Connecting Michigan for Health (June 8-9, 2016)

Lansing Convention Center | 333 East Michigan Avenue | Lansing, MI 48933



Building Community-Based Solutions to
Connect for Public Health


The Michigan HIMSS Chapter in collaboration with MiHIN, MSMS, MHA and HIMSS North America are proud to present two special events held at the Lansing Convention Center, in conjunction with the 8th annual Connecting Michigan for Health conferenceThe two special events described below include an Evening Reception and Panel Discussion (Wednesday, June 8, 2016) and Luncheon Session (Thursday, June 9, 2016).  Registration is required.    


Wednesday, June 8, 2016
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Evening Reception
Cash Bar

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion with Special Guests including Members of the Office of the National Coordinator,
CMS, State and Local Leaders from Michigan               

(No Charge for Evening Reception and Panel Discussion)


Understand the complex issues involved in responding to public healthcare crises: connecting health IT, care delivery, and public health research/population health policies and programs. Participants will have the opportunity to share insights with national and local healthcare leaders.

Featured Speakers:

  • Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc., Acting Assistant Secretary for Health and National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS, Executive Vice President, HIMSS
  • Tom Leary, MALA, CAE, FHIMSS, Vice President, Government Relations, HIMSS


Thursday, June 9, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Building Community-Based Solutions to Connect for Public Health

 Luncheon Session with Dr. DeSalvo and Carla Smith: 12 noon-1 p.m.

Join us on Thursday at Connecting Michigan for Health conference for a day of relevant topics. Interact with influential health information technology professionals, clinicians, health care leaders and decision makers, members of the state government, representatives of commercial health plans, and leading vendors. Participate in the Michigan HIMSS General Luncheon Session featuring Dr. DeSalvo and Carla Smith for a discussion on Building Community-Based Solutions to Connect for Public Health.

($150 for a one day conference registration)

Location:           Lansing Convention Center | 333 East Michigan Avenue | Lansing, MI 48933

Agenda:             Download Connecting Michigan for Health Agenda

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