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Three events scheduled beginning tomorrow, Thursday, October 22nd and into November.

Join us!


1. Tomorrow, October 22nd!  

HIMSS ExeConnect 2020 hosted by the HIMSS Minnesota Chapter

The HIMSS Minnesota Chapter is pleased to present its first annual HIMSS ExeConnect marquee event – a live fireside chat with executive leaders from Midwest-based healthcare organizations, life sciences and small to large technology companies who will share their key priorities and innovation roadmap for 2021.

  • Date/Time: Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 12 noon to1:15 pm (Eastern)
  • Registration: $30 for the Execonnect 2020 event. Click here to register. 

Event Description

Rita Khan, Chief Digital Officer of Mayo Clinic and Sharon Kirby, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer of Mayo Clinic are the moderators of the event with the following executives to be featured in the event.  The participants include:

  • Christopher (Cris) Ross, Chief Information Officer | Mayo Clinic
  • Julie Flaschenriem, Chief Information Officer | Hennepin Healthcare
  • Jonathan Shoemaker, Chief Information & Improvement Officer and Senior Vice President | Allina Health
  • Mouli Venkatesan, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer | OptumHealth & UnitedHealth Group's Enterprise Clinical Technology
  • Robert Booker, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer | UnitedHealth Group
  • Sameer Badlani, MD, FACP, Chief Information Officer | M Health Fairview
  • Phil McKoy, Digital Transformation Leader | Optum
  • Alan V. Abramson, SVP of Information Services & Technology and Chief Information Officer | HealthPartners
  • Mark Waind, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer | Altru Health Systems
  • Hal Wolf, President and CEO | HIMSS

2. Webinar Title: Telehealth Use and Perceptions in Rural Michigan Report

  • Date / Time: November 11, 2020 starting at 12:00 pm (Eastern)
  • Registration:  Click here to register for free webinar.  
  • Speakers: Mr. Eric Frederick, AICP, LEED AP, Vice President, Community Affairs Executive Director, Connect Michigan, and Mr. Chris McGovern, Director of Research Development, Connected Nation

Webinar Description

The use of telehealth services to support long-distance clinical healthcare, public health initiatives, and health administration has grown rapidly over the past few years; with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for such services has skyrocketed. Making telehealth services available to all Americans requires ensuring that healthcare providers have the right tools, patients are aware of their telehealth options, and reliable broadband service is available to transmit the terabytes of data that these services require.

In February 2020, Connected Nation released a study that examines the three facets needed for a successful telehealth outreach: well-prepared healthcare networks, well-informed patients, and broadband services to bring the two together. This study examined state broadband and healthcare policies to measure how well Michigan stacks up against its neighbors in terms of telehealth readiness. In addition, we spoke with patients and healthcare providers in five rural counties across the state to measure telehealth usage, attitudes toward the growth of telehealth offerings, as well as barriers that prevent both doctors and patients from embracing telehealth services as an option. This presentation will share their findings from the study and more as they explore telehealth use and perceptions in rural Michigan.


Speaker Biographies

Mr. Eric Frederick, Vice President, Community Affairs; Executive Director, Connect Michigan

Mr. Frederick is Connected Nation’s Vice President of Community Affairs and Director of Connected Nation Michigan. In this role, Mr. Frederick is responsible for managing the development and implementation of CN’s Connected Community Engagement Program (Connected), across the United States. In addition, he provides primary management, oversight, and support for Connect Michigan’s statewide strategy. Mr. Frederick holds a Master’s in urban and regional planning from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in urban planning and GIS from Northern Michigan University.

Mr. Chris McGovern, Director of Research Development @Connected Nation

Mr. McGovern is the Director of Research Development for Connected Nation. He is an economist whose work focuses on the impact of broadband access and adoption on communities, how households use their broadband service, and how to close the Digital Divide in America. Mr. McGovern holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Science degree in economics from Murray State University.


3. November 13, 2020, Webinar: Track It All!

Join the HIMSS Michigan Chapter for the November, 2020, webinar. This month, “Track It All” will feature how to secure your assets and route your people effectively using a single command center. Hear from the team at the Henry Ford Innovation Lab on how this has impacted the day-to-day operations.

  • Date/Time: Fri, Nov 13 - 12:00 PM
  • Registration: Click here to register for this free webinar. [After registering, you will directly receive log in information from Zoom.]  

Webinar Description

Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, needed a way to track certain mobile processes and roles within the 3-million square foot, 17-floor, 877-bed facility. By creating a GPS-grade Digital Twin with Apple’s IMDF of the entire building, they now have real-time visualization and location of staff members that carry iPhones and iPads with the NavvTrack app installed.

Henry Ford Health System and their Innovations Group incubated a new start-up to commercialize an indoor navigation and location services platform built on Apple’s Indoor Mapping Data Format (IMDF) and Indoor Positioning (IPS) technology. This new company, Navv Systems, Inc., has begun the process of commercializing the platform, called NavvTrack®, and has recently signed its first hospital system outside of the Henry Ford system.


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make our events and efforts possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Dan Boyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bit of chill in the air as Fall begins to widen its reach...don't forget there is still time to register for this Friday's Nursing Informatics Symposium and the October 8th Innovation Mixer!


4th Annual Symposium Hosted by the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) Heart of America Chapter (Kansas and Missouri)

  • Title: “Finding the Heart in Informatics”
  • Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Time: 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern) (access Zoom link as early as 9:00 a.m.)
  • CNEs Available: 4 CNEs are available for attending the entire symposium. Recordings will be provided after the event.
  • Registration: Fee of $30 for symposium. Click here to complete. Payment via PayPal, PayPal as guest, or Credit Card. No refunds available.

Schedule for Symposium:

  • 9:15-9:30 a.m. Welcome: Lauren Gray, Chapter President
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Paul Aylin, MBChB, FFPH, FRCPE - From big to bigger The potential for “big data” to improve patient care
  • 10:30-10:45 a.m. Break (sponsor) Kansas City Free Eye Clinic
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m. Cheryl Hertel, MBA, RN-BC, FACHE, CHCIO Journey from Nurse Informatics to CIO
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Break (sponsor) First Hand
  • 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Nicole Mohiuddin, MS, BSN, RN-BC, and Sem Ponnambalam, MA Cybersecurity in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond
  • 1:00-1:15 p.m. Break
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m. Carolyn S. Harmon, DNP, RN-BC - Nursing Cognitive-Overload and Electronic Documentation Burden: The Current State of Science
  • 2:15-2:30 p.m. Closing: Lauren Gray, Chapter President

1 The University of Kansas Health System’s Education and Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Note: To receive CE hours, you must attend each speaker’s presentation in its entirety and complete the program evaluation.

MedHealth Virtual Matchmaking Mixer, Thursday, October 8, 2020

The HIMSS Michigan Chapter is delighted to support MedHealth, part of TechTown in the Detroit area, in their latest innovation event. The event provides unique networking opportunities with innovators to conduct 15-minute, introductory virtual meetings for those interested Michigan organizations based on their area(s) of greatest interest. To learn more about the free event, click here.

  • Date/Time: Thursday, October 8, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)
  • Agenda: Click here.
  • Opening Remarks By: Paul Riser, Director, Detroit Urban Solutions at TechTown Detroit
  • Keynote Conversation: Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, U.S Representative; Lisa McLaughlin, Cofounder and CoCEO, Workit Health; Stacey Frankovich, Program Manager, MedHealth (facilitator)
  • Who should attend this event? Healthcare innovation purchasers, research institutions, healthcare innovators, entrepreneurial support organizations, and investors.
  • Access: Attendees have access to live-streamed event content through Brella, the event networking platform that suggests high-quality matches based on mutual needs and allows attendees to invite one another to meet.
  • Registration: Scroll to the bottom of page to register today for this free event.

Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make our events and efforts possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Dan Boyle.

 

 

More remote learning opportunities available this month!


We know that our members include a large number of clinicians who require CNEs to support their learning objectives each year.  As a result, our colleagues at the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) are presenting this outstanding program to provide 4 CNEs.  

4th Annual Symposium Hosted by the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA)

Heart of America Chapter (Kansas and Missouri)

  • Title: “Finding the Heart in Informatics”
  • Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
  • Time: 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Eastern) (access Zoom link as early as 9:00 a.m.)
  • CNEs Available: 4 CNEs are available for attending the entire symposium.1  Recordings will be provided after the event.
  • Registration: Fee of $30 for symposium.  Click here to complete your registration.  Payment available through PayPal, PayPal as guest, or via Credit Card.  No refunds available. 

Schedule for Symposium:

  • 9:15-9:30 a.m. Welcome: Lauren Gray, Chapter President
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Paul Aylin, MBChB, FFPH, FRCPE - From big to bigger The potential for “big data” to improve patient care
  • 10:30-10:45 a.m. Break (sponsor) Kansas City Free Eye Clinic
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m. Cheryl Hertel, MBA, RN-BC, FACHE, CHCIO Journey from Nurse Informatics to CIO
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Break (sponsor) First Hand
  • 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Nicole Mohiuddin, MS, BSN, RN-BC, and Sem Ponnambalam, MA Cybersecurity in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond
  • 1:00-1:15 p.m. Break
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m. Carolyn S. Harmon, DNP, RN-BC - Nursing Cognitive-Overload and Electronic Documentation Burden: The Current State of Science
  • 2:15-2:30 p.m. Closing: Lauren Gray, Chapter President

1The University of Kansas Health System’s Education and Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Note: To receive CE hours, you must attend each speaker’s presentation in its entirety and complete the program evaluation.


ICYMI…New Program at The Interoperability Institute

The Interoperability Institute has launched a new program in partnership with the Healthcare Information Management System Society (HIMSS) Michigan Chapter and the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School.

As the world moves to the “cloud,” the interoperability and integration of systems, services and content outside the walls of every organization becomes an essential cross industry critical success factor.  The Interoperability Institute develops and operates Interoperability LandTM (IOL) positioned to become the premiere, online community designed to facilitate multi-organization development, integration, acceptance, and usability of innovative technologies and open standards.  Working in partnership with the HIMSS Michigan Chapter and Learning Health Sciences faculty, the IOL persistent technology “sandbox” uses synthetic data to strengthen an open API curriculum.  In its initial phase, this open API curriculum will be incorporated into classes at the University of Michigan where it will be tested and enhanced in rapid succession so that other teaching institutions can benefit from its improvement.  The HIMSS Michigan Chapter partners with the Interoperability Institute to engage healthcare professionals, and other organizations who are seeking to partner on data standards conformance, demonstrate interoperability solutions, and to enable the education of the next generation health information technology workforce.

To learn more about IOL, please visit interoperabilityland.com for more information.


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make our events and efforts possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Dan Boyle

A few items of interest as the summer comes to a close!

 

Office of the National Coordinator Update

Please join the ONC Working Session on Patient Identity and Matching scheduled for next week.

  • Date: Monday, August 31, 2020
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern)
  • Registration: Click here 

Join the ONC for a final working session on patient identity and patient matching.   The ONC invites individuals and organizations to provide input and insight into existing challenges and promising innovations in patient identity and matching.  ONC is encouraging feedback from all attendees and presentations are not required.

This final session will focus on the following key areas:
privacy and security, research and evaluation, standards, and innovation.  Feedback received will help inform ONC’s report to Congress on evaluating the effectiveness of technical and operational methods that improve identification of patients.

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit comments during and after the session to Identity.ONC@hhs.gov

Note: Soliciting Input on Patient Identity and Matching

As mentioned above, ONC is investigating strategies to improve patient identity and matching, recognizing it as a continuing substantial patient safety issue.  Stakeholder input and insight into existing challenges and promising innovations will inform ONC’s report to Congress on technical and operational methods that improve patient identity and matching.  Whether you can attend our final session or not, we encourage all interested stakeholders to submit comments by September 4, 2020.


What is happening in the State of Michigan? Action item to be completed by COB, Monday, August 31, 2020

Please find the following letter and invitation for stakeholders to participate and inform the Michigan Health IT Strategy.

A Call to Action for Stakeholders from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission

Dear Michigan Stakeholder,

On behalf of the Michigan Health Information Technology ("Health IT") Commission and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), I invite you and your organization to be part of a statewide engagement process to inform and help prioritize strategies and tactics for inclusion in Michigan’s 5-Year Health IT Roadmap - a guide we expect to be completed over the next 12-15 months with broad stakeholder participation throughout the process. This roadmap will help shape the future of:

  • Health and human services IT functionality for public and private entities across the state;
  • Data availability and sharing;
  • Digital tools; and
  • Technical assistance for patients and providers.

Michigan is overdue for an update to the last health IT strategic plan, the 2006 Conduit to Care Report. Nonetheless, the 2006 plan served Michigan well. It has been used as a model for other states and was leveraged more than once in successful federal grant applications, helping to bring tens of millions in health transformation funds into our state. A refresh of Michigan’s roadmap will build on the 2006 report, setting a vision for expanded data services to advance Michigan’s whole-person health improvement goals and reducing health disparities using innovative digital health solutions. We expect that this next roadmap will help Michigan secure future public and private funding for IT and data sharing projects, overcome collective action dilemmas to better share data for care coordination and patient support, bridge divides between health and human services to serve the whole person, ease paperwork and reporting burdens on providers, and allow patients better access to their own information to manage their health.

Courtesy of grantmaking by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund1, MDHHS and the Health IT Commission are supported in this effort by a consulting team at CedarBridge Group LLC (“CedarBridge”). CedarBridge and MDHHS will be offering a number of opportunities to provide your input on the roadmap, and we hope that you, your members, and your clients will speak up. These forums, surveys, and interviews are designed to capture information about the current use of health IT and data exchange services in Michigan; they also will document the desires of stakeholders for future health IT functionality, data availability, digital tools, and technical assistance.

  • Virtual Forums: CedarBridge will be hosting a series of 16 virtual engagement sessions throughout the fall on a variety of topics such as care coordination, racial disparities, COVID-19 response, and behavioral health. These sessions will provide an opportunity to collect input from stakeholders far and wide across Michigan on using data from health IT systems to address business needs as well as the needs of individuals they serve. To access a schedule and register for forums, please refer to the “Connecting and Innovating for Better Health” promotional handout. To stay up to date on the progress of the health IT roadmap development, please refer to the MDHHS Health IT Commission web page.
  • Electronic Surveys: CedarBridge also will work through many of the Michigan healthcare-related associations to disseminate electronic surveys among their members.
  • Key informant interviews: Over the course of the fall, CedarBridge will conduct key informant interviews with leaders across Michigan’s healthcare and social service ecosystem to round out the discovery phase of roadmap development. Where possible, they will also attend association or stakeholder meetings to gather feedback from existing groups.

A draft of roadmap recommendations will be presented to the Health IT Commission in Spring 2021, and the final 5-Year Health IT Roadmap is expected to be approved by HITC in late summer 2021. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all stakeholder forums and key informant interviews will occur in virtual settings.

To kick off this ambitious initiative, we invite you to participate in a two-question mini survey on health IT, data exchange, and the pandemic. We request that all survey responses be received before end of day on August 31st, 2020.

I encourage you to contribute your thoughts and participate in the discussions, and we thank you in advance for your time. If you have any questions about this activity, please direct all inquiries to miroadmap@cedarbridgegroup.com.

We appreciate your partnership and dedication to continuous improvement of healthcare in Michigan.

Stay well.

Sincerely,

Sarah Esty
MDHHS Designee to the Health IT Commission
Senior Deputy Director for Policy and Planning, MDHHS

1 About the Health Fund: The Michigan Health Endowment Fund works to improve the health and wellness of Michigan residents and reduce the cost of healthcare, with a special focus on children and older adults. The foundation has five annual grant programs. For more information about the Health Fund and its grantmaking, visit mihealthfund.org.


On-Going Learning Opportunities

On-Demand Panel Discussion: Enabling Patient Engagement and Population Health Management

  • CEUs Available: CPHIMS and CAHIMS
  • Registration: No fee to register; click here
  • Panelists include: Michael Gibbons, MD, MPH, Chief Health Innovation Advisor for the U.S. Federal Communications and CEO of the Greystone Group; Cindy Gaines, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Clinical Leader, Population Health, Philips; Silas Buchanan, CEO, Institute of eHealth Equity; Stacy Lindau, MD, MAAP, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, NowPow
  • Learning Goals:
    • Participants will learn about how digital is helping to boost health equity efforts
    • Audiences will learn about working with community leaders to developing telehealth efforts and digital tools
    • Participants will learn about how the coronavirus is shaping population health and patient engagement

 


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make our events and efforts possible through their generous support.

Details for each available Sponsorship options are found on the Chapter web site.  For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Dan Boyle.

 

Don’t forget to register for the August 6th webinar about the state of Health Information Exchange in Michigan. Updated link for registration is found below!


Remote Learning Opportunities: August through October, 2020

August, 2020

Webinar: "The Growing Value of MiHIN Amidst COVID and post the GLHC integration”

Please join us for a webinar to learn about how Health Information Exchange (HIEs) in Michigan is evolving.

Title: “The Growing Value of MiHIN Amidst COVID and post the GLHC integration”

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. Eastern

Register for this free webinar: Click here.  The registration is via Zoom and you will receive access information upon completion of the registration.

Speaker: Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)

September, 2020

Webinar Title: "The Use of Artificial Intelligence Models in Predicting COVID-19 Clusters"

Date: September 16, 2020; 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Speaker: Linda Nikpour, DNP, RN-BC, CAHIMS

Registration: Information to follow in the next newsletter

About Our Speaker:  Ms. Nikpour is the Director of the Undergraduate Health Science Program and Assistant Profefessor at Madonna University. In her role, she directs two tracks in Health Science: Population Health Management and Health Care Informatics and Quality Systems Management. She graduated from Waynesburg University with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, a master’s degree in Health Care Informatics from The University of Colorado, and a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from The University of Iowa. Also, Ms. Nikpour obtained a graduate certificate in Population Health Science from Jefferson University in 2018. She has worked extensively in infection prevention roles in acute care settings before transitioning to academia.

October, 2020

Title: "Cybersecurity in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond"

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020

Time: TBD This is a tentative time for the webinar.

Registration Fee: This webinar is presented by the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA). A fee may be required to attend this webinar. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

Registration: Access to registration will be added in the coming weeks.

Speakers: Nicole Mohiuddin MS, BSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, CPHIMS and Sem Ponnambalam, MS, President, xahive

Summary: Cyber attacks and data breaches within the healthcare sector have exponentially grown over the last several years, causing an increased risk in the vulnerability of private health information and IoT devices. This presentation seeks to examine several cybersecurity concerns and gaps within the healthcare sector relating to artificial intelligence, contact tracing, IoT devices, 5G technology, the healthcare value chain and big data. This presentation will also shed light on the current impacts of COVID-19 on the healthcare sector and the new cybersecurity concerns that are emerging from this global pandemic. Cybersecurity risk mitigation and data governance strategies will be shared throughout the presentation.


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make our events and efforts possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Dan Boyle

As COVID-19 remains a challenge to gatherings, the HIMSS Michigan Chapter is committed to provide more professional opportunities for elearning. Please join us for these webinars!

 

Remote Learning Opportunities: August through October, 2020

August, 2020

Please join us for a webinar to learn about how Health Information Exchange (HIE) in Michigan is evolving.

Title: "The Growing Value of MiHIN Amidst COVID and post the GLHC integration”

Date / Time: Thursday, August 6, 2020; 10:00 a.m. Eastern

Registration for this free webinar: Click here. The registration is via Zoom.  Once the registration is completed, a confirmation with access information will be sent directly.

September, 2020

Title: "The Use of Artificial Intelligence Models in Predicting COVID-19 Clusters"

Date / Time: September 16, 2020; 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Speaker: Linda Nikpour, DNP, RN-BC, CAHIMS

Registration: Information for registration will follow on both the chapter website and future newsletter.

About Our Speaker:

Ms. Nikpour is the Director of the Undergraduate Health Science Program and Assistant Profefessor at Madonna University. In her role, she directs two tracks in Health Science: Population Health Management and Health Care Informatics and Quality Systems Management. She graduated from Waynesburg University with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, a master’s degree in Health Care Informatics from The University of Colorado, and a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from The University of Iowa. Also, Ms. Nikpour obtained a graduate certificate in Population Health Science from Jefferson University in 2018. She has worked extensively in infection prevention roles in acute care settings before transitioning to academia.

October, 2020

Title: "Cybersecurity in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond"

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020

Time: To be determined for this webinar.

Registration Fee: This webinar is presented by the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA). A fee may be required to attend this webinar. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

Registration: Access to registration will be added in the coming weeks.

Speakers: Nicole Mohiuddin MS, BSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS, CPHIMS and Sem Ponnambalam, MS, President, xahive

Summary: Cyber attacks and data breaches within the healthcare sector have exponentially grown over the last several years, causing an increased risk in the vulnerability of private health information and IoT devices. This presentation seeks to examine several cybersecurity concerns and gaps within the healthcare sector relating to artificial intelligence, contact tracing, IoT devices, 5G technology, the healthcare value chain and big data. This presentation will also shed light on the current impacts of COVID-19 on the healthcare sector and the new cybersecurity concerns that are emerging from this global pandemic. Cybersecurity risk mitigation and data governance strategies will be shared throughout the presentation.


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make our events and efforts possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Dan Boyle

 

Please find the Board slate for 2020-2021 and review. In addition, there is a new remote opportunity planned for September about artificial intelligence and a reminder for the webinar scheduled for June 9th.


Board Slate: Please Review by June 12, 2020

The Michigan Chapter of HIMSS presents the slate of candidates for the 2020-2021 annual year.  The candidate and the respective position are identified below:

  • President: Dara Barrera
  • President-Elect: Lee Marana
  • Past President: Angela Vanker
  • Secretary: Jim Kamp
  • Treasurer: Mark Szmigiel

Please review the slate and return any comment via email to the Chapter by COB Friday, June 12th.

 


Remote Learning for June and September, 2020

Remote Learning Opportunity: New for September 16, 2020

Webinar Title: The Use of Artificial Intelligence Models in Predicting COVID-19 Clusters

Date: September 16, 2020; 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Speaker: Linda Nikpour, DNP, RN-BC, CAHIMS

Registration: Information to follow in the next newsletter

About Our Speaker:

Ms. Linda Nikpour, DNP, RN-BC, CAHIMS, is the Director of the Undergraduate Health Science Program and Assistant Profefessor at Madonna University. In her role, she directs two tracks in Health Science: Population Health Management and Health Care Informatics and Quality Systems Management. She graduated from Waynesburg University with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, a master’s degree in Health Care Informatics from The University of Colorado, and a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from The University of Iowa. Also, Ms. Nikpour obtained a graduate certificate in Population Health Science from Jefferson University in 2018. She has worked extensively in infection prevention roles in acute care settings before transitioning to academia.

Reminder: Learning Opportunity This Week, June 9, 2020

Webinar Title: “It’s All About the Data” : A discussion about telehealth and security with

Date / Time: June 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Speakers: Ms. Betsy Freeman, CEO of the Radius Advisory Group, LLC, and Dr. Trevor Smith, Clinical Consultant, Verana Health

Registration: Click here to register for the free webinar.  After registering, you will receive an email confirmation that contains information to join the webinar.

About Our Speakers:

Betsy Freeman is CEO and Founder of the Radius Advisory Group, LLC, a Management Consultancy focused on cybersecurity and cyberspace issues of national importance.  She had been Vice President, Regional Operations at Ascolta, LLC, an emerging data analytics company, based in Herndon, Virginia. There she began development of a cyber portfolio and leveraged data analytics and business intelligence to fuel efforts in a rapidly growing cyber market.  Ms. Freeman has both industry and Department of Defense experience that includes time at PricewaterhouseCoopers as Chief of Staff for the Americas Utility Industry Practice as well as Senior Director for Marketing and Business Development.  While at the Department of Defense (DoD), Ms Freeman had the role of Deputy, CIO for Business Process and Systems Review.  She initiated the creation of a data analytics function to provide more transparency on Information Technology (IT) costs and potential efficiencies across the DoD.  In addition, Ms. Freeman also served in the Executive Office of the Secretary of Defense where she was a member of the Defense Efficiencies Task Force (EFT) under Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Dr. Trevor Smith is a Clinical Consultant, at Verana Health, a leading data health company that has exclusive partnerships with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Neurology as well as a working at his eye surgery practice. The consulting position involves a number of roles including UX/UI, data analysis, data security, software development, telemedicine, and strategy. Most recently, he was involved in the final development of a recent iPhone application, "Verana Vision Test," which is available on the iTunes store. While at the University of Michigan Medical School he developed and co-founded the Innovation curriculum and participated in multiple startup accelerators. He then went on to train in Ophthalmology at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was accepted into an advanced oculoplastics training program before redirecting his clinical career toward Comprehensive Ophthalmology, focusing on cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make our events and efforts possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana

We hope that our Michigan members, their families, and friends are well as we begin to open up activities in the state and across the country.  As a result, we will continue to schedule remote learning opportunities for the short term to serve our members until we have a better understanding as to how best to gather together in the future for both education and networking opportunities.


New Opportunity for Remote Learning

Webinar Title: “It’s All About the Data” : A discussion about telehealth and security with

Date / Time: June 9, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Speakers: Ms. Betsy Freeman, CEO of the Radius Advisory Group, LLC, and Dr. Trevor Smith, Clinical Consultant, Verana Health

Registration: Click here to register for the free webinar.  After registering, you will receive an email confirmation that contains information to join the webinar.

About Our Speakers

Betsy Freeman is CEO and Founder of the Radius Advisory Group, LLC, a management consultancy focused on cybersecurity and cyberspace issues of national importance.  She had previously been Vice President, Regional Operations at Ascolta, LLC, an emerging data analytics company, based in Herndon, Virginia. There she began development of a cyber portfolio and leveraged data analytics and business intelligence to fuel efforts in a rapidly growing cyber market.  Ms. Freeman has both industry and Department of Defense experience that includes time at PricewaterhouseCoopers as Chief of Staff for the Americas Utility Industry Practice as well as Senior Director for Marketing and Business Development.  While at the Department of Defense (DoD), Ms Freeman had the role of Deputy, CIO for Business Process and Systems Review.  She initiated the creation of a data analytics function to provide more transparency on Information Technology (IT) costs and potential efficiencies across the DoD.  In addition, Ms. Freeman served in the Executive Office of the Secretary of Defense where she was a member of the Defense Efficiencies Task Force (EFT) under Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Dr. Trevor Smith is a Clinical Consultant, at Verana Health, a leading data health company that has exclusive partnerships with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Neurology as well as a working at his eye surgery practice. The consulting position involves a number of roles including UX/UI, data analysis, data security, software development, telemedicine, and strategy. Most recently, he was involved in the final development of a recent iPhone application, "Verana Vision Test," which is available on the iTunes store. While at the University of Michigan Medical School he developed and co-founded the Innovation curriculum and participated in multiple startup accelerators. He then went on to train in Ophthalmology at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was accepted into an advanced oculoplastics training program before redirecting his clinical career toward Comprehensive Ophthalmology, focusing on cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make our events and efforts possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana

We have news for you!  

While our Michigan members and the rest of the country are facing challenges related to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Directors would like to share information that can be helpful to find sources of relevant information at this time.  There are three items listed under opportunities for remote learning and a call for papers as it relates to COVID-19. 

We wish each of our members good health and safety, looking forward to a future when we can once again come together!

1. Opportunities for remote learning (Three are listed below)

1a. Free Webinar on Michigan Billing and Coding for COVID-19 Services including Telemedicine

Webinar Title: MICHIGAN BILLING & CODING FOR COVID-19:REPORTING CORONAVIRUS RELATED SERVICES INCLUDING TELEMEDICINE

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Registration: Please register as soon as possible for this free webinar.  

Questions: Please contact Claudia at cchavez@uphcs.org if you have any questions regarding this training.

Course Description:

This program is intended to provide an overview of the current pandemic (SARS-CoV-2) also known as the COVID-19 coronavirus.  We will provide some basic information about the virus itself in addition to how it is impacting private individual and group medical practices, Rural Health Clinics (RHC), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) from correct coding and professional billing perspectives.  We will cover the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and its impact on properly reporting telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of the items below will be addressed throughout the session:

  • A discussion of what the COVID-19 pandemic is and how it is impacting out health system
  • Impact of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
  • Applicable CPT, HCPCS II and ICD-10-CM codes will be discussed
  • Telemedicine services will be covered
    • Telehealth visits
    • Virtual check-in services (VCS)
    • E-visits
  • “Originating” versus “distant” sites
  • Q&A

Presenter: John Burns has worked in the healthcare business arena for more than 20 years.  John focuses on correct coding, optimization of the revenue cycle and managing compliance risk for the healthcare business.  His current focus with the Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding centers on providing audit risk assessments and coding reviews for rural and community health centers across the United States.

A special note of thanks:

Peninsula Health Care Solutions, Inc. received a rapid response grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to support providers in advancing telemedicine practices amid the COVID -19 public health crisis. In working with the Peninsula providers, it has become clear that billing, coding, and documentation guidance is needed parrticularly within the Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). The Peninsula Health Care Solutions, Inc. has partnered with ArchProCoding in the past to bring training to this area. At this time this partner has developed a webinar that covers Michigan specific billing / coding considerations for telemedicine.

The webinar capacity is 500 attendees and it open to all MI HIMSS members at this time

1b: Resource Center at the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS)

MSMS provides a resource center for physicians and patients alike about COVID-19. Visit their website to find a variety of information today. 

1c. Calling All Nursing Informaticists!

For the most current information for Nursing Informaticists, the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) is providing access to their ANIA YouTube channel with seven (7) interviews conducted by Cheryl Parker, RN, PhD, 2020 President of ANIA, to provide valuable information from across health systems who are leveraging informatics to better understand treatment of these pandemic patients. These interviews by Ms. Parker nursing informaticists at Henry Ford Health System, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Inova Health System, Texas Tech University Health Science Center and UMS Healthcare, University of California (San Francisco) as well as EPIC and Cerner experts regarding their efforts to address capturing information about these patients. When contacted, Ms. Parker graciously agreed to share all videos with the Michigan HIMSS member community.


2. Special Call for Papers

Subject: Special Call for LHS/Covid-19 Papers

Letter sent on behalf of Dr. Charles P. Friedman

Colleagues:

I hope this message finds you healthy and managing through these challeging times.

