Connectathon

The healthcare and financial services industries are undergoing dramatic digital transformations impacting nearly every aspect of operations. This year, we're bringing together the healthcare and finance industries for the first of its kind Connectathon - Healthcare vs. Finance Throwndown.

Join us at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan on May 30 & 31, 2019 for this hands-on event.

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Connectathon

Legal Summit

The 2019 Legal Summit will include pressing topics around national interoperability, the sharing of behavioral health information, and recent legislation pertaining to the opioid crisis.

If your work focuses on legal and policy in Michigan, join us on June 3, 2019!

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Legal Summit

Connecting Michigan for Health

This year, Connecting Michigan for Health celebrates eleven years in gathering healthcare leaders and changemakers to learn, share and inspire conversations around the challenges, opportunities and successes with sharing health information.

We look forward to seeing you on June 4 & 5 in Lansing!

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Connecting Michigan for Health

Who You’ll Hear From

Each year, we promise attendees they will hear from groundbreaking and innovative leaders who are making a difference in the health information community, both across the state of Michigan and nationally.

This year, is no different.  Here’s who you’ll hear from at the Connectathon, Legal Summit and Connecting Michigan for Health.

Tara Adams RagoneAssistant Professor, Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, Seton Hall University School of Law

Tara Adams Ragone is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy at Seton Hall University School of Law, where her research and writing currently focus on the integration of behavioral and physical healthcare and mental health parity. She serves on a number of advisory committees, including the ClearHealth Quality Institute Mental Health Substance Use Disorder Parity Accreditation Program’s Parity Standards Committee and the New Jersey iPHD Advisory Committee. Prior to Seton Hall Law, Professor Ragone served as a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. She received her B.A. in Government and Philosophy, summa cum laude, from the College of William and Mary, and her law degree, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law. Professor Ragone served as a law clerk to the Honorable Allyne R. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Tara Adams RagoneAssistant Professor, Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, Seton Hall University School of Law

Tara Adams Ragone is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy at Seton Hall University School of Law, where her research and writing currently focus on the integration of behavioral and physical healthcare and mental health parity. She serves on a number of advisory committees, including the ClearHealth Quality Institute Mental Health Substance Use Disorder Parity Accreditation Program’s Parity Standards Committee and the New Jersey iPHD Advisory Committee. Prior to Seton Hall Law, Professor Ragone served as a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. She received her B.A. in Government and Philosophy, summa cum laude, from the College of William and Mary, and her law degree, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law. Professor Ragone served as a law clerk to the Honorable Allyne R. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Dr. Michael AmbroseFounder & CEO, SchoolDoc

Dr. Michael Ambrose, Founder and CEO of SchoolDoc, earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School and is a board-certified pediatrician. He has been involved in camp and school health for over 15 years, and remains devoted to the continual improvement of health and safety at school by creating innovative solutions for camp and school staff.

Dr. Ambrose has authored several youth program health and safety research studies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Improving Health and Safety at Camp.

Dr. Michael AmbroseFounder & CEO, SchoolDoc

Dr. Michael Ambrose, Founder and CEO of SchoolDoc, earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School and is a board-certified pediatrician. He has been involved in camp and school health for over 15 years, and remains devoted to the continual improvement of health and safety at school by creating innovative solutions for camp and school staff.

Dr. Ambrose has authored several youth program health and safety research studies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Improving Health and Safety at Camp.

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Catherine Baase, M.D., FAAFP, FACOEMBoard Chair, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance

Dr. Baase serves as the Board Chairperson of the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MIHIA), a multi-stakeholder collaborative dedicated to improving the health of people in 14 counties of central Michigan. She is a member of the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and chairs the Business Collaborative. She is currently a member of the National Alliance to impact Social Determinants of Health, NASDOH and serves as a senior advisor to HealthBegins focused on upstream efforts in healthcare.

Catherine Baase recently retired from her role as Chief Health Officer and Global Director of Health Services for The Dow Chemical Company, a position she held for 20 years of her 32 years with Dow. Under her leadership, their health programs were extensively recognized for their innovation and achievement around the world. She has co-authored more than 30 publications and received many awards for leadership in the health field.

Catherine Baase, M.D., FAAFP, FACOEMBoard Chair, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance

Dr. Baase serves as the Board Chairperson of the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MIHIA), a multi-stakeholder collaborative dedicated to improving the health of people in 14 counties of central Michigan. She is a member of the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and chairs the Business Collaborative. She is currently a member of the National Alliance to impact Social Determinants of Health, NASDOH and serves as a senior advisor to HealthBegins focused on upstream efforts in healthcare.

Catherine Baase recently retired from her role as Chief Health Officer and Global Director of Health Services for The Dow Chemical Company, a position she held for 20 years of her 32 years with Dow. Under her leadership, their health programs were extensively recognized for their innovation and achievement around the world. She has co-authored more than 30 publications and received many awards for leadership in the health field.

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Chris BaileyDirector of Business Development, Velatura

Chris is the Director of Business Development for Velatura who is the exclusive retailer of Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) product and services outside of Michigan. He is a co-founder of Care Convene, a virtual health platform and which MiHIN and Velatura now represent. He has previously served as Regional Data Analytics Manager for Affinia Health Network (a Clinically Integrated Network of Trinity Health) where he built a business intelligence team to support population health activities around quality reporting, data visualization and payer performance for the region.

Prior to this role, Chris spent two years as Director of Informatics for Mercy Health Physician Partners leading the implementation of Athena Health EMR. Prior to his Mercy Health role, Chris spent four years at Ascension Health as a Clinical Applications Manager. Before joining Ascension Health, Chris spent seven years at Spectrum Health where he worked as an IT Analyst, project manager, and process improvement facilitator.

Chris BaileyDirector of Business Development, Velatura

Chris is the Director of Business Development for Velatura who is the exclusive retailer of Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) product and services outside of Michigan. He is a co-founder of Care Convene, a virtual health platform and which MiHIN and Velatura now represent. He has previously served as Regional Data Analytics Manager for Affinia Health Network (a Clinically Integrated Network of Trinity Health) where he built a business intelligence team to support population health activities around quality reporting, data visualization and payer performance for the region.

Prior to this role, Chris spent two years as Director of Informatics for Mercy Health Physician Partners leading the implementation of Athena Health EMR. Prior to his Mercy Health role, Chris spent four years at Ascension Health as a Clinical Applications Manager. Before joining Ascension Health, Chris spent seven years at Spectrum Health where he worked as an IT Analyst, project manager, and process improvement facilitator.

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Bo BorgnakkeEmerging Solutions Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Bo Borgnakke began working for MiHIN five years ago as an intern while pursuing a Masters in Health Informatics degree from the University of Michigan. This newly formed joint program between the School of Public Health and the School of Information gave Bo a unique blend of healthcare and computer system knowledge.

Since then, Bo has specialized in quality space, analyzing current and forthcoming quality measurement programs at the local, state, and federal levels.

Bo has taken a leadership role in MiHIN’s quality-related services, including the Clinical Quality Measure Reporting and Repository (CQMRR) service which helps Michigan Medicaid providers attest to Meaningful Use, and the Physician Payer Quality Collaborative, which has brought together physician organizations, hospital systems, and payers to streamline and standardize the quality reporting and gaps in care cycles.

Bo BorgnakkeEmerging Solutions Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Bo Borgnakke began working for MiHIN five years ago as an intern while pursuing a Masters in Health Informatics degree from the University of Michigan. This newly formed joint program between the School of Public Health and the School of Information gave Bo a unique blend of healthcare and computer system knowledge.

Since then, Bo has specialized in quality space, analyzing current and forthcoming quality measurement programs at the local, state, and federal levels.

Bo has taken a leadership role in MiHIN’s quality-related services, including the Clinical Quality Measure Reporting and Repository (CQMRR) service which helps Michigan Medicaid providers attest to Meaningful Use, and the Physician Payer Quality Collaborative, which has brought together physician organizations, hospital systems, and payers to streamline and standardize the quality reporting and gaps in care cycles.

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Matthew BuckPublic Health Informatician, Assistant Administrator, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Matthew is a Public Health Informatician, working as an Assistant Administrator in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Epidemiology to support cross-cutting interoperability projects, data governance and information management, and overall bureau operations and communications. Matthew holds a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University, specializing in Public Health Informatics and has a decade of experience in supporting information brokering projects across specialized healthcare and population health organizations, including mental health and public health agencies. Matthew believes that increased interoperability and automated information exchange are part of the key to ensuring excellence in population health management and responsible stewardship of limited resources, while remaining flexible to meet the dynamic challenges of the Public Health landscape.

Matthew BuckPublic Health Informatician, Assistant Administrator, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Matthew is a Public Health Informatician, working as an Assistant Administrator in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Epidemiology to support cross-cutting interoperability projects, data governance and information management, and overall bureau operations and communications. Matthew holds a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University, specializing in Public Health Informatics and has a decade of experience in supporting information brokering projects across specialized healthcare and population health organizations, including mental health and public health agencies. Matthew believes that increased interoperability and automated information exchange are part of the key to ensuring excellence in population health management and responsible stewardship of limited resources, while remaining flexible to meet the dynamic challenges of the Public Health landscape.

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Jeff ChangChief Executive Officer, PCE Systems

Jeff Chang is CEO of PCE Systems, a leading behavioral health information technology company in the State of Michigan. PCE provides health information technology services to clients across the service delivery spectrum and who encompass over 85% of the $2.6 billion Medicaid budget for behavioral health services in Michigan. He is the project leader and technical architect for PCE's HIE efforts across the state, with projects ranging from the small-scale, point-to-point sharing of information through larger scale efforts including regional and statewide behavioral health information exchange projects.

Jeff has collaborated among his clients, MiHIN, and various other agencies and stakeholders to help develop solutions and standards to enable the exchange of behavioral health information across the healthcare delivery system. He is an outspoken advocate for the secure electronic exchange of behavioral health information in a 42 C.F.R. Part 2 compliant, electronic consent-based framework that enables community-wide integrated care coordination while honoring a patient’s right to protect his or her most sensitive healthcare information.

Jeff has championed efforts to provide creative technical and clinical solutions to bridge the physical health and behavioral health information divide, as well as help agencies navigate the clinical, legal, and technical challenges to achieving integrated health.

Jeff received his B.A. in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan

Jeff ChangChief Executive Officer, PCE Systems

Jeff Chang is CEO of PCE Systems, a leading behavioral health information technology company in the State of Michigan. PCE provides health information technology services to clients across the service delivery spectrum and who encompass over 85% of the $2.6 billion Medicaid budget for behavioral health services in Michigan. He is the project leader and technical architect for PCE's HIE efforts across the state, with projects ranging from the small-scale, point-to-point sharing of information through larger scale efforts including regional and statewide behavioral health information exchange projects.

Jeff has collaborated among his clients, MiHIN, and various other agencies and stakeholders to help develop solutions and standards to enable the exchange of behavioral health information across the healthcare delivery system. He is an outspoken advocate for the secure electronic exchange of behavioral health information in a 42 C.F.R. Part 2 compliant, electronic consent-based framework that enables community-wide integrated care coordination while honoring a patient’s right to protect his or her most sensitive healthcare information.

Jeff has championed efforts to provide creative technical and clinical solutions to bridge the physical health and behavioral health information divide, as well as help agencies navigate the clinical, legal, and technical challenges to achieving integrated health.

Jeff received his B.A. in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan

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Gregg ChurchPresident, 4medica, Inc.

Mr. Church brings to 4medica a rare combination of business acumen, senior leadership, operational and strategic marketing experience.

He began his career with a consumer-facing healthcare provider referral company in Boulder, CO where he quickly moved up the ranks from managing corporate marketing communications to becoming the company’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications. From there, he led business development and marketing at an electronic data interchange (EDI) company which was eventually acquired by TriZetto. The consulting giant also recruited Mr. Church, who ran the Colorado Division Operations.

