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


2019 Legal Summit to Highlight TEFCA, Opioid Abuse Solutions and Artificial Intelligence

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will host the 2019 Legal Summit, a Connecting Michigan for Health event, on Monday, June 3, 2019.  The summit will bring together legal and healthcare experts to focus on legal issues surrounding the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), bioethics and the use of predictive modeling and artificial intelligence in healthcare, the sharing of behavioral health information, recent legislation and innovative solutions to the growing opioid epidemic and more. The opening keynote will be given by John Rancourt, Director, Interoperability Division, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator, who will speak on TEFCA, outlining a two-part solution to national interoperabity, why this solution is necessary, and how key healthcare stakeholders will be able to participate in this...

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...

MiHIN to host 2019 Connectathon for Healthcare and Finance Sectors

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will host the 2019 Connectathon for finance and healthcare industries, exploring parallels and synergies between the two industries to create innovative new solutions to unsolved problems dealing with data using open application program interfaces and patterns that work in other industries. During the two-day event, experts will collaborate on open business models, digital identify proofing and more. Attendees will use MiHIN’s Interoperability Land™, an on-demand digital collaboration and interoperability testing platform. The Connectathon is sponsored by Augusto, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Cloudticity, and Yodlee. More information and a complete schedule for the event is available here. WHO: Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN Mark Gidman, Chief Technology Officer, Juxly If you’d like an interview, please contact to schedule. WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 9 a.m....

Interoperability Land™ to be focus during Implementation Round Table at 2019 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services will be hosting a Birds of a Feather information session to discuss Interoperability Land™, an open source collaborative, digital data visualization environment. The session will take place during the 2019 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit. Interoperability Land, a simulated healthcare environment hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud is designed to power the future of multi-organization development, integration, acceptance and testing of innovative technologies. More information on the summit is available here. WHO: Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and CEO, Velatura, will lead the discussion. Attend this session and find out how you can be a part of the solution and make true interoperability a reality. WHEN:              Wednesday, March 20, 2019; 8-8:45 a.m. WHERE: Stone Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton...