Connecting Michigan for Health 2017 (June 7-9, 2017)

Location: Conference at the Lansing Center


Early Bird deadline is April 30, 2017

Event Co-Sponsor: Michigan HIMSS Chapter

Conference Theme: "Connecting healthcare. Relieving burdens. Improving health."  [Note: 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.

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 state and local organizations/initiatives take advantage of and plan for greater cooperation and sharing of information (especially during public health crises).