In his next position with technology company ACOM Solutions, headquartered in Southern California, Mr. Church began as the senior vice president of corporate marketing before becoming the company’s general manager of its newly formed healthcare division. Here Mr. Church developed an active partner channel program to help catapult the company’s cloud-based EMR, practice management system, and RCM consulting services, to being the number #1 platform in the pain management sector of healthcare.

In 2009, Mr. Church joined 4medica, again in a senior marketing executive position. He helped 4medica expand its interoperability customer base, and further defined new product lines in the patient identity matching, clinical data exchange, and revenue cycle management service areas. Today, he is president of the company.

Mr. Church routinely speaks with health IT leaders representing the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), PEW Charitable Trusts (PEW), Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), eHealth Initiative and Foundation (eHI), U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and many other government and private sector organizations.

Mr. Church is also a professionally trained musician who sees many parallels with composing music and healthcare IT technology. As he expresses it, just as a tight integration of notes and timing creates a good piece of music, harmonizing patient data, transparency, and analytics brings more value to a healthcare system.

Gregg ChurchPresident, 4medica, Inc.

Mr. Church brings to 4medica a rare combination of business acumen, senior leadership, operational and strategic marketing experience.

He began his career with a consumer-facing healthcare provider referral company in Boulder, CO where he quickly moved up the ranks from managing corporate marketing communications to becoming the company’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications. From there, he led business development and marketing at an electronic data interchange (EDI) company which was eventually acquired by TriZetto. The consulting giant also recruited Mr. Church, who ran the Colorado Division Operations.

In his next position with technology company ACOM Solutions, headquartered in Southern California, Mr. Church began as the senior vice president of corporate marketing before becoming the company’s general manager of its newly formed healthcare division. Here Mr. Church developed an active partner channel program to help catapult the company’s cloud-based EMR, practice management system, and RCM consulting services, to being the number #1 platform in the pain management sector of healthcare.

In 2009, Mr. Church joined 4medica, again in a senior marketing executive position. He helped 4medica expand its interoperability customer base, and further defined new product lines in the patient identity matching, clinical data exchange, and revenue cycle management service areas. Today, he is president of the company.

Mr. Church routinely speaks with health IT leaders representing the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), PEW Charitable Trusts (PEW), Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), eHealth Initiative and Foundation (eHI), U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and many other government and private sector organizations.

Mr. Church is also a professionally trained musician who sees many parallels with composing music and healthcare IT technology. As he expresses it, just as a tight integration of notes and timing creates a good piece of music, harmonizing patient data, transparency, and analytics brings more value to a healthcare system.

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Becky Cienki, MPHDirector of Behaviorial Health, Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Becky Cienki, MPH is the Director of Behavioral Health for the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, a foundation aimed at improving the health and wellness of Michigan residents, with a special emphasis of children and seniors.

In this role she is responsible for designing and implementing the Fund’s strategic grant programs, overseeing grant activities and developing partnerships aligned with the Fund’s mission.

Previously she was the chief operating officer for the Michigan Primary Care Association and has worked for the Mid-Michigan District Health Department. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Alma College and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan.

Becky Cienki, MPHDirector of Behaviorial Health, Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Becky Cienki, MPH is the Director of Behavioral Health for the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, a foundation aimed at improving the health and wellness of Michigan residents, with a special emphasis of children and seniors.

In this role she is responsible for designing and implementing the Fund’s strategic grant programs, overseeing grant activities and developing partnerships aligned with the Fund’s mission.

Previously she was the chief operating officer for the Michigan Primary Care Association and has worked for the Mid-Michigan District Health Department. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Alma College and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan.

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Katie Commey, MPHCare Delivery Lead, State of Michigan State Innovation Model

Katie supports the implementation of the State of Michigan’s State Innovation Model as the Care Delivery Lead. Within this role, she facilitates partnerships between clinical practice and community-based initiatives and provider delivered care management as primary mechanisms to address whole person well-being inclusive of the social determinants of health. Katie manages the daily operations of the SIM Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative among her other responsibilities within the Integration and Collaboration Section of the Office of Strategic Partnerships & Medicaid Administrative Services. She holds Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and Microbiology, and a Masters of Public Health from Michigan State University. She has experience in public health programming and health systems strengthening in both domestic and international settings. Prior to joining the Department of Health and Human, Katie worked with the John Snow Institute, Inc. (JSI) on an international Maternal and Child Health project leading activities such as HIV Stigma Reduction training, and the evaluation of prenatal care in local health centers and hospitals in Ghana. She has also worked on various domestic health programs including a pilot project on the use of mobile health technology in chronic disease self-management; and a program focused on the triple aim of improving health outcomes, reducing costs, and improving quality of care within Federally Qualified Health Centers.

Katie Commey, MPHCare Delivery Lead, State of Michigan State Innovation Model

Katie supports the implementation of the State of Michigan’s State Innovation Model as the Care Delivery Lead. Within this role, she facilitates partnerships between clinical practice and community-based initiatives and provider delivered care management as primary mechanisms to address whole person well-being inclusive of the social determinants of health. Katie manages the daily operations of the SIM Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative among her other responsibilities within the Integration and Collaboration Section of the Office of Strategic Partnerships & Medicaid Administrative Services. She holds Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and Microbiology, and a Masters of Public Health from Michigan State University. She has experience in public health programming and health systems strengthening in both domestic and international settings. Prior to joining the Department of Health and Human, Katie worked with the John Snow Institute, Inc. (JSI) on an international Maternal and Child Health project leading activities such as HIV Stigma Reduction training, and the evaluation of prenatal care in local health centers and hospitals in Ghana. She has also worked on various domestic health programs including a pilot project on the use of mobile health technology in chronic disease self-management; and a program focused on the triple aim of improving health outcomes, reducing costs, and improving quality of care within Federally Qualified Health Centers.

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Jeff CoughlinSenior Director, Federal & State Affairs, HIMSS

Jeff is the Senior Director of Federal & State Affairs at HIMSS. In this position, he leads HIMSS’ efforts to build stronger relationships with federal agencies and facilitates the building of a nationwide network of advocates for state-based initiatives that impact all aspects of health IT.

Before joining HIMSS, Jeff was the team leader for corporate accounts at the Marwood Group, where he worked with non-profit health systems, health IT vendors, professional societies, and trade associations, analyzing where they could most effectively influence legislative and regulatory processes and focus their advocacy efforts.

His career also included several years in the health care non-profit advocacy world, where he led efforts in policy development, directed outreach to Congress and Executive Branch agencies, built advocacy coalitions with like-minded organizations, and created robust grassroots networks. He also worked for the Department of Health and Human Services, where he was part of the team responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the Government Performance and Results Act within the Department.

His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary and a BA in Political Science from Providence College.

Jeff CoughlinSenior Director, Federal & State Affairs, HIMSS

Jeff is the Senior Director of Federal & State Affairs at HIMSS. In this position, he leads HIMSS’ efforts to build stronger relationships with federal agencies and facilitates the building of a nationwide network of advocates for state-based initiatives that impact all aspects of health IT.

Before joining HIMSS, Jeff was the team leader for corporate accounts at the Marwood Group, where he worked with non-profit health systems, health IT vendors, professional societies, and trade associations, analyzing where they could most effectively influence legislative and regulatory processes and focus their advocacy efforts.

His career also included several years in the health care non-profit advocacy world, where he led efforts in policy development, directed outreach to Congress and Executive Branch agencies, built advocacy coalitions with like-minded organizations, and created robust grassroots networks. He also worked for the Department of Health and Human Services, where he was part of the team responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the Government Performance and Results Act within the Department.

His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary and a BA in Political Science from Providence College.

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Adam CulbertsonSMART Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children's Hospital

Mr. Adam W. Culbertson is currently the SMART Health IT Program Manager, at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospital. In this role, Mr. Culbertson is an advocate for interoperability and leveraging the SMART API standards to advance national wide interoperability. He previously was the HIMSS, Innovator-In-Residence. In this role, he founded their developer and data science outreach as well as created the developer innovation labs for HIMSS. He has worked with companies to promote API centric and interoperable solutions for healthcare. In addition, is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of patient data matching. He worked with the Office of the National Coordination and the Chief Technology Officer at HHS to advance patient data matching with the development of the patient matching challenge. He has been a tireless advocate for the moto “If you don’t measure it you can’t improve it”.

Adam CulbertsonSMART Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children's Hospital

Mr. Adam W. Culbertson is currently the SMART Health IT Program Manager, at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospital. In this role, Mr. Culbertson is an advocate for interoperability and leveraging the SMART API standards to advance national wide interoperability. He previously was the HIMSS, Innovator-In-Residence. In this role, he founded their developer and data science outreach as well as created the developer innovation labs for HIMSS. He has worked with companies to promote API centric and interoperable solutions for healthcare. In addition, is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of patient data matching. He worked with the Office of the National Coordination and the Chief Technology Officer at HHS to advance patient data matching with the development of the patient matching challenge. He has been a tireless advocate for the moto “If you don’t measure it you can’t improve it”.

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Corey Davis, JD, MSPH, EMT-BDeputy Director, Network for Public Health; Law Senior Attorney, National Health Law Program

Corey’s work focuses on public health, particularly on identifying and leveraging legal and policy initiatives to address the opioid epidemic. He previously served as employment rights attorney at Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, where he represented lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in local, state, and federal court. Before joining Equality Advocates, Corey oversaw a street-based legal clinic sited at Philadelphia’s syringe services program, where he represented people who use drugs, people who trade sex for drugs or money, and transgender individuals. Corey began his legal career in health policy at the University of Pennsylvania as a legal and ethical advisor to a multi-year NIH-funded HIV prevention study in Thailand and China. He has authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles and currently holds faculty appointments at the Brody School of Medicine and Occidental College.

Corey Davis, JD, MSPH, EMT-BDeputy Director, Network for Public Health; Law Senior Attorney, National Health Law Program

Corey’s work focuses on public health, particularly on identifying and leveraging legal and policy initiatives to address the opioid epidemic. He previously served as employment rights attorney at Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, where he represented lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in local, state, and federal court. Before joining Equality Advocates, Corey oversaw a street-based legal clinic sited at Philadelphia’s syringe services program, where he represented people who use drugs, people who trade sex for drugs or money, and transgender individuals. Corey began his legal career in health policy at the University of Pennsylvania as a legal and ethical advisor to a multi-year NIH-funded HIV prevention study in Thailand and China. He has authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles and currently holds faculty appointments at the Brody School of Medicine and Occidental College.

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Joyce L. deJong, DOProfessor and Chair, Department of Pathology, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Joyce L. deJong, DO, is the founding chair of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Since then, the department has expanded to include the Center for Neuropathology and a Research Histology Laboratory. Dr. deJong has extensive experience as a Medical Examiner, currently serving in this role for 11 counties in Michigan. She serves on the federal mass fatality team, and has been deployed to mass disaster/fatality events. She currently is the Chair of the Medical Examiner Working group, a team of multiple individuals focused on improving the Medical Examiner and Death Investigation process in Michigan. Dr. deJong also served as the Medical Director of the Forensic Pathology Division of Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. In this position, she served as the Medical Examiner/Deputy Medical Examiner, overseeing a robust medical examiner and forensic pathology consultation service. She also was an associate clinical professor at Michigan State University in both the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. deJonghas served as the President of the Michigan Association of Medical Examiners and is very active with the National Association of Medical Examiners and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. deJong received her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Michigan State University and Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University.

