At MESC 2013 – Day 1
The Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) is well underway and we are excited to be in attendance! South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley opened the conference with an address to more than 1,000 thought leaders in healthcare and technology.
The Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) is well underway and we are excited to be in attendance! South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley opened the conference with an address to more than 1,000 thought leaders in healthcare and technology. She stated that sustaining an effective healthcare system in South Carolina, and the country, will require focusing on healthcare costs, access to care and better quality of care. Haley explained, “When we look at the growth of Medicaid and of health care costs in general, over the last 40 years, we’re seeing rises that we know we can’t sustain. It’s crystal clear it’s unsustainable and if we fail to fundamentally change the system, we will continue to have problems.”
Later, Keynote speaker and author David Goldhill, discussed his book, “Catastrophic Care_ How American Healthcare Killed My Father- And How We Can Fix It.” The book features a combination of analysis and personal anecdotes which challenge the reader’s understanding of the healthcare system and the cost of healthcare in America. In his speech, Goldhill asserted that the most effective cost reforms were made under the Reagan administration. Many of these reforms, Goldhill says, give healthcare providers the incentive to act quickly and economically. The innovators at the conference have been exploring potential solutions to these and other issues in healthcare. When we provide our cloud-based solutions to state governments, cost, effectiveness and quality of healthcare are always kept in mind.
With a partnership between the states of Michigan and Illinois, CNSI’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) is projected to help the governments save millions, which can be reinvested to expand effective healthcare programs. To learn more about CNSI’s partnership MMIS in Michigan and Illinois, click here. If you are at the conference download our free MESC agenda app from your iPhone or iPad app store by searching for “MESC” or clicking here. We will also be live tweeting from the event. Follow @CNSICorpand join our conversation by using the hashtag #the2013mesc.