Learning Health Systems is issuing a special call for papers that relate the concepts and/or methods of Learning Health Systems to the current Covid-19 global pandemic.  Submissions in response to this special call will receive highly expedited peer review.  Submissions can be of any publication type, as described in the Journal’s Author Guidelines.

Submitting authors who believe that the journal's standard open-access Author Publication Charges will be an impediment to publication of their paper may apply for a waiver of these charges. A limited number of waivers are available.

I look forward to receiving your submissions. Please write to me (with a cc to Kathleen Young: kayoung@med.umich.edu) if you have questions or if I can be of assistance in any way.

All best wishes,

Charles P. Friedman, PhD

Editor-in-Chief: Learning Health Systems


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make our events and efforts possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana. lmarana@uphp.com

 

 

Dear Michigan Reception Attendees,

As of yesterday, March 5, 2020, HIMSS has issued a cancellation for the HIMSS20 conference as a result of the coronavirus.

Based on the cancellation, the Michigan Chapter's scheduled afternoon reception in Orlando on March 10th at the Connection booth is no longer possible.

We hope that we will have the opportunity to meet attendees who planned to attend the reception and all Michigan Chapter members at future planned events in Michigan as this health challenge is resolved.

Should you have any questions about the cancellation of the conference, HIMSS provides FAQ's regarding the cancellation to assist members with the most current information related to their attendance. 

 

The Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Board of Directors

 

We hope to see you very soon in Orlando at HIMSS20.

The Michigan HIMSS Chapter is pleased to welcome Chapter Members to a special reception at HIMSS20 Connection Booth #2059. We invite you to attend the reception to network with your peers and our sponsor, Connection, your partner in health IT.

Appetizers and beverages will be served. 

  • Date: Tuesday, March, 10, 2020
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Annual Conference Exhibit Hall at the Connection Booth, #2059
  • Registration: Complete you registration today! 
  • Book Lodging: Find hotel options today. 

There are so many options to consider when you attend this year’s annual conference!

  • If this is your first opportunity to attend the conference, information is available to help you plan for Orlando and the many options to choose from.
  • Don’t forget that you can earn your continuing education credits - CAHIMS, CPHIMS, and CPHIMS-CA – are available. Learn more about securing your credits here

The Key Note speakers will provide a range of views and knowledge at the HIMSS20 Conference including:

  • Alex M. Azar II, 24th Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Gianrico Farrugia, MD, President and CEO,Mayo Clinic; George Halvorson, Chair and CEO. Institute for InterGroup Understanding; Rod Hochman, MD, President and CEO, Providence, Chair Elect Designate, American Hospital Association - Digital Health Transformation: The Path Forward
  • Don Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Special Keynote Session
  • HHS Office of the Secretary Terry McAuliffe, former Governor of the State of Virginia and Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Chris Christie, former Governor of the State of New Jersey - Two Parties, One Stage: A Bold Fireside Chat with Political Party Leaders
  • Alex Rodriguez, Founder and CEO, A-Rod Corp - Mindset of a Champion
  • Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global

We hope to see you very soon!


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make the Novi event and other events possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana

 

 

It's almost time to pack your bags to attend the

HIMSS20 Global Health Conference and Exhibition!

 

This year's conference will host almost 45,000 healthcare information technology professionals from over 90 countries.  The agenda is bursting with options for all attendees and promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever. 

Circle Your Calendar for an Afternoon Reception in Orlando on March 10th

The Michigan HIMSS Chapter is pleased to welcome Chapter Members to a special reception that will be held on the Exhibition floor of HIMSS20 at the Connection Booth #2059.  We invite you to attend the reception to network with your peers and our sponsor, Connection, your partner in health IT.

Appetizers and beverages will be served. Hurry to register since space is limited!

  • Date: Tuesday, March, 10, 2020
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Annual Conference Exhibit Hall at the Connection Booth, #2059
  • Registration: Complete you registration today! 

Future Events

MedHealth Summit, April 16, 2020

The MedHealth Summit is changing the way that healthcare technology is discovered and sourced in Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario. By bringing together healthcare organizations, innovators, research institutions, and investors for custom-matched, one-on-one meetings and educational programming, the MedHealth Summit catalyzes partnerships and supports the growth of healthcare innovation businesses.

  • Date: April 16, 2020
  • Location: Hall of Legends at Ford Field
  • For More Information: Click here

The MedHealth Summit is offering two matchmaking tracks for Michigan and Ontario-based digital health and medical device companies: market-ready matchmaking and investor speed dating. If you are interested in exploring codevelopment, clinical validation, and pilot opportunities with healthcare organizations and research institutions, or searching for investors, consider applying for one or both of these opportunities!

Applications are being accepted until February 12, 2020.


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make the Novi event and other events possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana

 

We Wish Each of Our Members a Happy Thanksgiving!

In Case You Missed It…

  1. Your Feedback Matters About the Fall Conference: There is still time to respond to the attendee survey for last month’s event. Your insights are very important to help us provide the type of program content that best benefits our members. 
  2. Volunteer Opportunities at Interoperability Showcase During Annual Conference (Time Sensitive Application - open until Wednesday, 11/27/19): Click here to apply to be a volunteer today during the conference in Orlando, FL March 9 -13, 2020.

Based on personal experience, one of our Board members, Mary Eleanor Mitsch, PhD, MSN, RN, Professor,   Nurse Anthropologist, Health Services Administration, College of Health Professions at University of Detroit Mercy, highly recommends this experience for students and professionals alike. Here are a number of thoughts shared by Professor Mitsch on her experience:

"Last year I heard about an opportunity to volunteer at the HIMSS conference in the Interoperability Showcase. I had heard about this opportunity from member of the HIMSS board and I participated with one of my colleagues. This direct experience could allow me to assess the experience prior to recommending it to others."

"When I applied and was accepted as a volunteer I was given a code that enabled me to receive a free registratiion and my badge gave me access to the full Exhibit Hall and all the education sessions for the main days of the conference. The volunteer experience was actually fun and I met experts in the field that I never would have met had I solely attended the conference. As a result of the volunteer experience, I learned far more had I been a casual visitor to the Interoperability Showcase.".

"The training was efficient and I highly recommend this volunteer opportunity if you are thinking about attending the conference, whether you are on a budget or not. This conference can be overwhelming and this experience provides some structure and networking opportunities that might not be otherwise available."

A few reasons as to why to volunteer are listed below and the identified tasks while at the Interoperability Showcase are identified.

Why volunteer?

  • Gain knowledge about current standards and interoperability activities: You will learn how interoperability works in hospitals, governments, communities and how it relates to you and your career!
  • Expand your professional network: You will have the opportunity to network and interact with a team of subject matter experts.
  • Receive a complimentary HIMSS20 badge: The badge gives you access to the Exhibition Hall and education sessions from March 10-12th, 2020..


What will a HIMSS Interoperability Showcase volunteer do?

  • Act as a guide for HIMSS20 attendees who want to learn more about standard-based interoperability in a real world capacity.
  • Assist in tour coordination as well as Showcase visitor activity and flow throughout this specialty pavilion.
  • Help answer any questions about the Showcase and enhance attendee's overall conference experience.

3. Questions About Michigan HIMSS Membership? – If you have any questions about your Chapter membership, Kevin Brooks is available to answer your questions. Contact him at any time..

4. Fall Conference Presentations Available: The available presentations provided by speakers are available to all members regarding the conference, ‘‘’Fix the DAMN Roads!’ How Innovation, Interoperability, and Emerging Initiatives are Paving Michigan's Road to Health Equity and Access”, held on October 3, 2019.


Events Calendar

1. Michigan HIT Commission – November 26, 2019

The public is invited to the next scheduled meeting with the Michigan HIT Commission.

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Location: Grand Conference Room, South Grand Building, 333 South Grand Avenue, Lansing
  • Website: Click here to visit.

2. ONC Annual Meetings  - January 27-28. 2020, in Washington, D.C. 

For more information about the conference that typically convenes over 1200 health IT professionals, click here.

  • Meeting agenda is found here.
  • Register today. 
  • Hotel reservations: Complete reservations no later than December 3, 2019. More details found here.  

3. HIMSS20 Annual Conference – March 9-13, 2020, in Orlando

The specific date for this Michigan Chapter of HIMSS event while at the annual conference will be released toward the end of the year.  We will post once available..

  • Date: Tentative date to be released once confirmed.
  • Location: The event will be held in the Exhibit Hall for the conveniences of our members at the Connection booth, 2059.

Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make all  events possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana.

Fall is here!

Two more events in November within the state.


In case you missed it...

Thank you for supporting this year’s Fall Conference, ‘‘’Fix the DAMN Roads!’ How Innovation, Interoperability, and Emerging Initiatives are Paving Michigan's Road to Health Equity and Access”. This conference was quite a success among attendees and speakers alike. The most frequent comment about the conference was the caliber and knowledge of the speakers representing regional and national experts focused on a timely and relevant topic for the Michigan healthcare ecosystem.

For those who could not attend the event on October 3rd, we wanted to share photographs of our esteemed speakers.  We hope to see you at next year's Fall Conference!

Top Photo: Morning Key Note Speaker: Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, SVP, Community Health and Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan’s First Surgeon General.

Bottom Photo: FHIR-Side Chat Speakers: Robert Dieterle (seated), Owner, EnableCare Group, and Matt Englehart, MS (speaking at podium), Director, Research and Development, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). Topic: Interoperability, technology standards, HITAC, DaVinci

Top Photo: The Gravity Project Speaker: Lisa Nelson, MS, MBA, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing and Principal Informaticist, MaxMD. [The Gravity Project is a national collaborative to advance interoperable social risk and protective factors documentation.] 

Bottom Photo: Afternoon Key Note - Clinical Standards and Quality: Quality Measures and Value-Based Incentives: Michelle Block Schreiber, MD, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

Top Photo: Quality Measures Panel Discussion: from left to right, Bruce Maki, MA, M-CEITA, Program Manager, Altarum Institute, Keri Christensen, MS, FHIMSS, Director, Research Innovation, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Maggie Lohnes, RN, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Research Associate, IMPAQ International. Dr. Schreiber (far right) is the facilitator of the panel discussion.

Bottom Photo: Michigan State Interoperability Roadmap Panel Discussion: from left to right, Nicholas D’Isa, Director of Compliance and Legal, Physicians Health Plan (Michigan); Carrie Paykoc, Interim Executive Director, Colorado Office of eInnovation;Sarah Esty, Senior Deputy Director, Policy and Planning, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan HIT Commission; Valerie Rogers, MPH, Director, Government Affairs, HIMSS.

Top Photo: "How Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Technology and Innovation Can Improve Wellness and Equity While Reducing Disparity": Adam Culbertson not pictured), Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital and Innovator as well as former Innovator-in-Residence, ONC, and Lenel James, MBA, CPHIT pictured in top photo), Senior Project Manager, Industry Standards and eHealth National Programs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

Bottom Photo: A Michigan and Illinois, Robert Wood Johnson Initiative, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH): Melissa Moorehead, Senior Program Manager (DASH) and Project Manager as well as Senior Policy Analyst, Michigan Public Health Institute

Celebrating a successful conference! From left to right: conference speakers and MI HIMSS Board members: Melissa Moorehead, Lynda McMillin (Board member), Adam Culbertson, Lisa Nelson, Dr. Wisdom, Jerry Morin (Board member, Past-President), Helen Hill (Board member, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy), Maggie Lohnes, Robert Dieterle, Lenel James, Sharon Kim ((Board member, Member-at-Large).


Events

1. 4th Annual Symposium and Workshop: Precision Health – November 6th & 7th, Ann Arbor

The vision of learning health systems is to improve health and care by continuously turning health data into actionable knowledge. Precision medicine, the approach to prevention, diagnosis and treatment that takes individual factors like genes and behaviors into account, is a pathbreaking force in institutions that are increasingly realizing the LHS vision.

The 2019 symposium on the Ethical, Legal, & Social Implications of Learning Health Systems (ELSI-LHS) will focus on precision medicine this year, with an amazing lineup of speakers providing perspectives from a variety of fields, from computer science and medicine to anthropology and law. Topics will explore ethics, equity, active learning health initiatives, and future directions for innovation and research.

  • Conference Title: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Learning Health Systems
  • Date / Time: Wednesday, November 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, November 7, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: University of Michigan’s Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
  • Registration: To register for this free event, register here. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration.
  • Hotel Details: Visit the website for suggested accomodations near the campus.
  • For More Information: visit the website.

Speakers and Agenda:

Wednesday:

  • Session 1 - Jack Hosty (Indiana University), “Ethics of Precision Oncology Framed asa Learning Healthcare System” and Colin Halverson (Indiana University), “The Ethical Challenges of Returning Genetic Test Results from Unselected Cohorts”

Thursday:

  • Session 2 – Industry, Precision Health & Ethics, Jenna Wiens (University of Michigan) and Jake Sherkow (Harvard University)
  • Session 3 – Policy and Privacy in LHS; Stephanie Morain (Baylor College of Medicine) Ethics and Collateral Findings in Pragmatic Clinical Tirals; Marielle Gross – “’Game Over’ for Deidentified Data: Calls from Justice, Respect and Beneficence”; Robert Miller (ConsenSys) – “Health Data Trends and Governance”
  • Session 4 – Equity for Patients and People; Joseph Andrew Shuman (University of Michigan), “Patient and Provider Perspectives on Precision Head and Neck Oncology”' T.J. Kasperbauer (Indiana University), “Incorporating Biobank Consent Into the Clinic: Challenges for Improving Patient Understanding”

2. HIMSS20 Annual Conference, Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Event – March 9-13, 2020 in Orlando

The specific date for this Michigan Chapter of HIMSS event while at the annual conference will be released in December and we will post once available.

The event will be held in the Exhibit Hall for the conveniences of our members at the Connection booth, 2059.

3. Upper Peninsula Healthcare Cybersecurity Summit on November 8, 2019

The healthcare industry has become a prime target of cyber-attacks.The industry is facing a host of cyber security issues, not the least of which is the expanding threat landscape, growing connectivity thru the IoT, and the expanding number of medical devices used from providers to individuals. Each of these issues has a financial and reputational impact for providers, healthcare institutions, hospitals and third-party vendors. It also has a big impact on the health and patient care environment in which we all live and work.

The focus on aligning security efforts to support broader organizational objectives from patient care to financial growth is the focus of this one-day summit. Leaders will be especially interested in the morning sessions that focus on key healthcare business issues; the nexus between patient care and cyber threats; the growing need for cyber workforce and finally a legislative perspective on all the business challenges related to cyber security.

The afternoon “marketplace” was designed as a small business trade show, especially geared towards IT and Security operators. Vendors attending work primarily in the small and mid-tier market space, making their products and services especially appealing to the U.P. healthcare stakeholders.

The Summit, jointly sponsored by the Michigan Healthcare Cyber Security Council, the Lake Superior Community Partnership and InvestUP, is free to all attendees and vendors. Join us in partnering with NICE Community Schools and their K-12 peers as we provide advice and guidance to our region's cybersecurity high school students.

  • Date Time: Friday, November 8, 2019 from 8 am to 4 pm (E)
  • Location: Northern Center at Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, Michigan 49855
  • Registration: This event is free to attendees. Complete your registration here.

AGENDA

  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Overview (Amy Clickner and Marty Fittante) 
  • 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Keynote: Taking a Holistic Approach to Business Aligned Security, Jack Kufahl, Board Chairman, Michigan Healthcare Cyber Security Council
  • 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Recognizing the Device Security Blindspot for 21st Century Healthcare Armis Security
  • 9:45 am – 10:00 am Break
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Session Conference Rooms A-B  
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Legislative perspectives on Healthcare and Cyber Security: Panel discussion facilitated by Amy Clicker, CEO of the Lake Superior Partnership and Marty Fittante, CEO of InvestUP. Opening remarks by Senator Curt VanderWall, Chair of Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee and Senator Ed McBroom of the 38th Senate District 
  • 12.00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Catered Lunch in partnership w/ NICE Community Schools 
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Security Marketplace - Small/Mid-Tier Business Trade Show highlighting various Michigan UP firms and select national vendors.

Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make the Novi event and other events possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana.

 

 

Calling all IT professionals and students!

There are two events in Michigan this week! It’s not too late to register for tomorrow’s Fall Conference in Novi and Friday’s event in Marquette.

See you there!


Events

1. Annual Fall Conference 2019 – Thursday, October 3rd in Novi

There is an outstanding roster of speakers to educate and inform our attendees about health equity and access. There is still time to register for this annual event. Bring a friend and enjoy the educational and networking opportunity.

  • Conference Title: "Fix the DAMN Roads!" How Innovation, Interoperability, and Emerging Initiatives are Paving Michigan's Road to Health Equity and Access
  • Date / Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Venue is in the Metropolitan Detroit area at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi MI 48375; phone number 248.349.4000
  • Hotel Details: Call the Marriott reservations at 1.800.721.7033 and advise them of the name of the event: State Chapter of Health Info Services-Michigan HIMSS Chapter. Discounted rooms are no longer available but attendees can request a room at the rack rate.
  • Registration Fees: Click here to register for the conference. If you have any problems when registering, please send a note to let us know. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • MI HIMSS Members - $75.00
    • Non-Member (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $95.00
    • Government or Military Employee - $82.00 (Courtesy discount applied for non-members. When registering, please use your employer email address.)
    • Student Member - $35.00
    • Student Non-Member - (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $50.00

Updated Agenda:

  • Morning Key Note Speaker: Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, SVP, Community Health and Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan’s First Surgeon General. Dr. Wisdom has been named one of the top 25 Innovators in U.S. Healthcare by Modern Healthcare  in the August 16, 2019, issue.
  • FHIR-Side Chat Speakers: Robert Dieterle, EnableCare Group, and Matt Englehart, MS, Director, Research and Development, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN).
  • The Gravity Project Speaker: Lisa Nelson, MS, MBA, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing and Principal Informaticist for MaxMD, a health information services provider. [The Gravity Project is a national collaborative to advance interoperable social risk and protective factors documentation.]
  • Michigan State Interoperability Roadmap Panel Discussion: Sara Esty, JD, MBA, Senior Deputy Director, Policy and Planning, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan HIT Commission; Nicholas D’Isa, Director of Compliance and Legal, Physicians Health Plan (Michigan) and Co-Chair, Michigan HIT Commission; Carrie Paykoc, MS, MBA, interim Director of the Office of eHealth Innovation (CeHI) and State Health IT Coordinator; Valerie Rogers, MPH, Director, Government Affairs, HIMSS.
  • Afternoon Key Note – Clinical Standards and Quality: Quality Measures and Value-Based Incentives, Michelle Block Schreiber, MD, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Quality Measures Panel Discussion: Michelle Block Schreiber, MD, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid; Bruce Maki, MA, M-CEITA, Program Manager, Altarum Institute; Keri Christensen, MS, FHIMSS, Director, Research Innovation, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Maggie Lohnes, MN, RN, CPHQ, FHIMSS, Research Associate-Clinical Quality Measure Lead, Health Division, IMPAQ International.
  • Technical Innovations – How Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Patient Focused Technologies and Innovation Can Improve Wellness and Equity While Reducing Disparities: Adam Culbertson, Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital and Innovator; former Innovator-in-Residence, ONC, and Lenel James, CPEHR, CPHIT, Business Lead, Health Information Exchange and Innovation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
  • A Michigan and Illinois, Robert Wood Johnson Initiative, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH): Melissa Morehead, Senior Program Manager (DASH) and Senior Policy Manager, Michigan Public Health Institute.

Sponsorship Opportunities: We would like to thank our sponsors for this event. Their generosity provides support to deliver meaningful programs to the members of the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS and the broader audience of healthcare Information Technology professionals and students.

2.Connect UP Health SummIT 2019 – October 4

This inaugural event is hosted by the Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange (UPHIE).

  • Date and Time: Fri, October 4, 2019 Conference from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm EDT plus Networking from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Conference Location: Hampton Inn Marquette/Waterfront, 461 South Lakeshore Boulevard, Marquette, MI 49855
  • Networking Location: Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery Taproom,105 E Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855 Please RSVP at registration.
  • Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn Marquette/Waterfront for October 3, 2019 - October 6, 2019. The special room rate will be available until August 20th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first, To register online, click here.
  • Registration: This conference and the networking event are at no cost to the attendees. Register today for both the conference and the networking event. Meals including breakfast & lunch will be provided. Please note any dietary restrictions at registration.
  • Agenda: The topics of the conference include:
    • State of HIE in MI
    • ONC Update
    • ARCS/ADT/Med Rec Best Practices
    • MiHIN Use Cases (current and in development)
    • UPHIE Portal Demo
    • Payer & Practice Panel Discussion
    • Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
  • Who Should Attend: Chief Information Officers, IT managers / directors, primary care clinic directors / managers, practitioners and allied health professionals, care managers, quality / PCMH leads.
  • Conference Questions: Please contact: Lee Marana, Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange (UPHIE) at 906.225.7961.

Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make the Novi event and other events possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana.

Calling all IT professionals and students!

There are two events in Michigan this week! It’s not too late to register for tomorrow’s Fall Conference in Novi and Friday’s event in Marquette.

See you there!


Events

1. Annual Fall Conference 2019 – Thursday, October 3rd in Novi

There is an outstanding roster of speakers to educate and inform our attendees about health equity and access. There is still time to register for this annual event. Bring a friend and enjoy the educational and networking opportunity.

  • Conference Title: "Fix the DAMN Roads!" How Innovation, Interoperability, and Emerging Initiatives are Paving Michigan's Road to Health Equity and Access
  • Date / Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Venue is in the Metropolitan Detroit area at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi MI 48375; phone number 248.349.4000
  • Hotel Details: Call the Marriott reservations at 1.800.721.7033 and advise them of the name of the event: State Chapter of Health Info Services-Michigan HIMSS Chapter. Discounted rooms are no longer available but attendees can request a room at the rack rate.
  • Registration Fees: Click here to register for the conference. If you have any problems when registering, please send a note michigan.info@himsschapter.org to let us know. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
    • MI HIMSS Members - $75.00
    • Non-Member (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $95.00
    • Government or Military Employee - $82.00 (Courtesy discount applied for non-members. When registering, please use your employer email address.)
    • Student Member - $35.00
    • Student Non-Member - (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $50.00

Updated Agenda:

  • Morning Key Note Speaker: Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, SVP, Community Health and Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan’s First Surgeon General. Dr. Wisdom has been named one of the top 25 Innovators in U.S. Healthcare by Modern Healthcare https://www.modernhealthcare.com/awards/2019-top-25-innovators-dr-kimberlydawn-wisdom in the August 16, 2019, issue.
  • FHIR-Side Chat Speakers: Robert Dieterle, EnableCare Group, and Matt Englehart, MS, Director, Research and Development, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN).
  • The Gravity Project Speaker: Lisa Nelson, MS, MBA, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing and Principal Informaticist for MaxMD, a health information services provider.[The Gravity Project is a national collaborative to advance interoperable social risk and protective factors documentation.] 
  • Michigan State Interoperability Roadmap Panel Discussion: Sara Esty, JD, MBA, Senior Deputy Director, Policy and Planning, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan HIT Commission; Nicholas D’Isa, Director of Compliance and Legal, Physicians Health Plan (Michigan) and Co-Chair, Michigan HIT Commission; Carrie Paykoc, MS, MBA, interim Director of the Office of eHealth Innovation (CeHI) and State Health IT Coordinator; Valerie Rogers, MPH, Director, Government Affairs, HIMSS
  • Afternoon Key Note – Clinical Standards and Quality: Quality Measures and Value-Based Incentives, Michelle Block Schreiber, MD, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Quality Measures Panel Discussion: Michelle Block Schreiber, MD, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Bruce Maki, MA, M-CEITA, Program Manager, Altarum Institute, Keri Christensen, MS, FHIMSS, Director, Research Innovation, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Maggie Lohnes, MN, RN, CPHQ, FHIMSS, Research Associate-Clinical Quality Measure Lead, Health Division, IMPAQ International. 
  • Technical Innovations – How Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Patient Focused Technologies and Innovation Can Improve Wellness and Equity While Reducing Disparities: Adam Culbertson, Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital and Innovator; former Innovator-in-Residence, ONC, and Lenel James, CPEHR, CPHIT, Business Lead, Health Information Exchange and Innovation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
  • A Michigan and Illinois, Robert Wood Johnson Initiative, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH): Melissa Morehead, Senior Program Manager (DASH) and Senior Policy Manager, Michigan Public Health Institute 

Sponsorship Opportunities: We would like to thank our sponsors for this event.  Their generosity provides support to deliver meaningful programs to the members of the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS and all attendees. 

Breakfast Sponsor

Lunch Sponsors

Additional Conference Sponsors

 

2.Connect UP Health SummIT 2019 – October 4

This inaugural event is hosted by the Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange (UPHIE).

  • Date and Time: Fri, October 4, 2019 Conference from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm EDT plus Networking from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Conference Location: Hampton Inn Marquette/Waterfront, 461 South Lakeshore Boulevard, Marquette, MI 49855
  • Networking Location: Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery Taproom,105 E Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855 Please RSVP at registration.
  • Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn Marquette/Waterfront for October 3, 2019 - October 6, 2019. The special room rate will be available until August 20th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first, To register online, click here.  
  • Registration: This conference and the networking event are at no cost to the attendees. Register today for both the conference and the networking event. Meals including breakfast & lunch will be provided. Please note any dietary restrictions at registration. 

Agenda:  The topics of the conference include:

  • State of HIE in MI
  • ONC Update
  • ARCS/ADT/Med Rec Best Practices
  • MiHIN Use Cases (current and in development)
  • UPHIE Portal Demo
  • Payer & Practice Panel Discussion
  • Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

Who Should Attend: Chief Information Officers, IT managers / directors, primary care clinic directors / managers, practitioners and allied health professionals, care managers, quality / PCMH leads.

Conference Questions: Please contact: Lee Marana, Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange (UPHIE) at 906.225.7961.


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make the Novi event and other events possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana. lmarana@uphp.com

We are so excited that the Fall Conference in Novi is next Thursday, October 3rd. 

The roster of speakers is extraordinary.  Register today!


In Case You Missed It…

  • HIMSS20 Interop & HIE Symposium Call for Proposals: For a full listing of all topics for which proposals can be submitted are found on the website. The deadline to submit a proposal is September 30, 2019. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, you can visit this link
  • Happy National Health IT Week!  This week, September 23-27, 2019, is dedicated to celebrate the contributions and impacts of health IT. You can find various activities at the website.  #IHeartHIT

Events

1. Register today for next week’s Annual Fall Conference 2019 – Oct. 3rd in Novi, MI!

The Board is excited to present this year’s conference in Michigan for our members and non-members alike after a very successful one last year.  Our team has put together an outstanding roster of regional and national speakers that will educate and inform the audience on health equity and access.

Conference Title: "Fix the DAMN Roads!" How Innovation, Interoperability, and Emerging Initiatives are Paving Michigan's Road to Health Equity and Access

Date / Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Venue is in the Metropolitan Detroit area at the Sheraton Detroit- Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi MI 48375; phone number 248.349.4000

Hotel Details: Call the Marriott reservations at 1.800.721.7033 and advise them of the name of the event: State Chapter of Health Info Services-Michigan HIMSS Chapter. Discounted rooms are no longer available but attendees can request a room at the rack rate.

Registration Fees: Click here to register for the conference. If you have any problems when registering, please send a note to let us know.

  • MI HIMSS Members - $75.00
  • Non-Member (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $95.00
  • Government or Military Employee - $82.00 (Courtesy discount applied for non-members. When registering, please use your employer email address.)
  • Student Member - $35.00
  • Student Non-Member - (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $50.00

Updated Agenda as of September 24, 2019:

[Visit the Chapter website under Events, Fall Conference, to view speaker biographies.]

-Morning Key Note Speaker: Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, SVP, Community Health and Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan’s First Surgeon General. Dr. Wisdom has been named one of the top 25 Innovators in U.S. Healthcare by Modern Healthcare  in the August 16, 2019, issue.

  • Topic: What Michigan as a state needs to do and what we should do as a nation to advance on the road to wellness, improving health equity and access.

-FHIR-Side Chat Speakers: Robert Dieterle, EnableCare Group, and Denise Webb (invited).

  • Topic: Interoperability, public policy, technology, standards: HITAC, FHIR, DaVinci, SDOH, Innovative Initiatives

-The Gravity Project Speaker: Lisa Nelson, Value Sets Subject Matter Expert, MaxMD. [The Gravity Project is a national collaborative to advance interoperable social risk and protective factors documentation.]

  • Topic: Data Standards and Social Determinants of Health

-Michigan State Interoperability Roadmap Panel Discussion: Sara Esty, JD, MBA, Senior Deputy Director, Policy and Planning, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan HIT Commission; Nicholas D’Isa, Director of Compliance and Legal, Physicians Health Plan (Michigan) and Co-Chair, Michigan HIT Commission and Valerie Rogers, MPH, Director, Government Affairs, HIMSS

-Afternoon Key Note – Clinical Standards and Quality: Quality Measures and Value-Based Incentives, Michelle Block Schreiber, MD, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

-Quality Measures Panel Discussion: Michelle Block Schreiber, MD, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Bruce Maki, MA, M-CEITA, Program Manager, Altarum Institute, Keri Christensen, MS, FHIMSS, Director, Research Innovation, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Maggie Lohnes, MN, RN, CPHQ, FHIMSS, Research Associate-Clinical Quality Measure Lead, Health Division, IMPAQ International. 

-Technical Innovations – How Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Patient Focused Technologies and Innovation Can Improve Wellness and Equity While Reducing Disparities: Adam Culbertson, Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital and Innovator; former Innovator-in-Residence, ONC, and Lenel James, CPEHR, CPHIT, Business Lead, Health Information Exchange and Innovation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

- A Michigan and Illinois, Robert Wood Johnson Initiative, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) : Melissa Morehead, Policy Strategist Policy Manager, Michigan Public Health Institute and Clare Tanner, PhD, Co-Director, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) and Program Director, Center for Data Management and Translational Research, Michigan Public Health Institute.

Sponsorship Opportunities: To learn about available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mr. Lee Marana.

2. Connect UP Health SummIT 2019 – October 4

This inaugural event is hosted by the Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange (UPHIE).