Joyce L. deJong, DOProfessor and Chair, Department of Pathology, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Joyce L. deJong, DO, is the founding chair of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Since then, the department has expanded to include the Center for Neuropathology and a Research Histology Laboratory. Dr. deJong has extensive experience as a Medical Examiner, currently serving in this role for 11 counties in Michigan. She serves on the federal mass fatality team, and has been deployed to mass disaster/fatality events. She currently is the Chair of the Medical Examiner Working group, a team of multiple individuals focused on improving the Medical Examiner and Death Investigation process in Michigan. Dr. deJong also served as the Medical Director of the Forensic Pathology Division of Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. In this position, she served as the Medical Examiner/Deputy Medical Examiner, overseeing a robust medical examiner and forensic pathology consultation service. She also was an associate clinical professor at Michigan State University in both the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. deJonghas served as the President of the Michigan Association of Medical Examiners and is very active with the National Association of Medical Examiners and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. deJong received her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Michigan State University and Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University.

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Matt Englehart Senior Digital Services Product Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Matt Englehart is a Senior Digital Services Product Manager at the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) where he leads internal and external development teams to create and launch products in response to consumer- and market-based needs and drives product development and its adoption throughout the organization, its network and services.

Matt’s current focus at MiHIN is to lead the development and adoption of Interoperability Land™, a collaborative, on-demand test platform hosted in the AWS cloud that allows advanced interoperability testing and development across different organizations and systems.

Matt has over 12 years of experience working on digital products in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the MiHIN team, Matt worked for PNC Financial Services as a Senior Digital Product Manager where he led several agile teams of digital project managers and developers focused on building innovative home and auto lending shop and apply experiences.

Matt received a MS in Computer Information Systems from Grand Valley State University and a BBA in Finance from the College of William and Mary. He is also a five-year veteran of the US Navy.

Matt Englehart Senior Digital Services Product Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Matt Englehart is a Senior Digital Services Product Manager at the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) where he leads internal and external development teams to create and launch products in response to consumer- and market-based needs and drives product development and its adoption throughout the organization, its network and services.

Matt’s current focus at MiHIN is to lead the development and adoption of Interoperability Land™, a collaborative, on-demand test platform hosted in the AWS cloud that allows advanced interoperability testing and development across different organizations and systems.

Matt has over 12 years of experience working on digital products in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the MiHIN team, Matt worked for PNC Financial Services as a Senior Digital Product Manager where he led several agile teams of digital project managers and developers focused on building innovative home and auto lending shop and apply experiences.

Matt received a MS in Computer Information Systems from Grand Valley State University and a BBA in Finance from the College of William and Mary. He is also a five-year veteran of the US Navy.

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Charles FriedmanJosiah Macy Jr. Professor & Chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School

Charles Friedman is the Josiah Macy Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. In recent years, he has focused his academic interests and activities on the concept of Learning Health Systems, and the socio-technical infrastructure required to achieve them. Dr. Friedman’s department is a “first in the nation” medical school academic department dedicated to the sciences of learning at all levels from scale: from learning by individuals, to learning by teams and organizations, and learning by ultra-large scale systems such as entire nations. It is home to an interdisciplinary faculty; a new graduate program in “Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems” and a new journal, Learning Health Systems, for which he serves as Editor in Chief. Prior to coming to Michigan, Friedman held executive positions at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: from 2007 to 2009 as Deputy National Coordinator and from 2009 to 2011 as ONC's Chief Scientific Officer. Immediately prior to his work in the government, Dr. Friedman was Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Informatics, and Founding Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Charles FriedmanJosiah Macy Jr. Professor & Chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School

Charles Friedman is the Josiah Macy Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. In recent years, he has focused his academic interests and activities on the concept of Learning Health Systems, and the socio-technical infrastructure required to achieve them. Dr. Friedman’s department is a “first in the nation” medical school academic department dedicated to the sciences of learning at all levels from scale: from learning by individuals, to learning by teams and organizations, and learning by ultra-large scale systems such as entire nations. It is home to an interdisciplinary faculty; a new graduate program in “Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems” and a new journal, Learning Health Systems, for which he serves as Editor in Chief. Prior to coming to Michigan, Friedman held executive positions at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: from 2007 to 2009 as Deputy National Coordinator and from 2009 to 2011 as ONC's Chief Scientific Officer. Immediately prior to his work in the government, Dr. Friedman was Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Informatics, and Founding Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Bharat GandhiGeneral Counsel, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Bharat oversees the legal function for Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and manages a team responsible for all legal matters.

He has more than 20 years of experience as an advisor to executives in manufacturing industries.

Bharat GandhiGeneral Counsel, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Bharat oversees the legal function for Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and manages a team responsible for all legal matters.

He has more than 20 years of experience as an advisor to executives in manufacturing industries.

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Dr. Andrew GettingerChief Clinical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Dr. Andrew Gettinger serves as chief clinical officer for ONC. He is a professor of anesthesiology emeritus at Geisel School of Medicine and adjunct professor of computer science at Dartmouth, and was formerly the chief medical information officer (CMIO) for Dartmouth-Hitchcock and associate dean for clinical informatics at Geisel.

Dr. Gettinger has extensive experience in the field of health information technology. He led the development of an electronic health record (EHR) system at Dartmouth and subsequently was the senior physician leader during Dartmouth’s transition to a vendor-based EHR. Dr. Gettinger’s clinical practice and research has been focused both on anesthesiology and critical care medicine, and on information technology as it applies generally to health care.

Dr. Gettinger founded the clinical informatics group at Dartmouth. He has been an active participant in the policy debates regarding patient privacy at both the state and federal level, testifying before the senate HELP committee and participating as a member of the New Hampshire legislative taskforce on privacy. He served in Senator Orrin G. Hatch’s office as a Robert Wood Johnson health policy fellow.

Dr. Gettinger received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at the Hartford Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, and critical care medicine. He is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and was among the inaugural cohort of physicians certified in clinical informatics by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in 2013.

Dr. Andrew GettingerChief Clinical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Dr. Andrew Gettinger serves as chief clinical officer for ONC. He is a professor of anesthesiology emeritus at Geisel School of Medicine and adjunct professor of computer science at Dartmouth, and was formerly the chief medical information officer (CMIO) for Dartmouth-Hitchcock and associate dean for clinical informatics at Geisel.

Dr. Gettinger has extensive experience in the field of health information technology. He led the development of an electronic health record (EHR) system at Dartmouth and subsequently was the senior physician leader during Dartmouth’s transition to a vendor-based EHR. Dr. Gettinger’s clinical practice and research has been focused both on anesthesiology and critical care medicine, and on information technology as it applies generally to health care.

Dr. Gettinger founded the clinical informatics group at Dartmouth. He has been an active participant in the policy debates regarding patient privacy at both the state and federal level, testifying before the senate HELP committee and participating as a member of the New Hampshire legislative taskforce on privacy. He served in Senator Orrin G. Hatch’s office as a Robert Wood Johnson health policy fellow.

Dr. Gettinger received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at the Hartford Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, and critical care medicine. He is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and was among the inaugural cohort of physicians certified in clinical informatics by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in 2013.

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Megan GibbsSolutions Analyst, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Megan Gibbs joined Michigan Health Informatio Network Shared Services (MiHIN) in June of 2014 as an intern in the Onboarding team. She quickly grew out of that position. Today, she is a Solutions Analyst coordinating many new use cases and implementing new services.

In her current role she translates approved functionality into the new MiHIN services. This is achieved by coordinating workflow, wireframes, and developing proof-of-concept activities with business, technical, and developments strategies.

One of Megan’s recent successes was the launch of Consumer Mediated Exchange. It entered pilot in 2018 in the Livonia Public School system and the goal of the project was to make it easier for parents or guardians to collect their child’s official immunization records. This was completed through the district’s parent portal. Megan worked with the technology, coordinated with the school system and oversaw the outreach to the parents and guardians in the area.

Megan also oversaw the new Medical Examiner Review Pilot. The purpose of this project was to work with Occupational Research and Assessment (ORA) to use the MiHIN infrastructure to integrate with Medicolegal Death Investigation Log (MDILog) to quickly exchange patient information with coroners and medical examiners.

Megan received both her Master of Science in Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees from Central Michigan University.

Megan GibbsSolutions Analyst, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Megan Gibbs joined Michigan Health Informatio Network Shared Services (MiHIN) in June of 2014 as an intern in the Onboarding team. She quickly grew out of that position. Today, she is a Solutions Analyst coordinating many new use cases and implementing new services.

In her current role she translates approved functionality into the new MiHIN services. This is achieved by coordinating workflow, wireframes, and developing proof-of-concept activities with business, technical, and developments strategies.

One of Megan’s recent successes was the launch of Consumer Mediated Exchange. It entered pilot in 2018 in the Livonia Public School system and the goal of the project was to make it easier for parents or guardians to collect their child’s official immunization records. This was completed through the district’s parent portal. Megan worked with the technology, coordinated with the school system and oversaw the outreach to the parents and guardians in the area.

Megan also oversaw the new Medical Examiner Review Pilot. The purpose of this project was to work with Occupational Research and Assessment (ORA) to use the MiHIN infrastructure to integrate with Medicolegal Death Investigation Log (MDILog) to quickly exchange patient information with coroners and medical examiners.

Megan received both her Master of Science in Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees from Central Michigan University.

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Mark GidmanChief Technology Officer, Juxly

Mark is a technology strategist and software team leader. He currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Juxly, a leading developer of SMART on FHIR applications.

With experience in both large scale, enterprise grade systems and leading-edge technology platforms, he has helped deliver breakthrough solutions in philanthropy, insurance, and healthcare since 1997.

Mark specializes in identifying the key integration points of existing systems and strategically injecting new solutions that both extend the value of the current infrastructure and deliver the benefits of new technology options.

Whether writing code or fussing over a presentation, you’ll find him in the mix, doing what needs to be done. Software development is a team sport, and Mark loves to play.

Mark GidmanChief Technology Officer, Juxly

Mark is a technology strategist and software team leader. He currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Juxly, a leading developer of SMART on FHIR applications.

With experience in both large scale, enterprise grade systems and leading-edge technology platforms, he has helped deliver breakthrough solutions in philanthropy, insurance, and healthcare since 1997.

Mark specializes in identifying the key integration points of existing systems and strategically injecting new solutions that both extend the value of the current infrastructure and deliver the benefits of new technology options.

Whether writing code or fussing over a presentation, you’ll find him in the mix, doing what needs to be done. Software development is a team sport, and Mark loves to play.

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Joseph GoughHealthcare Technology Strategist

Joe Gough is the Founder of Wellopp and Homeward Health, where he invented and trademarked the “Digital Discharge” for fully interactive patient discharge screenings and care plan education. The company successfully exited the care transition software market in 2015 with the profitable buyout of the early investors that went forward with the Ensocare product. With major investments from ProMedica Health System, Gough designed and launched the first fully interactive Social Determinants of Health application. Gough acted as CEO and principal inventor of all intellectual property from the company’s inception in 2011, until his buyout in 2018. He is a serial entrepreneurial having exited from other early stage companies such as CCS Robotics (Robocourier sold to Swisslog in 2011). Gough was Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Toledo Innovation Enterprises and an IT portfolio manager inside Rocket Ventures. Gough was X-ology magazine’s Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008, and has won a variety of past awards in digital media and big data experience while consulting for LexisNexis and Reed Elsevier. Most recently, Gough led innovation for Remedy Partners, the largest convener of Medicare value-based care programs in the US market. His consulting firm, ITC Health, has been active and operating in six states for almost 20 years.

