Connecting Michigan for Health and More

We are excited to announce an all new 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. Join us in compelling conversations around the challenges, opportunities, and successes within health information exchange… Learn more >


The Download

A webinar series meant to inspire dialogue, educate, and share with our Michigan stakeholder audience. Details and registration will be available approximately 1-2 weeks prior. Questions?…  Learn more >


Health IT Insights

A free-to-attend webinar series connecting people, technology, and ideas. Details and registration will be available approximately 1-2 weeks prior. Questions?




Physician Payer Quality Collaborative (PPQC)

        • Purpose: Discuss common pain points in quality measure / gaps in care exchange and advance the architecture that centralizes and standardizes the data flow. The goal is to reduce burden on provider communities and maximize the accuracy of measure calculations.
        • If you are a data sender (PO) or receiver (Payer) and are interested in attending, contact
          • Sep 16 2021
          • Oct 20 2021 – QMI-PPQC Auditor Informational Session
          • Nov 18 2021

Social Determinants of Health Series

MiHIN Imaging Workshop Series

      • Purpose: MiHIN is convening key stakeholders throughout the state of Michigan to help frame a statewide data sharing opportunity for exchanging medical images. This virtual collaborative workshop series is designed to identify key barriers in exchanging medical images today and prioritize data sharing scenarios based on the additional value for the community. The workshops will focus on building a multi-vendor initiative to broaden the conversation and barriers that are present when sharing medical images between systems. The workshops will result in a White Paper that frames the data sharing opportunity and the associated issues that will be used as the foundation for developing the required functionality to enhance the existing use case. If you are interested in attending, contact
      • January 27 (2:30-5pm) – Session 1: The Current State & Vendor Models for Interoperability
      • February 25 (2:30-5pm) – Session 2: Provider Needs, Patient Benefit, and Voices from Clinicians
      • April 29 (2:30-4:30pm) – Session 4: White Paper Draft & Review
      • May 25 (3:00-4:30pm) – Session 5: Final white paper review


External Conferences

Healthcare is an ever-growing enterprise, and because of that The MiHIN Group partners with organizations from the local to national level via presentations and panels at events and conferences to continuously spotlight changes and successes and share knowledge and ideas.


Events Related News


MiHIN to present at SHIEC about community collaboration and how to improve patient matching

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will speak at the 2019 Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative during two sessions: A Payer Panel Discussion: Common Interests and Community Collaboration and How to Improve Patient Matching - 4 Proven Methods. Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura), will speak during a panel on how Michigan engages with payers to align incentives to drive statewide interoperability, use case adoption and value creation. James Noland, Senior Product Marketing Manager, MiHIN, will speak during a panel on Michigan’s unique approach to patient matching utilizing 4Medica’s Big Data MPI along with a common key, a private attribute to link individuals with their health information. More information on the summit is available here. WHO: Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and...

MiHIN to speak at Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference on integration of proposed CMS/ONC rules; platform for integration

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will speak at the 2019 Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) during Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)® Standards and Medicaid workshop and CMS Patient Access and Interoperability – Implementing APIs in Medicaid presentation in Chicago. Matt Englehart, Director, Research and Development, MiHIN, will discuss how Interoperability Land™ can be used to integrate FHIR® standards and open APIs in a safe, secure, collaborative environment. Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura) will speak about how MiHIN has created Interoperability Land™ to help organizations comply with the upcoming proposed rules by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to comply with data sharing via application programming interfaces. More information...

2019 Connecting Michigan for Health conference features national health technology experts and Michigan leaders

LANSING, Mich., July 1, 2019 — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) brought together more than 350 health information and technology professionals and state and national health policymakers for the 2019 Connecting Michigan for Health conference and legal summit, which was held June 3 - 5 in Lansing. This year’s conference focused on the boosting the power of connectivity and featured 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, and the exchange of behavioral health information. “MiHIN is proud to bring together national and state thoughtleaders and policymakers focused on leveraging health information to ultimately provide better care for Michiganders,” said Tim Pletcher, executive director...

Interoperability Land™ Debut a Major Success at Detroit Healthcare-Finance 2019 Connectathon

DETROIT, Mich., June 4, 2019 – Health information technology leaders from across the state gathered at the MotorCity Casino in Detroit for the 2019 Connectathon, hosted by Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). The Connectathon brought together individuals who serve in technical and non-technical roles to create new, innovative solutions to healthcare interoperability using open application program interfaces and patterns that work in other industries such as finance. The 36-hour event, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Cloudticity, Augusto and Yodlee, encouraged attendees to blend their collective knowledge of healthcare data exchange with technical knowhow, collaborate on open business models, digital identify proofing, block chain and was the first public introduction of Interoperability Land™ (IOL). IOL is a shared digital platform designed to power...