Date and Times: Fri, October 4, 2019 Conference from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm EDT plus Networking from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Conference Location: Hampton Inn Marquette/Waterfront, 461 South Lakeshore Boulevard, Marquette, MI 49855

Networking Location: Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery Taproom,105 E Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855,  Please RSVP during the registration process.

Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn Marquette/Waterfront.  Discounted room rates may be sold out at this time.

Registration: This conference and the networking event are at no cost to the attendees. Register today for both the conference and the networking event. Meals including breakfast & lunch will be provided. Please note any dietary restrictions when completing your registration.

Agenda:  The topics of the conference include: 

  • State of HIE in MI
  • ONC Update
  • ARCS/ADT/Med Rec Best Practices
  • MiHIN Use Cases (current and in development)
  • UPHIE Portal Demo
  • Payer & Practice Panel Discussion
  • Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

Who Should Attend: Chief Information Officers, IT managers / directors, primary care clinic directors / managers, practitioners and allied health professionals, care managers, quality / PCMH leads.

Conference Questions: Please contact: Lee Marana, Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange (UPHIE) at 906.225.7961.

3. Great Lakes Health Connect Presents Q4, 2019 Series of Summits Across Michigan

Who Should Attend? Ambulatory and Inpatient Staff, Long Term Post-Acute Care Staff, Consultants and Association Staff, PO/PHO/ACO/CIN/OSCs, Health plans, Human Service / Community Resources / SDOH Behavioral Health and Health Departments, Case Managers Nurses, Providers, and Care Team Members, Health Information Technology contractors, vendors, and leaders Faith Community Health Care Providers Advance Care Planning Professionals Attorneys and Paralegals Financial Planners

Registration and Summit Details: Click here.

Sponsors and Exhibitors Opportunities: For more information contact, Kate Meyer, GLHC Development Director, at

Capital Area Summit - Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  • Improving Quality and Value Through Health Information Technology:  Attendees will learn about the many different applications of Great Lakes Health Connect solutions and services. Current participants and GLHC representatives will share best practices, creative and innovative uses of technology, and will describe how health information technology is helping their organizations improve quality and the value of healthcare.
  • Advancing Advance Care Planning:  Learn the best practices of implementing Advance Care Planning (ACP) programs in various settings (healthcare and community based). Presentations will help attendees understand recent policy changes, advance directive storage/retrieval mechanisms, and how to promote shared decision making at all stages of ACP. These presentations will enhance healthcare provider’s ability to honor a person’s wishes.
  • Healthcare Leadership, Policy, and Strategic Planning:  These presentations will help attendees both understand and plan for the impact of recent proposed healthcare policies like TEFCA and the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule. Presentations will be forums for leaders to learn the best practices of planning and how to implement a comprehensive health information technology strategy.

West Michigan Summit – Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • Improving Quality and Value Through Health Information Technology: Attendees will learn about the many different applications of Great Lakes Health Connect solutions and services. Current participants and GLHC representatives will share best practices, creative and innovative uses of technology, and will describe how health information technology is helping their organizations improve quality and the value of healthcare.
  • Social Determinants of Health Interventions and Health Information Technology: Taking care of individuals extends beyond the walls of hospitals and clinics. The organizations and initiatives that reach deep into our communities can also realize the benefits of health information technology. Learn the best practices of implementing health information technology solutions outside of the “typical” care setting.
  • Integration of Health Information Technology, Creating Sustainable Workflow: Considering the workflow of health providers and staff is critical when implementing a health information technology solution. These presentations will educate attendees about how to evaluate and improve workflow, implement changes, and use health information technology creatively.

Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana.

Three more weeks until the Fall Conference is held on October 3rd in Novi so register today! More news and events are found below to fit every member’s education goals

 

In Case You Missed It…

1. Calling All Students! The HIMSS Foundation is currently accepting applications for student scholarships that should be submitted by Monday, September 23rd,11:59 p.m. (Central).

  • Scholarship recipients will be notified in November 2019.
  • For more information, contact scholarships@himss.org

2. HIMSS20 Interop & HIE Symposium Call for Proposals: Open until September 30th 

This is the first time that HIMSS invites all volunteers to submit proposals for pre-conference sessions. The HIMSS20 Pre-Conference Call for Proposals opened on Friday, September 6th and seeks individual session abstracts for the HIMSS20 preconference programs, including the Interoperability & HIE Symposium. For a full listing of all topics for which proposals can be submitted are found on the website. The deadline to submit a proposal is September 30, 2019.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal, visit this link 

3. National Health IT Week, September 23 to 27

Join your colleagues in celebrating National Health IT Week from September 23-27, 2019. For updated information about various activities, visit the website. #IHeartHIT is the designated hashtag to share your stories about the impact of health information and technology.


Three Events in September and October

1. Health 2.0 Annual Conference, September 16-20, 2019 in Santa Clara, CA

  • Highlights of Conference Sessions: A full spectrum of early-stage tech, highly-vetted start-ups, top investors, patient-dedicated programs, policy-focused dialiages and authentic provide perspectives that are fueling the next frontier in healthcare.  The conference includes Health 2.0's VentureConnect StartUp Pitch Competition announces Grand Prize ($12,000).
  • Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • Conference Website: For additional details, visit the conference website.
  • Agenda: The summary agenda is found here and the full schedule can be found here.
  • Registration Discount for Michigan Chapter Members: Select the 2 day full-pass and receive a $200 discount when entering the code, HIMSSchapter200. [Note: The discount is not applicable on previously confirmed registrations.]
  • Hotel: Hyatt Regency Santa Barbara, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054  To book hotel, click here.

2. Register Today for the Annual Fall Conference 2019 – Oct. 3rd in Novi, MI

The MI Chapter of HIMSS is pleased to provide more details about this exciting and timely conference addressing current challenges in both healthcare and technology.

  • Conference Title: "Fix the DAMN Roads!" How Innovation, Interoperability, and Emerging Initiatives are Paving Michigan's Road to Health Equity and Access
  • Date / Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Venue is in the Metropolitan Detroit area at the Sheraton Detroit-Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi MI 48375; phone number 248.349.4000
  • Hotel Details: Call the Marriott reservations at 1.800.721.7033 and advise them of the name of the event: State Chapter of Health Info Services-Michigan HIMSS Chapter. Chapter member room rate of $149 per night based on arrival on 10/2/19 and departure on 10/3/19 (conference date). Hotel reservations must be received on or before Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in order to be eligible for the discounted room rate.
  • Registration Fees: Click here to register for the conference. If you have any problems when registering, please send a note michigan.info@himsschapter.org to let us know.
    • MI HIMSS Members - $75.00
    • Non-Member (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $95.00
    • Government or Military Employee - $82.00 (Courtesy discount applied for non-members. When registering, please use your employer email address.)
    • Student Member - $35.00
    • Student Non-Member - (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $50.00
  • Updated Agenda:
    • Morning Key Note Speaker: Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, SVP, Community Health and Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan’s First Surgeon General. Dr. Wisdom has been named one of the top 25 Innovators in U.S. Healthcare by Modern Healthcare in the August 16, 2019, issue.  Topic: What Michigan as a state needs to do and what we should do as a nation to advance on the road to wellness, improving health equity and access.
    • FHIR-Side Chat Speakers: Robert Dieterle, EnableCare Group, and Denise Webb (invited).  Topic: Interoperability, public policy, technology, standards: HITAC, FHIR, DaVinci, SDOH, Innovative Initiatives
    • The Gravity Project Speaker: Lisa Nelson, Value Sets Subject Matter Expert, MaxMD. [The Gravity Project is a national collaborative to advance interoperable social risk and protective factors documentation. ] Topic: Data Standards and Social Determinants of Health
    • Michigan State Interoperability Roadmap Panel Discussion: Sara Esty, Senior Deputy Director, Policy and Planning, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan HIT Commission; Nicholas D’Isa, Director of Compliance and Legal, Physicians Health Plan (Michigan) and Co-Chair, Michigan HIT Commission and Valerie Rogers, MPH, Director, Government Affairs, HIMSS
    • Afternoon Key Note – Clinical Standards and Quality: Quality Measures and Value-Based Incentives, Dr. Michelle Block Schreiber, MD, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
    • Quality Measures Panel Discussion: Dr. Michelle Block Schreiber, MD, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Bruce Maki, MA, M-CEITA, Program Manager, Altarum Institute, Keri Christensen, MS, FHIMSS, Director, Research Innovation, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Maggie Lohnes, MN, RN, CPHQ, FHIMSS, Research Associate-Clinical Quality Measure Lead, Health Division, IMPAQ International.
    • Technical Innovations – How Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Patient Focused Technologies and Innovation Can Improve Wellness and Equity While Reducing Disparities: Adam Culbertson, Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital and Innovator; former Innovator-in-Residence, ONC, and Lenel James, CPEHR, CPHIT, Senior Project Manager, Industry Standards and eHealth National Programs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
    • A Michigan and Illinois, Robert Wood Johnson Initiative, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH): Melissa Morehead, Policy Strategist Policy Manager, Michigan Public Health Institute.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: To learn about available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mr. Lee Marana.

3. New Conference on HIEs – Lansing, September 19, 2019

  • Title: Moving Concept to Reality: It’s All About HIE
  • Date / Time: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Location: East Lansing Marriott, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI
  • Target Audience: Primary Care Practice Teams, Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Physician Organization leaders, and Students.  Conference participants will learn about the impact HIE continues to have on providers and the healthcare community.
  • Session Topics:
    • Telehealth’s impact on access to care
    • ADTs in the practice
    • ADTs and Community Service Organizations
    • HIE and Pediatrics
    • HIE and integration with registries
    • Health IT Innovations
    • Integrating Behavioral Health
    • myHealthButton
  • Registration: Click here to register.  There is no fee for this event.
  • Keynote Address: Paul Harkaway, MD, Chief ACO Development Officer, Trinity Health Michigan
  • Session Speakers From These Organizations:
    • Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan, Family Medicine Specialists, Huron Valley Physicians Association (HVPA), Integrated Health Partners (IHP), Judson Center, McLaren Health System, Medical Network One, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Milliken Medical, Wexford Pediatrics, Wexford PHO and Woodhaven Pediatrics
  • CME provided by Practice Transformation Institute. This Conference has been reviewed. Once all documents have been submitted this Conference will quality for 4.75 credits.

Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana.

As the days of summer begin to draw to a close, it’s time to plan to attend new Chapter events in Michigan!


In Case You Missed This Event…

MedHealth Startup Day - On July 15, 2019, this event hosted startups in Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario delivering technology solutions in the healthcare sector. The one-day event provided an opportunity for the start-ups to connect with officials from a variety of HHS agencies.  A few highlights from this event were provided by our attending Board members during the morning sessions presented by HHS (To access the full agenda including speaker information, click here to view the information.)

  • HHS’ Chief Technology Officer, Ed Simcox, opened the day's event speaking about the importance of opening access to HHS for startups.  This event was the 12th in a series of roadshows across United States.  He stated that the purpose of the roadshow is to initiate open access to HHS and go against grain of mainly dealing with lobbyists, ex-Congressmen and lawyers.
  • The CDC was represented by Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Paula Braun.  She was a participant in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase in February, 2019, and discussed partnering with the CDC and the importance of working with USCDI to achieve interoperability goals.
  • The ONC was represented by Senior Innovation Strategist, Stephen Konya.  He was instrumental in coordinating the event with host, Paul Riser, Jr., TechTown’s Director.  Stephen talked about national application and idea challenges as well as the SMART app gallery as good ways to partner with ONC.
  • The NIH Small Business Program Manager, Todd Merchak, talked about the non-dillutive investment opportunities via the SBIR/STTR program.
  • Lunch was provided and it was an excellent opportunity to network. The day concluded with breakout sessions for medical devices, population health, telemedicine as well as healthcare and mobility.
  • The WEtech Alliance, representing one of seventeen Regional Innovation Centres in the Province of Ontario, and funded by the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, was a participant.
  • The event was held at TechTown Detroit located at 440 Burroughs Street in Detroit. 

  • Good panel discussion on business development opportunities in health IT across Southeast Michigan and Ontario (Detroit – Windsor corridor) featuring Irek Kusmierczyk of WEtech Alliance, Dr. Anne Snowden of Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health, Virginia Wilkinson of Detroit Economic Growth Corp, and Philip Olla of Audacia Bioscience.

Register Today for the Annual Fall Conference - October 3rd in Novi!

The MI Chapter of HIMSS is pleased to provide more details about this exciting and timely conference addressing current challenges in both healthcare and technology.

Conference Title: "Fix the DAMN Roads!" How Innovation, Interoperability, and Emerging Initiatives are Paving Michigan's Road to Health Equity and Access

Date / Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Venue is in the Metropolitan Detroit area at the Sheraton Detroit- Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi MI 48375; phone number 248.349.4000

Hotel Details: Call the Marriott reservations at 1.800.721.7033 and advise them of the name of the event: State Chapter of Health Info Services-Michigan HIMSS Chapter. Chapter member room rate of $149 per night based on arrival on 10/2/19 and departure on 10/3/19 (conference date). Hotel reservations must be received on or before Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in order to be eligible for the discounted room rate.

Registration Fees: Click here to register for the conference. If you have any problems when registering, please send a note to let us know.

  • MI HIMSS Members - $75.00
  • Non-Member (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $95.00
  • Government or Military Employee - $82.00 (Courtesy discount applied for non-members. When registering, please use your employer email address.)
  • Student Member - $35.00
  • Student Non-Member - (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $50.00

Updated Agenda (Speaker photos and biographies are found on the Chapter website) :

  • Morning Key Note Speaker: Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, SVP, Community Health and Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan’s First Surgeon General.  Dr. Wisdom has been named one of the top 25 Innovators in U.S. Healthcare by Modern Healthcare in the August 16, 2019, issue.

Topic: What Michigan as a state needs to do and what we should do as a nation to advance on the road to wellness, improving health equity and access.

  • FHIR-Side Chat Speakers: Robert Dieterle, EnableCare Group, and Hans Buitendijk, EHR Associate Chair, HIMSS Interoperability and Standards Work Group, Cerner.  Topic: Interoperability, public policy, technology, standards: HITAC, FHIR, DaVinci, SDOH, Innovative Initiatives
  • The Gravity Project Speaker: Evelyn Gallego, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS, SIREN/HL7 Gravity Project Program Manager, EMI Advisors, LLC [The Gravity Project is a national collaborative to advance interoperable social risk and protective factors documentation.]   Topic: Data Standards and Social Determinants of Health
  • Michigan State Interoperability Roadmap Panel Discussion: Sara Esty, Senior Deputy Director, Policy and Planning, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan HIT Commission; Nicholas D’Isa, Director of Compliance and Legal, Physicians Health Plan (Michigan) and Co-Chair, Michigan HIT Commission and Valerie Rogers, MPH, Director, Government Affairs, HIMSS
  • Afternoon Key Note – Clinical Standards and Quality: Quality Measures and Value-Based Incentives, Michelle Block Schreiber, MD, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Quality Measures Panel Discussion: Michelle Block Schreiber, MD, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Bruce Maki, MA, M-CEITA, Program Manager, Altarum Institute, and Maggie Lohnes, RN, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Research Associate-Clinical Quality Measure Lead, Health Division, IMPAQ International. 
  • Technical Innovations – How Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Patient Focused Technologies and Innovation Can Improve Wellness and Equity While Reducing Disparities: Adam Culbertson, Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital and Innovator; former Innovator-in-Residence, ONC, and Lenel James, CPEHR, CPHIT, Senior Project Manager, Industry Standards and eHealth National Programs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Sponsorship Opportunities: To learn about available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mr. Lee Marana


New Conference on HIEs – Lansing, September 19, 2019

  • Title: Moving Concept to Reality: It’s All About HIE
  • Date / Time: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Location: East Lansing Marriott, 300 M.A.C. Avenue, East Lansing, MI
  • Target Audience: Primary Care Practice Teams, Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Physician Organization leaders, and Students
  • Learning Objectives: Conference participants will learn about the impact HIE continues to have on providers and the healthcare community. Sessions will feature speakers sharing their experiences, success stories, and visions of where we are headed in the future.
  • Key Note Speaker: Paul Harkaway, MD, Chief ACO Development Officer, Trinity Health Michigan
  • Registration: Click here to register 
  • CME provided by Practice Transformation Institute. This Conference has been reviewed. Once all documents have been submitted this Conference will quality for 4.75 credits.

National Health IT Week

Join your colleagues in celebrating National Health IT Week from September 23-27, 2019.  For updated information about various activities, visit the website.   #IHeartHIT is the designated hashtag to share your stories about the impact of health information and technology.


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana


 

We hope you have been enjoying the summer. 

We have so much information to share!

 

In the News…

On July 12, 2019, a news release from the state identified that Dr. Michael Zaroukian has been appointed to the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission. Many of you may remember Dr. Zaroukian’s contributions to HIMSS including as past chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors and past chair of the HIMSS North America Board of Directors. Read more about Dr. Zaroukian here.

Congratulations, Dr. Zaroukian, on this new position providing the state of Michigan with his expertise and enthusiasm for Health Information Technology!

“Michael H. Zaroukian, of Okemos, is the vice president, chief medical information officer, and chief transformation officer for Sparrow Health System and a professor emeritus at the Michigan State University Department of Medicine. He earned his Doctor of Medicine and Ph.D. in Microbiology from Michigan State University. Dr. Zaroukian is appointed to succeed Michael Chrissos, whose term expires August 3, 2019, to represent doctors of medicine for a term commencing August 4, 2019 and expiring August 3, 2023.

The Health Information Technology Commission was created to facilitate and promote the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of interoperable health care information infrastructure in this state.

These appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. “


Chapter Receives HIMSS Presidential Level Chapter Designation for the Advocacy Program

Most recently, the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS was informed that it has again received the designation of a Presidential Level Chapter specifically for volunteer efforts toward Advocacy and Public Policy. Spearheading the Michigan Chapter level efforts as well as contributing to a variety of related national efforts, Board member, Helen L. Hill, FHIMSS, has been instrumental in her contributions.

We would like to thank Ms. Hill for her contributions as the current Board Director Public Policy / Advocacy as well as previous Chapter Leader of the Year, awardee of both John A. Page Distinguished Fellows Service Award and Chapter Advocate of the Year. She is a Past-President (2002-2006) of the MI Chapter of HIMSS having founded the chapter in 2000 and serving as its first president in 2002. Ms. Hill has been very active on a variety of HIMSS North America committees and work groups including, but not limited to: CAR representative (2002-present), HIMSS Public Policy Committee , Chair HIMSS Legislative-Regulatory Committee, Co-Chair HIMSS RHIO Committee, Co-Chair HIMSS HIE Committee, Chair HIMSS Interoperability & Standards Committee, member HIMSS Standards Advisory Workgroup and HIMSS Technical Guidance for Interoperability Work Group (2015- present) and Liaison to the Kantara Initiative Identity Assurance Work Group and its predecessor, the Liberty Alliance).

You can join the Advocacy team’s efforts to improve Healthcare IT/HIE and learn more about important on-going Advocacy and Public Policy initiatives in Michigan and their relationship to national efforts as well as initiatives. We encourage you to volunteer regarding Advocacy today. If you are interested, we would welcome any questions to join these important volunteer efforts.
 


More Details About the MI HIMSS Annual Fall Conference

  • Conference Title: "Fix the DAMN Roads!" How Innovation, Interoperability, and Emerging Initiatives are Paving Michigan's Road to Health Equity and Access
  • Date / Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Venue is in the Metropolitan Detroit area at the Sheraton Detroit- Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi MI 48375; phone number 248.349.4000
  • Hotel Details: Call the Marriott reservations line at 1.800.721.7033 and advise them of the name of the event: State Chapter of Health Info Services-Michigan HIMSS Chapter. Chapter member room rate of $149 per night based on arrival on 10/2/19 and departure on 10/3/19 (conference date). Hotel reservations must be received on or before Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in order to be eligible for the discounted room rate.
  • Registration Fees: Click here to register for the conference.  The rates for registration are as follows:
    • MI HIMSS Members - $75.00
    • Non-Member (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $95.00
    • Student Member - $35.00
    • Student Non-Member - (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $50.00

Agenda: There will be panel discussions as well as two key note speakers, morning and afternoon.

  • Morning Key Note Speaker: Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, SVP, Community Health and Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan’s First Surgeon General.  Topic: What Michigan as a state needs to do and what we should do as a nation to advance on the road to wellness, improving health equity and access.
  • FHIR-Side Chat Speakers: Robert Dieterle, Owner, EnableCare Group, and other panelists should include members of HITA for national policy and the EHR Association  Topic: Interoperability, technology standards, HITAC, DaVinci
  • The Gravity Project Speaker: Evelyn Gallego, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS, SIREN/HL7 Gravity Project Program Manager, EMI Advisors, LLC [The Gravity Project is a national collaborative to advance interoperable social risk and protective factors documentation.] Topic: Data Standards and Social Determinants of Health
  • Quality Measures Panel Discussion: Bruce Maki, MA, M-CEITA, Program Manager, Altarum Institute, and Maggie Lohnes, RN, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Research Associate, IMPAQ International. Panelists invitations have been extended to additional speakers at both CMS and NCQA.
  • Michigan State Interoperability Roadmap Panel Discussion: Sara Esty, Senior Deputy Director, Policy and Planning, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan HIT Commission; Nicholas D’Isa, Director of Compliance and Legal, Physicians Health Plan (Michigan) and Valerie Rogers, MPH, Director, Government Affairs, HIMSS
  • How Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Technology and Innovation Can Improve Wellness and Equity While Reducing Disparity: Adam Culbertson, Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital and Innovator
  • A Michigan and Illinois, Robert Wood Johnson Initiative, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH): Melissa Morehead, Policy Strategist Policy Manager, Michigan Public Health Institute 
  • Building an Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics Capability at the Marshfield Clinic: MT Joseph, Vice President, Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics, Marshfield Clinic Health System

Sponsorship Opportunities: To learn about available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mr. Lee Marana.


Welcome to New Board Members

Join us in welcoming the following new Board members at the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS as of July, 2019:

  • Jim Kamp, Secretary,
  • Kevin Brooks, Membership,
  • Dan Boyle, Member-at-Large and
  • Sharon Kim, Member-at-Large.

Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana.

 

We hope you are enjoying summer time fun with family and friends!


Circle the date for the MI HIMSS Annual Fall Conference!

Conference Title: "Fix the DAMN Roads!" How Innovation, Interoperability, and Emerging Initiatives are Paving Michigan's Road to Health Equity and Access

Date / Time: Thursday, October 3, 2019 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Venue is in the Metropolitan Detroit area at the Sheraton Detroit- Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi MI 48375

Hotel Details: Chapter member room rate of $149 per night

Registration Fees: The link to register will be available shortly.

  • MI HIMSS Members - $75.00
  • Non-Member (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $95.00
  • Student Member - $35.00
  • Student Non-Member - (Fee includes one year MI Chapter Membership) - $50.00

Agenda: The conference includes both panel discussions as well as individual speakers and two key note speakers.  More details will follow:

  • #1 - Morning Key Note Speaker:
  • Topic: Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), Public Health, Health Disparities and Health Care Equity. How interoperability and its focus on SDoH and Health Care Equity impacts the Michigan landscape.
  • #2 – Topic: Data Standards, Interoperability, FHIR use cases, DaVinci, SDoH.
  • 3# - Topic: Data Standards and Social Determinants of Health
  • #4 –Topic: How evolving data standards, the focus on SDoH data and new innovations change payment methodology as well as payment models.
  • #5 – Topic: Michigan State Interoperability Roadmap
  • #6 – Topic: Innovations in Healthcare
  • #7 – Closing Key Note Speaker

Sponsorship Opportunities: To learn about available sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mr. Lee Marana.


In the News…

On July 12, 2019, a news release from the state identified that Dr. Michael Zaroukian has been appointed to the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission.  Many of you may remember Dr. Zaroukian’s contributions to HIMSS including the role as past chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors and past chair of the HIMSS North America Board of Directors. Read more about Dr. Zaroukian here.

Please join us in congratulating, Dr. Zaroukian, on this new position providing the state of Michigan with his expertise and enthusiasm for Health Information Technology!

“Michael H. Zaroukian, of Okemos, is the vice president, chief medical information officer, and chief transformation officer for Sparrow Health System and a professor emeritus at the Michigan State University Department of Medicine. He earned his Doctor of Medicine and Ph.D. in Microbiology from Michigan State University. Dr. Zaroukian is appointed to succeed Michael Chrissos, whose term expires August 3, 2019, to represent doctors of medicine for a term commencing August 4, 2019 and expiring August 3, 2023.

The Health Information Technology Commission was created to facilitate and promote the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of interoperable health care information infrastructure in this state.

These appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. “


Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For any questions or information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mr. Lee Marana.

Premier Sponsor

Executive Sponsors

 

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 slate of candidates for the Chapter:

  • President: Dara Barrera, MSMS
  • President-elect: Vacant
  • Treasurer: Mark Szmigiel, Ascension Health
  • Secretary: Jim Kamp, Altarum
  • Immediate Past President: Angela Vanker, Alliance Health

If any member wishes to express concern or pose questions about any candidate, we ask that you contact the Michigan HIMSS Chapter President, Ms. Angela Vanker, MPH, by Friday, June 28, 2019.  Should there be no objections from our Michigan members, then the candidates will become our latest Board members for the specified positions.


Circle Your Calendar for the MI HIMSS Annual Fall Conference!

  • Conference Theme: Healthcare Informatics: Data & Analytics Summit 2019
  • Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - all day event
  • Location: Venue is in the Metropolitan Detroit area at the Sheraton Detroit- Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi MI 48375
  • Hotel Details: Chapter member room rate of $149 per night
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mary Anne Ford.

Chapter Sponsors

We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support.

Premier Sponsor 

Executive Sponsors

 

So Many Events in Calendar 2019! Find the events and circle your calendar to attend:

  • Healthology Symposium (April 30-May 1) – Rochester, MI
  • 11th Annual Connecting Michigan for Health Conference with 3 events over 5 days (Connectathon on May 30 & 31, Legal Summit on June 3 and Connecting for Michigan on June 4 & 5)
  • MI HIMSS Chapter Fall Conference (October 3) – Novi, MI.

We look forward to seeing you at one of these events.


Healthology Symposium (Oakland University, School of Health Sciences, Rochester, MI)

The MI Chapter of HIMSS is sponsoring a Resume Workshop for students and a presentation“Your Primary Product: You!”, at 2:45 p.m. on May 1st.  The featured speaker, Kevin Northrup, CSEP, CPHIMSS, will focus the presentation on the value of professional networking and self-managing one’s career.  A schedule for available time for the resume workshop will be released shortly. Check the Chapter web site for additional details that will be released shortly. 

 

Additional information about the Healthology Symposium:

    • Dates / Times: Wednesday, April 30, 2019, 5 p.m. Public Forum with reception; May 1, 2019, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    • CEUs Available: 6 CME credits available for attendance at May 1, 2019 program
    • Location: Oakland University
    • Registration: Students – Free with valid ID card. Professionals - $150.  Registration can be completed here.  

    Conference Theme: “Better Upstream Health, Better Downstream Care: It Takes a Team”

    The Healthology Symposium “where science, practice, and social interests meet” provides a culminating focus for faculty, students, alumni and community partners to celebrate impactful research and scholarship that affect health outcomes. Health care leaders and providers will gather to discuss the importance of addressing the “upstream” social determinants of health in achieving better “downstream” care within the scope of clinical and diagnostic teams. The discussion will dive into the importance of collaborative medical settings in the battle over community health crises, including a keynote address from Michael Laposata, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Pathology at The University of Texas Medical Branch. This symposium is a call for public awareness and professional action.


    11th Annual Connecting Michigan for Healt Conference (Lansing, MI)

    The Michigan Chapter of HIMSS is a sponsoring partner to MiHIN since the inception of the Connecting Michigan for Health Conference eleven years ago.  [Note: This annual conference is related to the MI Chapter of HIMSS’ Advocacy and Public Policy efforts.]

    This year’s conference has three components: the Connectathon, Legal Summit and Connecting for Michigan Conference. Each of these conference components are described below:

    Free Event - Connectathon Healthcare Vs. Finance “Throwdown” 2019 

    • Dates / Times: May 30, 8:00 a.m. and May 31, 2019, concluding at 2 p.m.
    • Location: MotorCity Casino Hotel (Lower Level), 2901 Grand River Avenue, Grand Ballroom - Salon C, Detroit, MI 48201
    • Hotel Accomodations: Group rate is $169.00 per night; if you call 866-782-9622 to make reservations,,mention the MiHIN Connectathon Conference to receive the group rate.  Reservations must be made by Friday, May 10, 2019, to receive the group rate.
    • Agenda: Attendees will focus their efforts on the following 5 areas over the two day event:
      • Collaborate, build, and demonstrate solutions with synthetic data using MiHIN’s Interoperability Land™, a digital environment that uses data visualization to test interoperability between systems
      • Explore parallels and synergies between the finance and healthcare industries to create innovative new solutions to unsolved problems
      • Leverage open business models to create dynamic ecosystems of value between healthcare and finance
      • Explore the value and opportunity of cross-industry digital identity networks
      • Exploit healthcare patient matching technology to create unified customer experiences in financial services.
    • Registration: Make your reservations today.  
    • Additional Questions: For additional information contact MiHIN at

    One-Day Legal Summit (a Connecting Michigan for Health featured event)

    • Conference Title: "Boosting the Legal Landscape: Positioning Michigan’s Legal Community for National Interoperability"
    • Dates / Times: Monday, June 3, 2019, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Location: Lansing Center, 333 East Michigan Avenue, Banquet Rooms 1-6, Lansing, MI 48933
    • Hotel Reservations: Group rate of $134.95 per night at the Radisson Hotel, 111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933; phone 517-482-0188. Attendees can make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 517-482-0188 or 800-333- 3333 and mention Connecting Michigan Conference to receive the group rate. Attendees can make reservations online at and type in the promotional code, MIHIN9, to receive the group rate.  Reservations must be made by May 13, 2019, to secure the group rate.
    • Registration: To register for this pre-conference event, click here. The registration fee is $215.  If registering on May 20th or later, the Legal Summit registration will be $340. Attendees can choose to register for both the Legal Summit and Connecting Michigan for Health (3 days) and that fee is $450.
    • Conference Theme: The 2019 Legal Summit will include pressing topics around national interoperability, the sharing of behavioral health information, and recent legislation pertaining to the opioid crisis. There will be an emphasis on building Michigan’s legal community through the facilitation of interactive panel discussions and multiple networking events.