Joseph GoughHealthcare Technology Strategist

Joe Gough is the Founder of Wellopp and Homeward Health, where he invented and trademarked the “Digital Discharge” for fully interactive patient discharge screenings and care plan education. The company successfully exited the care transition software market in 2015 with the profitable buyout of the early investors that went forward with the Ensocare product. With major investments from ProMedica Health System, Gough designed and launched the first fully interactive Social Determinants of Health application. Gough acted as CEO and principal inventor of all intellectual property from the company’s inception in 2011, until his buyout in 2018. He is a serial entrepreneurial having exited from other early stage companies such as CCS Robotics (Robocourier sold to Swisslog in 2011). Gough was Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Toledo Innovation Enterprises and an IT portfolio manager inside Rocket Ventures. Gough was X-ology magazine’s Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008, and has won a variety of past awards in digital media and big data experience while consulting for LexisNexis and Reed Elsevier. Most recently, Gough led innovation for Remedy Partners, the largest convener of Medicare value-based care programs in the US market. His consulting firm, ITC Health, has been active and operating in six states for almost 20 years.

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Pamela GreenbergPresident & CEO, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness

Pamela Greenberg is President and CEO of the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW). She joined ABHW in 1998 and has become a nationally recognized leader on managed behavioral health care policy.

ABHW is the leading association working to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and advance federal policy to improve mental health and addiction care. ABHW represents health plans who care for more than 200 million people.

Pamela began her career lobbying for both a large managed care company and substance use disorder treatment providers at a small boutique health care consulting firm in Washington, DC. Subsequently, she went to America’s Health Insurance Plans’ to lobby health reform, Patients’ Bill of Rights, and Medicare reform.

Ms. Greenberg has a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University.

Pamela GreenbergPresident & CEO, Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness

Pamela Greenberg is President and CEO of the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW). She joined ABHW in 1998 and has become a nationally recognized leader on managed behavioral health care policy.

ABHW is the leading association working to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and advance federal policy to improve mental health and addiction care. ABHW represents health plans who care for more than 200 million people.

Pamela began her career lobbying for both a large managed care company and substance use disorder treatment providers at a small boutique health care consulting firm in Washington, DC. Subsequently, she went to America’s Health Insurance Plans’ to lobby health reform, Patients’ Bill of Rights, and Medicare reform.

Ms. Greenberg has a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University.

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Chelsea GulinsonAssociate, Milligan Lawless, PC

Chelsea Gulinson is an Associate at Milligan Lawless, PC. Her practice focuses on healthcare litigation and regulatory matters. Previously, Chelsea worked as a Staff Attorney for the Network for Public Health Law and a Research Associate for the Center for Public Health Law and Policy, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. She received her J.D. from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law with certificates in Health Law and Genomics & Biotechnology.

Chelsea GulinsonAssociate, Milligan Lawless, PC

Chelsea Gulinson is an Associate at Milligan Lawless, PC. Her practice focuses on healthcare litigation and regulatory matters. Previously, Chelsea worked as a Staff Attorney for the Network for Public Health Law and a Research Associate for the Center for Public Health Law and Policy, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. She received her J.D. from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law with certificates in Health Law and Genomics & Biotechnology.

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Carmela GuptaSenior Program Manager, American Immunization Registry Association

Carmela Gupta is a Senior Program Manager for the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA).

Carmela holds a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University, specializing in behavioral science and health education and has a decade of experience working in the immunization field.

At AIRA, she oversees the planning of AIRA’s National Meeting, graphic design of guides and resources, as well as the development of outreach and educational materials. Prior to joining AIRA, Carmela began her work in the immunization community as the School and Childcare Immunization Coordinator in the Idaho Immunization Program (IIP) where she worked closely with schools and collected and analyzed annual immunization report data. She later moved into the role of Immunization Outreach and Communication Manager, where she managed the school and childcare section, planned statewide conferences and workshops for vaccine providers, and developed media campaigns and resources. Carmela coordinated proposed changes to Idaho’s school and childcare immunization rules and implemented the updated requirements once they passed. Additionally, Carmela managed the school and childcare modules in IRIS (Idaho’s immunization registry), oversaw the registry’s clinical decision support functionality, worked on system enhancements that enabled school staff to submit their annual reports through the registry, and developed new functionality that allowed school and childcare staff to determine at a glance whether children met Idaho’s immunization requirements.

Carmela has experience with immunization policy, outreach and communication, conference planning, and immunization information system forecasting. She also serves on the board of the Idaho Immunization Coalition.

Carmela GuptaSenior Program Manager, American Immunization Registry Association

Carmela Gupta is a Senior Program Manager for the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA).

Carmela holds a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University, specializing in behavioral science and health education and has a decade of experience working in the immunization field.

At AIRA, she oversees the planning of AIRA’s National Meeting, graphic design of guides and resources, as well as the development of outreach and educational materials. Prior to joining AIRA, Carmela began her work in the immunization community as the School and Childcare Immunization Coordinator in the Idaho Immunization Program (IIP) where she worked closely with schools and collected and analyzed annual immunization report data. She later moved into the role of Immunization Outreach and Communication Manager, where she managed the school and childcare section, planned statewide conferences and workshops for vaccine providers, and developed media campaigns and resources. Carmela coordinated proposed changes to Idaho’s school and childcare immunization rules and implemented the updated requirements once they passed. Additionally, Carmela managed the school and childcare modules in IRIS (Idaho’s immunization registry), oversaw the registry’s clinical decision support functionality, worked on system enhancements that enabled school staff to submit their annual reports through the registry, and developed new functionality that allowed school and childcare staff to determine at a glance whether children met Idaho’s immunization requirements.

Carmela has experience with immunization policy, outreach and communication, conference planning, and immunization information system forecasting. She also serves on the board of the Idaho Immunization Coalition.

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Adam J. HepworthAssociate, Healthcare Business, Foley & Lardner

Adam J. Hepworth is an associate and healthcare business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP.

His practice focuses on Medicare and Medicaid, internal audits and investigations, health privacy laws, and compliance with healthcare fraud and abuse laws.

Adam has represented hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and other providers in Medicare and Medicaid appeals, including Medi-Cal provider audit appeals. He has assisted health systems with internal and government investigations, overseen audits with outside consultants and statisticians, and advised on repayment obligations. He has also counseled clients on developing integrated models of care that are compliant with federal and state health privacy laws, including HIPAA and the federal substance-use-disorder privacy regulations at 42 CFR Part 2.

Adam has significant experience working with health care providers to comment on proposed federal and state rules and legislation, including comments addressing Medicaid managed care, Medicare reimbursement cuts, CMS Innovation Center models, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, the federal substance-use-disorder privacy regulations, Knox-Keene licensing requirements, and FQHC reimbursement.

Prior to joining Foley, Adam was a law clerk for Judge Harris L Hartz on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Adam J. HepworthAssociate, Healthcare Business, Foley & Lardner

Adam J. Hepworth is an associate and healthcare business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP.

His practice focuses on Medicare and Medicaid, internal audits and investigations, health privacy laws, and compliance with healthcare fraud and abuse laws.

Adam has represented hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and other providers in Medicare and Medicaid appeals, including Medi-Cal provider audit appeals. He has assisted health systems with internal and government investigations, overseen audits with outside consultants and statisticians, and advised on repayment obligations. He has also counseled clients on developing integrated models of care that are compliant with federal and state health privacy laws, including HIPAA and the federal substance-use-disorder privacy regulations at 42 CFR Part 2.

Adam has significant experience working with health care providers to comment on proposed federal and state rules and legislation, including comments addressing Medicaid managed care, Medicare reimbursement cuts, CMS Innovation Center models, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, the federal substance-use-disorder privacy regulations, Knox-Keene licensing requirements, and FQHC reimbursement.

Prior to joining Foley, Adam was a law clerk for Judge Harris L Hartz on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

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Drew IvanExecutive VP, Product & Strategy, Rhapsody

Drew Ivan is Rhapsody’s Executive VP of Product and Strategy. His focus is on how to operationalize and productize integration technologies, patterns, and best practices. His experience includes nearly 20 years in health IT, working with a wide spectrum of customers, including public HIEs, IDNs, payers, life sciences companies, and software vendors, with the goal of improving outcomes and reducing costs by aggregating and analyzing clinical, claims, and cost data.

Drew authored a winning entry to ONC’s Blockchain Ideation Challenge in 2016, and he is the co-author of a whitepaper about lessons learned in Alberta, Canada that can be applied to the US healthcare system as it transitions away from a fee-for service model. He has recently been quoted in Health Management, Coindesk, HealthBusiness Group, and Electronic Health Reporter.
Drew holds a B.S. in Computer Science from John Carroll University and a M.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Drew IvanExecutive VP, Product & Strategy, Rhapsody

Drew Ivan is Rhapsody’s Executive VP of Product and Strategy. His focus is on how to operationalize and productize integration technologies, patterns, and best practices. His experience includes nearly 20 years in health IT, working with a wide spectrum of customers, including public HIEs, IDNs, payers, life sciences companies, and software vendors, with the goal of improving outcomes and reducing costs by aggregating and analyzing clinical, claims, and cost data.

Drew authored a winning entry to ONC’s Blockchain Ideation Challenge in 2016, and he is the co-author of a whitepaper about lessons learned in Alberta, Canada that can be applied to the US healthcare system as it transitions away from a fee-for service model. He has recently been quoted in Health Management, Coindesk, HealthBusiness Group, and Electronic Health Reporter.
Drew holds a B.S. in Computer Science from John Carroll University and a M.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

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Lenel James, MBA, CPHITBusiness Lead, Health Information Exchange & Innovation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; Senior Advisor, Program Management Office, HL7 Da Vinci Project

Lenel has over thirty-five years of experience in management, systems consulting, and standards development – and over 25 years of focused experience in the healthcare industry & 5 years of engagement in health equity and social determinants of health.

Lenel is the Business Lead for Health Information Exchange & Innovation at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, on the Health IT team, in the Commercial Market & Enterprise Data Solutions Division. His responsibilities include working externally (at standards setting organizations) and internally (within BCBSA for eClinical data exchange) on many of the key Health IT challenges and clinical/administrative interoperability issues. He is also co-chair of the HL7 Payer User Group and a Senior Advisor in the Program Management Office of the HL7 Da Vinci Project.

Lenel James, MBA, CPHITBusiness Lead, Health Information Exchange & Innovation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; Senior Advisor, Program Management Office, HL7 Da Vinci Project

Lenel has over thirty-five years of experience in management, systems consulting, and standards development – and over 25 years of focused experience in the healthcare industry & 5 years of engagement in health equity and social determinants of health.

Lenel is the Business Lead for Health Information Exchange & Innovation at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, on the Health IT team, in the Commercial Market & Enterprise Data Solutions Division. His responsibilities include working externally (at standards setting organizations) and internally (within BCBSA for eClinical data exchange) on many of the key Health IT challenges and clinical/administrative interoperability issues. He is also co-chair of the HL7 Payer User Group and a Senior Advisor in the Program Management Office of the HL7 Da Vinci Project.

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Maureen JohnProduct Sales Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

As Product Sales Manager at Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN), Maureen John’s primary goal is to improve care coordination efforts with the adoption of MiHIN products and services among stakeholders. Maureen has background in healthcare onboarding with focus on customer service. She has successfully onboarded several organizations to MiHIN’s Use Cases and is interested in expanding her knowledge on provider organization workflows through market research. Maureen looks forward to building out customer portfolios to better understand the market needs of stakeholders as MiHIN continues to expand its product and service lines.

Maureen JohnProduct Sales Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

As Product Sales Manager at Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN), Maureen John’s primary goal is to improve care coordination efforts with the adoption of MiHIN products and services among stakeholders. Maureen has background in healthcare onboarding with focus on customer service. She has successfully onboarded several organizations to MiHIN’s Use Cases and is interested in expanding her knowledge on provider organization workflows through market research. Maureen looks forward to building out customer portfolios to better understand the market needs of stakeholders as MiHIN continues to expand its product and service lines.

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Lori Kissau, RN, BSNDirector of Nursing, Michigan Department of Corrections

Lori Kissau is the Director of Nursing with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). She has been with MDOC for more than 20 years. Lori's nursing career has included Occupational Health Nursing, Long Term Care, APIC Certified Infection Control Nurse, Meaningful Use and electronic health record implementation in community ambulatory clinics.

