Our Take on NASCIO’s #CIOTopTenIRL–Cloud Computing

February 26, 2018

Categories: Thought Leadership


Every year, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) asks CIOs from around the country to identify their collective priorities for the upcoming year. The resulting list – dubbed the CIO Top Ten list – is used to guide the organization’s programs, conferences, and publications for the next several months.

Most recently, NASCIO is hosting a social media campaign this week, CIO Top Ten In Real Life (#CIOTopTenIRL), to discuss these priorities. We decided to join the conversation by focusing on a health IT priority near and dear to us at CNSI: cloud services.

The advantages of cloud computing have transformed the world of business, so it’s no surprise CIOs are shifting their focus to its benefits in 2018. At CNSI, we’ve had our sights set on its possibilities long before this year. After a project spanning several years in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, CNSI helped Michigan become the first state in the nation to successfully implement a completely cloud-based Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS).

For those unfamiliar, costly state MMIS are responsible for processing Medicaid claims for over 70 million Medicaid beneficiaries a year. By implementing a modular, cloud-based MMIS, Michigan can share knowledge and resources across state lines while improving the delivery of care and saving taxpayer dollars.

The innovative system is a perfect example of how cloud-based solutions can save time, energy, and money. We are thrilled it has demanded the attention of more CIOs across the US.

How are other cloud-based solutions transforming healthcare? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter @CNSICorp.