    11th Annual Connecting Michigan for Health Conference

    • Dates / Times: Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Breakfast and registration will open at 8:00 AM, and event will begin at 9:00 AM) plus an evening Networking Reception on Tuesday, June 4th.
    • Location: Lansing Center, 333 East Michigan Avenue, Banquet Rooms 1-6, Lansing, MI 48933
    • Hotel Reservations: Group rate of $134.95 per night at the Radisson Hotel, 111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933; phone 517-482-0188. Attendees can make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 517-482-0188 or 800-333- 3333 and mention Connecting Michigan Conference to receive the group rate. Attendees can make reservations online and type in the promotional code, MIHIN9, to receive the group rate. Reservations must be made by May 13, 2019, to secure the group rate.
    • Registration: To register for both days at the conference, the registration fee is $300. If you prefer, an attendee can register for only one day of the conference for $175. When registering, you can select the preferred date. ​​​​​ If you are unable to register in advance, you can purchase a ticket at the door on June 4th for the 2 day event: $400.
    • Conference Theme: The conference will bring speakers together to discuss an array of topics, including Interoperability, FHIR® and Care Quality. The agenda includes panel sessions, industry and state leaders, and interactive displays for these topics.

    MI HIMSS Chapter Fall Conference (Novi, MI)

    • Conference Theme: Healthcare Informatics: Data & Analytics 
    • Dates / Times: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Location: Venue is in the Metropolitan Detroit area at the Sheraton Detroit- Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi MI 48375
    • Hotel Details: The group room rate is $149 per person per night.
    • Sponsorship Opportunities: To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mary Anne Ford.

    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford.

    Premier Sponsor

    Executive Sponsors

    Associate Sponsor

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    While waiting for Spring, consider an Event as well as Volunteer Opportunities?

    March Event in Michigan – Later This Week!

    Big Data & Analytics Summit 2019

    • Dates / Times: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:00 AM – Friday, March 22, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT
    • Location: Wayne State University, Student Center, 5221 Gullen Mall, 2nd Floor, Detroit, MI 48202
    • Speakers: Learn more about event speakers.
    • Agenda: Download a copy of event agenda
    • Registration: There is still time to register today.
      • Students: $ 40 plus service fee
      • Professionals: 1 or 2 day registration is available ranging from $100 to $195 plus service fee

    Conference Theme: “Special focus on managing and analyzing the data captured through marketing, product development, manufacturing, distribution, sales, and service in a global setting…Summit attendees gain keen insights and learn tips on identifying big data opportunities, developing business cases, and using analytics to drive business success. The summit also seeks to provide a clear distinction between legacy analytics that are pervasive in industry and the emerging next generation tools, technologies, and processes that will form the foundation for a new wave of innovation and growth.


    If You Missed HIMSS19...

    The Michigan Chapter of HIMSS celebrated one of our members, Cynthia Green-Edwards, one of the recipients of the HIMSS State Official of the Year Award. Ms. Green-Edwards is Chief Compliance Officer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and was named the 2018 HIMSS State Official of the Year.

    To listen to the interview conducted at HIMSS19 with Ms. Green-Edwards, click here.


    Volunteer Opportunities

    The Chapter always seeks volunteers to support our goals for 2019-2020. There are two current types of opportunities for volunteers:

    • Board Member Positions and
    • Event or Task Group Opportunities.

    There are two positions on the MI Chapter of HIMSS Board that is seeking candidates:

    • Sponsorship Chair and
    • Secretary.

    To apply for either Board position, please send a message to Chapter leadership for consideration before April 30, 2019

    If you would be interested in volunteer opportunities in support of either an Event or a Task Group, please send a message for consideration and share any areas of interest that you may have by no later than April 30, 2018


    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors whose generous support provides opportunities to host events in support of Michigan members. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford.

    Premier Sponsor

    Executive Sponsors

    Associate Sponsor

     

     

    As you organize your calendar for HIMSS19, here are a few items of interest including the Chapter reception. In addition, there is another event of interest in March right here in Michigan so save the date.

     

    HIMSS19 Chapter Reception

    What a great opportunity to meet many of the Michigan Chapter members in one place at one time! Don’t forget to register for the Chapter reception while attending the Annual Conference.

    • Registration: Click here to register to join us:
    • Theme: Tailgating with Friends [Wear your favorite team color!]

    • Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    • Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Location: Orange County Convention Center, Exhibit Floor, Booth 3645 [Connection Booth]

    We are celebrating Michigan Chapter of HIMSS members especially Cynthia Green-Edwards. one of the recipients of the HIMSS State Official of the Year Award. Ms. Green-Edwards, Chief Compliance Officer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Is named the 2018 HIMSS State Official of the Year. 

    Public Policy and Advocacy Items of Interest at HIMSS19

    Monday, February 11th

    • Best Practices Symposium: Leveraging Information and Technology to Combat Opioid Addiction: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Separate Registration Required for Pre-Conference Symposia)

    Tuesday, February 12th

    • Education Session: Federal-State Response to the Opioid Crisis: 1:30 – 2:30 PM
    • State Policy Learning Lab: The Value of State-level Health IT Strategic Planning: 2:30 – 4:00 PM

    Wednesday, February 13th

    • Education Session: Smart States and the Push towards Health IT Modernization: 8:30 – 9:30 AM
    • Roundtable on the Opioid Crisis with HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    • State Policy Learning Lab: Smart Cites & Smart Health Systems 2:00 – 4:30 PM

    Thursday, February 14th

    • Interoperability Showcase Tour: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
    • State Policy Learning Lab: Bridging the Gap: Health IT Policy Strategies to Connect the Spectrum of Care 1:00 – 2:30 PM
    • HIMSS Spot: What’s Next for State Policy: An Update on Chapter Advocacy and Health IT in the Region: 3:00 – 3:45 PM

    When Visiting the Exhibit Hall…

    Join us in visiting Chapter Sponsors in the Exhibit Hall and thank them for their on-going support for Michigan Chapter events. Our Premier Sponsor, Connection, is hosting our February 12th reception. While at the reception, you can also meet representatives from our Executive Sponsors, MiHIN and Zscaler.  In addition, three of our Executive Sponsors will be exhibiting during the conference: Capsa Healthcare (Booth 1431), ScImage (Booth 2521) and TECH LOCK, present in the kiosk at the HITRUST Booth 1287.


    Save the Date - March Event in Michigan

    Big Data & Analytics Summit 2019

    • Dates / Times: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:00 AM – Friday, March 22, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT
    • Location: Wayne State University, Student Center, 5221 Gullen Mall, 2nd Floor, Detroit, MI 48202
    • Speakers: View the outstanding roster of speakers.
    • Agenda: See the current version of the agenda
    • Registration: To register today, click here 
      • Students: $ 40 plus service fee
      • Professionals: 1 or 2 day registration is available ranging from $100 to $195 plus service fee

    Conference Theme: “Special focus on managing and analyzing the data captured through marketing, product development, manufacturing, distribution, sales, and service in a global setting…Summit attendees gain keen insights and learn tips on identifying big data opportunities, developing business cases, and using analytics to drive business success. The summit also seeks to provide a clear distinction between legacy analytics that are pervasive in industry and the emerging next generation tools, technologies, and processes that will form the foundation for a new wave of innovation and growth."


    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford.

    Premier Sponsor

    Executive Sponsors

    Associate Sponsor


    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS website for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on the LinkedIn Discussion Group for chapter events and information.


    There is no time like the present to save the date!  We look forward to seeing you in Orlando.

     

    In the News….

    Please join us in congratulating Michigan Chapter member, Cynthia Green-Edwards. who is the recipient of the HIMSS State Official of the Year Award.

    Ms. Green-Edwards, Chief Compliance Officer at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, has been named the 2018 HIMSS State Official of the Year.  As the Chief Compliance Officer, she is responsible for leading enterprise compliance efforts of the Michigan HHS Department, designing and implementing internal controls, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable state, local and federal laws and regulations, third party guidelines as well as internal policies and procedures – most notably the Michigan Medicaid Program, and Michigan compliance with HIPAA.

    Ms. Green-Edwards is a long-time advocate for advancements in infrastructure improvements that aid care coordination and value-based care. Her commitment to the HIMSS Michigan chapter member and our members is evident in her enthusiastic approach to engaging in public discourse that expands access to care.

    To read more about recipients of the 2018 NHIT Week Awards, click here..


    HIMSS19 Chapter Reception

    What a great opportunity to meet many of the Michigan Chapter members in one place at one time!  Don’t forget to register today for the Chapter reception while attending the Annual Conference.

    • Registration: Click here to register to join us.
    • Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    • Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Theme: Tailgate Party
    • Location: Orange County Convention Center, Exhibit Floor, Booth 3645 [Connection Booth]

    Advocacy and Health IT Policy Corner

    What will 2019 bring in terms of State Health IT policy?  Chapter advocates shared their 2019 predictions:

    • Consumer-centric care: patients take over,
    • Prioritizing the opioid epidemic,
    • Reducing healthcare costs and
    • Blockchain, AI and more innovation.

    Read more here

    Learn more about how you can volunteer and participate in Advocacy as well as Health IT Policy today. Volunteers are always welcome!


    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford

    Premier Sponsor

    Executive Sponsors

    Associate Sponsor


    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS website for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on the LinkedIn Discussion Group  for chapter events and information.

    Welcome to 2019 and New Events for Members!

    The Michigan Chapter Board wishes you a Happy New Year.  We are excited to share a number of new events scheduled in the next few weeks.


    IHE North American Connectathon 2019

    Dates: January 21-25, 2019

    Location: Cleveland, OH

    Registration: Click here to register 

    • Title: Innovations in Interoperability
    • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 23rd, 8:30am – 6:00pm ET
    • Keynote Speaker: Steven Posnack, Executive Director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
    • Session Description: Advancements in health information exchange and the characteristics of interoperability are being shaped through a variety of organizations and initiatives. Achieving interoperability of health information within and among healthcare organizations requires dedicated focus not only on the people and the processes but also on the organization’s vision, strategy, and business model capabilities. Join IHE USA and HIMSS for a highly interactive conference comprised of educational sessions, demonstrations, a hands-on workshop and an exclusive tour of the IHE North American Connectathon testing floor and HIMSS Innovation and Conference Center.

     

    • Title: Ring of FHIR Interoperability Testing Event
    • Dates/Times: Thursday, January 24th, 8:00am – 5:30pm ET & Friday, January 25th, 8:00am – 12:00pm ET
    • Session Description:  Health IT developers and implementers at healthcare organizations across the country will soon be required to know how to leverage Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®). Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) and IHE USA are hosting a collaborative interoperability testing event based on HL7 FHIR® specifications and the MiHIN FHIR PIT and Ring of FHIR implementation, consisting of tutorial material and face to face testing at the IHE NA Connectathon 2019. The tutorial will be presented as part of the Innovations in Interoperability - Connectathon 2019 Conference on Wednesday, January 23 (separate registration required), and the Ring of FHIR Interoperability testing event will take place the following days. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience and learn, develop, and test the exchange of health information using MiHIN’s FHIR Pilot Interoperability Testbed!

    HIMSS19 Chapter Reception

    • Registration: Click here to register to join us:
    • Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    • Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Location: Orange County Convention Center, Exhibit Floor, Booth 3645

    Join us for an outstanding networking opportunity to meet other colleagues from Michigan while you are enjoying the Annual Conference!


    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford. 

    Premier Sponsor

    Executive Sponsors

    Associate Sponsor

     

    Event: "Surviving Healthcare Disruptions"

    There is still time to register for the event this Thursday, October 18th. 

    Walk-in attendees also welcome!

     

    • Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018 / 8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    • Location: Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI.  Call to register for your hotel room 734-414-0600.  The group code which is HM101718A. Attendees may call for rate, if still available.
    • Group Registration: Group discounts available: 5-9 attendees will receive a 10% registration discount and groups of 10 or more attendees will receive a 20% registration discount. Contact Jerry Morin at 312. 560.6703 to request the group discount.
    • Individual Registration: To register today, click here.  Event Fees (include continental breakfast, lunch and networking reception):
      • HIMSS Member - $75.00
      • Non-Member (event plus one year membership to MI Chapter of HIMSS) – $95.00
      • HIMSS Student Member - $35.00
      • Student Non-Member - $50.00

    CME Notification

    Statement of Accreditation:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Michigan State Medical Society and Michigan Chapter of HIMSS. The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement:

    The Michigan State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    AGENDA

    • Registration and Continental Breakfast with Vendors
    • Welcome
    • Session - Healthcare disruptors, technology innovations. Speaker: Dave Morin
    • Session - Current programs impacting consumers and providers acting as disruptors of healthcare. Speaker: Jeff Henkin, Corporate Account Manager, Google Health **
    • Break with Sponsors
    • Session - Creating a Trust Relationship in Times of Change – Review of research and advance actionable steps that can be taken to improve relationships during times of change. Speaker: Donna M. Roach, CHCIO, FCHIME, FHIMSS, Chief Information Officer, DMR Advisors
    • Lunch
    • Session - Healthcare Leaders Panel Discussion. Question for consideration: In an effort to provide high quality, cost efficient care with improved outcomes for Michigan citizens, it is necessary that all Michigan providers and plans are aligned. Currently there are disconnects among payers, physicians and provider settings that create challenges in achieving these desired outcomes. What do you think is the biggest challenge preventing the forward movement towards alignment of these outcomes? If we could make one change to meet these goals what would that change be?Speakers: Dr. Thomas L. Simmer, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM); Dr. Forshee, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Priority Health; Mr. Sam Watson, Senior Vice President for Safety and Quality and Executive Director for MHA Keystone Center; Dr. Betty Chu, President, MSMS; Moderator Ms. Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, Executive Vice President for HIMSS North America
    • Closing Remarks: Jerry Morin, Past President, MI Chapter of HIMSS
    • Networking reception with Sponsors

    Speaker Information:

    Donna M. Roach, MS, CHCIO, FCHIME, FHIMSS, Chief Information Officer, DMR Advisors, a health care information technology consulting firm providing interim Chief Information Officer support and strategic advisory services. Previously she has been the Corporate Information Technology Executive responsible for Ascension Senior Living, Ascension Medical Group and the Ascension corporate functions of Human Resources, Marketing/Communications, Clinical, Finance, Revenue Cycle, Legal/Compliance, Mission Integration, Travel and Global Mission. Prior to her CIO position at Ascension Corporate she was the CIO for the Gulf Coast, Via Christi Health, Borgess Health and Our Lady of Lourdes, all health systems under Ascension Health.

    With more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Roach has focused on healthcare information technology for the past 25 years. Before joining Ascension, she was CIO/VP of Information Services for Bronson Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan and previous to this the CIO/VP of IT at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois. Her past experience includes W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital, Adventist Health System, Resurrection Health Care, Central DuPage Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, and the Veterans Administration.

    Roach is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer, a Fellow within the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and a Board Member for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. Previously, she was the President of the Michigan Chapter of Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, Chair for the Michigan Hospital Association Technology Board and a StateNet CHIME coordinator.

    Jeff Henkin, Corporate Account Manager, Google Health, is a cloud specialist at Google Cloud focused on Healthcare in the Midwest. Throughout Jeffrey's tenure at Google, he has held both engineering and business roles where he directly engages with healthcare providers and research institutions. Jeffrey is passionate about educating healthcare organizations on how Google's disruptive technology like artificial intelligence can improve patient health, research and clinical workflows.

    David J. Morin is a healthcare technology serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor, national and international speaker as well as technology executive. Currently, he is a co-founder of Impellia, a data analytics company that is revolutionizing human performance by combining sensor and biometric data with scientifically-validated algorithms to easily and expertly understand human metrics for injury, rehabilitation and performance management.

    As a very active participant in the technology startup community, he is the Chairman of the Board, Mountain Pass Solutions, a provider of human capital management workflow technology for higher education and healthcare organizations, a board member of AlertWatch, a healthcare analytics firm, the Director of the Department of Family Medicine Technology Acceleration Program at The University of Colorado-Denver, a board member at MichBio and an advisor for Tappan Hill Ventures, an angel investment fund. Prior to Impellia, Dave was the co-founder and CEO of Cielo MedSolutions LLC, an Ann Arbor, MI-based health care technology organization that was acquired by The Advisory Board Company. Finally, he is actively engaged in community-based social entrepreneurship for a variety of Detroit-area organizations and causes and is the Vice Chair of Samaritas, a Michigan-based organization that connects all people based on their individual circumstances with the families and communities that will empower them to live their fullest life possible.

    Thomas L. Simmer, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, oversees Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s medical policy, professional payment policies and national programs to improve quality, cost and access to medical services.

    is responsible for reimbursement to more than 25,000 physicians throughout Michigan. Under his leadership, Blue Cross introduced physician incentive programs to promote cost-effective ways to prescribe drugs and to provide consistent care for people with chronic illness. Dr. Simmer also provides leadership to the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium. MQIC works with health plan medical directors across Michigan to create and put evidence-based guidelines into use. In 2010, Crain’s Detroit Business honored Dr. Simmer with a althcare Hero award. It recognized his work promoting health care transformation in Michigan through the Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative and other collaborative programs with doctors and hospitals throughout the state.

    Prior to joining Blue Cross, Dr. Simmer served as vice president of Health and Medical Affairs for Health Alliance Plan. He also served as associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Henry Ford Hospital and was the recipient of several Distinguished Service Awards.

    Betty S. Chu, MD, MBA, is Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Her current responsibilities include patient care oversight and the delivery of quality treatment in an efficient and effective manner. Dr. Chu is also a member of hospital leadership contributing to the development and implementation of corporate strategy. In addition, she serves as President of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) and, in June, 2018, was elected to the Council on Medical Service for the American Medical Association with responsibility for reviewing social and medical economic policy.

    Prior to joining the Henry Ford Health System, Dr. Chu served as the President of the medical staff at Troy Beaumont Hospital. In 2010, she was named to Crain’s Detroit Business “40 under 40” as a result of her commitment to improving communication between physicians and simplifying both clinical and administrative data on the hospitals website. Finally, she is on the board of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and the Area Agency of Aging 1B as well as a member of the Michigan Delegation to the American Medical Association.

    James D. Forshee, M.D., MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, at Priority Health. He will oversee medical policy and programming, as well as clinical strategies for the organization. Dr. Forshee is also responsible for leading the clinical and pharmacy departments and programs, the development and coordination of population health programs and chronic disease management strategies.

    Dr. Forshee has over 25 years of health care experience, both as a physician and executive. His areas of expertise include patient care, medical management health care initiatives, population health, medical policies and clinical strategies, including government programs both state and federal. His community involvement includes the State of Michigan Drug Utilization Review, the Michigan State Medical Society, the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Steering Committee, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.

    Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT(ASCP), CPPS, is Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality, and Executive Director of the MHA Keystone Center. Since coming to the MHA, Watson has led multi-state efforts to improve patient safety and quality including federally funded Hospital Engagement Networks, Hospital Improvement Innovation Network and the inauguration of several statewide quality initiatives including surgery, obstetrics, hospital-associated infections, emergency department, sepsis, falls, pressure ulcers, venous thromboembolism and care transitions. This body of work has resulted in the receipt of the Eisenberg Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality Award and the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for healthcare improvement. Most recently, Watson was named one of Becker's Hospital Review, 2018 50 experts leading the field of patient safety. Prior to leading the MHA Keystone Center, Watson was in the MHA Data Services Corporation where he oversaw the national launch of the core measures clinical data collection system.

    Prior to coming to the MHA, Watson was director of Quality and Pastoral Care where he was responsible for leadership of a hospital quality program, including the development of a health system patient safety scorecard. He is a board member with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Spectrum Health – Pennock Board of Directors, Christian Life Services Board of Directors, and the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety certification expert oversight committee.

    Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, is Executive Vice President of HIMSS, a global organization focused on better health through information and technology. HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information and technology. As a HIMSS executive, Smith leverages her thought leadership, and extensive experience in nonprofit management, to achieve HIMSS’s mission and maintain its financial health.

    Smith has 30 years of experience in the information and technology field, two-thirds of it focused on healthcare. She champions transformational innovations in the health sector, ensuring the right knowledge is available to the right people at the right time to make the right health- and care-related decisions. In addition to her responsibilities at HIMSS, Smith holds an appointment to CMS’s Outreach and Education Federal Advisory Committee, Chairs the Advisory Board of the Global Center for Health Innovation, serves as an advisor to the University of Michigan’s Health Informatics and Learning Health System programs, and is a publicly-elected official for the Village of Barton Hills, Michigan.


    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford

    Premier Sponsor 

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    More Value for Your Education Dollars!

    Group Discounts Available for “Surviving Healthcare Disruption” Event.

    In order to stretch your dollars for continuing education, the MI Chapter of HIMSS is extending group discounts for this one day event. 

    • If purchasing 5-9 tickets, a 10% registration discount is available. 
    • If purchasing 10 or more tickets, a 20% registration discount is available. 

    • Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018 / 8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    • Location: Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI

    You can make reservations within your block by either phoning the hotel at 734.414.0600 or by visiting our website at www.theinnatstjohns.com. To make reservations on our web-site they must use the group code which is HM101718A. To link to the group reservations page, click here. Since the cutoff date has passed, the hotel will check for available rooms should the rate be available. 

    • Registration: To register today, click here.  Event Fees (include continental breakfast, lunch and networking reception):
      • HIMSS Member - $75.00
      • Non-Member (event plus one year membership to MI Chapter of HIMSS) – $95.00
      • HIMSS Student Member - $35.00
      • Student Non-Member - $50.00

    CME Notification

    Statement of Accreditation:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Michigan State Medical Society and Michigan Chapter of HIMSS. The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement:

    The Michigan State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Agenda

    • Registration and Continental Breakfast with Vendors
    • Welcome
    • Creating a Trust Relationship in Times of Change – Review of research and advance actionable steps that can be taken to improve relationships during times of change. Speaker: Donna M. Roach, CHCIO, FCHIME, FHIMSS,
    • Chief Information Officer, DMR Advisors
    • Healthcare disruption definition and impact
    • Current programs impacting consumers and providers acting as disruptors of healthcare.  Speaker: Jeff Henkin, Corporate Account Manager, Google Health ** (This session is not eligible for CME credit.)
    • Break with Sponsors
    • Healthcare disruptors technology innovations. Speaker: Dave Morin
    • Lunch
    • Healthcare Leaders Panel Discussion.

    Question for consideration: In an effort to provide high quality, cost efficient care with improved outcomes for Michigan citizens, it is necessary that all Michigan providers and plans are aligned. Currently there are disconnects among payers, physicians and provider settings that create challenges in achieving these desired outcomes. What do you think is the biggest challenge preventing the forward movement towards alignment of these outcomes? If we could make one change to meet these goals what would that change be?

    Speakers: Dr. Thomas L. Simmer, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM); Dr. Forshee, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Priority Health; Mr. Sam Watson, Senior Vice President for Safety and Quality and Executive Director for MHA Keystone Center; Dr. Betty Chu, President, MSMS; Moderator Ms. Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, Executive Vice President for HIMSS North America

    • Closing Remarks: Jerry Morin, Past President, MI Chapter of HIMSS
    • Networking reception with Sponsors

    Speaker Information:

    Donna M. Roach, MS, CHCIO, FCHIME, FHIMSS, Chief Information Officer, DMR Advisors, a health care information technology consulting firm providing interim Chief Information Officer support and strategic advisory services. Previously she has been the Corporate Information Technology Executive responsible for Ascension Senior Living, Ascension Medical Group and the Ascension corporate functions of Human Resources, Marketing/Communications, Clinical, Finance, Revenue Cycle, Legal/Compliance, Mission Integration, Travel and Global Mission. Prior to her CIO position at Ascension Corporate she was the CIO for the Gulf Coast, Via Christi Health, Borgess Health and Our Lady of Lourdes, all health systems under Ascension Health.

    With more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Roach has focused on healthcare information technology for the past 25 years. Before joining Ascension, she was CIO/VP of Information Services for Bronson Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan and previous to this the CIO/VP of IT at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois. Her past experience includes W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital, Adventist Health System, Resurrection Health Care, Central DuPage Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, and the Veterans Administration.

    Roach is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer, a Fellow within the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and a Board Member for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. Previously, she was the President of the Michigan Chapter of Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, Chair for the Michigan Hospital Association Technology Board and a StateNet CHIME coordinator.

    Jeff Henkin, Corporate Account Manager, Google Health, is a cloud specialist at Google Cloud focused on Healthcare in the Midwest. Throughout Jeffrey's tenure at Google, he has held both engineering and business roles where he directly engages with healthcare providers and research institutions. Jeffrey is passionate about educating healthcare organizations on how Google's disruptive technology like artificial intelligence can improve patient health, research and clinical workflows.

    David J. Morin is a healthcare technology serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor, national and international speaker as well as technology executive. Currently, he is a co-founder of Impellia, a data analytics company that is revolutionizing human performance by combining sensor and biometric data with scientifically-validated algorithms to easily and expertly understand human metrics for injury, rehabilitation and performance management.

    As a very active participant in the technology startup community, he is the Chairman of the Board, Mountain Pass Solutions, a provider of human capital management workflow technology for higher education and healthcare organizations, a board member of AlertWatch, a healthcare analytics firm, the Director of the Department of Family Medicine Technology Acceleration Program at The University of Colorado-Denver, a board member at MichBio and an advisor for Tappan Hill Ventures, an angel investment fund. Prior to Impellia, Dave was the co-founder and CEO of Cielo MedSolutions LLC, an Ann Arbor, MI-based health care technology organization that was acquired by The Advisory Board Company. Finally, he is actively engaged in community-based social entrepreneurship for a variety of Detroit-area organizations and causes and is the Vice Chair of Samaritas, a Michigan-based organization that connects all people based on their individual circumstances with the families and communities that will empower them to live their fullest life possible.

    Thomas L. Simmer, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, oversees Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s medical policy, professional payment policies and national programs to improve quality, cost and access to medical services.

    is responsible for reimbursement to more than 25,000 physicians throughout Michigan. Under his leadership, Blue Cross introduced physician incentive programs to promote cost-effective ways to prescribe drugs and to provide consistent care for people with chronic illness. Dr. Simmer also provides leadership to the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium. MQIC works with health plan medical directors across Michigan to create and put evidence-based guidelines into use. In 2010, Crain’s Detroit Business honored Dr. Simmer with a althcare Hero award. It recognized his work promoting health care transformation in Michigan through the Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative and other collaborative programs with doctors and hospitals throughout the state.

    Prior to joining Blue Cross, Dr. Simmer served as vice president of Health and Medical Affairs for Health Alliance Plan. He also served as associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Henry Ford Hospital and was the recipient of several Distinguished Service Awards.

    Betty S. Chu, MD, MBA, is Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Her current responsibilities include patient care oversight and the delivery of quality treatment in an efficient and effective manner. Dr. Chu is also a member of hospital leadership contributing to the development and implementation of corporate strategy. In addition, she serves as President of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) and, in June, 2018, was elected to the Council on Medical Service for the American Medical Association with responsibility for reviewing social and medical economic policy.

    Prior to joining the Henry Ford Health System, Dr. Chu served as the President of the medical staff at Troy Beaumont Hospital. In 2010, she was named to Crain’s Detroit Business “40 under 40” as a result of her commitment to improving communication between physicians and simplifying both clinical and administrative data on the hospitals website. Finally, she is on the board of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and the Area Agency of Aging 1B as well as a member of the Michigan Delegation to the American Medical Association.

    James D. Forshee, M.D., MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, at Priority Health. He will oversee medical policy and programming, as well as clinical strategies for the organization. Dr. Forshee is also responsible for leading the clinical and pharmacy departments and programs, the development and coordination of population health programs and chronic disease management strategies.

    Dr. Forshee has over 25 years of health care experience, both as a physician and executive. His areas of expertise include patient care, medical management health care initiatives, population health, medical policies and clinical strategies, including government programs both state and federal. His community involvement includes the State of Michigan Drug Utilization Review, the Michigan State Medical Society, the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Steering Committee, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.

    Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT(ASCP), CPPS, is Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality, and Executive Director of the MHA Keystone Center. Since coming to the MHA, Watson has led multi-state efforts to improve patient safety and quality including federally funded Hospital Engagement Networks, Hospital Improvement Innovation Network and the inauguration of several statewide quality initiatives including surgery, obstetrics, hospital-associated infections, emergency department, sepsis, falls, pressure ulcers, venous thromboembolism and care transitions. This body of work has resulted in the receipt of the Eisenberg Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality Award and the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for healthcare improvement. Most recently, Watson was named one of Becker's Hospital Review, 2018 50 experts leading the field of patient safety. Prior to leading the MHA Keystone Center, Watson was in the MHA Data Services Corporation where he oversaw the national launch of the core measures clinical data collection system.

    Prior to coming to the MHA, Watson was director of Quality and Pastoral Care where he was responsible for leadership of a hospital quality program, including the development of a health system patient safety scorecard. He is a board member with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Spectrum Health – Pennock Board of Directors, Christian Life Services Board of Directors, and the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety certification expert oversight committee.

    Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, is Executive Vice President of HIMSS, a global organization focused on better health through information and technology. HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information and technology. As a HIMSS executive, Smith leverages her thought leadership, and extensive experience in nonprofit management, to achieve HIMSS’s mission and maintain its financial health.

    Smith has 30 years of experience in the information and technology field, two-thirds of it focused on healthcare. She champions transformational innovations in the health sector, ensuring the right knowledge is available to the right people at the right time to make the right health- and care-related decisions. In addition to her responsibilities at HIMSS, Smith holds an appointment to CMS’s Outreach and Education Federal Advisory Committee, Chairs the Advisory Board of the Global Center for Health Innovation, serves as an advisor to the University of Michigan’s Health Informatics and Learning Health System programs, and is a publicly-elected official for the Village of Barton Hills, Michigan.


    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford

    Premier Sponsor

    Executive Sponsors

     

     

     

    Associate Sponsor

     


    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS website for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on the LinkedIn Discussion Group or chapter events and information.


    More Chapter News! 

    We hope you will join us for the October 18th Event in Plymouth!

     

    In the News!

