Tim Pletcher

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Dr. Tim Pletcher

Executive Director

Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)

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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.