Lori previously worked as a Health Unit Manager with the MDOC and in her current role as Director of Nursing, she is involved in the implementation of MDOC's current electronic health record as well implementation of a new COMS electronic health record project.

Lori Kissau, RN, BSNDirector of Nursing, Michigan Department of Corrections

Lori Kissau is the Director of Nursing with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). She has been with MDOC for more than 20 years. Lori's nursing career has included Occupational Health Nursing, Long Term Care, APIC Certified Infection Control Nurse, Meaningful Use and electronic health record implementation in community ambulatory clinics.

Lori previously worked as a Health Unit Manager with the MDOC and in her current role as Director of Nursing, she is involved in the implementation of MDOC's current electronic health record as well implementation of a new COMS electronic health record project.

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Amanda KogowskiProject Manager, System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center; Michigan HIDTA Public Health Analyst

Amanda Kogowski is project manager of the System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance at the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center and the Michigan HIDTA Public Health Analyst.

Since 2015, Amanda has been involved in opioid overdose prevention research and surveillance.

She holds a Masters in Public Health in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Amanda KogowskiProject Manager, System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center; Michigan HIDTA Public Health Analyst

Amanda Kogowski is project manager of the System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance at the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center and the Michigan HIDTA Public Health Analyst.

Since 2015, Amanda has been involved in opioid overdose prevention research and surveillance.

She holds a Masters in Public Health in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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Sharon KuhrtManager of Quality Improvement, Priority Health

Sharon Kuhrt is an innovative healthcare leader with experience in health plan quality, acute, post-acute, and outpatient settings. She currently is the Manager of Quality Improvement at Priority Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her primary responsibility at Priority Health is the HEDIS Program. Sharon has nine years of HEDIS experience in health plans, achieving 30% increase in HEDIS scores, leading to five star results. Sharon also teaches graduate level health informatics for Northeastern University, Simmons University and University of New England. Sharon is an RN and holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Loretto Heights College, master’s degree in nursing from Regis University and doctorate in nursing from Northeastern University.

Sharon KuhrtManager of Quality Improvement, Priority Health

Sharon Kuhrt is an innovative healthcare leader with experience in health plan quality, acute, post-acute, and outpatient settings. She currently is the Manager of Quality Improvement at Priority Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her primary responsibility at Priority Health is the HEDIS Program. Sharon has nine years of HEDIS experience in health plans, achieving 30% increase in HEDIS scores, leading to five star results. Sharon also teaches graduate level health informatics for Northeastern University, Simmons University and University of New England. Sharon is an RN and holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Loretto Heights College, master’s degree in nursing from Regis University and doctorate in nursing from Northeastern University.

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Jim LeeVice President, Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Jim Lee has over 30 years of experience in healthcare information technology, data research and analytics. He leads the Michigan Health and Hospital Association’s (MHA) Data Services division which has developed the largest and most comprehensive hospital based inpatient and outpatient database in Michigan. In addition, the analytics team within Data Services provides reporting and analytics for various quality and patient safety initiatives undertaken by the MHA Keystone Center, which is one of the largest healthcare association based quality improvement organizations. He is responsible for the association’s health care price and quality transparency efforts, and various health information exchange (HIE) initiatives.
Jim has served on the governor’s Health Information Technology Commission and is a member of the Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council. He is also on Michigan Health Information Network’s board of directors representing hospitals.

Jim LeeVice President, Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Jim Lee has over 30 years of experience in healthcare information technology, data research and analytics. He leads the Michigan Health and Hospital Association’s (MHA) Data Services division which has developed the largest and most comprehensive hospital based inpatient and outpatient database in Michigan. In addition, the analytics team within Data Services provides reporting and analytics for various quality and patient safety initiatives undertaken by the MHA Keystone Center, which is one of the largest healthcare association based quality improvement organizations. He is responsible for the association’s health care price and quality transparency efforts, and various health information exchange (HIE) initiatives.
Jim has served on the governor’s Health Information Technology Commission and is a member of the Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council. He is also on Michigan Health Information Network’s board of directors representing hospitals.

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Alicia MajcherOperations Director of Care Management and Transformation, University of Michigan Medical Center

Alicia Majcher is the Operations Director at the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation (MICMT), and the Administrative Director of Care Management at the University of Michigan Medical Group (UMMG).

MICMT is a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan funded program that began in January, 2019. Through MICMT, Alicia is working with payer and Physician Organization (PO) stakeholders to expand the provider delivered care management model within outpatient primary and specialty care clinics to improve quality of care and decrease the cost of care for Michigan residents.

As the Administrative Director of Care Management at UMMG, Alicia’s work has a similar, more localized mission to support Michigan Medicine care management teams with aligning efforts towards outcomes and successful population management.

Alicia MajcherOperations Director of Care Management and Transformation, University of Michigan Medical Center

Alicia Majcher is the Operations Director at the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation (MICMT), and the Administrative Director of Care Management at the University of Michigan Medical Group (UMMG).

MICMT is a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan funded program that began in January, 2019. Through MICMT, Alicia is working with payer and Physician Organization (PO) stakeholders to expand the provider delivered care management model within outpatient primary and specialty care clinics to improve quality of care and decrease the cost of care for Michigan residents.

As the Administrative Director of Care Management at UMMG, Alicia’s work has a similar, more localized mission to support Michigan Medicine care management teams with aligning efforts towards outcomes and successful population management.

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Shelley Mannino-MarosiSenior Service Delivery Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Shelley Mannino-Marosi is the Senior Director of Service Delivery at the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) overseeing all operational delivery teams.

Maintaining over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, she continues to provide a broad range of skills including IT project management, IT service management disciplines, application development, quality assurance, customer service, leadership and training, and help desk and call center operations.

During her time with MiHIN, Shelley established the Program Office and the Project Management Team. Thus, creating the structure and setting the standards for how MiHIN, and its subsidiary Velatura, manage projects, from initial idea to mature production.

Shelley is also part of the Velatura team, leading projects in New Jersey and Oregon, while continuing to ensure the ongoing success of MiHIN in Michigan. More information about Velatura and its services can be found online at https://velatura.org/.

Prior to MiHIN she served as Assistant Director of Business Services at a vocational rehabilitation nonprofit helping persons with disabilities or other barriers find employment. In this position, she managed all Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) call center and help desk contracts within the Business Services department and founded and managed the Veterans Services Group, whose mission is to create a supportive work environment for qualified veterans by enabling their successful acclimation to the civilian workforce through fellow veteran mentoring, advocacy, and support.

Shelley previously worked for Hewlett Packard as an IT Services Consultant, establishing and managing multiple service request management systems, people, processes and capabilities for the account startup of a global pharmaceutical manufacturing client impacting tens of thousands of end users.

Shelley earned a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and is Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation certified.

Shelley Mannino-MarosiSenior Service Delivery Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Shelley Mannino-Marosi is the Senior Director of Service Delivery at the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) overseeing all operational delivery teams.

Maintaining over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, she continues to provide a broad range of skills including IT project management, IT service management disciplines, application development, quality assurance, customer service, leadership and training, and help desk and call center operations.

During her time with MiHIN, Shelley established the Program Office and the Project Management Team. Thus, creating the structure and setting the standards for how MiHIN, and its subsidiary Velatura, manage projects, from initial idea to mature production.

Shelley is also part of the Velatura team, leading projects in New Jersey and Oregon, while continuing to ensure the ongoing success of MiHIN in Michigan. More information about Velatura and its services can be found online at https://velatura.org/.

Prior to MiHIN she served as Assistant Director of Business Services at a vocational rehabilitation nonprofit helping persons with disabilities or other barriers find employment. In this position, she managed all Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) call center and help desk contracts within the Business Services department and founded and managed the Veterans Services Group, whose mission is to create a supportive work environment for qualified veterans by enabling their successful acclimation to the civilian workforce through fellow veteran mentoring, advocacy, and support.

Shelley previously worked for Hewlett Packard as an IT Services Consultant, establishing and managing multiple service request management systems, people, processes and capabilities for the account startup of a global pharmaceutical manufacturing client impacting tens of thousands of end users.

Shelley earned a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and is Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation certified.

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Jim MarkwithManaging Partner, Markwith Law

Mr. Markwith is the Founder and Managing Partner of Markwith Law, a technology law firm with offices in Seattle, Annapolis, and Washington, DC. He started his career as a litigator and transactional attorney in Silicon Valley, and went on to hold Executive and senior in-house legal positions with Microsoft, Allscripts Healthcare, GE Healthcare IT, and Adobe Systems.

Mr. Markwith’s clients range from start-ups to large technology leaders, representing a range of industries and offerings including Healthcare IT, web services, computer software, data analytics, standards development organizations, and healthcare payers and providers.

His practice focuses on technology and Healthcare IT transactions, HIPAA and privacy compliance, Intellectual Property (IP) protection, software and IP licensing, joint development and partnering, open source software use and compliance, and M&A.

Mr. Markwith is also a Mentor for the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic at the Santa Clara University School of law. He is a member of the California, District of Columbia, and Washington State Bar Associations. Prior to his legal career Mr. Markwith was a U.S. Navy Pilot, and was appointed as an Instructor of Economics at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis MD. He holds a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, a M.B.A. from the Sorrell School of Business, and a B.S.B.A in Finance from the California State University at Long Beach. For a list of Mr. Markwith’s published articles and book chapters please see: http://markwithlaw.com/publications-and-speaking-events/

Jim MarkwithManaging Partner, Markwith Law

Mr. Markwith is the Founder and Managing Partner of Markwith Law, a technology law firm with offices in Seattle, Annapolis, and Washington, DC. He started his career as a litigator and transactional attorney in Silicon Valley, and went on to hold Executive and senior in-house legal positions with Microsoft, Allscripts Healthcare, GE Healthcare IT, and Adobe Systems.

Mr. Markwith’s clients range from start-ups to large technology leaders, representing a range of industries and offerings including Healthcare IT, web services, computer software, data analytics, standards development organizations, and healthcare payers and providers.

His practice focuses on technology and Healthcare IT transactions, HIPAA and privacy compliance, Intellectual Property (IP) protection, software and IP licensing, joint development and partnering, open source software use and compliance, and M&A.

Mr. Markwith is also a Mentor for the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic at the Santa Clara University School of law. He is a member of the California, District of Columbia, and Washington State Bar Associations. Prior to his legal career Mr. Markwith was a U.S. Navy Pilot, and was appointed as an Instructor of Economics at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis MD. He holds a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, a M.B.A. from the Sorrell School of Business, and a B.S.B.A in Finance from the California State University at Long Beach. For a list of Mr. Markwith’s published articles and book chapters please see: http://markwithlaw.com/publications-and-speaking-events/

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Lloyd McKenzieSenior Healthcare Standards Consultant, Gevity Consultant

Lloyd McKenzie is a senior healthcare standards consultant with Gevity Consulting. He has been involved in healthcare standards development and data modeling for 20 years and has taught, designed and assisted in implementations of HL7 v2, v3, CDA, FHIR and many other healthcare related standards. As one of the initial three principle developers of the HL7 FHIR specification, Lloyd helped lead the development of transformative standard since before it was even called FHIR. He serves a co-chair of HL7's FHIR Management Group and the FHIR Infrastructure work group and acts as a community support coordinator, helping to ensure that the community remains supportive of new developers.

Lloyd McKenzieSenior Healthcare Standards Consultant, Gevity Consultant

Lloyd McKenzie is a senior healthcare standards consultant with Gevity Consulting. He has been involved in healthcare standards development and data modeling for 20 years and has taught, designed and assisted in implementations of HL7 v2, v3, CDA, FHIR and many other healthcare related standards. As one of the initial three principle developers of the HL7 FHIR specification, Lloyd helped lead the development of transformative standard since before it was even called FHIR. He serves a co-chair of HL7's FHIR Management Group and the FHIR Infrastructure work group and acts as a community support coordinator, helping to ensure that the community remains supportive of new developers.