    • Next week is Health IT Week, October 8-12, 2018.  Governor Rick Snyder has signed a Certificate of Proclamation in honor of 150 hospitals, 4700 medical practices, and almost 140,000 healthcare professionals in the state of Michigan!
    • Congratulations to Cynthia Green-Edwards, the recipient of the 2018 HIMSS State Official of the Year Award!  Ms. Green-Edwards currently works at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. This annual award is made by the HIMSS Board of Directors to honor a U.S. state official whose efforts demonstrate a significant contribution to the positive transformation of health through the use of information and technology. The HIMSS Michigan Chapter nominated Ms. Green-Edwards in appreciation for her efforts that demonstrate significant contributions. Since 2004, she has been actively working on interoperability initiatives and is a founder as well as one of the first board members of MiHIN.

    Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Annual Event – One Day – CMEs Now Available Plus One More Session Added to Agenda!

    • Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018 / 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Location: Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI

    Guests can make reservations within your block by either phoning the hotel at 734-414-0600 or by visiting the website. To make reservations on the website , use the group code, HM101718A. To link to the group reservations page, click here. Please note the cutoff date to make reservations in this block is Wednesday, October 3rd. After this date any rooms that have not been reserved will be released. Attendees may call for rate, if still available.

    • Registration: To register today, click here.
    • Event Fees (include continental breakfast, lunch and networking reception): 

    HIMSS Member - $75.00

    Non-Member (event plus one year membership to MI Chapter of HIMSS) – $95.00

    HIMSS Student Member - $35.00

    Student Non-Member - $50.00

    CME Notification

    Statement of Accreditation:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Michigan State Medical Society and Michigan Chapter of HIMSS. The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement:

    The Michigan State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Agenda

    • Begining at 8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast with Vendors
    • Welcome
    • Creating a Trust Relationship in Times of Change – Review of research and advance actionable steps that can be taken to improve relationships during times of change. Speaker: Donna M. Roach, CHCIO, FCHIME, FHIMSS, Chief Information Officer, DMR Advisors
    • Current programs impacting consumers and providers acting as disruptors of healthcare.  Speaker: Jeff Henkin, Corporate Account Manager, Google Health ** [Session not eligbile for CMEs.]
    • Break with Sponsors
    • Healthcare disruptors technology innovations. Speaker: Dave Morin
    • Lunch
    • Healthcare Leaders Panel Discussion.

    Question for consideration: In an effort to provide high quality, cost efficient care with improved outcomes for Michigan citizens, it is necessary that all Michigan providers and plans are aligned. Currently there are disconnects among payers, physicians and provider settings that create challenges in achieving these desired outcomes. What do you think is the biggest challenge preventing the forward movement towards alignment of these outcomes? If we could make one change to meet these goals what would that change be?

    Speakers: Dr. Thomas L. Simmer, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM); Dr. Forshee, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Priority Health; Mr. Sam Watson, Senior Vice President for Safety and Quality and Executive Director for MHA Keystone Center; Dr. Betty Chu, President, MSMS; Moderator Ms. Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, Executive Vice President for HIMSS North America

    • Closing Remarks: Jerry Morin, Past President, MI Chapter of HIMSS
    • Networking reception with Sponsors

    Speaker Information:

    Donna M. Roach, MS, CHCIO, FCHIME, FHIMSS, Chief Information Officer, DMR Advisors, a health care information technology consulting firm providing interim Chief Information Officer support and strategic advisory services. Previously she has been the Corporate Information Technology Executive responsible for Ascension Senior Living, Ascension Medical Group and the Ascension corporate functions of Human Resources, Marketing/Communications, Clinical, Finance, Revenue Cycle, Legal/Compliance, Mission Integration, Travel and Global Mission. Prior to her CIO position at Ascension Corporate she was the CIO for the Gulf Coast, Via Christi Health, Borgess Health and Our Lady of Lourdes, all health systems under Ascension Health.

    With more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Roach has focused on healthcare information technology for the past 25 years. Before joining Ascension, she was CIO/VP of Information Services for Bronson Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan and previous to this the CIO/VP of IT at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois. Her past experience includes W.A. Foote Memorial Hospital, Adventist Health System, Resurrection Health Care, Central DuPage Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, and the Veterans Administration.  Roach is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer, a Fellow within the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and a Board Member for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. Previously, she was the President of the Michigan Chapter of Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, Chair for the Michigan Hospital Association Technology Board and a StateNet CHIME coordinator.

    Jeff Henkin, Corporate Account Manager, Google Health, is a cloud specialist at Google Cloud focused on Healthcare in the Midwest. Throughout Jeffrey's tenure at Google, he has held both engineering and business roles where he directly engages with healthcare providers and research institutions. Jeffrey is passionate about educating healthcare organizations on how Google's disruptive technology like artificial intelligence can improve patient health, research and clinical workflows.

    David J. Morin is a healthcare technology serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor, national and international speaker as well as technology executive. Currently, he is a co-founder of Impellia, a data analytics company that is revolutionizing human performance by combining sensor and biometric data with scientifically-validated algorithms to easily and expertly understand human metrics for injury, rehabilitation and performance management.

    As a very active participant in the technology startup community, he is the Chairman of the Board, Mountain Pass Solutions, a provider of human capital management workflow technology for higher education and healthcare organizations, a board member of AlertWatch, a healthcare analytics firm, the Director of the Department of Family Medicine Technology Acceleration Program at The University of Colorado-Denver, a board member at MichBio and an advisor for Tappan Hill Ventures, an angel investment fund. Prior to Impellia, Dave was the co-founder and CEO of Cielo MedSolutions LLC, an Ann Arbor, MI-based health care technology organization that was acquired by The Advisory Board Company. Finally, he is actively engaged in community-based social entrepreneurship for a variety of Detroit-area organizations and causes and is the Vice Chair of Samaritas, a Michigan-based organization that connects all people based on their individual circumstances with the families and communities that will empower them to live their fullest life possible.

    Thomas L. Simmer, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, oversees Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s medical policy, professional payment policies and national programs to improve quality, cost and access to medical services.

    is responsible for reimbursement to more than 25,000 physicians throughout Michigan. Under his leadership, Blue Cross introduced physician incentive programs to promote cost-effective ways to prescribe drugs and to provide consistent care for people with chronic illness. Dr. Simmer also provides leadership to the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium. MQIC works with health plan medical directors across Michigan to create and put evidence-based guidelines into use. In 2010, Crain’s Detroit Business honored Dr. Simmer with a althcare Hero award. It recognized his work promoting health care transformation in Michigan through the Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative and other collaborative programs with doctors and hospitals throughout the state.

    Prior to joining Blue Cross, Dr. Simmer served as vice president of Health and Medical Affairs for Health Alliance Plan. He also served as associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Henry Ford Hospital and was the recipient of several Distinguished Service Awards.

    Betty S. Chu, MD, MBA, is Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Her current responsibilities include patient care oversight and the delivery of quality treatment in an efficient and effective manner. Dr. Chu is also a member of hospital leadership contributing to the development and implementation of corporate strategy. In addition, she serves as President of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) and, in June, 2018, was elected to the Council on Medical Service for the American Medical Association with responsibility for reviewing social and medical economic policy.

    Prior to joining the Henry Ford Health System, Dr. Chu served as the President of the medical staff at Troy Beaumont Hospital. In 2010, she was named to Crain’s Detroit Business “40 under 40” as a result of her commitment to improving communication between physicians and simplifying both clinical and administrative data on the hospitals website. Finally, she is on the board of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and the Area Agency of Aging 1B as well as a member of the Michigan Delegation to the American Medical Association.

    James D. Forshee, M.D., MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, at Priority Health. He will oversee medical policy and programming, as well as clinical strategies for the organization. Dr. Forshee is also responsible for leading the clinical and pharmacy departments and programs, the development and coordination of population health programs and chronic disease management strategies.

    Dr. Forshee has over 25 years of health care experience, both as a physician and executive. His areas of expertise include patient care, medical management health care initiatives, population health, medical policies and clinical strategies, including government programs both state and federal. His community involvement includes the State of Michigan Drug Utilization Review, the Michigan State Medical Society, the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Steering Committee, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.

    Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT(ASCP), CPPS, is Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality, and Executive Director of the MHA Keystone Center. Since coming to the MHA, Watson has led multi-state efforts to improve patient safety and quality including federally funded Hospital Engagement Networks, Hospital Improvement Innovation Network and the inauguration of several statewide quality initiatives including surgery, obstetrics, hospital-associated infections, emergency department, sepsis, falls, pressure ulcers, venous thromboembolism and care transitions. This body of work has resulted in the receipt of the Eisenberg Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality Award and the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for healthcare improvement. Most recently, Watson was named one of Becker's Hospital Review, 2018 50 experts leading the field of patient safety. Prior to leading the MHA Keystone Center, Watson was in the MHA Data Services Corporation where he oversaw the national launch of the core measures clinical data collection system.

    Prior to coming to the MHA, Watson was director of Quality and Pastoral Care where he was responsible for leadership of a hospital quality program, including the development of a health system patient safety scorecard. He is a board member with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Spectrum Health – Pennock Board of Directors, Christian Life Services Board of Directors, and the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety certification expert oversight committee.

    Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, is Executive Vice President of HIMSS, a global organization focused on better health through information and technology. HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information and technology. As a HIMSS executive, Smith leverages her thought leadership, and extensive experience in nonprofit management, to achieve HIMSS’s mission and maintain its financial health.

    Smith has 30 years of experience in the information and technology field, two-thirds of it focused on healthcare. She champions transformational innovations in the health sector, ensuring the right knowledge is available to the right people at the right time to make the right health- and care-related decisions. In addition to her responsibilities at HIMSS, Smith holds an appointment to CMS’s Outreach and Education Federal Advisory Committee, Chairs the Advisory Board of the Global Center for Health Innovation, serves as an advisor to the University of Michigan’s Health Informatics and Learning Health System programs, and is a publicly-elected official for the Village of Barton Hills, Michigan.


    Chapter Sponsors

    Welcome to two new Executive Sponsors for 2018-2019! The Michigan Chapter of HIMSS is delighted to welcome MiHIN and Zscaler.

    would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford

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    Don’t Miss Out!

    Education and Networking Events in Lansing on Sept. 20th & Plymouth on October 18th


    Register Today for Lansing Event This Thursday

    • Event: Case Study Presentation: Sparrow Health System and IT Advancements - A Journey to Revalidate EMRAM Stage 7
    • Date/Time: Thursday, September 20, 2018 / 5-8 p.m.
    • Location: Sparrow Health System at The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910
    • Registration: The event is free. Click here to register. 
    • Speakers: Chris A. Nemets, MSN, RN, CNML, System Director and Chief Nursing Officer, Sparrow Health System and Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS, is Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Transformation Officer at Sparrow Health System (Lansing, MI)

    Join us on September 20, 2018 to congratulate, Sparrow Health System , who was recently revalidated by HIMSS with an EMRAM standing of Stage 7. EMRAM is an eight-stage (0-7) model that measures the adoption and utilization of electronic medical record (EMR) functions. Stage 7 is the highest stage that can be met and puts Sparrow in the small percentage who have met and revalidated at this level. Hear how they are making advancements in the ever changing landscape of health IT.

    Read more about the impact of Sparrow Health System implementation of the Michigan Opioid Safety Score (MOSS) tool into their EMR. 

    Speaker Biographies

    A. Nemets, MSN, RN, CNML, is System Director & Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Sparrow Health System and has twenty-two years of experience in a five-hospital community based academic medical center as an organizational leader. She is responsible for providing visionary leadership and establishing direction for a comprehensive informatics program, with a primary focus on care quality, nursing practice, administration, research and academic partnership in support of interdisciplinary patient-driven care. She develops and leads a training and informatics program for the entire health system with its focus on deploying operational improvements through technology with an emphasis on advancing clinical evidence-based practice. has been featured in articles reviewing technology and its impact on patient care including, The Hospitalist, “Are you getting the most out of your EHR?” and Epic “Power of the Peer”. has also spent time as a clinical instructor for nursing students at a local college and is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

    Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS, is Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Transformation Officer at Sparrow Health System, as well as Professor emeritus of Medicine at Michigan State University. He is a practicing general internist and board-certified clinical informaticist, with deep experience in EHR implementation, optimization, usability and return on investment. Dr. Zaroukian is immediate past chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors and past chair of the HIMSS North America Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Virtual Health Data Trust Steering Committee, part of the National Academy of Medicine Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System. He has also served on multiple ONC Health IT Policy and Standards Committee Workgroups and Task Forces, most recently including the Joint Task Force - CMS Quality Payment Program (MACRA/MIPS/APM).


    Annual One Day Event - Thursday, October 18, 2018

    • Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018 / 8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    • Location: Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI
    • Registration: To register today, click here.  Event Fees (include continental breakfast, lunch and networking reception)
      • HIMSS Member - $75.00
      • Non-Member (event plus one year membership to MI Chapter of HIMSS) – $95.00
      • HIMSS Student Member - $35.00
      • Student Non-Member - $50.00

    Presentations include:

    • Healthcare disruption definition and impact
    • Current programs impacting consumers and providers acting as disruptors of healthcare.  Speaker: Jeff Henkin, Corporate Account Manager, Google Health
    • Healthcare disruptors technology innovations. Speaker: Dave Morin
    • Healthcare Leaders Panel Discussion. Question for consideration: In an effort to provide high quality, cost efficient care with improved outcomes for Michigan citizens, it is necessary that all Michigan providers and plans are aligned. Currently there are disconnects among payers, physicians and provider settings that create challenges in achieving these desired outcomes. What do you think is the biggest challenge preventing the forward movement towards alignment of these outcomes? If we could make one change to meet these goals what would that change be?
      •  Speakers: Dr. Thomas L. Simmer, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer,  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM); Dr. Forshee, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Priority Health; Mr. Sam Watson, Senior Vice President for Safety and Quality and Executive Director for MHA Keystone Center; Dr. Betty Chu, President, MSMS; Moderator Ms. Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, Executive Vice President for HIMSS North America

    Speaker Biographies

    Jeff Henkin, Corporate Account Manager, Google Health, is a cloud specialist at Google Cloud focused on Healthcare in the Midwest. Throughout Jeffrey's tenure at Google, he has held both engineering and business roles where he directly engages with healthcare providers and research institutions. Jeffrey is passionate about educating healthcare organizations on how Google's disruptive technology like artificial intelligence can improve patient health, research and clinical workflows.

    David J. Morin is a healthcare technology serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor, national and international speaker as well as technology executive. Currently, he is a co-founder of Impellia, a data analytics company that is revolutionizing human performance by combining sensor and biometric data with scientifically-validated algorithms to easily and expertly understand human metrics for injury, rehabilitation and performance management.

    As a very active participant in the technology startup community, he is the Chairman of the Board, Mountain Pass Solutions, a provider of human capital management workflow technology for higher education and healthcare organizations, a board member of AlertWatch, a healthcare analytics firm, the Director of the Department of Family Medicine Technology Acceleration Program at The University of Colorado-Denver, a board member at MichBio and an advisor for Tappan Hill Ventures, an angel investment fund. Prior to Impellia, Dave was the co-founder and CEO of Cielo MedSolutions LLC, an Ann Arbor, MI-based health care technology organization that was acquired by The Advisory Board Company. Finally, he is actively engaged in community-based social entrepreneurship for a variety of Detroit-area organizations and causes and is the Vice Chair of Samaritas, a Michigan-based organization that connects all people based on their individual circumstances with the families and communities that will empower them to live their fullest life possible.

    Thomas L. Simmer, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, oversees Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s medical policy, professional payment policies and national programs to improve quality, cost and access to medical services.  Heis responsible for reimbursement to more than 25,000 physicians throughout Michigan. Under his leadership, Blue Cross introduced physician incentive programs to promote cost-effective ways to prescribe drugs and to provide consistent care for people with chronic illness. Dr. Simmer also provides leadership to the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium. MQIC works with health plan medical directors across Michigan to create and put evidence-based guidelines into use. In 2010, Crain’s Detroit Business honored Dr. Simmer with a althcare Hero award. It recognized his work promoting health care transformation in Michigan through the Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative and other collaborative programs with doctors and hospitals throughout the state.

    Prior to joining Blue Cross, Dr. Simmer served as vice president of Health and Medical Affairs for Health Alliance Plan. He also served as associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Henry Ford Hospital and was the recipient of several Distinguished Service Awards.

    Betty S. Chu, MD, MBA, is Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Her current responsibilities include patient care oversight and the delivery of quality treatment in an efficient and effective manner. Dr. Chu is also a member of hospital leadership contributing to the development and implementation of corporate strategy. In addition, she serves as President of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) and, in June, 2018, was elected to the Council on Medical Service for the American Medical Association with responsibility for reviewing social and medical economic policy.

    Prior to joining the Henry Ford Health System, Dr. Chu served as the President of the medical staff at Troy Beaumont Hospital. In 2010, she was named to Crain’s Detroit Business “40 under 40” as a result of her commitment to improving communication between physicians and simplifying both clinical and administrative data on the hospitals website. Finally, she is on the board of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and the Area Agency of Aging 1B as well as a member of the Michigan Delegation to the American Medical Association.

    James D. Forshee, M.D., MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, at Priority Health. He will oversee medical policy and programming, as well as clinical strategies for the organization. Dr. Forshee is also responsible for leading the clinical and pharmacy departments and programs, the development and coordination of population health programs and chronic disease management strategies.

    Dr. Forshee has over 25 years of health care experience, both as a physician and executive. His areas of expertise include patient care, medical management health care initiatives, population health, medical policies and clinical strategies, including government programs both state and federal. His community involvement includes the State of Michigan Drug Utilization Review, the Michigan State Medical Society, the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Steering Committee, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.

    Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT(ASCP), CPPS, is Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality, and Executive Director of the MHA Keystone Center. Since coming to the MHA, Watson has led multi-state efforts to improve patient safety and quality including federally funded Hospital Engagement Networks, Hospital Improvement Innovation Network and the inauguration of several statewide quality initiatives including surgery, obstetrics, hospital-associated infections, emergency department, sepsis, falls, pressure ulcers, venous thromboembolism and care transitions. This body of work has resulted in the receipt of the Eisenberg Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality Award and the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for healthcare improvement. Most recently, Watson was named one of Becker's Hospital Review, 2018 50 experts leading the field of patient safety. Prior to leading the MHA Keystone Center, Watson was in the MHA Data Services Corporation where he oversaw the national launch of the core measures clinical data collection system.

    Prior to coming to the MHA, Watson was director of Quality and Pastoral Care where he was responsible for leadership of a hospital quality program, including the development of a health system patient safety scorecard. He is a board member with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Spectrum Health – Pennock Board of Directors, Christian Life Services Board of Directors, and the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety certification expert oversight committee.

    Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, is Executive Vice President of HIMSS, a global organization focused on better health through information and technology. HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information and technology. As a HIMSS executive, Smith leverages her thought leadership, and extensive experience in nonprofit management, to achieve HIMSS’s mission and maintain its financial health.

    Smith has 30 years of experience in the information and technology field, two-thirds of it focused on healthcare. She champions transformational innovations in the health sector, ensuring the right knowledge is available to the right people at the right time to make the right health- and care-related decisions. In addition to her responsibilities at HIMSS, Smith holds an appointment to CMS’s Outreach and Education Federal Advisory Committee, Chairs the Advisory Board of the Global Center for Health Innovation, serves as an advisor to the University of Michigan’s Health Informatics and Learning Health System programs, and is a publicly-elected official for the Village of Barton Hills, Michigan.


    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford. maford@mafconsulting.org

    Premier Sponsor 

    Executive Sponsors

    Associate Sponsor


    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates as well as LinkedIn Discussion Group.




    You are cordially invited to join us for an evening event with two remarkable speakers who will share their journey toward EMRAM 7!

    • Event: Case Study Presentation: Sparrow Health System and IT Advancements - A Journey to Revalidate EMRAM Stage 7
    • Date/Time: Thursday, September 20, 2018 / 5-8 p.m.
    • Location: Sparrow Health System at The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development
    • 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910
    • Registration: The event is free. Click here to register. 
    • Speakers: Chris A. Nemets, MSN, RN, CNML, System Director and Chief Nursing Officer, Sparrow Health System and Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS, is Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Transformation Officer at Sparrow Health System (Lansing, MI)

    Join us on September 20, 2018 to congratulate, Sparrow Health System , who was recently revalidated by HIMSS with an EMRAM standing of Stage 7. EMRAM is an eight-stage (0-7) model that measures the adoption and utilization of electronic medical record (EMR) functions. Stage 7 is the highest stage that can be met and puts Sparrow in the small percentage who have met and revalidated at this level. Hear how they are making advancements in the ever changing landscape of health IT.

    Read more about the impact of Sparrow Health System implementation of the Michigan Opioid Safety Score (MOSS) tool into their EMR. 

    Speaker Biographies

    Chris A. Nemets, MSN, RN, CNML, is System Director & Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Sparrow Health System and has twenty-two years of experience in a five-hospital community based academic medical center as an organizational leader. She is responsible for providing visionary leadership and establishing direction for a comprehensive informatics program, with a primary focus on care quality, nursing practice, administration, research and academic partnership in support of interdisciplinary patient-driven care. She develops and leads a training and informatics program for the entire health system with its focus on deploying operational improvements through technology with an emphasis on advancing clinical evidence-based practice. has been featured in articles reviewing technology and its impact on patient care including, The Hospitalist, “Are you getting the most out of your EHR?” and Epic “Power of the Peer”. has also spent time as a clinical instructor for nursing students at a local college and is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

    Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS, is Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Transformation Officer at Sparrow Health System, as well as Professor emeritus of Medicine at Michigan State University. He is a practicing general internist and board-certified clinical informaticist, with deep experience in EHR implementation, optimization, usability and return on investment. Dr. Zaroukian is immediate past chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors and past chair of the HIMSS North America Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Virtual Health Data Trust Steering Committee, part of the National Academy of Medicine Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System. He has also served on multiple ONC Health IT Policy and Standards Committee Workgroups and Task Forces, most recently including the Joint Task Force - CMS Quality Payment Program (MACRA/MIPS/APM).


    More fall events can be found on the Michigan HIMSS website.


    Chapter Sponsors

    Welcome to two new Executive Sponsors for 2018-2019! The Michigan Chapter of HIMSS is delighted to welcome Capsa Healthcare and ScImage.

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford

    Premier Sponsor 

    Executive Sponsors

           

    Associate Sponsor


    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on the LinkedIn Discussion Group for chapter events and information.



































































































































































































    You are cordially invited to join us for an evening event with two outstanding speakers!


     

    Register Now for September 20th Event!

    First, we would like to thank you for responding to the Chapter Members Survey last month. We appreciate your feedback so we can develop an events calendar that best suits the interests and needs of our Michigan members.

    Register Today for a New Event for September!

    There is so much progress in HIT in the state of Michigan. We are showcasing one health system as one of their esteemed executives presents this case study and are honored to feature Ms. Chris Nemets, MSN, RN, CNML, System Director and Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Sparrow Health System for this evening event.

    • Event: Case Study Presentation: Sparrow Health System and IT Advancements - A Journey to Revalidate EMRAM Stage 7
    • Date/Time: Thursday, September 20, 2018 / 5-8 p.m.
    • Location: Sparrow Health System at The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910
    • Registration: The event is free. Click here to register. 
    • Speaker: Chris A. Nemets, MSN, RN, CNML, System Director and Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Sparrow Health System (Lansing, MI)

    Join us on September 20, 2018, to congratulate, Sparrow Health System, who was recently revalidated by HIMSS with an EMRAM standing of Stage 7. EMRAM is an eight-stage (0-7) model that measures the adoption and utilization of electronic medical record (EMR) functions. Stage 7 is the highest stage that can be met and puts Sparrow in the small percentage who have met and revalidated at this level. Hear how they are making advancements in the ever changing landscape of health IT.

    Read more about the impact of Sparrow Health System implementation of the Michigan Opioid Safety Score (MOSS) tool into their EMR. 

    Speaker Biography

    Chris A. Nemets, MSN, RN, CNML, is System Director & Chief Nursing Informatics Officer at Sparrow Health System in Lansing, MI.

    Nemets has twenty-two years of experience in a five-hospital community based academic medical center as an organizational leader. She is responsible for providing visionary leadership and establishing direction for a comprehensive informatics program, with a primary focus on care quality, nursing practice, administration, research and academic partnership in support of interdisciplinary patient-driven care. She develops and leads a training and informatics program for the entire health system with its focus on deploying operational improvements through technology with an emphasis on advancing clinical evidence-based practice. has been featured in articles reviewing technology and its impact on patient care including, The Hospitalist, “Are you getting the most out of your EHR?” and Epic “Power of the Peer”. has also spent time as a clinical instructor for nursing students at a local college and is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.


    Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Annual Event – One Day – Updated Agenda and Speakers!

    • Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018 / 8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    • Location: Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI
    • Registration: To register today, click here.  Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and networking reception:
      • HIMSS Member - $75.00
      • Non-Member (event plus one year membership to MI Chapter of HIMSS) – $95.00
      • HIMSS Student Member - $35.00
      • Student Non-Member - $50.00
    • Agenda: Check the website for details. Featured presentations are listed below
      • Current programs impacting consumers and providers acting as disruptors of healthcareSpeaker: Jeff Henkin, Corporate Account Manager, Google Health
      • Healthcare disruptors technology innovations. Speaker: Dave Morin
      • Healthcare Leaders Panel Discussion: Question for consideration: In an effort to provide high quality, cost efficient care with improved outcomes for Michigan citizens, it is necessary that all Michigan providers and plans are aligned. Currently there are disconnects among payers, physicians and provider settings that create challenges in achieving these desired outcomes. What do you think is the biggest challenge preventing the forward movement towards alignment of these outcomes? If we could make one change to meet these goals what would that change be?  Speakers: Dr. Thomas L. Simmer, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM); Dr. Forshee, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Priority Health; Mr. Sam Watson, Senior Vice President for Safety and Quality and Executive Director for MHA Keystone Center; Dr. Betty Chu, President, MSMS; Moderator Ms. Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, Executive Vice President for HIMSS North America

    Speaker Biographies:

    Jeff Henkin, Corporate Account Manager, Google Health, is a cloud specialist at Google Cloud focused on Healthcare in the Midwest. Throughout Jeffrey's tenure at Google, he has held both engineering and business roles where he directly engages with healthcare providers and research institutions. Jeffrey is passionate about educating healthcare organizations on how Google's disruptive technology like artificial intelligence can improve patient health, research and clinical workflows.

    David J. Morin is a healthcare technology serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor, national and international speaker as well as technology executive. Currently, he is a co-founder of Impellia, a data analytics company that is revolutionizing human performance by combining sensor and biometric data with scientifically-validated algorithms to easily and expertly understand human metrics for injury, rehabilitation and performance management.

    As a very active participant in the technology startup community, he is the Chairman of the Board, Mountain Pass Solutions, a provider of human capital management workflow technology for higher education and healthcare organizations, a board member of AlertWatch, a healthcare analytics firm, the Director of the Department of Family Medicine Technology Acceleration Program at The University of Colorado-Denver, a board member at MichBio and an advisor for Tappan Hill Ventures, an angel investment fund. Prior to Impellia, Dave was the co-founder and CEO of Cielo MedSolutions LLC, an Ann Arbor, MI-based health care technology organization that was acquired by The Advisory Board Company. Finally, he is actively engaged in community-based social entrepreneurship for a variety of Detroit-area organizations and causes and is the Vice Chair of Samaritas, a Michigan-based organization that connects all people based on their individual circumstances with the families and communities that will empower them to live their fullest life possible.

    Thomas L. Simmer, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, oversees Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s medical policy, professional payment policies and national programs to improve quality, cost and access to medical services.

    is responsible for reimbursement to more than 25,000 physicians throughout Michigan. Under his leadership, Blue Cross introduced physician incentive programs to promote cost-effective ways to prescribe drugs and to provide consistent care for people with chronic illness. Dr. Simmer also provides leadership to the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium. MQIC works with health plan medical directors across Michigan to create and put evidence-based guidelines into use. In 2010, Crain’s Detroit Business honored Dr. Simmer with a althcare Hero award. It recognized his work promoting health care transformation in Michigan through the Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative and other collaborative programs with doctors and hospitals throughout the state.

    Prior to joining Blue Cross, Dr. Simmer served as vice president of Health and Medical Affairs for Health Alliance Plan. He also served as associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Henry Ford Hospital and was the recipient of several Distinguished Service Awards.

    Betty S. Chu, MD, MBA, is Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Her current responsibilities include patient care oversight and the delivery of quality treatment in an efficient and effective manner. Dr. Chu is also a member of hospital leadership contributing to the development and implementation of corporate strategy. In addition, she serves as President of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) and, in June, 2018, was elected to the Council on Medical Service for the American Medical Association with responsibility for reviewing social and medical economic policy.

    Prior to joining the Henry Ford Health System, Dr. Chu served as the President of the medical staff at Troy Beaumont Hospital. In 2010, she was named to Crain’s Detroit Business “40 under 40” as a result of her commitment to improving communication between physicians and simplifying both clinical and administrative data on the hospitals website. Finally, she is on the board of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and the Area Agency of Aging 1B as well as a member of the Michigan Delegation to the American Medical Association.

    James D. Forshee, M.D., MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, at Priority Health. He will oversee medical policy and programming, as well as clinical strategies for the organization. Dr. Forshee is also responsible for leading the clinical and pharmacy departments and programs, the development and coordination of population health programs and chronic disease management strategies.

    Dr. Forshee has over 25 years of health care experience, both as a physician and executive. His areas of expertise include patient care, medical management health care initiatives, population health, medical policies and clinical strategies, including government programs both state and federal. His community involvement includes the State of Michigan Drug Utilization Review, the Michigan State Medical Society, the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Steering Committee, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.

    Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT(ASCP), CPPS, is Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality, and Executive Director of the MHA Keystone Center. Since coming to the MHA, Watson has led multi-state efforts to improve patient safety and quality including federally funded Hospital Engagement Networks, Hospital Improvement Innovation Network and the inauguration of several statewide quality initiatives including surgery, obstetrics, hospital-associated infections, emergency department, sepsis, falls, pressure ulcers, venous thromboembolism and care transitions. This body of work has resulted in the receipt of the Eisenberg Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality Award and the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for healthcare improvement. Most recently, Watson was named one of Becker's Hospital Review, 2018 50 experts leading the field of patient safety. Prior to leading the MHA Keystone Center, Watson was in the MHA Data Services Corporation where he oversaw the national launch of the core measures clinical data collection system.

