The Download

A webinar series meant to inspire dialogue, educate, and share with our MI stakeholder’s audience that will take place the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Questions?
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Bits & Bytes

A monthly workshop where stakeholders can connect directly with product, services, tools, with designers and managers on the last Wednesday of each month. Questions?
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Workshops & Webinars

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
        • April 28
        • July 28
        • October 27

Social Determinants of Health Series

      • In 2020, MiHIN hosted a workshop series with multi-sector stakeholders from across Michigan as groundwork to co-develop optimal pathways for collecting and sharing SDoH data in order to improve health. The recordings are available below for your viewing.
      • This year MiHIN is continuing this important SDOH work. In January, a series of Cross-Sector Data Exchange virtual workshops were hosted for Community Based Organizations, Health Care Teams, and Government Entities to foster important conversations with organizations invested in peoples’ care. Slides from these sessions are available below for your viewing. Additionally, if you’d like to engage in further conversation, contact Joanne Jarvi, Senior Director of Outreach & Market Communications at

Health IT Insights

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External Conferences/Events

Healthcare is an ever-growing enterprise, and because of that MiHIN partners with organization from the local to national level to continuously spotlight changes and successes, and share knowledge and ideas learned in Michigan. If you’re planning any conferences, workshops, or other events in 2022, we would love the opportunity to partner with you. Please reach out to Joanne Jarvi, Director of Outreach and Advancement, at with your offerings and ideas!

      • HIMSS22 – March 14-18, 2022
        • Tim Pletcher will be part of an AWS spotlight with Cloudticity to present on the accomplishments MiHIN has made by using AWS and partnering with Cloudticity
      • 2022 State HIT Connect Summit – April 18-20, 2022
        • April 20 from 8am-845am – States of Implementation Roundtable 9: The State and the HIE: Better Health by Safely Including 42 CFR Part 2 Organizations in the HIE – speaker: Van Ly
      • Executive War College National Lab Hub – June 6-9, 2022
        • Tim Pletcher speaking with 4medica


Connecting Michigan for Health and More

Thank you for helping to make the 2021 Connecting Michigan for Health and More event series a great success! We couldn’t have done it without the support of our sponsors, speakers, and attendees. Recordings and presentation decks can be found HERE.

In 2022, we look forward to continuing to convene our partners as we work towards co-creating a Michigan healthcare ecosystem that improves patient experiences and overall health while reducing costs and truly elevating care. If you’re planning any conferences, workshops, or other events in 2022, we would love the opportunity to partner with you. Please reach out to Joanne Jarvi, Director of Outreach and Advancement, at with your offerings and ideas!


Events Related News


Connecting Michigan for Health Conference Celebrates Breakthroughs in Health Information Technology

Registration now open for tenth annual conference Lansing, MI, May 08, 2018 – For more than ten years, the Connecting Michigan for Health conference has showcased thought leaders and accomplishments from across the health information technology community. This year brings a special focus on the maturity and availability of technology today that can improve healthcare business processes across the state. Join Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) for Connecting Michigan for Health X: BREAKTHROUGH, at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan, June 6-8, 2018. Registration is now open at “Statewide health information exchange has achieved critical mass as millions of messages pass through the statewide network daily,” said Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN. “The exchange of health information enables healthcare providers to better coordinate care for...

Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Major HIMSS18 Focal Points

The HIMSS18 Conference and Exhibition is set to help healthcare professionals tackle serious challenges related to health data exchange and interoperability Featured February 27, 2018 | | Kyle Murphy, EHR Intelligence With 40,000 attendees set to descend on Las Vegas, the 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition will bring together the nation’s leading healthcare and health IT minds to tackle the nation’s top challenges, two of which are health data exchange and interoperability. The event taking place between March 5 and March 9 at the Venetian, Palazzo, and Sands Expo offers numerous opportunities for healthcare professionals to learn about and explore real-world solutions to enabling the efficient and robust sharing of health information between providers, patients, and other stakeholders. Here is a breakdown of some of the...

WMU to host conference on health IT innovation and cybersecurity

Featured October 10, 2017 | KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Government, industry and academic leaders in health information technology and cybersecurity will headline a conference focused on "Exploring Health IT Innovation and Cybersecurity in the Digital Era" at Western Michigan University Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3. The conference will cover everything from the basics all the way up to the most complicated points in cybersecurity and IT development such as medical device security and hacking vulnerabilities in the healthcare industry. If you attend, it will be expected that you have a sound knowledge of IoT but you're not expected to understand all of the topics covered. At a minimum, it might prompt you to reach out to an agency like Five Nines and see how you can outsource your...

FHIR Visionaries Focus on Consumer Access

Get Real Health to Help Lead HL7 FHIR® Consumer Centered Data Exchange Connectathon Featured September 06, 2017 | | Kathleen Silverstein, PRWEB Get Real Health and the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) are pleased to announce their enthusiastic participation in a new effort aimed at making it easier for patients to take control of their health data. Designed for easy implementation, HL7’s Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard combines the best of earlier HL7® standards with the latest web technologies for health interoperability that is astonishingly quick and cost-effective to develop. The HL7 FHIR development community recently announced a brand new development program focused on consumer engagement: the Consumer Centered Data Exchange (CCDE) Track. With leadership from Graham Grieve, NATE and Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), Get Real Health will...