CMA partners with HealthTech 4 Medicaid for 2nd Annual HIT Summit

March 06, 2024

The California Medical Association (CMA) and the CMA Physician Services Organization (PSO) have partnered with national nonprofit HealthTech 4 Medicaid (HT4M) for the 2nd annual CMA HIT Summit, “Health IT in the Safety Net.”

 HT4M is dedicated to supporting innovation in Medicaid, the nation’s largest insurer, with a focus on enhancing quality, equity and access to care for vulnerable communities. Through a multifaceted approach encompassing program service delivery, ecosystem development, policy advocacy and dynamic convenings, HT4M accelerates innovation in Medicaid by fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders and addressing the real challenges impacting Medicaid enrollees and the networks that support them.

 "In an era where technology and health care are increasingly intertwined, the partnership between CMA and HealthTech 4 Medicaid for the 2nd annual CMA HIT Summit represents a groundbreaking step forward in our mission to redefine health care delivery. By harnessing the power of Health IT, we are not just anticipating the future of health care but actively shaping it to ensure equitable access and quality care for all, especially the most vulnerable populations in California,” said HT4M Executive Director and CEO Adimika Arthur. “This summit is more than an event; it's a beacon of hope and innovation, uniting diverse stakeholders to tackle the complex challenges of Medi-Cal and pave the way for a healthier, more inclusive future. Together, we are not just discussing change; we are catalyzing it."

 The CMA HIT summit, which takes place May 7-8 at the Grand Hyatt at SFO in San Francisco, will highlight the pivotal role that health IT can play in ensuring equitable access to care. The summit will bring together thought leaders from across California and the nation to explore how to make that vision a reality. The Medi-Cal program is undergoing a series of unprecedented changes. Thanks to CMA's advocacy, the bipartisan passage of the 2023-24 state budget included historic investments in Medi-Cal that will expand access to health care for patients by supporting health care workers and Medi-Cal providers.

 “CMA has been a steadfast advocate for building a robust and accessible Medi-Cal system,” said CMA Physician Services Organization CEO David Ford. “Given their extensive work using technology to better serve Medi-Cal enrollees, HealthTech 4 Medicaid is a natural partner for us in organizing this summit.”

 Building off the success of last year’s sold-out summit, CMA, PSO and HT4M expect a diverse and engaged set of attendees that will include physicians, medical groups and IPAs, health plans, health information organizations (HIOs) and others who will take the learnings from this conference to change how care is delivered in this state.

 To register for the CMA HIT Summit and view a tentative agenda, visit cmadocs.org/healthit.


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