    Prior to coming to the MHA, Watson was director of Quality and Pastoral Care where he was responsible for leadership of a hospital quality program, including the development of a health system patient safety scorecard. He is a board member with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Spectrum Health – Pennock Board of Directors, Christian Life Services Board of Directors, and the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety certification expert oversight committee.

    Carla Smith, MA, FHIMSS, CNM, is Executive Vice President of HIMSS, a global organization focused on better health through information and technology. HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information and technology. As a HIMSS executive, Smith leverages her thought leadership, and extensive experience in nonprofit management, to achieve HIMSS’s mission and maintain its financial health.

    Smith has 30 years of experience in the information and technology field, two-thirds of it focused on healthcare. She champions transformational innovations in the health sector, ensuring the right knowledge is available to the right people at the right time to make the right health- and care-related decisions. In addition to her responsibilities at HIMSS, Smith holds an appointment to CMS’s Outreach and Education Federal Advisory Committee, Chairs the Advisory Board of the Global Center for Health Innovation, serves as an advisor to the University of Michigan’s Health Informatics and Learning Health System programs, and is a publicly-elected official for the Village of Barton Hills, Michigan.


    Circle your calendar to join the University of Michigan Medical School’s 3nd Annual Symposium and Workshop on the ethical, legal and social implications of learning health systems (ELSI-LHS).

    • Date: Friday, November 9. 2018
    • Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Topics:  This year's focus will be on use cases and lessons learned from emerging learning health systems and their enabling technologies locally, in the state of Michigan, and across the US to address chronic diseases such as cancer. Special emphasis will be placed on themes and issues arising in previous symposia such as trust, systems ethics, and equity."
    • Featured Speakers: Allen Lichter, Michelle Myers, Jeremy Sugarman, Shawneequa Callier, Kirsten Ostherr, Anya Prince, David Magnus, and more to be named.
    • Location: University of Michigan, Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    • Registration: Click here to register for free; no cost for symposium and workshop.

    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford

    Premier Sponsor

    Executive Sponsor 

    Associate Sponsor 


    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn and LinkedIn Discussion Group  for chapter events and information.

     

     

     


    As summer comes to a close, we begin our own preparations for future events in the coming months. 

    We ask that you take a few minutes of your time to complete a member survey. Your responses are invaluable so we can tailor events that best fit your needs as MI HIMSS members.  Then look at the events featured in this newsletter for Fall, 2018.  We look forward to seeing you very soon!

    Chapter Member Survey

    • Click here to access the survey. 
    • Completion date for Survey: Friday, August 24, 2018

    Congratulations Are in Order…

    This week, the MI Chapter of HIMSS was notified by the HIMSS Government Relations team that congratulations were extended to member, Helen L. Hill, MI Board Member for Public Policy as well as Chapter Advocacy Chair, who is an inspiration to many within the Chapter and across HIMSS for her many contributions to advancing HIT, Public Policy and Advocacy locally as well as nationally.

    As a result of Helen’s contributions, a designation of Presidential Level of Chapter Advocacy during Fiscal Year 2018 was presented. Please join us in reaching out to Helen to thank her for the boundless energy and contributions that she makes professionally and personally.


    It’s never too early to plan for informative Q4, 2018, events in Michigan.

    1. Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Annual Event – One Day – Updated Agenda and Speakers!

    • Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018 / 8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    • Location: Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI
    • Registration: To register today, click here.
    • Event Fees (include continental breakfast, lunch and networking reception):
      • HIMSS Member - $75.00
      • Non-Member (event plus one year membership to MI Chapter of HIMSS) – $95.00
      • HIMSS Student Member - $35.00
      • Student Non-Member - $50.00

    Agenda

    8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.     Registration and Continental Breakfast with Vendors

    9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.     Welcome

    9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.   Healthcare disruption definition and impact

    10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Current programs impacting consumers and providers acting as disruptors of healthcare.

    • Speaker: Jeff Henkin, Corporate Account Manager, Google Health

    10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Break with Sponsors

    11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Healthcare disruptors technology innovations. Speaker: Dave Morin

    12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.   Lunch

    1:30 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. Healthcare Leaders Panel Discussion.

    Question for consideration: In an effort to provide high quality, cost efficient care with improved outcomes for Michigan citizens, it is necessary that all Michigan providers and plans are aligned. Currently there are disconnects among payers, physicians and provider settings that create challenges in achieving these desired outcomes. What do you think is the biggest challenge preventing the forward movement towards alignment of these outcomes? If we could make one change to meet these goals what would that change be?

    • Speakers: Dr. Thomas L. Simmer, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM); Dr. Forshee, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Priority Health; Mr. Sam Watson, Senior Vice President for Safety and Quality and Executive Director for MHA Keystone Center; Dr. Betty Chu, President, MSMS; Moderator Ms. Carla Smith, Executive Vice President for HIMSS North America

    3:00 p.m.– 3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks: Jerry Morin, Past President, MI Chapter of HIMSS

    3:15 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. Networking reception with Sponsors

    Speaker Information:

    Jeff Henkin, Corporate Account Manager, Google Health, is a cloud specialist at Google Cloud focused on Healthcare in the Midwest. Throughout Jeffrey's tenure at Google, he has held both engineering and business roles where he directly engages with healthcare providers and research institutions. Jeffrey is passionate about educating healthcare organizations on how Google's disruptive technology like artificial intelligence can improve patient health, research and clinical workflows.

    David J. Morin is a healthcare technology serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor, national and international speaker as well as technology executive. Currently, he is a co-founder of Impellia, a data analytics company that is revolutionizing human performance by combining sensor and biometric data with scientifically-validated algorithms to easily and expertly understand human metrics for injury, rehabilitation and performance management.

    As a very active participant in the technology startup community, he is the Chairman of the Board, Mountain Pass Solutions, a provider of human capital management workflow technology for higher education and healthcare organizations, a board member of AlertWatch, a healthcare analytics firm, the Director of the Department of Family Medicine Technology Acceleration Program at The University of Colorado-Denver, a board member at MichBio and an advisor for Tappan Hill Ventures, an angel investment fund. Prior to Impellia, Dave was the co-founder and CEO of Cielo MedSolutions LLC, an Ann Arbor, MI-based health care technology organization that was acquired by The Advisory Board Company. Finally, he is actively engaged in community-based social entrepreneurship for a variety of Detroit-area organizations and causes and is the Vice Chair of Samaritas, a Michigan-based organization that connects all people based on their individual circumstances with the families and communities that will empower them to live their fullest life possible.

    Thomas L. Simmer, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, oversees Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s medical policy, professional payment policies and national programs to improve quality, cost and access to medical services.

    He is responsible for reimbursement to more than 25,000 physicians throughout Michigan. Under his leadership, Blue Cross introduced physician incentive programs to promote cost-effective ways to prescribe drugs and to provide consistent care for people with chronic illness. Dr. Simmer also provides leadership to the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium. MQIC works with health plan medical directors across Michigan to create and put evidence-based guidelines into use. In 2010, Crain’s Detroit Business honored Dr. Simmer with a althcare Hero award. It recognized his work promoting health care transformation in Michigan through the Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative and other collaborative programs with doctors and hospitals throughout the state.

    Prior to joining Blue Cross, Dr. Simmer served as vice president of Health and Medical Affairs for Health Alliance Plan. He also served as associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Henry Ford Hospital and was the recipient of several Distinguished Service Awards.

    Betty S. Chu, MD, MBA, is Chief Medical Officer and Vice-President of Medical Affairs at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Her current responsibilities include patient care oversight and the delivery of quality treatment in an efficient and effective manner. Dr. Chu is also a member of hospital leadership contributing to the development and implementation of corporate strategy. In addition, she serves as President of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) and, in June, 2018, was elected to the Council on Medical Service for the American Medical Association with responsibility for reviewing social and medical economic policy.

    Prior to joining the Henry Ford Health System, Dr. Chu served as the President of the medical staff at Troy Beaumont Hospital. In 2010, she was named to Crain’s Detroit Business “40 under 40” as a result of her commitment to improving communication between physicians and simplifying both clinical and administrative data on the hospitals website. Finally, she is on the board of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and the Area Agency of Aging 1B as well as a member of the Michigan Delegation to the American Medical Association.

    James D. Forshee, M.D., MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, at Priority Health. He will oversee medical policy and programming, as well as clinical strategies for the organization. Dr. Forshee is also responsible for leading the clinical and pharmacy departments and programs, the development and coordination of population health programs and chronic disease management strategies.

    Dr. Forshee has over 25 years of health care experience, both as a physician and executive. His areas of expertise include patient care, medical management health care initiatives, population health, medical policies and clinical strategies, including government programs both state and federal. His community involvement includes the State of Michigan Drug Utilization Review, the Michigan State Medical Society, the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Steering Committee, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.

    Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT(ASCP), CPPS, is Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality, and Executive Director of the MHA Keystone Center. Since coming to the MHA, Watson has led multi-state efforts to improve patient safety and quality including federally funded Hospital Engagement Networks, Hospital Improvement Innovation Network and the inauguration of several statewide quality initiatives including surgery, obstetrics, hospital-associated infections, emergency department, sepsis, falls, pressure ulcers, venous thromboembolism and care transitions. This body of work has resulted in the receipt of the Eisenberg Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality Award and the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for healthcare improvement. Most recently, Watson was named one of Becker's Hospital Review, 2018 50 experts leading the field of patient safety. Prior to leading the MHA Keystone Center, Watson was in the MHA Data Services Corporation where he oversaw the national launch of the core measures clinical data collection system.

    Prior to coming to the MHA, Watson was director of Quality and Pastoral Care where he was responsible for leadership of a hospital quality program, including the development of a health system patient safety scorecard. He is a board member with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Spectrum Health – Pennock Board of Directors, Christian Life Services Board of Directors, and the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety certification expert oversight committee.

     

    2. Circle your calendar to join the University of Michigan Medical School’s 3nd Annual Symposium and Workshop on the ethical, legal and social implications of learning health systems (ELSI-LHS).

    • Date: Friday, November 9. 2018
    • Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Topics:

    “This year's focus will be on use cases and lessons learned from emerging learning health systems and their enabling technologies locally, in the state of Michigan, and across the US to address chronic diseases such as cancer. Special emphasis will be placed on themes and issues arising in previous symposia such as trust, systems ethics, and equity."

    Featured Speakers Include: Allen Lichter, Michelle Myers, Jeremy Sugarman, Shawneequa Callier, Kirsten Ostherr, Anya Prince, David Magnus, and more to be named.

    • Location: University of Michigan, Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    • Registration: Click here to register for free; no cost for symposium and workshop.

    Chapter Sponsors

    would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford. 

    Premier Sponsor Connection

    Executive Sponsor Techlock


    Associate Sponsor Accenture



     

     

     

     

    We hope that you are enjoying the summer across the state!

     

    1.  MI HIMSS Bylaws Change – Cast your vote!

    Michigan HIMSS Chapter Board has recommended that we change our Chapter Bylaws to increase the number of “Members At Large” from 6 to 10 members. Increasing the number of board members will enable the board to provide additional opportunities in support of education and programs for our membership. Changes to our Bylaws require a membership vote.

    Please click on this link to cast your vote.  Your vote is very important. Vote by Friday, July 27, 2018, to this change in the Chapter bylaws.


    2. Events

    A. The Michigan Chapter of HIMSS in collaboration with the Great Lakes Chapter of ACHE (GLACHE) have joined together for this half day event.

    Date/Time: Friday, 07/20/2018, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Holland Hospital, Conference rooms A & B, 602 Michigan Ave., Holland, MI, 49423

    For More Details: Visit the event web site

    Non-Member, GLACHE, Program Registration: $95.00 (includes Executive Luncheon and Educational Session)

    Student Program Registration:  $25.00 (includes Executive Luncheon and Educational Session)

    Event Schedule:

    9:00 AM Registration and Networking

    10:00 AM Panel Discussion

    Moderator: Rob Schwartz, Assistant Vice President of IT and Quality, Holland Hospital

    Panelists:

    Tom Bres, Chief Information Officer, Sparrow Health System

    Doug Dietzman, Executive Director, Great Lakes Health Connect

    Dave Morin, Manager, Information Systems, Lakeland Hospital

    11:30 AM Networking break and transition to lunch

    12:00 PM Executive Luncheon - Governance and Decision Making

    1:00 PM Adjournment

    Luncheon Speaker:

    Jason R. Joseph, MBA, Senior Vice President, Information Services, Spectrum Health Delivery Systems

    Jason Joseph is senior vice president, information services, of Spectrum Health, with responsibility for the Delivery System. Spectrum Health is a $5 billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in West Michigan. In his role, Jason has strategic and operational responsibility for information technology services, applications, health information management (HIM) operations, biomedical equipment, and portfolio management services. Jason’s focus is on ensuring Spectrum Health is leading the nation in its use and application of information and technology across all of its service lines and functions, including 12 hospitals, a multispecialty medical group with more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice providers, and a variety of ambulatory, post-acute, and ancillary health care services. 

    B. Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Annual Event – One Day - October 18, 2018

    Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018 / 8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

    Location: Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI

    Registration:  Register today (Event includes continental breakfast, lunch and networking reception)

    8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast with Vendors

    9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome

    9:15 – 10:00 am Session 1 Title/Topic: Healthcare disruption - What is healthcare disruption, how is it identified, impact

    10:00– 10:45 am Session 2 Title/Topic: Healthcare disruptors consumer lead: Current programs impacting consumers and providers acting as disruptors of healthcare. 

    10:45 – 11:15 am Break with vendors

    11:15 – 12:30 pm Session 3 Title/Topic: Healthcare disruptors provider lead. Discussion of the Amazon/Berkshire/JPMorgan what does this mean, how will this impact healthcare. Speaker: Dave Morin

    12:30– 1:30 pm Lunch

    1:30 – 2:15pm Session 4 Panel Title/Topic: Question for consideration: In an effort to provide high quality, cost efficient care with improved outcomes for Michigan citizens, it is necessary that all Michigan providers and plans are aligned. Currently there are disconnects among payers, physicians and provider settings that create challenges in achieving these desired outcomes. What do you think is the biggest challenge preventing the forward movement towards alignment of these outcomes? If we could make one change to meet these goals what would that change be?

    Panelists: Thomas L. Simmer, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blus Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Sam Watson, MSA, CPPS, Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality and Executive Director, Michigan Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center. Moderator: To be announced

    2:15 – 3:30 pm Session 5 Title/Topic: Preparing for changes in healthcare [How to plan for and meet the challenges of healthcare disruption]

    3:30 – 3:45 pm Event Conclusion

    3:45 – 5:30pm Networking Reception with Sponsors

    More details to follow about this one day event with educational sessions and networking opportunities.


    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford.

    Premier Sponsor

    Executive Sponsor

    Associate Sponsor


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    The Michigan HIMSS Chapter presents the

    2018-2019 Board Slate for Member Review.

     

    If any member wishes to express concern regarding any candidate, we ask that you contact the Michigan HIMSS Chapter President, Mr. Jerry Morin. Your response should be submitted no later than Friday, June 29, 2018. Should there be no objections from our Michigan members, then the candidates will become our latest Board members for the specified positions.


    MI HIMSS President

    This position is for a one (1) year term. Upon completion of the term, the position automatically becomes Past- President.

    Candidate:  Angela M. Vanker, MPH Director of Practice Transformation, Alliance Health


    MI HIMSS President-Elect

    This position is for a one (1) year term. Upon completion of the term, the position automatically becomes President.

    Candidate:  Dara J. Barrera Manager of Practice Management and HIT, Michigan State Medical Society


    MI HIMSS Secretary

    This position is for a two (2) year term.

    Candidate:  MT Joseph, Director, Hickory Analytics


    MI HIMSS Treasurer

    This position is for a two (2) year term.

    Candidate:  Mark Szmigiel, MBA Mid-Michigan Information Security Officer, Ascension Information Services

    It’s finally spring and we are busy with a number of planned events for our members. Get ready to circle your calendars to join colleagues from across the state to network and hear from speakers on a variety of topics that you have suggested to us.


    1.Webinar – Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    • Date/Time: April 25, 2018 / Webinar begins at 12:10 p.m. (Eastern) and conclude by 1 p.m.
    • Webinar Title: Healthcare (Un)interrupted: Continuing Mission-critical Services in the Age of Superstorms & Ransomware
    • Speakers: Rudy Rumohr, Senior Consultant, Data Center Practice, Connection and Bill Virtue, Security Engineering Specialist, Connection
    • Registration: Click on the link to register today.

    Webinar Highlights:

    When disaster strikes is when your ability to provide services is needed most. Are you prepared? Along with more traditionally known threats such as fire, flood, and natural disaster, man-made disasters in the form of security breaches and ransomware have been sweeping through organizations large and small. The healthcare industry in particular has historically lagged in the adoption of robust security solutions which can help to prevent and respond to these threats, but did you know that BC/DR techniques are also helping companies cope with these new and dangerous attacks? Learn from Connection experts how strong security solutions and disaster recovery systems can work together to provide complete protection and business continuity.

    Speaker Biographies:

    Rudy Rumohr, Senior Consultant, Data Center Practice, Connection, has more than 30 years experience in IT Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Data Center, Systems, and Storage Design and Management, Virtualization and Enterprise Architecture. His previous experience includes positions at companies such as Wellfleet Communications and Cisco Systems as well as science-oriented companies, such as Millipore Corporation, supporting user base ranging from 200 to 10,000 users. In addition, Rudy was the Director of Networking and Telecommunications for the Baan Company where he implemented and managed a state-of-the-art, 80-site, worldwide voice and data network. During a long tenure at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Rudy held several roles including Executive Director of IT Operations. While there, he led many efforts, including the construction of two new data centers, established a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery program, initiated an Enterprise Architecture practice, deployed field sales iPad automation and a BYOD mobile phone program. Rudy’s focus has always been on designing holistic solutions and integrating technologies, people, and process to solve business problems.

    Bill Virtue, Security Engineering Specialist, Connection, has more than 25 years of experience in Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Intrusion Detection and Prevention IDS/IPS as well as Security Assessments and Testing. His broad knowledge in security and compliance has provided a foundation to consult on both small and large-scale, enterprise deployments and security projects. Prior to his role at Connection, Bill held senior product management positions at RSA, the Security Division of EMC, with a focus on security information and event management (SIEM) technology, situational awareness and data loss prevention products. As a Senior Product Manager at BeyondTrust, he worked with identity and access management solutions, vulnerability assessment software, and Active Directory / Group Policy integration. In addition, Bill also held director positions at NitroSecurity, acquired by McAfee, and was responsible for its intrusion detection system (IDS), intrusion prevention system (IPS), and SIEM product lines. As the Director of the Corporate Technology Center at Enterasys Networks, acquired by Extreme Networks, Bill was responsible for the continued innovation and development of secure technology solutions. Finally, Bill is a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the Boston Infragard group and a founding member of the ISSA NH chapter dedicated to promoting effective cybersecurity on a global basis.


    2.More In-State Events

    A. World’s Largest Data Science Conference in Mid-Michigan: May 23, 2018

    In collaboration with Stanford University, the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) is hosting Women in Data Science (WiDS) Lansing. WiDS is a global initiative aimed to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, and WiDS Lansing will focus on advancing healthcare data science to improve overall delivery of patient care. Open to men and women in the healthcare data science field, this event will give participants the opportunity to hear the most up-to-date healthcare data science research from women leaders in Michigan and globally.

    • Date/Time: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 / 8:30 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
    • Agenda: The agenda can be viewed at https://www.mha.org/Education-Events/Membership-Meetings/Women-in-Data-Science-Lansing
    • Location: 2123 University Park Drive, Suite 105 Okemos, MI 48864
    • Speakers: Some of the featured speakers include:
      • Marianne Udow-Phillips, director of the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation, Ann Arbor 
      • Julia Swanson, vice president of performance analytics and improvement at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit †
      • Mariam (Iya) Kahramanian, interim director of clinical epidemiology & biostatistics at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit †
      • Nancy Foster, vice president for quality and patient safety policy, American Hospital Association, Washington, DC †
    • Registration: Fee for registration is $25. Register via the MHA Member Portal today. If you have questions, call Renee Smiddy at the MHA, (517) 323-3443. [Note: Up to 25 Michigan students interested in data science may attend free of charge by contacting the MHA].

    B.Connecting Michigan for Health X

    The Michigan Chapter of HIMSS will again collaborate to have speakers on relevant topics. [Details to follow in the coming weeks.]

    • Dates: June 4 through 8, 2018
      • June 4-5 FHIR Connectathon
      • June 5 Legal Workshop
      • June 6-8 Connecting Michigan X (tenth anniversary)
    • Speakers/Topics:
      National and regional speakers are featured to discuss the opioid crisis, patient engagement, behavioral health, risk management, health IT impact on employers, and many other current topics of interest in healthcare transformation.
    • To Learn More: Visit the website.
    • Registration: Early bird registration is open until April 30, 2018.

    C. Michigan HIMSS Collaboration with the Great Lakes American College of Healthcare Executives (GLACHE)

    • Date/Time: Summer, 2018 [Details to Follow]
    • Length of Panel Discussion: 1.5 hours
    • Location: Holland Hospital, Holland, MI
    • Title of Panel Discussion: The Healthcare Executive’s Role in IT Decisions
    • Target Audience: Mid-level to senior healthcare leaders Those involved in information technology decisions who do not have a strong technology background

    Description:

    Today’s healthcare executive works in a world of ever-increasing information technology options. How do they navigate, evolve and respond to the changing informatics world. These leaders often do not work directly with information technology, nor necessarily understand the application, but they are asked to make crucial decisions about their implementation. The outcomes of those decisions have financial, strategic and patient outcomes and the cost of a mistake can be devastating. Is there a methodology or a roadmap to assist the non-technical executive to proactively make technology decisions?

    D. SAVE THE DATE: Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Annual Event – One Day

    • Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
    • Location: Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, MI

    More details to follow about this one day event with educational sessions and networking opportunities.


    3. Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford.

    Premier Sponsor 

    Executive Sponsor 

    Associate Sponsor


     

    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn  and LinkedIn Discussion Group  for chapter events and information.

     

    Due to the popular demand of our members, registration for the Chapter Reception has been extended until March 1, 2017.  Register today! We look forward to seeing you very soon.

    1.New Details Added:  “Gaps in Care” Discussion at HIMSS18

    • Date/Time: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
    • Location: HIMSS Strategic Services location in the Venetian; Toscana 3803, Level 3, Foyer East
    • Location: Meeting place is located in HIMSS Strategic Services area within the Venetian; Room - Toscana 3803, Level 3, Foyer East
    • Registration: Please RSVP soon with Nazy Kazerani (Nazanin.kazerani@mihin.org) as spaces are limited for this increasingly urgent topic.
    • Lunch: A box lunch will be served during this meeting

    Please join us in an open discussion about effectively communicating patient-level quality measure results and gaps in care. There is currently no national standard for sharing this important information, forcing health care stakeholders to share measure results in a myriad of disparate and inefficient ways.

    This panel will seek to define critical data elements that belong in any proposed specification for a national standard along with a format to share this information in a highly interoperable way. The eventual outcome will be a draft whitepaper wherein recommendations for a standard are formally proposed and submitted to HL7.

    2.Register Today! Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Reception at HIMSS18

    • Date/Time: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 / 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
    • Location: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
    • Restaurant With The Venetian: AQUAKNOX  in the Aqua room [This is a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award winning restaurant and bar.]
    • Map for The Venetian: Find a map of The Venetian property and the location of AQUAKNOX.  The restaurant, AQUAKNOX, is #17 on the map and is located with a cluster of restaurants.
    • Food and Beverage: Cocktails and passed appetizers will be served
    • Registration Closes on Thursday, March 1, 2018 COB: Click here to register.  There is no fee to attend the reception.

    3.Don’t Forget! Two Michigan Members Are Receiving Awards at HIMSS18

    Congratulations to Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS, Winner of the Board of Director Service Awards! He will receive his award during the HIMSS Awards Gala on Thursday, March 8, 2018, during the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas. 

    Congratulations to Henry Ford Health System, the 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient. [For more details, visit the HIMSS website.) You can learn more about HFHS leveraged their electronic medical record during a presentation featured at HIMSS18: - reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE), - provide alternative pathways for ED physicians to orchestrate OPD care pathways, and - develop a Revenue Cycle Playbook to address productivity and realize revenue capture gains.

    • HIMSS18 Session:  Enterprise-Wide Value Realization through IT: A Davies Story
    • Date/Time: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 8:30am - 9:30am
    • Location:  Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center, Murano 3301

    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford.

    Premier Sponsor 

    Executive Sponsor 

    Associate Sponsor

     


    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn  and LinkedIn Discussion Group  for chapter events and information.

    If you are planning on attending HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas, registration closes Tuesday evening, February 21, 2018. Register today!

    1.New Item During HIMSS18: “Gaps in Care” Discussion

    • Date/Time: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
    • Location: HIMSS Strategic Services location in the Venetian; Toscana 3803, Level 3, Foyer East
    • Registration: Information to be available shortly. A box lunch will be served for those attending the meeting.

    2.Don’t Forget! Two Michigan Members Are Receiving Awards at HIMSS18

    • Congratulations to Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS, Winner of the Board of Director Service Awards! He will receive his award during the HIMSS Awards Gala on Thursday, March 8, 2018, during the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas. 
    • Congratulations to Henry Ford Health System, the 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient. [For more details, visit http://www.himss.org/library/henry-ford-health-system-davies-enterprise-award) You can learn more about HFHS leveraged their electronic medical record during a presentation featured at HIMSS18: - reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE), - provide alternative pathways for ED physicians to orchestrate OPD care pathways, and - develop a Revenue Cycle Playbook to address productivity and realize revenue capture gains.
      • HIMSS18 Session: Enterprise-Wide Value Realization through IT: A Davies Story
      • Date/Time: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
      • Location: Venetian Convention Center, Murano 3301

    3. Register Today for the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Reception at HIMSS18 Annual Conference

    We hope you will join us for an evening reception while you attend HIMSS 18!

    • Date:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    • Time:  6 p.m.-8 p.m.
    • Location: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
    • Restaurant Within The Venetian:  AQUAKNOX in the Aqua room [This is a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award winning restaurant and bar.]
    • Map for The Venetian: Find a map of The Venetian property and the location of AQUAKNOX. The restaurant, AQUAKNOX, is #17 on the map and is located with a cluster of restaurants on the Casino level.
    • Food and Beverage:  Cocktails and passed appetizers will be served
    • Registration: Registration ends on February 21 COB! There is no fee to attend the reception.

    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford.


    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn and the LinkedIn Discussion Group for chapter events and information.

    In just a few weeks, many of you will be convening at the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas. Here are a few reminders about this year’s conference and your Michigan Chapter of HIMSS members who are being honored this year.

    Do not forget to register for the Chapter Reception by February 21st.

    We look forward to meeting with you at the conference and celebrating the outstanding contributions of fellow MI Chapter of HIMSS members.

    1. Honoring Two Michigan Members Receiving Awards at HIMSS18

    • Congratulations to Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS, Winner of the Board of Director Service Awards!  He will receive his award during the HIMSS Awards Gala on Thursday, March 8, 2018, during the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas. There is still time to register for the Gala. 
    • Congratulations to Henry Ford Health System, the 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient!  [For more details about this award winner, visit the link.]  You can learn more about HFHS leveraged their electronic medical record to win this prestigious award during a presentation featured at HIMSS18.
      • Session: HIMSS18 Session: Enterprise-Wide Value Realization through IT: A Davies Story D
      • Date/Time: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 8:30am - 9:30am
      • Location/Room:  Venetian Convention Center, Murano 3301

    2. Evening Reception at HIMSS18 Annual Conference

    Circle the date on your calendar to join us while in Las Vegas to meet other Chapter members during an evening reception while you attend HIMSS18!

    • Date / Time: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 / 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
    • Location: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
    • Restaurant With The Venetian: AQUAKNOX in the Aqua room [This is a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award winning restaurant and bar.]
    • Map for The Venetian: Find a map of The Venetian property and the location of AQUAKNOX.  The restaurant, AQUAKNOX, is #17 on the map and is located with a cluster of restaurants on the Casino level.
    • Food and Beverage: Cocktails and passed appetizers will be served
    • Registration: Register by February 21, 2018! There is no fee to attend the reception.

    Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford.

    Presidents Letter, Q1 2018


    On behalf of the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Board of Directors, we would like to provide you with a Q1, 2018 update of activities and items of interest for our members. We are embarking on an effort to better reach and serve our entire chapter membership. We have recently held events in Kalamazoo, Southfield, Marquette, and planning more in other parts of the state. We are also making an effort to engage with our higher education partners and students. To do these things we are building work groups around programs, sponsorship, membership and communications. If you are interested in helping to build your HIMSS Chapter, we invite you to contact us.

    Jerry Morin, CPHIMS, CFCHE                                          Angela Vanker, MPH  

    President, 2017-2018                                                             President-Elect, 2017-2018


    Chapter Information

    1. Congratulations to Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) as a 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient!   

    You can learn more about HFHS leveraged their electronic medical record during a presentation featured at HIMSS18:

    • reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE),
    • provide alternative pathways for ED physicians to orchestrate OPD care pathways, and
    • develop a Revenue Cycle Playbook to address productivity and realize revenue capture gains.

    Session at HIMSS18: Enterprise-Wide Value Realization through IT: A Davies Story

    • Date/Time:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / 8:30am - 9:30am
    • Location:  Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center, Murano 3301

    2. Michigan HIMSS Chapter Reception at HIMSS18 Annual Conference

    The Board of the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS invites you to join us for an evening reception while at HIMSS18.

    • Date:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    • Time:  6 p.m.-8 p.m. (Pacific)
    • Location: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
    • Restaurant At The Venetian: AQUAKNOX in the Aqua room [This is a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award winning restaurant and bar.]
    • Map for The Venetian:  Find a map of The Venetian property and the location of AQUAKNOX.  The restaurant, AQUAKNOX, is #17 on the map and is located with a cluster of restaurants on the Casino level.
    • Food and Beverage:  Cocktails and appetizers will be served.
    • Registration:  Register today!

