Health Information Technology Leaders Convene in Lansing This Week

Health Information Technology Leaders Convene in Lansing This Week

Connecting Michigan for Health 2014 to be held June 4-6 at Radisson Hotel

Lansing, MI, June 2, 2014 – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) invites attendees to join thought leaders from across the state and around the nation at Connecting Michigan for Health 2014, a conference dedicated to advancing the exchange of health information in Michigan. Connecting Michigan for Health 2014 takes place this week, June 4-6, at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is opening the conference, discussing Michigan’s success in helping guide an industry that was historically based on paper and fax into the modern era of digital medical records and electronic health information sharing. Michigan has become one of the leading states in the national drive to implement secure, electronic sharing of health information through the efforts of a growing network of public and private organizations.  These organizations are working together throughout Michigan and beyond to overcome data sharing barriers, reduce costs, and ultimately improve the health of our state’s population.

The rapidly-growing electronic health information sector holds the triple promise of improving the overall health of patient populations while also providing efficient tools that help providers make better decisions with more timely information at the point of care, while also lowering costs for patients, providers, and payers. Fully-realized electronic sharing of health information is projected to transform the U.S. health care industry, making it more effective, more secure, and less expensive.

The Connecting Michigan for Health 2014 conference provides an ideal forum to catch up on current statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Health Information Technology (HIT) efforts, gain insight into state and federal activities, understand the challenges and opportunities to align quality programs and current and future Meaningful Use requirements, and harness new and existing technology for data sharing to improve coordination of care.  Thought leaders and top executives from HIE and HIT efforts across the entire state and from other states are attending and giving presentations on current hot topics in the field.

The three-day format is structured to address multiple interests. Day One – Wednesday, June 4 – takes a broad look at the latest developments in sharing health information and the many different viewpoints of participants from across the healthcare spectrum, including a panel of practicing physicians offering insight into their daily experience with electronic health information.

Day Two – Thursday, June 5 – kicks off with morning sessions focused on specific information sharing activities in Michigan and across the nation, and continues with discussions of new tools to assist in sharing health information, electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), and cybersecurity.

Day Three – Friday, June 6 – by popular demand now offers two concurrent sessions: one workshop on electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) and another workshop on cybersecurity and identity management. Both workshops are designed to provide those at the forefront of our industry with more technical training and understanding of the latest technology standards.

Attendees will interact and network with influential health information technology professionals, clinicians, health care leaders, executives and decision makers, members of the state government, representatives of commercial health plans, and leading vendors.  Presentations, discussions, panels and forums involving thought leaders in health care will provide a unique opportunity to continue advancing the quality of health care for Michigan residents.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and network during panel discussions, presentations, workshops and breaks throughout the conference.

To register for Connecting Michigan for Health 2014, please visit:

About Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)

MiHIN is dedicated to improving the healthcare experience through improving quality and decreasing cost for the State of Michigan by supporting the statewide exchange of health information and making valuable data available at the point of care.  MiHIN is a public and private nonprofit collaboration between the State of Michigan, the Office of the National Coordinator, sub-state Health Information Exchanges, insurers, payers, providers and patients.  For more information please visit