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2019 Connecting for Michigan Health conference to feature National speakers; Michigan leaders

2019 Connecting for Michigan Health conference to feature National speakers; Michigan leaders

WHAT:

Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will host the 2019 Connecting for Michigan Health Summit on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Topics for the two-day conference focus on Michigan’s health information technology and will include insightful sessions on opioids in Michigan, the integration of electronic data exchange within correctional facilities and foster care system, how schools are changing the way immunizations are reported and shared, the exchange of behavioral health information, and more.

The first day keynote will feature Elise Sweeney-Anthony, Executive Director of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services, who will provide a national update on interoperability in health information technology.

On day two, Becky Cienki, Director, Behavioral Health, Michigan Endowment Fund, will focus her keynote speech on the results of the 2019 Michigan Health Endowment Fund’s Tech Report, The Role of Health Technology in Michigan, released in May 2019.

Connecting Michigan for Health major sponsors are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Cloudticity, 4Medica, Senior Care P.A.C.E and Rhapsody.

More information on the conference is available here.

WHEN:

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:          

Lansing Center
333 E, Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

WHO:

Interviews with the following speakers can be scheduled:

Jeff Coughlin, MPP, Senior Director, Federal & State Affairs, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Dr. Andrew Getinge, Chief Clinical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services (Available Tuesday, June 4 only)
Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN
Meghan Vanderstelt, Director, Policy and Innovation Division, Policy, Planning & Legislative Services Bureau, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

If you’d like an interview, please contact to schedule.

About Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is Michigan’s state-designated entity to improve healthcare quality, efficiency, and patient safety by sharing electronic health information statewide, helping reduce costs for patients, providers, and payers. MiHIN is a nonprofit, public-private collaboration that includes stakeholders from the State of Michigan, Health Information Exchanges serving Michigan, health systems and providers, health plans/payers, pharmacies, and the Governor’s Health Information Technology Commission. For more information, visit https://mihin.org.

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For additional information, contact:

Alyssa Jones
Public Relations Manager
Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
269.832.8353
alyssa.jones@mihin.org