    3. A Focus on Students

    Several Board Members will be presenting to Students at the UM Health Informatics Graduate Seminar for first and second year students. While this is a closed session for these students, we are available to assist any other educational institutions to share career opportunities available to them and how membership in MI HIMSS can broaden their horizons as they chart their future, professional course.

    • Date/Time:  Wednesday, March 14, 2018 / 1:00-2:30 p.m.
    • Location:  University of Michigan, Ross School of Business at 1570 Blau Hall, Ann Arbor.

    2018 Chapter Sponsors

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford.


    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn and the LinkedIn Discussion Group  for chapter events and information.

     

    The Board of the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS invites you to join us for an evening reception while at HIMSS18.

    Please join us to network with your Michigan colleagues in this beautiful venue.


    • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    • Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
    • Restaurant Within The Venetian: AQUAKNOX in the Aqua room [This is a Forbes Travel Guide, Four-Star Award winning restaurant and bar.]
    • Map for The Venetian: Find a map of The Venetian property and the location of AQUAKNOX. The restaurant, AQUAKNOX, is #17 on the map and is located with a cluster of restaurants.
    • Food and Beverage: Cocktails and appetizers will be served.
    • Registration: Register today!

    We would like to thank our Chapter Sponsors who make this and other events possible through their generous support. For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Anne Ford.

    Happy Holidays !

    Only 7 more days until the 2017 Winter Networking Event.

    Join us in the Detroit Metro Area to network with HIT professionals and enjoy a Guest Speaker with a focus on future possibilities.  We hope to see you there.

    • Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: The Westin Southfield Detroit, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, Michigan 48075; Phone: 248.827.4000 Map Available Here
    • Food/Beverage: Appetizers and beverages will be served
    • Guest Speaker Prior to Networking Event: Mr. Larry Steinberg
    • Presentation: “Healthcare 2018: Boldly Going!”
    • Registration: Register today  There is no fee to attend this event.
    • Speaker Biography:


    Save the Date!

    HIMSS18 Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Reception

    The Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS invites our members to join us for an evening reception while attending the annual conference. Learn more about planned chapter activities and how you can participate. We look forward to meeting you and enjoying an evening of networking.

    • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Location: TBD
    • More details to follow

    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site to learn about more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn and the LinkedIn Discussion Group for the latest information.

    Happy Holidays to All Our Members!

    You Are Cordially Invited to the Winter Networking Event.

    Winter Networking Event in the Detroit Metro Area Plus Guest Speaker

    • Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 p.m.
    • :Location: The Westin Southfield Detroit, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, Michigan 48075; Phone: 248.827.4000 Map Available Here
    • Guest Speaker Prior to Networking Event: Mr. Larry Steinberg, MBA
    • Presentation: “Healthcare 2018: Boldly Going!”
    • Registration: Register today
    • Speaker Biography:  Larry Steinberg, MBA, is EVP of Global Business Development and Co-founder of Cloud DX – the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize - Bold Epic Innovator Award Winner.  Mr. Steinberg has been focused on the Telehealth/Telemedicine market for the last 7 years and has been involved in some of the largest Remote Patient Monitoring deployments in the US. His vast experience in Telehealth includes deploying thousands of vital sign monitoring devices to 10’s of thousands of patients.  As a seasoned entrepreneur, he has had many successful businesses in healthcare, technology and services.  Most recently and prior to being a Co-founder of Cloud DX, Larry was Director of Business Development at Trapollo, the leading Telehealth Service Provider that was purchased by Cox Communications in 2015.

    Save the Date! HIMSS18 Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Reception

    The Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS invites our members to join us for an evening reception while attending the annual conference. Learn more about planned chapter activities and how you can participate. We look forward to meeting you and enjoying an evening of networking.

    • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Location: TBD
    • More details to follow.

    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site to learn abouit more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn and the LinkedIn Discussion Group for the latest information.

                     Happy Holidays to All Our Members!

    You Are Cordially Invited to the Winter Networking Event.

    Winter Networking Event in the Detroit Metro Area Plus Guest Speaker

    • Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: The Westin Southfield Detroit, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, Michigan 48075; Phone: 248.827.4000 Map Available Here
    • Guest Speaker Prior to Networking Event: Mr. Larry Steinberg, MBA
    • Presentation: “Healthcare 2018: Boldly Going!”
    • Registration: Register today
    • Speaker Biography:


    Save the Date! HIMSS18 Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Reception

    The Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS invites our members to join us for an evening reception while attending the annual conference. Learn more about planned chapter activities and how you can participate. We look forward to meeting you and enjoying an evening of networking.

    • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Location: TBD
    • More details to follow.

    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site to learn abouit more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn and the LinkedIn Discussion Group for the latest information.

     

                                         

    Reminder!  You can still register for today's webinar.

    • Date/Time: Thursday, November 16, 2017 / 2 p.m. (one hour webinar)
    • Registration: Click here to register
    • Webinar: HIT Professional Development Opportunities
    • Speakers: Mr. Eric Born, Managing Director, Medix IT, and Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FHIMSS, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing & Health Science University of Texas at Tyler
    • Presentations:
      • “Advancing My Career in HIT + Trends in the Market”, Eric Born, and
      • “Mid-Career Clinicians: HIT Paths and Where They Might Lead You”, Dr. Cheryl D. Parker
    • Topic: Two speakers will address trends and options for early and mid-career Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) professionals. Mr. Eric Born will focus on advancing your career by reviewing employment trends for early to mid-career, HIT professionals as they plan their professional goals and growth. Dr. Cheryl D. Parker will focus on the professional options available to mid-career clinicians working in HIT and the various career paths they might consider for future opportunities.

     

     

    Does Your Career Need A Boost?

    Join us for a Career Development webinar on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

    Reserve you seat today.

     

    1. Webinar: HIT Professional Development Opportunities

    • Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
    • Time: 2 p.m. Eastern (one hour webinar)
    • Bring your questions for our speakers! Our speakers are interested in your questions about career development.
    • Speakers: Mr. Eric Born, Managing Director, Medix IT, and Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FHIMSS, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing & Health Science University of Texas at Tyler
    • Presentations:
      • “Advancing My Career in HIT + Trends in the Market”, Eric Born, and
      • “Mid-Career Clinicians: HIT Paths and Where They Might Lead You”, Dr. Cheryl D. Parker
    • Topic: Two speakers will address trends and options for early and mid-career Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) professionals. Mr. Eric Born will focus on advancing your career by reviewing employment trends for early to mid-career, HIT professionals as they plan their professional goals and growth. Dr. Cheryl D. Parker will focus on the professional options available to mid-career clinicians working in HIT and the various career paths they might consider for future opportunities.
    • Registration: Click here to register today.
    • Speaker Biographies:

    2. 2nd Annual Symposium and Workshop [ethical, legal and social implications of learning health systems (ELSI-LHS)]

    • Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    • Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
    • Location: University of Michigan - Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave. , Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    • Topic: The symposium will lay out the ELSI of data sharing and translation in learning health systems that strive to be both FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) and fair. The day will interactively address critical issues on data and knowledge sharing.
    • Speakers: John Wilbanks, Elizabeth Pike, Kenneth Goodman, Debra Mathews, Peter Embi, Peter Singleton, Warren Kibbe, Joon-Ho Yu and more to come
    • Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elsi-lhs-2017-symposium-workshop-tickets-34856865824?aff=eac2 No fee required.
    • Hashtag: #elsilhs

     

    3.Winter Networking Event in the Detroit Metro Area

    • Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern)
    • Location: The Westin Southfield Detroit, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, Michigan 48075; Phone: 248.827.4000 Map Available Here
    • Featured Guest Speaker Prior to Networking Event: Mr. Larry Steinberg, MBA
    • Presentation: “Healthcare 2018: Boldly Going!”
    • Registration: Reserve your place today for this event
    • Speaker Biography:

     

    4. Save the Date! HIMSS18 Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Reception

    The Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS invites our members to join us for an evening reception while attending the annual conference. Learn more about planned chapter activities and how you can participate. We look forward to meeting you and enjoying an evening of networking.

    • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Location: TBD

    More details to follow.

    5. Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn for chapter events and information.  Contact us if you have any suggestions for future events!

                              

     

    Announcing Two More Events Before 2017 Ends!

    In 2 weeks, attend a Career Development webinar.

    Tthank you for a successful Cybersecurity event October 27th.

    Watch for more events planned for 2018!

     

    1. Webinar: HIT Professional Development Opportunities - Nov. 16, 2017!

    • Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
    • Time: 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central (one hour webinar)

    Bring your questions for our speakers! Our speakers are interested in your questions about career development.

    • Speakers: Mr. Eric Born, Managing Director, Medix IT, and Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FHIMSS, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing & Health Science University of Texas at Tyler
    • Presentations:
      • “Advancing My Career in HIT + Trends in the Market”, Eric Born, and
      • “Mid-Career Clinicians: HIT Paths and Where They Might Lead You”, Dr. Cheryl D. Parker
    • Topic: Two speakers will address trends and options for early and mid-career Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) professionals. Mr. Eric Born will focus on advancing your career by reviewing employment trends for early to mid-career, HIT professionals as they plan their professional goals and growth. Dr. Cheryl D. Parker will focus on the professional options available to mid-career clinicians working in HIT and the various career paths they might consider for future opportunities.
    • Registration: Click here to register today.

    Speaker Biographies:

    2. Networking Event in the Detroit Metro Area

    • Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern)
    • Location: The Westin Southfield Detroit, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, Michigan 48075; Phone: 248.827.4000 Map Available Here
    • Featured Guest Speaker: Mr. Larry Steinberg, MBA
    • Presentation: “Healthcare 2018: Boldly Going!”
    • Registration: Reserve your place today for this event

    Speaker Biography:

     

    3. Save the Date! HIMSS18 Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Reception

    The Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS invites our members to join us for an evening reception while attending the annual conference. Learn more about planned chapter activities and how you can participate. We look forward to meeting you and enjoying an evening of networking.

    • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Location: TBD
    • More details to follow

     

    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    For scheduled events, visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for details and updates.  Follow us on LinkedIn for chapter events and information.

    We have been busy finding ways to help our MI HIMSS members be able to join us in spite of some distance across the state. Now introducing virtual access to our next event on Cybersecurity.

     

    1. Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Event and Reception

    Our sponsor for this event is MSMS Insurance Agency.

    • Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
    • Time: Presentation 2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. / Reception: To Follow Upon Conclusion of Presentation

    Not able to join us for this event in Marquette? Click here to register for the live streaming of these presentations. In addition, the session will be recorded.

    • Location (Presentation): Upper Peninsula Health Plan, 853 W. Washington Street, Marquette, MI
    • Location (Reception): Holiday Inn Marquette, 1951 U.S. 41 West, Marquette, Michigan, MI 49855 (located one mile from presentation location)
    • Presentation Titles: (a) “Updates and Trends in Healthcare Cybersecurity” [Presentation will focus on phishing, medical devices and ransomware.] and (b) “Confronting Cyber Threats: Cyber Security from the FBI’s Perspective”
    • Registration: Limited seating available. Register today here if you will attend in Marquette.
    • Speakers: Linda M. Bower, CISSP, Information Security Officer, Munson Healthcare, and Kenneth M. Zimmerman, Task Order Officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation's Detroit Cyber Squad.
    • Speaker Biographies:

    Kenneth M. Zimmerman is a Detroit based Task Force Officer (TFO) assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Detroit Cyber Squad. TFO Zimmerman has worked for the FBI for four years researching and addressing cyber threats. He has published reports on advanced persistent threats, malware analysis, and ransomware. He also has extensive experience pertaining to threats and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of fortune 500 companies. He specializes in computer forensic investigations.

    2. Webinar: HIT Professional Development Opportunities New Details!

    • Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
    • Time: 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central (one hour webinar)
    • Bring your questions for our speakers! The session will be recorded and posted on the Chapter web site, in case you miss this outstanding webinar.
    • Speakers: Mr. Eric Born, Managing Director, Medix IT, and Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FHIMSS, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing & Health Science University of Texas at Tyler
    • Presentations: “Advancing My Career in HIT + Trends in the Market”, Eric Born, and “Mid-Career Clinicians: HIT Paths and Where They Might Lead You”, Dr. Cheryl D. Parker
    • Topic: Two speakers will address trends and options for early and mid-career Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) professionals. Mr. Eric Born will focus on advancing your career by reviewing employment trends for early to mid-career HIT professionals as they plan their professional goals and growth. Dr. Cheryl D. Parker will focus on the professional options available to mid-career clinicians working in HIT and the various career paths they might consider for future opportunities.
    • Registration: Click here to register. The session will also be recorded if you are not able to join the event.
    • Speaker Biographies:

    3. Networking Event in the Detroit Metro Area Plus Guest Speaker

    • Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 p.m. (Eastern-to be confirmed)
    • Location: TBD
    • Featured Guest Speaker Prior to Networking Event: Mr. Larry Steinberg, MBA
    • Presentation: “Healthcare 2018: Boldly Going!”
    • Registration: To open shortly
    • Speaker Biography:

    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook for chapter events and information.

    We have been busy finding ways to help our MI HIMSS members be able to join us in spite of some distance across the state.  Now introducing virtual access to our next event on Cybersecurity.

     

    1. Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Event and Reception

    Our sponsor for this event is

    • Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
    • Time: Presentation 2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. / Reception: To Follow Upon Conclusion of Presentation

    Not able to join us for this event in Marquette? Click here to register for the live streaming of these presentations.  In addition, the session will be recorded.

    • Location (Presentation): Upper Peninsula Health Plan, 853 W. Washington Street, Marquette, MI
    • Location (Reception): Holiday Inn Marquette, 1951 U.S. 41 West, Marquette, Michigan, MI 49855 (located one mile from presentation location)
    • Presentation Titles: (a) “Updates and Trends in Healthcare Cybersecurity” [Presentation will focus on phishing, medical devices and ransomware.] and (b) “Confronting Cyber Threats: Cyber Security from the FBI’s Perspective”
    • Registration: Limited seating available. Register today here if you will attend in Marquette.
    • Speakers: Linda M. Bower, CISSP, Information Security Officer, Munson Healthcare, and Kenneth M. Zimmerman, Task Order Officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation's Detroit Cyber Squad.
    • Speaker Biographies:

    Kenneth M. Zimmerman is a Detroit based Task Force Officer (TFO) assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Detroit Cyber Squad. TFO Zimmerman has worked for the FBI for four years researching and addressing cyber threats. He has published reports on advanced persistent threats, malware analysis, and ransomware. He also has extensive experience pertaining to threats and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of fortune 500 companies. He specializes in computer forensic investigations.

    2. Webinar: HIT Professional Development Opportunities New Details!

    • Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
    • Time: 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central (one hour webinar)
    • Bring your questions for our speakers! The session will be recorded and posted on the Chapter web site, in case you miss this outstanding webinar.
    • Speakers: Mr. Eric Born, Managing Director, Medix IT, and Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FHIMSS, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing & Health Science University of Texas at Tyler
    • Presentations: “Advancing My Career in HIT + Trends in the Market”, Eric Born, and “Mid-Career Clinicians: HIT Paths and Where They Might Lead You”, Dr. Cheryl D. Parker
    • Topic: Two speakers will address trends and options for early and mid-career Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) professionals. Mr. Eric Born will focus on advancing your career by reviewing employment trends for early to mid-career HIT professionals as they plan their professional goals and growth. Dr. Cheryl D. Parker will focus on the professional options available to mid-career clinicians working in HIT and the various career paths they might consider for future opportunities.
    • Registration: Click here to register. The session will also be recorded if you are not able to join the event.
    • Speaker Biographies:

    3. Networking Event in the Detroit Metro Area Plus Guest Speaker

    • Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 p.m. (Eastern-to be confirmed)
    • Location: TBD
    • Featured Guest Speaker Prior to Networking Event: Mr. Larry Steinberg, MBA
    • Presentation: “Healthcare 2018: Boldly Going!”
    • Registration: To open shortly
    • Speaker Biography:

    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook for chapter events and information.

     

    Introducing more details and more events for the members of the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS.

    We hope to see you at one or more events during Q4, 2017.

     

    1. Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Presentations and Reception - Second Presentation and Speaker Added to Event!

    • Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
    • Time: Presentations 2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. / Reception: To Follow Upon Conclusion of Presentations

    Not able to join us for this event in Marquette? We will provide a virtual option to dial in to attend will be available for our members. In addition, the session will be recorded. Details to be released Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

    • Location (Presentations): Upper Peninsula Health Plan, 853 W. Washington Street, Marquette, MI
    • Location (Reception): Holiday Inn Marquette, 1951 U.S. 41 West, Marquette, Michigan, MI 49855 (located one mile from presentation location)
    • Presentation Titles:
      • “Updates and Trends in Healthcare Cybersecurity” [Presentation will focus on phishing, medical devices and ransomware.]
      • “Confronting Cyber Threats: Cyber Security from the FBI’s Perspective”
    • Registration: Limited seating available. Register today!  This is a free event for members and non-members.
    • Speakers: Linda M. Bower, CISSP, Information Security Officer, Munson Healthcare, and Kenneth M. Zimmerman, Task Order Officer, Federal Bureau of Investigation's Detroit Cyber Squad.
    • Speaker Biographies:

    Kenneth M. Zimmerman is a Detroit based Task Force Officer (TFO) assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Detroit Cyber Squad. TFO Zimmerman has worked for the FBI for four years researching and addressing cyber threats. He has published reports on advanced persistent threats, malware analysis, and ransomware. He also has extensive experience pertaining to threats and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of fortune 500 companies. He specializes in computer forensic investigations.

    2. Midwest Fall Technology Conference, October 22 - 24, 2017 (Indianapolis) There is still time to attend. There is still time to register today! The conference begins this Sunday, October 22, at 5:00pm. Conference Web Site: Click here

    3.  Webinar: Early to Mid-Career HIT Professional Development Opportunities

    • Date/Time: Mid-November (details to be announced)
    • Speakers: Mr. Eric Born, Managing Director, Medix IT, and                  Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FHIMSS, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing & Health Science University of Texas at Tyler
    • Topic: Two speakers will address trends and options for early and mid-career Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) professionals. Mr. Eric Born will focus on advancing your career by reviewing employment trends for early to mid-career HIT professionals as they plan their professional goals and growth. Dr. Cheryl D. Parker will focus on the professional options available to mid-career clinicians and the various career paths they might consider for future opportunities. More details will be released shortly.

    4. 2nd Annual Symposium and Workshop [ethical, legal and social implications of learning health systems (ELSI-LHS)]

    • Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    • Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
    • Location: University of Michigan - Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave. , Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    • Topic: The symposium will lay out the ELSI of data sharing and translation in learning health systems that strive to be both FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) and fair. The day will interactively address critical issues on data and knowledge sharing.
    • Speakers: John Wilbanks, Elizabeth Pike, Kenneth Goodman, Debra Mathews, Peter Embi, Peter Singleton, Warren Kibbe, Joon-Ho Yu and more to come
    • Registration: Register today. No fee required.
    • Hashtag: #elsilhs

    5. Detroit Area Winter Evening Event – Thursday, December 14, 2017

    • This event will be include both presentations and networking. Watch for more details in the coming weeks.

    6. HIMSS18 Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Reception

    The Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS invites our members to join us for an evening networking event while attending the annual conference. Learn more about planned chapter activities and how you can participate. We look forward to meeting you and enjoying an evening of networking.

    • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Location: TBD

    Follow Us to Learn More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook for chapter events and information.

     

    Join Us for Q4, 2017 Events!

    1.Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Presentation and Reception

    • Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
    • Time: Presentation 2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. / Reception: To Follow Upon Conclusion of Presentation
    • Location (Presentation): Upper Peninsula Health Plan, 853 W. Washington Street, Marquette, MI
    • Location (Reception): Holiday Inn Marquette, 1951 U.S. 41 West, Marquette, Michigan, MI 49855 (located one mile from presentation location)
    • Title: “Updates and Trends in Healthcare Cybersecurity” [Presentation will focus on phishing, medical devices and ransomware.]
    • Registration: Limited seating available. Register today!
    • Speaker: Linda M. Bower, CISSP, Information Security Officer, Munson Healthcare

    2.Midwest Fall Technology Conference, October 22 - 24, 2017

    • October 22, 5:00pm - October 24, 2:45pm, EDT
    • Location: JW Marriott, 10 S. West Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 To reserve your room, book today. .
    • Registration: For more information, please contact registration at 630-833-5006 or mftc@apexmanage.com.
    • Conference Schedule: Updated schedule available. Optional ANIA-NI Certification Program: October 21 and 22 available.
    • Conference Web Site: Click here
    • Travel Information:
    • Enjoy the sights and sounds of Indianapolis. Check detaials at the Visitor’s Bureau.
    • Questions: Click here

    3.2nd Annual Symposium and Workshop [ethical, legal and social implications of learning health systems (ELSI-LHS)]

    • Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    • Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
    • Location: University of Michigan - Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave. , Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    • Topic: The symposium will lay out the ELSI of data sharing and translation in learning health systems that strive to be both FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) and fair. The day will interactively address critical issues on data and knowledge sharing.
    • Speakers: John Wilbanks, Elizabeth Pike, Kenneth Goodman, Debra Mathews, Peter Embi, Peter Singleton, Warren Kibbe, Joon-Ho Yu and more to come
    • Registration: Register today. No fee required.
    • Hashtag: #elsilhs

    4Save the Date! HIMSS18 Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Reception

    The Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS invites our members to join us for an evening reception while attending the annual conference. Learn more about planned chapter activities and how you can participate. We look forward to meeting you and enjoying an evening of networking.

    • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Location: TBD

    5.Learning More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn for chapter events and information.

     

     

     

    Join us for events for Q4, 2017!

    1. Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Presentation and Reception

    • Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
    • Time: Presentation 2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. / Reception: To Follow Upon Conclusion of Presentation
    • Location (Presentation): Upper Peninsula Health Plan, 853 W. Washington Street, Marquette, MI
    • Location (Reception): Holiday Inn Marquette, 1951 U.S. 41 West, Marquette, Michigan, MI 49855 (located one mile from presentation location)
    • Title: “Updates and Trends in Healthcare Cybersecurity” [Presentation will focus on phishing, medical devices and ransomware.]
    • Registration: Limited seating available. Register today!
    • Speaker: Linda M. Bower, CISSP, Information Security Officer, Munson Healthcare

    2.Midwest Fall Technology Conference, October 22 - 24, 2017

    • Dates/Times: October 22, 5:00pm - October 24, 2:45pm, EDT
    • Location: JW Marriott, 10 S. West Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 To reserve your room, book today. .
    • Registration: For more information, please contact registration at 630-833-5006 or mftc@apexmanage.com.
    • Conference Schedule: Updated schedule available. Optional ANIA-NI Certification Program: October 21 and 22 available.
    • Conference Web Site: Click here
    • Travel Information: Enjoy the sights and sounds of Indianapolis. Check details at the Visitor’s Bureau.
    • Questions: Click here

    3.2nd Annual Symposium and Workshop [ethical, legal and social implications of learning health systems (ELSI-LHS)]

    • Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    • Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
    • Location: University of Michigan - Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave. , Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    • Topic: The symposium will lay out the ELSI of data sharing and translation in learning health systems that strive to be both FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) and fair. The day will interactively address critical issues on data and knowledge sharing.
    • Speakers: John Wilbanks, Elizabeth Pike, Kenneth Goodman, Debra Mathews, Peter Embi, Peter Singleton, Warren Kibbe, Joon-Ho Yu and more to come
    • Registration: Register today. No fee required.
    • Hashtag: #elsilhs

    4. Save the Date! HIMSS18 Michigan Chapter of HIMSS Receptionhe Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of HIMSS invites our members to join us for an evening reception while attending the annual conference. Learn more about planned chapter activities and how you can participate. We look forward to meeting you and enjoying an evening of networking.

    • Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    • Location: TBD

    5. Learning More About Planned Events and Activities!

    Visit the MI Chapter of HIMSS web site for more events and updates. In addition, follow us on LinkedIn for chapter events and information.

     

    Date: June 29, 2017

    Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm (EDT)

    Location: Fetzer Center, 2350 Business Court, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

    Registration : Click here to register today. (Note: No registration fee required.)

    HIT leaders from Borgess Health, Bronson Healthcare and Lakeland Health will discuss their collaboration initiatives to share data and knowledge to improve the patient experience as well as the health of their communities. Through a presentation and panel discussion, they will share information about their successful strategies and their perspectives on how to enhance and expand collaborative efforts to achieve greater impact.

    Panelists:

    • Kenneth Lomonaco, RN, BSN, MMI, Manager EHR Ambulatory, Lakeland Health
    • Kelley Peterson, IT Manager, Revenue Cycle, Bronson Healthcare
    • Mark Siddall, RN, BSN, MS, Director of Clinical Systems, Borgess Health, Our Lady of Lourdes, Columbia St. Mary’s and the North and West Regional CCL team

     

    We wish all our members a very good summer.

    Watch for new events in the coming months.

    Date: June 29, 2017

    Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm (EDT)

    Location: Fetzer Center, 2350 Business Court, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

    Registration : Click here to register today. (Note: No registration fee required.)

    HIT leaders from Borgess Health, Bronson Healthcare and Lakeland Health will discuss their collaboration initiatives to share data and knowledge to improve the patient experience as well as the health of their communities. Through a presentation and panel discussion, they will share information about their successful strategies and their perspectives on how to enhance and expand collaborative efforts to achieve greater impact.

    Panelists:

    • Kenneth Lomonaco, RN, BSN, MMI, Manager EHR Ambulatory, Lakeland Health
    • Kelley Peterson, IT Manager, Revenue Cycle, Bronson Healthcare
    • Mark Siddall, RN, BSN, MS, Director of Clinical Systems, Borgess Health, Our Lady of Lourdes, Columbia St. Mary’s and the North and West Regional CCL team

    We look forward to seeing you very soon!

    Southwest Michigan Networking and Education Event

    • Date: June 29, 2017
    • Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm (EDT)
    • Location: Fetzer Center, 2350 Business Court, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
    • Registration : Click here to register today. (Note: No registration fee required.)

     

    The Michigan HIMSS Chapter presents the 2017 -2018 Board Slate for your review.

    If any member wishes to express concern regarding any candidate, we ask that you contact the Michigan HIMSS Chapter President, Mr. Mark Szmigiel . Your response should be submitted no later than Thursday, June 15, 2017. Should there be no objections from our Michigan members, then the candidates will become our latest Board members for the specified positions.

     

    MI HIMSS President

    • This position is for a one (1) year term. Upon completion of the term, the position automatically becomes Past- President.
    • Candidate: Jerry Morin, CPHIMS, Account Executive, Connection

     

    MI HIMSS President-Elect

    • This position is for a one (1) year term. Upon completion of the term, the position automatically becomes President.
    • Candidate: Angela Vanker, MPH, Director of Quality Initiatives, MPRO

     

    MI HIMSS Secretary

    • This position is for a two (2) year term.
    • Candidate: To Be Filled

     

    MI HIMSS Treasurer

    • This position is for a two (2) year term.
    • Candidate: Paula Hedlund, Chief Innovation Officer, Upper Peninsula Health Plan and Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions

     

    Southwest Michigan Networking and Education Event

     

    • Date: June 29, 2017
    • Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm (EDT)
    • Location: Fetzer Center, 2350 Business Court, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
    • Registration : Click here to register today. (Note: No registration fee required.)

     

    The Michigan HIMSS Chapter presents the 2017 -2018 Board Slate for your review.

    If any member wishes to express concern regarding any candidate, we ask that you contact the Michigan HIMSS Chapter President, Mr. Mark Szmigiel. Your response should be submitted no later than Thursday, June 15, 2017. Should there be no objections from our Michigan members, then the candidates will become our latest Board members for the specified positions.

    MI HIMSS President

    • This position is for a one (1) year term. Upon completion of the term, the position automatically becomes Past- President.
    • Candidate: Jerry Morin, CPHIMS, Account Executive, Connection

     

    MI HIMSS President-Elect

    • This position is for a one (1) year term. Upon completion of the term, the position automatically becomes President.
    • Candidate: Angela Vanker, MPH, Director of Quality Initiatives, MPRO

     

    MI HIMSS Secretary

    • This position is for a two (2) year term.
    • Candidate: To Be Filled

     

    MI HIMSS Treasurer

    • This position is for a two (2) year term.
    • Candidate: Paula Hedlund, Chief Innovation Officer, Upper Peninsula Health Plan and Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions

    The Michigan HIMSS Chapter presents the

    2017 -2018 Board Slate for your review.

     

    If any member wishes to express concern regarding any candidate, we ask that you contact the Michigan HIMSS Chapter President, Mr. Mark Szmigiel, as soon as possible. Your response should be submitted no later than Thursday, June 15, 2017. Should there be no objections from our Michigan members, then the candidates will become our latest Board members for the specified positions.

     

    MI HIMSS President

    • This position is for a one (1) year term. Upon completion of the term, the position automatically becomes Past- President.
    • Candidate: Jerry Morin, CPHIMS, Account Executive, Connection

    MI HIMSS President-Elect

    • This position is for a one (1) year term. Upon completion of the term, the position automatically becomes President.
    • Candidate: Angela Vanker, MPH, Director of Quality Initiatives, MPRO

    MI HIMSS Secretary

    • This position is for a two (2) year term.
    • Candidate: To Be Filled

    MI HIMSS Treasurer

    • This position is for a two (2) year term.
    • Candidate: Paula Hedlund, Chief Innovation Officer, Upper Peninsula Health Plan and Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions

     

     

    The Michigan HIMSS Chapter presents the 2017 -2018 Board Slate for your review.

    If any member wishes to express concern regarding any candidate, we ask that you contact the current, Michigan HIMSS Chapter President, Mr. Mark Szmigiel. Your response should be submitted no later than Thursday, June 15, 2017.  Should there be no objections from our Michigan members, then the candidates will become our latest Board members for the specified positions.

    MI HIMSS President

    • This position is for a one (1) year term. Upon completion of the term, the position automatically becomes Past- President.
    • Candidate: Jerry Morin, CPHIMS, Account Executive, Connections.

    MI HIMSS President-Elect

    • This position is for a one (1) year term. Upon completion of the term, the position automatically becomes President.
    • Candidate: Angela Vanker, MPH, Director of Quality Initiatives, MPRO

    MI HIMSS Secretary

    • This position is for a two (2) year term.
    • Candidate: To Be Filled

    MI HIMSS Treasurer

    • This position is for a two (2) year term.
    • Candidate: Paula Hedlund, Chief Innovation Officer, Upper Peninsula Health Plan and Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions

     

     

    It’s almost summer and there are more Michigan HIMSS Chapter events to add to your June calendar!

