MI HIMSS Chapter - Fall Conference Oct 3rd with More News and Events

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.