Connecting Michigan for Health and More


Next Event: November 9

We are excited to announce an all new virtual Connecting Michigan for Health and More event series for 2021! This series will include five virtual events, a combination of full-day conferences and half-day workshops, which aim to bring together leaders in healthcare, legal policy, interoperability, and many more.

Throughout the year, we will explore the new paradigm of Healthcare Technology 3.0 and its implications for the ongoing evolution of healthcare delivery, experience, cost, and outcomes. Topics will include, but are not limited to, social determinants of health, CMS/ONC final rules, eConsent, and virtual care.

2020 has been a “perfect storm” across the healthcare continuum. Many of the issues and topics that have been top of mind in healthcare for the last few years will still be pertinent in 2021 but must now be viewed in the context of all that transpired in the previous year.

 Dates & Agendas

Upcoming Events

  • November 9 – Summary of Healthcare Technology 3.0 – Exploring the New Paradigm  | Working Agenda >


Past Events  (Videos/Presentations)

  • March 23 – Introduction to Healthcare Technology 3.0 – Exploring the New Paradigm  |  Videos>

Opening Keynote Presentation | Bioethics Presentation | eConsent Presentation | IOL Presentation
SDoH Presentation | Telehealth Presentation | Closing Keynote Presentation

Care Sector Coordination | Policy/Privacy/Consent | Interoperability of DataTechnology
March Recap and April Breakout Intros

  • June 24 – Virtual Care (Telehealth & Patient Reported Outcomes) Workshop  |  Video>

Breakout #1 – Clinical InnovationBreakout #2 – Consumer Health Interoperability

  • October 7 – The Future of Electronic Consent Workshop

Videos > Introduction & eConsent Over the Years | Panel Discussion: eConsent Community of Practice | eConsent for Medical Treatment | eConsent for Advance Care Directives | Introduction to Breakout Sessions | Summary of Breakout Discussions & Closeout

Intro SlidesPanelist Slide | Presenter Slides | Breakouts & BreakBreakout#1 Tech Notes | Tech PPTBreakout#2 Legal Notes | Legal PPT


NOTES: Check back for speaker updates, as we’re adding more frequently. Click on the Speaker’s name to view their bio.




Panelist, Covid Urges HIE to HDU Model
Angie Bass
Executive Vice President, Velatura Health Information Exchange Corporation
Panelist, SDoH
Greg Bloom
Founder, Open Referral
Presenter, Vendor Initiative
Bo Borgnakke
Corporate Account Executive, MIHIN
Panelist, InterOp Community Spotlight
Ben Cushing
Field CTO, Federal Health at Red Hat
Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth Hertel
Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Panelist, Covid Urges HIE to HDU Model
David Horrocks
President & CEO, CRISP
Joanne Jarvi
Director of Outreach and Advancement, MiHIN
Panelist, SDoH
Maureen Kirkwood
Executive Director
Panelist, SDoH
Michael Klinkman
Professor, Department of Psychiatry University of Michigan Health System
Presenter, InterOp Community Spotlight
Mary Kratz
Executive Vice President, Interoperability Institute
Panelist, Policy
Deven McGraw
Lead, Data Stewardship and Data Sharing for the Citizen platform at Invitae
Presenter, Vendor Initiative
Gerry Miller
Founder & CEO, Cloudticity
Presenter, HITC Agenda
Beth Nagel
Sr. Deputy Director of Policy, Planning & Operational Support Administration, MDHHS
Lead, SDoH
Lisa Nicolaou
Social Determinant of Health (SDOH) Program Director, MiHIN
Lead, Policy Panel
Shreya Patel
Chief Policy & Privacy Officer, MiHIN
Presenter/Panelist, Policy
Paulo Pinho
Vice President & Medical Director of Innovation, Diameter Health

Tim Pletcher
Founder and Leader, MiHIN Constellation of Companies
Panelist, SDoH
Ken Toll
President & CEO, United Way of Jackson County
Panelist, InterOp Community Spotlight
Amit Trivedi
Director, Informatics & Health IT Standards at HIMSS
Presenter, Vendor Initiative
John Vismara
Vice President at United Physicians, Inc and President of Ingenium, LLC
Panelist, Covid Urges HIE to HDU Model
Marty Woodruff
Chief Operating Officer, MiHIN
Presenter, Vendor Initiative
Danny Zajac
Health Care Analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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