MI HIMSS Chapter - Coming Soon - Fall Conference on Oct 3rd - Register Today

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


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.