up to the Oct. 1 deadline to meet the eligibility and open enrollment mandates under the Affordable Care Act," said Goel. "However, Oct. 1 is really only the beginning. The decisions states make and the approach they pursue will not only affect their ability to meet the Oct. 1 deadline, but their ability to support future requirements and policy change. It's critical that they think in terms of sustainable solutions that can support state health care and human services requirements after Oct. 1 to Jan. 1, 2014, Jan. 1, 2015 and Jan. 1, 2016 and beyond."
During the panel discussion, Goel, a passionate advocate for the potential of health care IT to facilitate access to care, support decision making and improve outcomes, will share his vision for an open architecture that enables all systems involved in health care delivery and insurance to work together to cost effectively improve health and well-being. A nationally recognized expert in health care IT, Goel has led health care IT organizations for more than 20 years.
"While the challenges ahead are great, and each state's experiences are unique, there are many commonalities that both states and payers will face, and there is enormous benefit in coming together to share our experiences and solutions," said Goel. "States that establish a modernized IT infrastructure today will protect their investment, and have the ability to reuse platforms that will be flexible and scalable to meet evolving exchange integration and policy changes."
Goel's 2013 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit session, "Integration and Data Exchange Challenges of Implementing Healthcare Insurance Exchange," will take place on May 21 at 2:55 p.m. For more information, please visit www.engagepoint.com.
EngagePoint is a health care software and integration company that delivers much-needed solutions to state health care and human services agencies and commercial and administrative payers, providing them with the innovative products and solutions they require to meet the needs of their key stakeholders