     

    Event 1   Don’t Delay! There is still time to register for this outstanding Michigan conference.

    • Event: Conference “Connecting Michigan for Health”
    • Co-Sponsor: Michigan HIMSS Chapter; areas of interest include Advocacy and Public Policy
    • Dates: June 7-9, 2017
    • Location: Conference at the Lansing Center
    • Conference Web Site: Click here for more information
    • Registration: Click here to register today. (Note: Registration fees apply.)
    • Attendees: Health information technology professionals, clinicians, health care leaders and decision makers, members of the state government, representatives of commercial health plans, and leading vendors.
    • Agenda: Click here for an agenda.
    • The Michigan HIMSS chapter is delighted to present the lunch panel discussion.
    • Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
    • Time:12 noon to 1 pm
    • Lunch Panel Discussion: MI HIMSS Public Policy Lunch Panel: "Expanding Connectivity Across the Spectrum of Care at the National, State and Local Levels"
    • Speaker-Moderator: Valerie Rogers, MPH, Director State Government Affairs, HIMSS North America
    • Panelists (Invited):
      • Nedra Garrett, MS, Senior Advisor for Informatics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
      • Representative of Public Health Informatics Institute (PHPI) TBA

    Last June at Connecting Michigan for Health conference and during fall 2016 and winter 2017 follow-up sessions, HIMSS, ONC/HHS and the Stewards of Change (SOC) worked with Michigan stakeholders on a strategy for “Building Community-Based Solutions to Connect for Public Health.” Valerie Rogers will highlight the work that HIMSS and SOC, along with major funders, are pursuing to take that work to the next level. Nedra Garrett will review CDC’s interoperability work, its Community Health Record and its participation in the work of the Joint Public Health Informatics Task Force (JPHIT). Representatives of the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHIP) will review their work on the Digital Bridge, including the current work in Michigan, and discuss its importance in connecting across the care continuum. Given the current budget climate, the panel will emphasize the importance of having states and locals organizations/initiatives take advantage of and plan for greater cooperation and sharing of information (especially during public health crises).

    Event 2

    • Event: Southwest Michigan Networking and Education Event
    • Date: Thursday, June 29
    • Time: 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: Venue to be announced in Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • Registration : Click here to register today. (Note: No registration fee required.)

    We welcome our members in Southwest Michigan to join us for this event. The HIT leaders from Borgess Health, Bronson Healthcare and Lakeland Health will discuss their collaboration initiatives to share data and knowledge to improve the patient experience as well as the health of their communities. Through a presentation and panel discussion, they will share information about their successful strategies and their perspectives on how to enhance and expand collaborative efforts to achieve greater impact.

    It’s almost summer and there are more Michigan HIMSS Chapter events to add to your June calendar!

     

    Event 1    Don’t Delay! There is still time to register for this outstanding conference.

    • Event: Conference “Connecting Michigan for Health”
    • Co-Sponsor: Michigan HIMSS Chapter; areas of interest include Advocacy and Public Policy
    • Dates: June 7-9, 2017
    • Location: Conference at the Lansing Center
    • Conference Web Site: Click here for more information.
    • Registration: Click here to register today (Note: Registration fees apply.)
    • Attendees: Health information technology professionals, clinicians, health care leaders and decision makers, members of the state government, representatives of commercial health plans, and leading vendors.
    • Agenda: Click here for an agenda.
    • The Michigan HIMSS chapter is delighted to present the lunch panel discussion.
    • Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
    • Time:12 noon to 1 pm
    • Lunch Panel Discussion: MI HIMSS Public Policy Lunch Panel: "Expanding Connectivity Across the Spectrum of Care at the National, State and Local Levels"
    • Speaker-Moderator: Valerie Rogers, MPH, Director State Government Affairs, HIMSS North America
    • Panelists (Invited):
      • Nedra Garrett, MS, Senior Advisor for Informatics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
      • Representative of Public Health Informatics Institute (PHPI) TBA

    Last June at Connecting Michigan for Health conference and during fall 2016 and winter 2017 follow-up sessions, HIMSS, ONC/HHS and the Stewards of Change (SOC) worked with Michigan stakeholders on a strategy for “Building Community-Based Solutions to Connect for Public Health.” Valerie Rogers will highlight the work that HIMSS and SOC, along with major funders, are pursuing to take that work to the next level. Nedra Garrett will review CDC’s interoperability work, its Community Health Record and its participation in the work of the Joint Public Health Informatics Task Force (JPHIT). Representatives of the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHIP) will review their work on the Digital Bridge, including the current work in Michigan, and discuss its importance in connecting across the care continuum. Given the current budget climate, the panel will emphasize the importance of having states and locals organizations/initiatives take advantage of and plan for greater cooperation and sharing of information (especially during public health crises).

    Event 2

    • Event: Southwest Michigan Networking and Education Event
    • Date: Thursday, June 29
    • Time: 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: Venue to be announced in Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • Registration : Click here to register today. (Note: No registration fee required.)

    We welcome our members in Southwest Michigan to join us for this event. The HIT leaders from Borgess Health, Bronson Healthcare and Lakeland Health will discuss their collaboration initiatives to share data and knowledge to improve the patient experience as well as the health of their communities. Through a presentation and panel discussion, they will share information about their successful strategies and their perspectives on how to enhance and expand collaborative efforts to achieve greater impact.

    It’s almost summer and there are more Michigan HIMSS Chapter events to add to your June calendar!

     

    Event 1

    • Event: Southwest Michigan Networking and Education Event
    • Date: Thursday, June 29
    • Time: 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: Venue to be announced in Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • Registration : Click here to register today. (Note: No registration fee required.)

    We welcome our members in Southwest Michigan to join us for this event. The HIT leaders from Borgess Health, Bronson Healthcare and Lakeland Health will discuss their collaboration initiatives to share data and knowledge to improve the patient experience as well as the health of their communities. Through a presentation and panel discussion, they will share information about their successful strategies and their perspectives on how to enhance and expand collaborative efforts to achieve greater impact.

    Event 2

    • Event: Conference “Connecting Michigan for Health”
    • Co-Sponsor: Michigan HIMSS Chapter; areas of interest include Advocacy and Public Policy
    • Dates: June 7-9, 2017
    • Location: Conference at the Lansing Center
    • Conference Web Site: Click here for more information.
    • Registration: Click here to register today.(Note: Registration fees apply.)
    • Attendees: Health information technology professionals, clinicians, health care leaders and decision makers, members of the state government, representatives of commercial health plans, and leading vendors.
    • Agenda: Click here for an agenda.

    The Michigan HIMSS chapter is delighted to present the lunch panel discussion.

    • Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
    • Time:12 noon to 1 pm
    • Lunch Panel Discussion: MI HIMSS Public Policy Lunch Panel: "Expanding Connectivity Across the Spectrum of Care at the National, State and Local Levels"
    • Speaker-Moderator: Valerie Rogers, MPH, Director State Government Affairs, HIMSS North America
    • Panelists (Invited):
      • Nedra Garrett, MS, Senior Advisor for Informatics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
      • Representative of Public Health Informatics Institute (PHPI) TBA

    Last June at Connecting Michigan for Health conference and during fall 2016 and winter 2017 follow-up sessions, HIMSS, ONC/HHS and the Stewards of Change (SOC) worked with Michigan stakeholders on a strategy for “Building Community-Based Solutions to Connect for Public Health.” Valerie Rogers will highlight the work that HIMSS and SOC, along with major funders, are pursuing to take that work to the next level. Nedra Garrett will review CDC’s interoperability work, its Community Health Record and its participation in the work of the Joint Public Health Informatics Task Force (JPHIT). Representatives of the Public Health Informatics Institute (PHIP) will review their work on the Digital Bridge, including the current work in Michigan, and discuss its importance in connecting across the care continuum. Given the current budget climate, the panel will emphasize the importance of having states and locals organizations/initiatives take advantage of and plan for greater cooperation and sharing of information (especially during public health crises).

     

    The Michigan Chapter of HIMSS is seeking volunteers to be part of committees tasked with supporting chapter activities and events.

    If you are interested, please send a note to Jerry Morin, President-Elect, at your earliest convenience. We are planning for the 2017-2018 fiscal year and want to have a complement of volunteer committee members to participate in the process.

     

    Events for May and June, 2017 - Join Us!

    1.Event: Presentation and Lunch - “Becoming Accountable: Achieving Success in Population Health Management” The event is a collaboration with the Great Lakes Chapter of ACHE and the Michigan HIMSS Chapter.

    • Date: May 12, 2017
    • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Location: Interactive Learning Center, 2436 Woodlake Cir #380, Okemos, MI, 48864
    • Registration Fees (includes lunch): Register today http://www.glache.org/event-2515347
      • ACHE Member – $40.00
      • HIMSS Member – $40.00
      • Non-Member Registration – $55.00
      • Students – $15.00
      • Cancellation Policy: There is no refund for cancellations within 21 days of the program.
    • Food/Beverage: Lunch provided

    Program Description

    Managing and being accountable for the health of a defined population is the new reality in healthcare. This session outlines the concepts of population health management in the Health Reform era. The presenter will discuss the implementation of population health management in a mid-size community hospital. Case studies of how healthcare organizations become accountable for population health by improving health status and driving cost-effective utilization will be presented. Topics to be discussed include risk stratification, shifting clinical orientation from volume to value, and leveraging Patient Centered Medical Homes as the foundation for accountable care.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe key success factors for effective population health management
    • Discuss innovative physician-hospital collaboration approaches for becoming accountable
    • Identify specific planning and implementation steps to forming accountable care organizations

    Agenda

    • 10:00 Welcome and Introduction of Moderator and Panelists
    • 10:10 View 30-minute video presented by Bob Edmondson, MPH, FACHE "Becoming Accountable: Achieving Success in Population Health Management"
    • 10:40 Reaction to video by panelists
      • Moderator: Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT (ASCP), CPPS, Senior vice president, Patient Safety and Quality, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center
      • Panelists: Dr. Leland A Babitch, MD MBA MPRO, President and CEO & Dr. J. Michael Kramer, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Spectrum Health
      • This program has been developed and is presented locally by GLACHE). The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.
    • 11:45 Luncheon Speaker Dr. Pankaj Jandwani, VPMA Post-acute care and Chief Medical Information officer, MidMichigan Health “Role of Health IT in achieving accountability with population health”

    2.Event: Webinar

    • Topic: Trends in HIT to improve care coordination and patient experience for patients with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
    • Date: May/June (specific date to follow)
    • Time: TBD

    3.Event: Conference “Connecting Michigan for Health”

    • Co-Sponsor: Michigan HIMSS Chapter; areas of interest include Advocacy and Public Policy
    • Dates: June 7-9, 2017
    • Location: Conference at the Lansing Center
    • Conference Web Site: Click here for more information http://connectingmichigan.net/
    • Registration: Early Bird Registration available through April 30, 2017 http://connectingmichigan.net/
    • Attendees: Health information technology professionals, clinicians, health care leaders and decision makers, members of the state government, representatives of commercial health plans, and leading vendors.
    • Note: More conference details to follow in the coming weeks.

    4.Event: West Michigan Meet and Greet, Education Session & Networking

    • Date: Late June, 2017 (specific date to follow)
    • Time: TBD
    • Location: Kalamazoo area

     

    Circle Your Calendar for More Events!

    Event: Presentation and Lunch - “Becoming Accountable: Achieving Success in Population Health Management”

    The event is a collaboration with the Great Lakes Chapter of ACHE and the Michigan HIMSS Chapter.

    Date: May 12, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM

    Location: Interactive Learning Center, 2436 Woodlake Cir #380, Okemos, MI, 48864

    Registration Fees (includes lunch): Register today

    • ACHE Member – $40.00
    • HIMSS Member – $40.00
    • Non-Member Registration – $55.00
    • Students – $15.00
    • Cancellation Policy: There is no refund for cancellations within 21 days of the program.

    Food/Beverage: Lunch provided

    Program Description:

    Managing and being accountable for the health of a defined population is the new reality in healthcare. This session outlines the concepts of population health management in the Health Reform era. The presenter will discuss the implementation of population health management in a mid-size community hospital. Case studies of how healthcare organizations become accountable for population health by improving health status and driving cost-effective utilization will be presented. Topics to be discussed include risk stratification, shifting clinical orientation from volume to value, and leveraging Patient Centered Medical Homes as the foundation for accountable care.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe key success factors for effective population health management
    • Discuss innovative physician-hospital collaboration approaches for becoming accountable
    • Identify specific planning and implementation steps to forming accountable care organizations

    Agenda:

    • 10:00 Welcome and Introduction of Moderator and Panelists
    • 10:10 View 30-minute video presented by Bob Edmondson, MPH, FACHE "Becoming Accountable: Achieving Success in Population Health Management"
    • 10:40 Reaction to video by panelists: Moderator: Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT (ASCP), CPPS, Senior vice president, Patient Safety and Quality, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center; Panelists: Dr. Leland A Babitch, MD MBA MPRO, President and CEO & Dr. J. Michael Kramer, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Spectrum Health. This program has been developed and is presented locally by GLACHE). The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.
    • 11:45 Luncheon Speaker Dr. Pankaj Jandwani, VPMA Post-Acute Care and Chief Medical Information officer, MidMichigan Health “Role of Health IT in achieving accountability with population health”

     

    More Planned Events: May/June, 2017

    1.  Event: Webinar

    • Topic: Trends in HIT to improve care coordination and patient experience for patients with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
    • Date: May/June (specific date to follow)
    • Time: TBD

    2.  Event: 3-Day Conference, Connecting Michigan for Health 2016. This is the 9th year that MiHIN organizes and hosts this highly attended conference.

    • Event Co-Sponsor: Michigan HIMSS Chapter
    • Conference Theme: "Connecting healthcare. Relieving burdens. Improving health."  The conference topics focus on Public Policy and Innovation in Health Information Exchange.]
    • Dates: June 7-9, 2017 [Wednesday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm]
    • Location: Conference at the Lansing Center
    • Conference Web Site: Click here for more information
    • Registration: Early Bird Registration available through April 30, 2017
    • Attendees: Health information technology professionals, clinicians, health care leaders and decision makers, members of the state government, representatives of commercial health plans, and leading vendors.
    • Note: More conference details to follow in the coming weeks

    3. Event: West Michigan Meet and Greet, Education Session & Networking

    • Date: Late June, 2017 (specific date to follow)
    • Time: TBD
    • Location: Kalamazoo area

     

    Circle Your Calendar for More Events!

    Event: Presentation and Lunch - “Becoming Accountable: Achieving Success in Population Health Management”

    The event is a collaboration with the Great Lakes Chapter of ACHE and the Michigan HIMSS Chapter.

    Date: May 12, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM

    Location: Interactive Learning Center, 2436 Woodlake Cir #380, Okemos, MI, 48864

    Registration Fees (includes lunch): Register today

    • ACHE Member – $40.00
    • HIMSS Member – $40.00
    • Non-Member Registration – $55.00
    • Students – $15.00

           Cancellation Policy: There is no refund for cancellations within 21 days of the program.

    Food/Beverage: Lunch provided

    Program Description

    Managing and being accountable for the health of a defined population is the new reality in healthcare. This session outlines the concepts of population health management in the Health Reform era. The presenter will discuss the implementation of population health management in a mid-size community hospital. Case studies of how healthcare organizations become accountable for population health by improving health status and driving cost-effective utilization will be presented. Topics to be discussed include risk stratification, shifting clinical orientation from volume to value, and leveraging Patient Centered Medical Homes as the foundation for accountable care.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe key success factors for effective population health management
    • Discuss innovative physician-hospital collaboration approaches for becoming accountable
    • Identify specific planning and implementation steps to forming accountable care organizations

    Agenda

    • 10:00 Welcome and Introduction of Moderator and Panelists
    • 10:10 View 30-minute video presented by Bob Edmondson, MPH, FACHE "Becoming Accountable: Achieving Success in Population Health Management"
    • 10:40 Reaction to video by panelists: Moderator: Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT (ASCP), CPPS, Senior vice president, Patient Safety and Quality, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center; Panelists: Dr. Leland A Babitch, MD MBA MPRO, President and CEO & Dr. J. Michael Kramer, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Spectrum Health.  This program has been developed and is presented locally by GLACHE). The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.
    • 11:45 Luncheon Speaker Dr. Pankaj Jandwani, VPMA Post-Acute Care and Chief Medical Information officer, MidMichigan Health “Role of Health IT in achieving accountability with population health”

     

    More Planned Events: May/June, 2017

    1.  Event: Webinar

    • Topic: Trends in HIT to improve care coordination and patient experience for patients with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
    • Date: May/June (specific date to follow)
    • Time: TBD

    2.  Event: 3-Day Conference “Connecting Michigan for Health”

    • Co-Sponsor: Michigan HIMSS Chapter; areas of interest include Advocacy and Public Policy
    • Dates: June 7-9, 2017
    • Location: Conference at the Lansing Center
    • Conference Web Site: Click here for more information
    • Registration: Early Bird Registration available through April 30, 2017
    • Attendees: Health information technology professionals, clinicians, health care leaders and decision makers, members of the state government, representatives of commercial health plans, and leading vendors.
    • Note: More conference details to follow in the coming weeks

    3.  Event: West Michigan Meet and Greet, Education Session & Networking

    • Date: Late June, 2017 (specific date to follow)
    • Time: TBD
    • Location: Kalamazoo area

    It’s not too late! There is still time to register for the Chapter Reception on Monday, February 20th.

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    • Type of Event: MI HIMSS Chapter Evening Reception at the HIMSS Annual Conference:
    • Location: Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL – Salon 12
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Registration: Click here to register https://michapterreceptionhimss17.eventbrite.com
    • Libations and Food: A selection of appetizers and beverages will be served.

     

    As follow-up to MI HIMSS Chapter events in Public Policy held in June and December, 2016, as well as a one day event held on January 19, 2017, there are two, HIMSS17 conference sessions with related content:

    Tuesday, February 21, 8:30 am – 9:30 am ET

    State Officials Panel: Building Community-Based Solutions to Connect the Spectrum of Care

    Gain insight from state leaders on the anticipated opportunities for expanded connectivity/interoperability across the spectrum of care – linking clinical, behavioral, public/population health and other non-health systems.

    Panelists:

    • Esteban Gershanik, MD, MPH, MMSc, FAAP, FHM, Chief Information Officer, Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
    • Michael Wilkening, Undersecretary California Health and Human Services Agency
    • Daniel Stein, President, Stewards of Change

    Session Location: Room W311E, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

     

    Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 am – 11:30 am ET

    State Advisory Roundtable Exchange: Building Community-Based Solutions to Connect for Public Health

    Join HIMSS State Affairs and the Stewards of Change to discuss recommendations and state policy objectives for improved interoperability and health information exchange during health crises (e.g. opioid crisis, emerging infectious diseases, environmental and natural disasters etc.). Open to all HIMSS members, local and state officials, chapter advocates, and federal staff.

    Session Location: Room W310B, Level 3, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

    Attending the HIMSS17 Annual Conference?

    Join your colleagues for a networking event.

    February 20, 2017 [Monday]

    • Type of Event: MI HIMSS Chapter Evening Reception at the HIMSS Annual Conference
    • Location: Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL – Salon 12
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Registration: Click here to register
    • Libations and Food: A selection of appetizers and beverages will be served.

    There still time! Registration remains open for the January 25th event.

    January 25, 2017 [Wednesday]

    • Type of Event: Presentation and Networking
    • Title of Presentation: Digital Health Innovation
    • Presenter: Brian Kalis, Manager of Digital Health, Accenture                                           
    • Location: Silver Garden Event Center, 24350 Southfield Road, Southfield, MI 48075
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • RSVP Required (There is no fee for this event.): Click here to register. Map to venue is found on the Registration page.
    • Food/Beverage: Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages are provided.

     

    Attending HIMSS17 Annual Conference? We look forward to seeing you in Orlando for our chapter networking event.

    February 20, 2017 [Monday] HIMSS Annual Conference

    • Type of Event: MI HIMSS Chapter Evening Reception at the HIMSS Annual Conference:
    • Location: Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL – Salon 12
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Registration: Click here to register

     

    Join us for an evening of networking while at the HIMSS Annual Conference.  We look forward to you joining us.

     

    We hope you will join us in Southfield for the second event of the new year!

    January 25, 2017 [Wednesday]

    • Type of Event: Presentation and Networking
    • Title of Presentation: Digital Health Innovation
    • Presenter: Brian Kalis, Manager of Digital Health, Accenture                                           
    • Location: Silver Garden Event Center, 24350 Southfield Road, Southfield, MI 48075
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • RSVP Required (There is no fee for this event.): Click here to register. Map to venue is found on the Registration page.
    • Food/Beverage: Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages are provided.

     

    Attending HIMSS17 Annual Conference?

    We look forward to seeing you in Orlando for our chapter networking event.

    • February 20, 2017 [Monday] HIMSS Annual Conference
    • Type of Event: MI HIMSS Chapter Evening Reception at the HIMSS Annual Conference:
    • Location: Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL – Salon 12
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Registration: Click here to register 

    There is still time to register for

    "Digital Health Innovation”.

    .January 25, 2017 [Wednesday]

    • Type of Event: Presentation and Networking
    • Title of Presentation: Digital Health Innovation
    • Presenter: Brian Kalis, Manager of Digital Health, Accenture                           
    • Location: Silver Garden Event Center, 24350 Southfield Road, Southfield, MI 48075
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • RSVP Required (There is no fee for this event.): Click here to register.  Map to venue is found on the Registration page.
    • Food/Beverage: Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages are provided.

    We are grateful to Accenture for sponsoring this evening's event.

     

    Attending HIMSS17 Annual Conference?

    Then circle your calendar today for our next networking event.

    February 20, 2017 [Monday] HIMSS Annual Conference

    • Type of Event: Networking
    • HIMSS Annual Conference: MI HIMSS Chapter Evening Reception
    • Location: Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Join us for an evening of networking while at the HIMSS Annual Conference.  We look forward to you joining us.

    Circle Your Calendars!

    [Note: There are no fees for attending any of the events listed below.]

    January 19, 2017 [Thursday]

    • Type of Event: One-Day, Interactive Conference and Discussion
    • Title of Event: Next Steps: Building Community Based Solutions to Connect with Public Health
    • Location: MSU Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910 A map can be found here.
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Who Should Attend: All interested parties are welcome.
    • Background Materials That May Be Useful in Preparation For This Interactive Discussion: (a) SOC 11 Overview (presentations, videos, graphics); (b) Opioid Video Overview by Chris Jones, Director, ASPE; (c) Social Determinants Overview video including national experts
    • Event Materials: In advance of the event, materials will be forwarded to registrants.
    • Food and Beverage: Breakfast and lunch will be served as well as break snacks.
    • RSVP Required (There is no fee for this event.): Click to register.  
    • Hotel: We have secured a nightly rate of $94 plus tax at the Candlewood Suites East Lansing.  For reservations, call 517.351.8181 and provide the reference code, MIC, for the discount.

    January 25, 2017 [Wednesday]

    • Type of Event: Presentation and Networking
    • Title of Presentation: Digital Health Innovation
    • Presenter: Brian Kalis, Manager of Digital Health, Accenture
    • Location: Silver Garden Event Center, 24350 Southfield Road, Southfield, MI 48075
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • RSVP Required (There is no fee for this event.): Click to register. Map to venue is found on the Registration page.
    • Food and Beverage: Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages are provided.

    February 20, 2017 [Monday] HIMSS Annual Conference

    • Type of Event: Networking
    • HIMSS Annual Conference: MI HIMSS Chapter Evening Reception
    • Location: Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Join us for an evening of networking while at the HIMSS Annual Conference.  We look forward to you joining us.

    The Michigan HIMSS Chapter Board of Directors extends holiday wishes to each of our members for a joyous and safe holiday season.  May the New Year bring good health, new opportunities and prosperity.

    Q1, 2017 Scheduled Events: Circle Your Calendars!

    January 19, 2016 [Thursday]

    • Type of Event: One-Day, Interactive Conference and Discussion
    • Title of Event: Next Steps: Building Community Based Solutions to Connect with Public Health
    • Location: MSU Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910 A map can be found here.
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Who Should Attend: All interested parties are welcome.
    • Event Materials: In advance of the event, materials will be forwarded to registrants.
    • Food and Beverage: Breakfast and lunch will be served as well as break snacks.
    • RSVP Required (There is no fee for this event.): Click here to reserve your seat.
    • Hotel: We have secured a nightly rate of $95 plus tax at the Candlewood Suites East Lansing.  For reservations, call 517.351.8181.

    January 25, 2016 [Wednesday]

    • Type of Event: Presentation and Networking
    • Title of Presentation: Digital Health Innovation
    • Presenter: Brian Kalis, Manager of Digital Health, Accenture
    • Location: Oakland County (venue to be confirmed shortly)
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    February 20, 2016 [Monday] HIMSS Annual Conference

    • Type of Event: Networking
    • HIMSS Annual Conference: MI HIMSS Chapter Evening Reception
    • Location: Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • Join us for an evening of networking while at the HIMSS Annual Conference.  We look forward to you joining us.

     

    The Michigan HIMSS Chapter Board of Directors extends holiday wishes to each of our members for a joyous and safe holiday season.  May the New Year bring good health, new opportunities and prosperity.

    Don't forget to join us for Q1, 2017, scheduled events. Circle Your Calendars!

    January 19, 2016 [Thursday]

    • Type of Event: One-Day, Interactive Conference and Discussion
    • Title of Event: Next Steps: Building Community Based Solutions to Connect with Public Health
    • Location: MSU Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910 A map can be found here.
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Who Should Attend: All interested parties are welcome.
    • Event Materials: In advance of the event, materials will be forwarded to registrants.
    • Food and Beverage: Breakfast and lunch will be served as well as break snacks.
    • RSVP Required (There is no fee for this event.): Click here to reserve your seat.
    • Hotel: We have secured a nightly rate of $95 plus tax at the Candlewood Suites East Lansing.  For reservations, call 517.351.8181.

    January 25, 2016 [Wednesday]

    • Type of Event: Presentation and Networking
    • Topic of Presentation: Digital Health Innovation
    • Presenter: Brian Kalis, Manager of Digital Health, Accenture
    • Location: Oakland County (venue to be confirmed shortly)
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    February 20, 2016 [Monday] HIMSS Annual Conference

    • Type of Event: Networking
    • Location: Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Circle Your Calendars!

    We have been busy identifying events for our members in Q1, 2017.  Based on the recent member survey, the Michigan Chapter is preparing an events calendar to support your interests in remaining current with Healthcare Information Technology and networking with other professionals.

    December 13 and 14, 2016 [Tuesday and Wednesday]

    The two, scheduled webinars are follow-up from the special convening, “Building CommunityBased Solutions to Connect for Public Health”, that  took place during the 8th annual Connecting Michigan for Health         conference in Lansing, Michigan on June 8th and  9th, 2016.

    • Type of Event: Webinars
    • Topic of Webinars: Share lessons learned value of health IT in addressing the complex issues associated with connecting health IT and public health,  environmental health, and population health systems
    • Reservation Required (deadline date December 12, 2016): Click here
    • Questions: Contact Valerie Rogers at vrogers@himss.org

    January 25, 2016 [Wednesday]

    • Type of Event: Presentation and Networking
    • Topic of Presentation: Digital Health Innovation
    • Presenter: Brian Kalis, Manager of Digital Health, Accenture
    • Location: Oakland County (venue to be confirmed shortly)
    • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    February 20, 2016 [Monday] HIMSS Annual Conference

    • Type of Event: Networking
    • Location: TBD (venue to be confirmed shortly); Orlando, FL
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Watch for more details in the coming weeks.

    As we usher in autumn, there are a number of opportunities for our members to participate in events as well as to access podcasts. 

    • Regional Event: The 2016 Midwest Fall Technology Conference (MFTC) will be held at the Radisson Blu (The Mall of America) in Bloomington, Minnesota, from November 13th through 15th.  This year’s host is the Minnesota Chapter of HIMSS.  The conference is a collaboration of five Midwest HIMSS Chapters: Greater Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin Dairyland.
    • Michigan Event: An symposium will be held at the University of Michigan with support from HIMSS.  
      • Title: Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Learning Health Systems Symposium
      • Date/Time: November 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      • Location: A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building, 109 Zina Pitcher Place, Ann Arbor, MI  48109
      • For more information, visit the symposium website.

     

    The Michigan Chapter of HIMSS would like you to join us in celebrating the 2016 National Health Information Technology Week, September 26-30.  There are a number of ways that you can choose to participate:

    • #IHealthHIT - If you have been touched personally by the power of HIT, we invite you to share a story with the HIMSS family.
    • Numerous activities are scheduled across the country, both in-person and virtual.  Find out more details at this year's official website.
    • #NHITWeek - Share your thoughts on Twitter about your areas of interest and/or participation in this year's activities.
    • 2016 key areas of focus include Telemedicine, Precision Medicine, Interoperability Across the Spectrum of Care: Linking Public / Population Health and Human Service as well as Women In HIT / STEM Careers.
    • Support the efforts of HIMSS' Legislative members by drafting a letter to your legislators about the impact and significance of HIT.  A template is provided for you to use. More information is available through the Legislative Action Center.
    • President Obama has issued a statement to begin this year's celebration for National HIT Week.

    Best wishes,

    The Board, Michigan Chapter of HIMSS

    The Michigan HIMSS Chapter would like you to join us in celebrating the 2016 National Health Information Technology Week, September 26-30, 2016.  There are a number of ways that you can choose to participate:

    • #IHeartHIT - If you have been touched personally by the power of HIT, we invite you to share a story with the HIMSS family
    • Numerous activities are scheduled across the country, both in-person and virtual.  Find out more at this year's official website
    • Many colleagues are participating by sharing their thoughts on Twitter #NHITWeek
    • Key areas of focus this year include Telemedicine, Precision Medicine, Interoperability Across the Spectrum of Care: Linking Public/Population Health and Human Service as well as Women in HIT / STEM Careers
    • Support HIMSS' Legislative efforts by contacting your lawmakers in support of Telemedicine and Innovative Technologies.