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Early Registration Discounts Now Available for Connecting Michigan for Health 2015 – MiHIN
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Early Registration Discounts Now Available for Connecting Michigan for Health 2015

Early Registration Discounts Now Available for Connecting Michigan for Health 2015

Lansing, MI, March 18, 2015 – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) invites attendees to join healthcare thought leaders from across the state and around the nation at Connecting Michigan for Health 2015, Michigan’s annual three-day conference to be held June 3-5, 2015 at the Lansing Convention Center.  The event is dedicated to advancing the electronic sharing of health information to support healthcare delivery and payment transformations underway in Michigan and throughout the U.S.

Registration discounts are available at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1633516 for anyone registering prior to April 30.

Connecting Michigan for Health 2015 will kick off with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder providing opening remarks about Healthy Michigan on June 3. Following Governor Snyder, Director Nick Lyon of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services will discuss the state’s initiatives to improve healthcare delivery and promote payment reform. The second day of the conference on June 4 features a return appearance by Lt. Governor Calley for opening remarks introducing the second day keynote speaker, Doug Dietzman, Executive Director of Great Lakes Health Connect, the largest Health Information Exchange in Michigan and possibly the U.S.

Other highlights include a public meeting of Governor Snyder’s Health Information Technology Commission during lunch on June 4 and nationally-recognized speakers on major themes of consumer engagement, improved care delivery and payment reform throughout the event. The third day of the conference, Friday June 5, consists of the popular annual workshop sessions, with experts leading deep-dives into cyber-security and identity management, the new Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR – pronounced ‘fire’) standard for better interoperability between disparate healthcare networks, and the Argonaut Open API initiative.

Attendees will interact and network with influential health information technology professionals, clinicians, health care leaders and decision makers, and members of the state government. Presentations, discussions, panels and forums involving healthcare thought leaders will provide a unique opportunity to collaborate on improving the quality of healthcare for Michigan residents. Attendees will have the opportunity to network during meals, coffee breaks, panel discussions and a special evening reception on Wednesday.

In addition to power-networking opportunities with other industry thought leaders, the event provides an ideal forum to gain insight into state and federal activities, harness new and existing technology for data sharing and learn about current best practices and coming developments in the state and national health information sector.

Conference Overview

Electronic sharing of health information is transforming the healthcare industry, making it more effective, more secure, and less expensive. Connecting Michigan for Health 2015 offers a dynamic, informative opportunity to hear experts from Michigan and around the U.S. discuss recent breakthroughs and exciting, emerging developments in the rapidly-maturing health information sector.

Conference Highlights

  • Unique opportunities to hear, interact and network with thought leaders in an event structured to encourage communication and collaboration across health disciplines.
  • Clear discussions from multiple perspectives on the challenges and opportunities inherent in existing and emerging health information technologies.

For any questions regarding the conference, or to receive a preliminary conference agenda, please contact us at connectingmichigan2015@mihin.org.

About Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)

MiHIN is dedicated to improving the health care experience, improving quality and decreasing cost for Michigan’s people 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 www.mihin.org.

For more information contact:

david.livesay@mihin.org

Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)