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Greg MooreDickinson Wright

Led by Greg Moore, Dickinson Wright's Behavioral Healthcare Practice Group focuses exclusively on the regulatory, transactional and litigation needs of the Behavioral Healthcare Provider community.

Whether designing innovative networks or arm wrestling payors to get providers paid what they deserve, Greg stands ready to guide providers across the country to the next level of integration.

Greg MooreDickinson Wright

Led by Greg Moore, Dickinson Wright's Behavioral Healthcare Practice Group focuses exclusively on the regulatory, transactional and litigation needs of the Behavioral Healthcare Provider community.

Whether designing innovative networks or arm wrestling payors to get providers paid what they deserve, Greg stands ready to guide providers across the country to the next level of integration.

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Drew MurraySenior Community Engagement Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Drew Murray is MiHIN’s Senior Community Engagement Director. His primary focus is to understand community expectations for hub-and-spoke information sharing and ensure MiHIN’s stakeholders have positive experiences sharing information.

MiHIN’s Community Engagement activities are specifically focused on understanding how individuals, community-based organizations, and care team members can work together to share social determinants of health information. Coordinating the Care Coordinators is another Community Engagement initiative to ensure more types of providers declare active care relationships in order to advance the Quadruple Aim focused on care, cost, quality, and provider well-being.

Drew received M.A. and M.P.P. degrees from the University of Michigan.

Drew MurraySenior Community Engagement Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Drew Murray is MiHIN’s Senior Community Engagement Director. His primary focus is to understand community expectations for hub-and-spoke information sharing and ensure MiHIN’s stakeholders have positive experiences sharing information.

MiHIN’s Community Engagement activities are specifically focused on understanding how individuals, community-based organizations, and care team members can work together to share social determinants of health information. Coordinating the Care Coordinators is another Community Engagement initiative to ensure more types of providers declare active care relationships in order to advance the Quadruple Aim focused on care, cost, quality, and provider well-being.

Drew received M.A. and M.P.P. degrees from the University of Michigan.

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Junaid Nabi, MD, MPHPublic Health Researcher & Medical Journalist

Junaid is a public health researcher and a medical journalist. He currently manages several research projects at Brigham and Women's Hospital, including investigation of provider-and hospital-level factors associated with racial and ethnic disparities in surgical oncology; evaluating the fiscal impact of consolidating care of complex patients; and, examining systematic factors that lead to opioid over-prescribing patterns after surgery. He has also undertaken research that examined the effect of health disparities that arise from social and political disenfranchisement and the relationship between trauma care and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Previously, he was a Fellow in Bioethics at Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics where he studied bioethical issues in global healthcare delivery, machine bias, and the role of bioethicists in Artificial Intelligence. His academic work on bioethics and AI has appeared in leading international journals, such as The Lancet and The Hastings Center Report. His commentaries on national and international health policies have appeared in the Scientific American, Project Syndicate, BMJ Opinion, Leapsmag, STAT News, and The Hill. He is a New Voices Fellow at The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C., and a Fellow at Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute, Boston.

Junaid Nabi, MD, MPHPublic Health Researcher & Medical Journalist

Junaid is a public health researcher and a medical journalist. He currently manages several research projects at Brigham and Women's Hospital, including investigation of provider-and hospital-level factors associated with racial and ethnic disparities in surgical oncology; evaluating the fiscal impact of consolidating care of complex patients; and, examining systematic factors that lead to opioid over-prescribing patterns after surgery. He has also undertaken research that examined the effect of health disparities that arise from social and political disenfranchisement and the relationship between trauma care and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Previously, he was a Fellow in Bioethics at Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics where he studied bioethical issues in global healthcare delivery, machine bias, and the role of bioethicists in Artificial Intelligence. His academic work on bioethics and AI has appeared in leading international journals, such as The Lancet and The Hastings Center Report. His commentaries on national and international health policies have appeared in the Scientific American, Project Syndicate, BMJ Opinion, Leapsmag, STAT News, and The Hill. He is a New Voices Fellow at The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C., and a Fellow at Harvard Graduate School Leadership Institute, Boston.

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James NolandProduct Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

James Noland serves as Product Manager at the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). Previously, Mr. Noland has worked with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) as a Funding Sources Coordinator. While there, he served as the MDHHS liaison to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services and managed the development of the state’s Advanced Planning Documents, helping secure hundreds of millions of dollars in Federal funding to support Health Information Exchange. Mr. Noland has worked with participating organizations and the State of Michigan around multiple MiHIN program activities. In his role as Product Manager with MiHIN, he serves as an expert in patient-matching solutions, patient to provider attribution, and encounter notifications/transitions of care messages.

James NolandProduct Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

James Noland serves as Product Manager at the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). Previously, Mr. Noland has worked with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) as a Funding Sources Coordinator. While there, he served as the MDHHS liaison to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services and managed the development of the state’s Advanced Planning Documents, helping secure hundreds of millions of dollars in Federal funding to support Health Information Exchange. Mr. Noland has worked with participating organizations and the State of Michigan around multiple MiHIN program activities. In his role as Product Manager with MiHIN, he serves as an expert in patient-matching solutions, patient to provider attribution, and encounter notifications/transitions of care messages.

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John NovakSenior Director Technology & Architecture, NJII

John has over 20 years in Health IT across various care settings. In his current role, he is leading the Healthcare Delivery Systems iLab core architecture and interoperability team focused on advancing interoperability across the continuum of care. He has performed numerous IT infrastructure assessments and spearheads multiple projects related to Health IT transformation and innovation including Health Information Exchange, Master Person Index and other value-based initiatives.

John has spoken nationally on the values of interoperability and patient matching.

John NovakSenior Director Technology & Architecture, NJII

John has over 20 years in Health IT across various care settings. In his current role, he is leading the Healthcare Delivery Systems iLab core architecture and interoperability team focused on advancing interoperability across the continuum of care. He has performed numerous IT infrastructure assessments and spearheads multiple projects related to Health IT transformation and innovation including Health Information Exchange, Master Person Index and other value-based initiatives.

John has spoken nationally on the values of interoperability and patient matching.

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Tara O'NeilDirector of Quality Improvement, Meridian

Tara O’Neil is the Director of Quality Improvement at Meridian, the largest Medicaid managed care organization in the State of Michigan.

With a decade of experience in the healthcare quality and performance improvement space, Tara is responsible for leading and executing the strategic vision for quality and performance in Meridian’s Michigan market.

Tara is a Michigan native who is passionate about population health and utilizing both data and community supports to improve the lives of Michiganders. She is dedicated to obtaining and exchanging information that results in better care, safety, satisfaction, quality performance, and decreased cost.

Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).

Tara O'NeilDirector of Quality Improvement, Meridian

Tara O’Neil is the Director of Quality Improvement at Meridian, the largest Medicaid managed care organization in the State of Michigan.

With a decade of experience in the healthcare quality and performance improvement space, Tara is responsible for leading and executing the strategic vision for quality and performance in Meridian’s Michigan market.

Tara is a Michigan native who is passionate about population health and utilizing both data and community supports to improve the lives of Michiganders. She is dedicated to obtaining and exchanging information that results in better care, safety, satisfaction, quality performance, and decreased cost.

Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).

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Shreya PatelNational Health and Privacy Policy Advisor, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Shreya Patel is the National Health & Privacy Policy Advisor at Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN).

In her role, she routinely examines the effect of national and state initiatives on interoperability and participates in the national dialogue surrounding the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, as well as Notice of Proposed Rule Making initiatives from the ONC and CMS.

Shreya is an advocate of balancing public health interests with patient privacy, and in turn, she leads statewide efforts surrounding the sharing of behavioral health information and electronic consent solutions. In the past, she has worked with nationally recognized legal clinics, hospitals and policy center to emphasize patient advocacy through policy initiatives.

Shreya has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the Michigan State University College of Law.

Shreya PatelNational Health and Privacy Policy Advisor, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Shreya Patel is the National Health & Privacy Policy Advisor at Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN).

In her role, she routinely examines the effect of national and state initiatives on interoperability and participates in the national dialogue surrounding the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, as well as Notice of Proposed Rule Making initiatives from the ONC and CMS.

Shreya is an advocate of balancing public health interests with patient privacy, and in turn, she leads statewide efforts surrounding the sharing of behavioral health information and electronic consent solutions. In the past, she has worked with nationally recognized legal clinics, hospitals and policy center to emphasize patient advocacy through policy initiatives.

Shreya has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the Michigan State University College of Law.

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Dr. Tim PletcherExecutive Director, MiHIN

Dr. Tim Pletcher is the Executive Director of the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), a public and private nonprofit collaboration dedicated to improving the healthcare experience, improving quality and decreasing cost for Michigan’s people by making valuable data available at the point of care through statewide health information sharing.

Previously, Tim was the founding director for the Institute for Health and Business Insight at Central Michigan University (CMU) that 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. Some clients included Dow Chemical, General Motors, Harley Davidson, Henry Ford Health System, Partners Health, Eli Lilly, Procter & Gamble, and Steelcase.

Prior to joining CMU, he was the Chief Technology Officer at a start-up corporation funded by Oracle and PSI Net that specialized in electronic commerce and customized supply chain automation.

Tim started his career in the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering where he built advanced data networks and was later recruited to the Medical Center to develop the Health Sciences Network. Subsequently at the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), he worked in Washington D.C. on the NASA EOS-DIS project supporting a Federal Inter-Agency Working Group on Data Management for Global Change Networking Activity and the Centers for Disease Control, United Nations, World Bank, and World Health Organization.

After returning to the University of Michigan from Washington D.C., Tim led an advanced technology group and served as the Director for Research and Business Information Systems at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) where he managed a team of 48 full-time staff, the production financial systems, and medical billing, and executed a number of multimillion dollar reengineering projects such as mainframe upgrades, conversion to a single patient statement, workflow automation, electronic data interchange, charge capture, and enterprise application integration (HL7). His advanced technology group focused on linking research to clinical practice for efforts like tele-health and simulation.
In 2000, Tim 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.

Tim frequently presents both regionally and nationally on topics such as Health Informatics, Advanced Analytics, Data Science, and the requirements for creating a
Learning Health System and is also an Adjunct Research Investigator of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School.

He received a Doctor of Health Administration and a master’s Degree in Health Administration from Central Michigan University, and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Tim PletcherExecutive Director, MiHIN

Dr. Tim Pletcher is the Executive Director of the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), a public and private nonprofit collaboration dedicated to improving the healthcare experience, improving quality and decreasing cost for Michigan’s people by making valuable data available at the point of care through statewide health information sharing.

Previously, Tim was the founding director for the Institute for Health and Business Insight at Central Michigan University (CMU) that 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. Some clients included Dow Chemical, General Motors, Harley Davidson, Henry Ford Health System, Partners Health, Eli Lilly, Procter & Gamble, and Steelcase.

Prior to joining CMU, he was the Chief Technology Officer at a start-up corporation funded by Oracle and PSI Net that specialized in electronic commerce and customized supply chain automation.

Tim started his career in the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering where he built advanced data networks and was later recruited to the Medical Center to develop the Health Sciences Network. Subsequently at the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), he worked in Washington D.C. on the NASA EOS-DIS project supporting a Federal Inter-Agency Working Group on Data Management for Global Change Networking Activity and the Centers for Disease Control, United Nations, World Bank, and World Health Organization.

