Dr. Tim Pletcher
Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)
Dr. Tim Pletcher currently serves as the Executive Director for the Michigan Health Information Network
Shared Services (MiHIN). MiHIN is a public and private nonprofit collaboration dedicated to improving
the healthcare experience, improving quality and decreasing cost for Michigan’s people by supporting
the statewide exchange of health information and making valuable data available at the point of care.
Tim currently also retains an appointment as the director for the Institute for Health and Business
Insight at Central Michigan University (CMU). Since 2002 the business insight group has provided high-
end data science services to Fortune 500 companies and large organizations to extract insight and value
from their data using business intelligence and predictive modeling (data mining and decision support).
Prior to joining CMU, Tim was the Chief Technology Officer at a start-up corporation based in New York
City that specialized in electronic commerce and customized supply chain automation. Tim also worked
for over a decade at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) where he championed multiple
advanced technology, production operations, and business redesign efforts. He worked with the
Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) to help link human dimensions
data with global change research in support of the NASA EOS-DIS project including work with the
Centers for Disease Control, United Nations, World Bank, and World Health Organization.
In 2000, he and the Medical Readiness Trainer Project team members at UMHS received a Smithsonian-
Computer World Medal for utilizing virtual reality and computer based modeling and human patient
simulation to reduce medical errors. He earned a B.S. from the University of Michigan and has a
Doctorate of Health Administration from CMU.