LANSING, Mich., Jan. 28, 2020 – This year, Connecting Michigan for Health celebrates twelve years in gathering Michigan’s health information technology leaders to share and discuss emerging issues within the health information technology community in Michigan.

The 2020 Connecting Michigan for Health event series will kick off with a national InterOpathon on May 28 and May 29, 2020, at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. On June 1, the Legal Summit returns to the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan followed by our flagship conference Connecting Michigan for Health, on June 2 and June 3.

Early bird registration is now open for individuals looking to secure the best rate for the event series at

WHAT: InterOpathon
WHERE: MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit, Michigan
WHEN: May 28 and May 29, 2020

The 2020 InterOpathon, “Interoperability: APIs & FHIR® Heat Up,” will be a hands-on, collaborative event that will focus on cross-accelerator implementation approaches to address the final rules from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to implement the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, that once final will define the interoperability standards required by the 21st Century Cures Act.

WHAT: Legal Summit
WHERE: Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan
WHEN: June 1, 2020

The 2020 Legal Summit, “Interoperability Heats Up: Building Conversations Around Policy & Health IT,” will cover legal topics related to issues surrounding electronic health information exchange and is designed to facilitate in-depth conversations to strengthen our collective understanding of how various federal and state laws, policies, and regulations impact the electronic exchange of health information, particularly changes under the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement and recent Notice of Proposed Rule Making.

WHAT: Connecting Michigan for Health
WHERE: Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan
WHEN: June 2 and June 3, 2020

The 2020 Connecting Michigan for Health conference, “Ignite: Where the Vision Sparks,” will bring attendees together to focus on three major healthcare issues in Michigan – opioids, social determinants of health, and physical and behavioral health integration. During focus group sessions, attendees will be an integral part of the flow and dialogue for the conference by identifying problems, proposing solutions and collaborating among attending organizations to find commonalities that can be leveraged to address the conference focus areas.

We look forward to celebrating another year of Michigan health information technology stakeholders working together and igniting a collective vision in Michigan, and beyond!

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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