After returning to the University of Michigan from Washington D.C., Tim led an advanced technology group and served as the Director for Research and Business Information Systems at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) where he managed a team of 48 full-time staff, the production financial systems, and medical billing, and executed a number of multimillion dollar reengineering projects such as mainframe upgrades, conversion to a single patient statement, workflow automation, electronic data interchange, charge capture, and enterprise application integration (HL7). His advanced technology group focused on linking research to clinical practice for efforts like tele-health and simulation.
In 2000, Tim 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.

Tim frequently presents both regionally and nationally on topics such as Health Informatics, Advanced Analytics, Data Science, and the requirements for creating a
Learning Health System and is also an Adjunct Research Investigator of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School.

He received a Doctor of Health Administration and a master’s Degree in Health Administration from Central Michigan University, and received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan.

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Nicholson Price, PhD, JDAssistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Nicholson Price is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. Previously, he taught law at the University of New Hampshire. He holds a PhD in Biological Sciences and a JD, both from Columbia, and an AB from Harvard. He clerked for Judge Carlos T. Bea on the Ninth Circuit and was then appointed as an Academic Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard. Nicholson teaches patents and health law and studies life science innovation, including big data and artificial intelligence in medicine. He recommends reading Bujold, Jemisin, and Older. His work has appeared in Nature, Science, Nature Biotechnology, the Michigan Law Review, and elsewhere. Nicholson is cofounder of Regulation and Innovation in the Biosciences; co-chair of the Junior IP Scholars Association; co-PI of the Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law; and a Core Partner at the University of Copenhagen’s Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law.

Nicholson Price, PhD, JDAssistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Nicholson Price is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. Previously, he taught law at the University of New Hampshire. He holds a PhD in Biological Sciences and a JD, both from Columbia, and an AB from Harvard. He clerked for Judge Carlos T. Bea on the Ninth Circuit and was then appointed as an Academic Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard. Nicholson teaches patents and health law and studies life science innovation, including big data and artificial intelligence in medicine. He recommends reading Bujold, Jemisin, and Older. His work has appeared in Nature, Science, Nature Biotechnology, the Michigan Law Review, and elsewhere. Nicholson is cofounder of Regulation and Innovation in the Biosciences; co-chair of the Junior IP Scholars Association; co-PI of the Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law; and a Core Partner at the University of Copenhagen’s Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law.

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John Rancourt, MPADirector, Interoperability Division, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator

John Rancourt is the Director, Interoperability Division, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Interoperability Division supports health IT policy implementation through such activities as:
• The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement
• State and Medicaid interoperability efforts
• Public health, including the opioid emergency
• Value-based transformation enabled by health IT
• Consumer engagement and data access
• Engagement with behavioral health and long-term post-acute care providers

During his career in health policy, John has worked on Capitol Hill, as a patient advocate, as a journalist.

John Rancourt, MPADirector, Interoperability Division, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator

John Rancourt is the Director, Interoperability Division, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Interoperability Division supports health IT policy implementation through such activities as:
• The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement
• State and Medicaid interoperability efforts
• Public health, including the opioid emergency
• Value-based transformation enabled by health IT
• Consumer engagement and data access
• Engagement with behavioral health and long-term post-acute care providers

During his career in health policy, John has worked on Capitol Hill, as a patient advocate, as a journalist.

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Bryn RhodesCo-Chair, HL7 Clinical Decision Support Work Group

Bryn Rhodes is currently a co-chair of the HL7 Clinical Decision Support Work Group and a key contributor and Subject Matter Expert in the Clinical Quality Framework Initiative, primarily involved with the development and support of the Clinical Quality Language Specification.

His expertise in Clinical Decision Support stems from implementation experience building a real-time Clinical Decision Support system for an industry leading Electronic Health Records system.

With 20 years in software development, he has a broad range of implementation experience, from desktop client/server line-of-business and medical applications to enterprise and web-scale information systems. His career has focused on the expression and implementation of logic systems, from simple printer-command and build automation interpreters, through full-scale database query compilers and 4GL interface engines. This focus brings a unique and important perspective to bear on the problem of accurate and automatable sharing of clinical quality logic as expressed in knowledge artifacts for Clinical Decision Support and Clinical Quality Measurement.

Bryn RhodesCo-Chair, HL7 Clinical Decision Support Work Group

Bryn Rhodes is currently a co-chair of the HL7 Clinical Decision Support Work Group and a key contributor and Subject Matter Expert in the Clinical Quality Framework Initiative, primarily involved with the development and support of the Clinical Quality Language Specification.

His expertise in Clinical Decision Support stems from implementation experience building a real-time Clinical Decision Support system for an industry leading Electronic Health Records system.

With 20 years in software development, he has a broad range of implementation experience, from desktop client/server line-of-business and medical applications to enterprise and web-scale information systems. His career has focused on the expression and implementation of logic systems, from simple printer-command and build automation interpreters, through full-scale database query compilers and 4GL interface engines. This focus brings a unique and important perspective to bear on the problem of accurate and automatable sharing of clinical quality logic as expressed in knowledge artifacts for Clinical Decision Support and Clinical Quality Measurement.

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Teresa RiveraPresident & Chief Executive Officer, Utah Health Information Network

Teresa Rivera joined the Utah Health Information Network in 2007, becoming President in 2012 and Chief Executive Officer in 2014.

Teresa is responsible for UHIN’s direction and financial viability. She has over 40 years of healthcare experience, including with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah, and HealthCare Insight.

Her focus is service, employee development and community involvement, which she believes are essential to business success. Teresa holds an MBA with an emphasis in Human and Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Management with a minor in Computer Science from Westminster College. She is a board member of the Utah HIMSS Chapter (HIE Liaison), a member of the eHealth Exchange Coordinating Committee, a board member of WEDI, vice chair of the Strategic HIE Collaborative, and the current chair of the Utah Digital Health Commission.

Teresa RiveraPresident & Chief Executive Officer, Utah Health Information Network

Teresa Rivera joined the Utah Health Information Network in 2007, becoming President in 2012 and Chief Executive Officer in 2014.

Teresa is responsible for UHIN’s direction and financial viability. She has over 40 years of healthcare experience, including with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah, and HealthCare Insight.

Her focus is service, employee development and community involvement, which she believes are essential to business success. Teresa holds an MBA with an emphasis in Human and Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Management with a minor in Computer Science from Westminster College. She is a board member of the Utah HIMSS Chapter (HIE Liaison), a member of the eHealth Exchange Coordinating Committee, a board member of WEDI, vice chair of the Strategic HIE Collaborative, and the current chair of the Utah Digital Health Commission.

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Valerie Rogers, MPHDirector, State Government Affairs, HIMSS North America

Valerie Rogers serves as the director of HIMSS’ State Government Affairs initiative. There she leads engagement with state officials and HIMSS Chapter Advocacy volunteers in state-level health information and technology policy development and supports a nationwide network of advocates addressing state/federal legislation/regulations in order to positively impact all aspects of health information and technology.
Valerie’s previous experience included, Senior Director of Integration at the Association of State & Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) where she worked on health system transformation and integration. Valerie also served as the Chief of Staff for the Baltimore City Health Department.
Prior to her time in Baltimore, Valerie also worked for the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) as the Director of Public Health Informatics where she helped expand partnerships among clinical care and public health stakeholders to support adoption of EHRs, and health information exchange.
Valerie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hampton University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Health Policy from Tulane University.

Valerie Rogers, MPHDirector, State Government Affairs, HIMSS North America

Valerie Rogers serves as the director of HIMSS’ State Government Affairs initiative. There she leads engagement with state officials and HIMSS Chapter Advocacy volunteers in state-level health information and technology policy development and supports a nationwide network of advocates addressing state/federal legislation/regulations in order to positively impact all aspects of health information and technology.
Valerie’s previous experience included, Senior Director of Integration at the Association of State & Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) where she worked on health system transformation and integration. Valerie also served as the Chief of Staff for the Baltimore City Health Department.
Prior to her time in Baltimore, Valerie also worked for the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) as the Director of Public Health Informatics where she helped expand partnerships among clinical care and public health stakeholders to support adoption of EHRs, and health information exchange.
Valerie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hampton University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Health Policy from Tulane University.

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Andrew Rosenberg, M.D.Chief Information Officer, Michigan Medicine; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School

Andrew Rosenberg, M.D. is the chief information officer for Michigan Medicine. He also serves as the health IT steward for the University of Michigan, and is a tenured associate professor of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine.

As CIO, Dr. Rosenberg guides the strategic planning and operations of technology and information services across the University of Michigan Health System and Medical School.

Previously, Dr. Rosenberg served as the interim Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the University of Michigan. He was also the Chief Medical Information Officer and the Executive Director of Information and Data Management for the University of Michigan Health System, where he oversaw reporting, data warehousing, enterprise document management, and health information exchange services.

Dr. Rosenberg attended Johns Hopkins Medical School where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine. Subsequently, he completed residencies in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow at the University of Michigan and an early diplomat with board certification in Clinical Informatics.

Andrew Rosenberg, M.D.Chief Information Officer, Michigan Medicine; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School

Andrew Rosenberg, M.D. is the chief information officer for Michigan Medicine. He also serves as the health IT steward for the University of Michigan, and is a tenured associate professor of Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine.

As CIO, Dr. Rosenberg guides the strategic planning and operations of technology and information services across the University of Michigan Health System and Medical School.

Previously, Dr. Rosenberg served as the interim Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the University of Michigan. He was also the Chief Medical Information Officer and the Executive Director of Information and Data Management for the University of Michigan Health System, where he oversaw reporting, data warehousing, enterprise document management, and health information exchange services.

Dr. Rosenberg attended Johns Hopkins Medical School where he completed a residency in Internal Medicine. Subsequently, he completed residencies in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow at the University of Michigan and an early diplomat with board certification in Clinical Informatics.

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Beth RoszatyckiChief Executive Officer, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance

Beth Roszatycki is the Chief Executive Officer of Michigan Health Improvement Alliance Inc. (MiHIA), a formal, multi-stakeholder, community collaboration working to achieve a community of health excellence for the 14-county region of central Michigan. MiHIA’s work varies, but it all falls under what is known as “The Quadruple Aim”, which targets health and systems broadly at the regional level. The Quadruple Aim focuses on four facets of health delivery – population health, patient experience, cost of care, and provider well-being. At the individual level, this translates to good or better health, high quality care, and good value.

Prior to Roszatycki joining MiHIA in 2014, Roszatycki served as the Administrative Services Supervisor for Bay Arenac Behavioral Health. During her tenure at Bay Arenac Behavioral Health, she lead a variety of performance improvement projects, provided management and oversight of agency accreditations, developed and implemented policy and procedures, completed compliance reviews, worked extensively with providers through the contract development process, and most recently was the agency project manager for an electronic health record implementation.

Prior to her role with Bay Arenac Behavioral Health Roszatycki was the Clinic Services Area Manager for a behavioral health care provider in central and southeast Michigan. While there she took an active role in program development, budget management, as well as the ongoing oversight of 6 clinical programs serving over 2,000 individuals throughout Genesee and Macomb County. In addition, Roszatycki has been an adjunct faculty member at Delta College since 2009, instructing a variety of courses within the Business and Information Technology division.

Ms. Roszatycki earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Merchandise Management from Michigan State University and Masters of Business Administration degree from Saginaw Valley State University.

Beth RoszatyckiChief Executive Officer, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance

Beth Roszatycki is the Chief Executive Officer of Michigan Health Improvement Alliance Inc. (MiHIA), a formal, multi-stakeholder, community collaboration working to achieve a community of health excellence for the 14-county region of central Michigan. MiHIA’s work varies, but it all falls under what is known as “The Quadruple Aim”, which targets health and systems broadly at the regional level. The Quadruple Aim focuses on four facets of health delivery – population health, patient experience, cost of care, and provider well-being. At the individual level, this translates to good or better health, high quality care, and good value.

