Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) 2016 Announces ODH Senior Vice President Dr. John P. Docherty as Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Docherty will address how breakthroughs in big data analytics are advancing behavioral population health management

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“I am excited and honored to keynote this year’s MESC,” said John P. Docherty, M.D., senior vice president and medical director, ODH, Inc.

The Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) 2016 announced today that Dr. John P. Docherty, senior vice president and medical director of ODH, Inc., a leading developer of behavioral health technology solutions, has been selected to deliver this year’s keynote address. Hosted by the State of Missouri and held at the America’s Center in St. Louis, the national conference is expected to draw more than 1,400 attendees and brings together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to share innovative ideas and information related to Medicaid systems and initiatives.

“One of the key strategies of healthcare reform is the implementation of Population Health Management which requires robust integrated IT systems and data analytics,” said Joe Parks, director of the MO HealthNet Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services. “The 2016 MESC Conference in St. Louis will provide detailed information on where we are now, where we need to get to, and offer a large array of opportunities to get there.”

Dr. Docherty will kick-off the conference on Monday, August 15 by addressing how population health management provides a useful, conceptual approach for identifying, and managing the high leverage drivers of the behavioral health of a broad population, its subgroups and its individuals. During his keynote presentation, titled “Advancing Behavioral Population Health Management,” Dr. Docherty will discuss a forward-thinking approach and an innovative technology for applying the principles of population health management for advancing the behavioral health of that population.

“I am excited and honored to keynote this year’s MESC,” said John P. Docherty, M.D., senior vice president and medical director, ODH, Inc. “The information sharing at this conference is vital to improving our Medicaid systems and health policy, and I look forward to being a part of such critical discussions.”

Coordinated by the New England States Consortium Systems Organization (NESCSO), a non-profit corporation organized by the six New England Health and Human services agencies and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the four-day conference will feature more than 90 exhibitors as well as approximately 80 educational sessions.

To learn more about the MESC 2016, visit

About Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) 2016:
The Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) provides attendees with an opportunity to participate in approximately 80 individual concurrent educational sessions over the four-day period. The educational content of the MESC is developed through a national planning committee made up of representatives from both the public and private sectors including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Systems Technical Advisory Group (S-TAG), National Medicaid EDI HIPAA Workgroup (NEMH) and the Private Sector Technology Group (PSTG). The MESC has achieved a significant growth in participation over the past seven years, doubling in size from approximately 650 attendees in 2006 to over 1,400 in 2015.

About ODH, Inc.
ODH, Inc. is an innovative behavioral health technology solution company that leverages technology and clinical expertise to transform the management and economics of behavioral healthcare. ODH’s team of experts have decades of experience in the behavioral health, medical, clinical, pharmacy, business and data analytics and information technology fields, and is uniquely qualified to support the transformation of the management of behavioral healthcare. ODH is a proud member of The White House’s Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) Initiative. ODH is a subsidiary of Otsuka America, Inc. and part of the Otsuka Group of companies, an $11.9 billion global organization. Otsuka aspires to create new products for better health worldwide. For additional information on ODH, Inc., visit

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ODH Media Relations

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