Prior to Roszatycki joining MiHIA in 2014, Roszatycki served as the Administrative Services Supervisor for Bay Arenac Behavioral Health. During her tenure at Bay Arenac Behavioral Health, she lead a variety of performance improvement projects, provided management and oversight of agency accreditations, developed and implemented policy and procedures, completed compliance reviews, worked extensively with providers through the contract development process, and most recently was the agency project manager for an electronic health record implementation.

Prior to her role with Bay Arenac Behavioral Health Roszatycki was the Clinic Services Area Manager for a behavioral health care provider in central and southeast Michigan. While there she took an active role in program development, budget management, as well as the ongoing oversight of 6 clinical programs serving over 2,000 individuals throughout Genesee and Macomb County. In addition, Roszatycki has been an adjunct faculty member at Delta College since 2009, instructing a variety of courses within the Business and Information Technology division.

Ms. Roszatycki earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Merchandise Management from Michigan State University and Masters of Business Administration degree from Saginaw Valley State University.

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Dr. Jeanette ScheidMedical Consultant, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Scheid is a board certified general and child and adolescent psychiatrist. She has been in practice in Michigan for the past sixteen years, where she provides psychiatric treatment in partnership with children and their families in Community Mental Health and residential treatment facilities. She has a long-standing interest in the issues faced by children and youth who have been exposed to trauma. In February 2012, Dr. Scheid joined the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as Medical Consultant. In this role she works with DHHS and community-based partners to improve the health and well-being of youth served by child welfare systems. Dr. Scheid is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association, Michigan Psychiatric Society, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Michigan Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Michigan Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Jeanette ScheidMedical Consultant, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Scheid is a board certified general and child and adolescent psychiatrist. She has been in practice in Michigan for the past sixteen years, where she provides psychiatric treatment in partnership with children and their families in Community Mental Health and residential treatment facilities. She has a long-standing interest in the issues faced by children and youth who have been exposed to trauma. In February 2012, Dr. Scheid joined the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as Medical Consultant. In this role she works with DHHS and community-based partners to improve the health and well-being of youth served by child welfare systems. Dr. Scheid is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association, Michigan Psychiatric Society, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Michigan Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Michigan Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Tina R. ScottSection Manager, Division of Immunization, MI Care Improvement Registry, MDHHS

Tina Scott is a graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in Political Science. After public service with the Michigan Senate and several departments, she landed with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in 2006 primarily with the Office of Medicaid Health IT responsible for the development and implementation of Health Information Exchange projects.

Tina joined the Division of Immunization in September 2016 as the Section Manager overseeing the development of the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), Regional MCIR Staff, Epidemiologists, and the Perinatal HepB program staff.

Tina R. ScottSection Manager, Division of Immunization, MI Care Improvement Registry, MDHHS

Tina Scott is a graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in Political Science. After public service with the Michigan Senate and several departments, she landed with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in 2006 primarily with the Office of Medicaid Health IT responsible for the development and implementation of Health Information Exchange projects.

Tina joined the Division of Immunization in September 2016 as the Section Manager overseeing the development of the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), Regional MCIR Staff, Epidemiologists, and the Perinatal HepB program staff.

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Stephen Shaya, M.D.Chief Medical Officer & Executive Vice President Corporate Development, J & B Medical

Stephen Shaya, M.D. graduated from Birmingham Brother Rice High School Summa Cum Laude. He was awarded a Merit Scholarship to attend Wayne State University. During his time at WSU, Dr. Shaya won many leadership awards including the Outstanding Student Leader in 1991 and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant Awardee. He was selected to serve on the Wayne State University Board of Governors from 1991 to 1993. He attended Wayne State University Medical School and graduated in 1996. Dr. Shaya subsequently finished training in Family Practice at North Oakland Medical Center and a fellowship at Wayne State University for Occupational and Environmental Health. Since 2004, Dr. Shaya has been the Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Corporate Development of J & B Medical, a global healthcare solutions company. J & B is a privately held global health care consortium based in Wixom, Michigan. Founded in 1996, J & B has sixteen different business enterprises and has customers in 48 states and 28 countries. This innovative company has brought many new ideas and solutions forward to the delivery care and continues to strive to improve patient access and quality. His role oversees all strategy, innovation and growth in our company. By leading the planning and development of their new enterprises, many describe him as an "intrapreneur", someone who behaves as an entrepreneur within a large organization. Dr. Shaya has received many recognitions including becoming a Knight of Grace for the Knights of Malta, the 2015 Global Distinguished Health Care Award from the Center of Economic and Leadership Development, and a United States Congressional Commendation. Dr. Shaya received the Global Medical Innovation and Leadership Award August 19, 2016 at the United Nations along with a commendation from the New York State Senate. In 2017, Dr. Shaya was named the American Diabetes “Father of the Year.” Dr. Shaya spoke at the Vatican on 4/28/2018 on how leveraging technology could help extend care globally.

Stephen Shaya, M.D.Chief Medical Officer & Executive Vice President Corporate Development, J & B Medical

Stephen Shaya, M.D. graduated from Birmingham Brother Rice High School Summa Cum Laude. He was awarded a Merit Scholarship to attend Wayne State University. During his time at WSU, Dr. Shaya won many leadership awards including the Outstanding Student Leader in 1991 and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant Awardee. He was selected to serve on the Wayne State University Board of Governors from 1991 to 1993. He attended Wayne State University Medical School and graduated in 1996. Dr. Shaya subsequently finished training in Family Practice at North Oakland Medical Center and a fellowship at Wayne State University for Occupational and Environmental Health. Since 2004, Dr. Shaya has been the Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Corporate Development of J & B Medical, a global healthcare solutions company. J & B is a privately held global health care consortium based in Wixom, Michigan. Founded in 1996, J & B has sixteen different business enterprises and has customers in 48 states and 28 countries. This innovative company has brought many new ideas and solutions forward to the delivery care and continues to strive to improve patient access and quality. His role oversees all strategy, innovation and growth in our company. By leading the planning and development of their new enterprises, many describe him as an "intrapreneur", someone who behaves as an entrepreneur within a large organization. Dr. Shaya has received many recognitions including becoming a Knight of Grace for the Knights of Malta, the 2015 Global Distinguished Health Care Award from the Center of Economic and Leadership Development, and a United States Congressional Commendation. Dr. Shaya received the Global Medical Innovation and Leadership Award August 19, 2016 at the United Nations along with a commendation from the New York State Senate. In 2017, Dr. Shaya was named the American Diabetes “Father of the Year.” Dr. Shaya spoke at the Vatican on 4/28/2018 on how leveraging technology could help extend care globally.

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Meghan Sifuentes VandersteltDirector, Policy and Innovation Division, Policy, Planning & Legislative Services Bureau, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Meghan Sifuentes Vanderstelt is the Director of the Policy and Innovation Division within the Policy, Planning, and Legislative Services Bureau of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Ms. Vanderstelt’s area is responsible for administering programs that are innovative and serve to advance the services within the Department and throughout Michigan, including the State Innovation Model grant, statewide data sharing policy efforts, and health disparities reduction and minority health equity initiatives. Her area is also responsible for fostering, supporting, and overseeing strategic policy coordination.

She also serves as Michigan’s State HIT Coordinator and liaison to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator. Through these roles, Meghan works directly with internal stakeholders at MDHHS as well as external partners, including other state agencies and private and public sector health organizations and vendors. She also provides support and recommendations to MDHHS leadership and executive committees regarding strategic alignment and general policy issues.

Meghan holds a B.A. in Education and a Masters of Public Administration degree, both from Western Michigan University.

Meghan Sifuentes VandersteltDirector, Policy and Innovation Division, Policy, Planning & Legislative Services Bureau, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Meghan Sifuentes Vanderstelt is the Director of the Policy and Innovation Division within the Policy, Planning, and Legislative Services Bureau of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Ms. Vanderstelt’s area is responsible for administering programs that are innovative and serve to advance the services within the Department and throughout Michigan, including the State Innovation Model grant, statewide data sharing policy efforts, and health disparities reduction and minority health equity initiatives. Her area is also responsible for fostering, supporting, and overseeing strategic policy coordination.

She also serves as Michigan’s State HIT Coordinator and liaison to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator. Through these roles, Meghan works directly with internal stakeholders at MDHHS as well as external partners, including other state agencies and private and public sector health organizations and vendors. She also provides support and recommendations to MDHHS leadership and executive committees regarding strategic alignment and general policy issues.

Meghan holds a B.A. in Education and a Masters of Public Administration degree, both from Western Michigan University.

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Thomas L. Simmer, M.D.Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Dr. Thomas L. Simmer oversees Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s medical policy, professional payment policies and national programs to improve quality, cost and access to medical services. He’s responsible for reimbursement to more than 25,000 physicians throughout Michigan. Under his leadership, Blue Cross introduced physician incentive programs to promote cost-effective ways to prescribe drugs and to provide consistent care for people with chronic illness. Dr. Simmer also provides leadership to the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium. MQIC works with health plan medical directors across Michigan to create and put evidence-based guidelines into use. In 2010, Crain’s Detroit Business honored Dr. Simmer with a Healthcare Hero award. It recognized his work promoting health care transformation in Michigan through the Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative and other collaborative programs with doctors and hospitals throughout the state. Prior to joining Blue Cross, Dr. Simmer served as vice president of Health and Medical Affairs for Health Alliance Plan. He also served as associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Henry Ford Hospital and was the recipient of several Distinguished Service Awards. Dr. Simmer graduated from Wayne State University’s School of Medicine and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He’s a member of the American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Thomas L. Simmer, M.D.Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Dr. Thomas L. Simmer oversees Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s medical policy, professional payment policies and national programs to improve quality, cost and access to medical services. He’s responsible for reimbursement to more than 25,000 physicians throughout Michigan. Under his leadership, Blue Cross introduced physician incentive programs to promote cost-effective ways to prescribe drugs and to provide consistent care for people with chronic illness. Dr. Simmer also provides leadership to the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium. MQIC works with health plan medical directors across Michigan to create and put evidence-based guidelines into use. In 2010, Crain’s Detroit Business honored Dr. Simmer with a Healthcare Hero award. It recognized his work promoting health care transformation in Michigan through the Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative and other collaborative programs with doctors and hospitals throughout the state. Prior to joining Blue Cross, Dr. Simmer served as vice president of Health and Medical Affairs for Health Alliance Plan. He also served as associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Henry Ford Hospital and was the recipient of several Distinguished Service Awards. Dr. Simmer graduated from Wayne State University’s School of Medicine and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He’s a member of the American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

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Liz SolomonHealth Informatics Specialist, Michigan Department of Corrections

Liz Solomon is the Health Informatics Specialist with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) where she is the project lead for the new COMS Electronic Health Records. She is also certified in Health Information Technology.

Liz has worked in the Health Information Management field for over 30 years and with MDOC for over 20 years focusing on Electronic Health Record implementations and updates for the MDOC.

She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Informatics.

Liz SolomonHealth Informatics Specialist, Michigan Department of Corrections

Liz Solomon is the Health Informatics Specialist with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) where she is the project lead for the new COMS Electronic Health Records. She is also certified in Health Information Technology.

Liz has worked in the Health Information Management field for over 30 years and with MDOC for over 20 years focusing on Electronic Health Record implementations and updates for the MDOC.

She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Informatics.

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Nate SteedWarner Norcross + Judd LLP

Nate Steed counsels organizations in technology and intellectual property law, health law and privacy and information security law. His specialty involves the acquisition and use of software and hardware and the internet of things. Having a diverse client portfolio has provided Nate with a unique perspective and exposure to a wide range of software vendors. With this knowledge, Nate solves problems and creates solutions for cutting edge applications. Yet, it’s the strategic client conversations which fuel his passion for the technology industry. In addition to his technology practice, Nate frequently speaks on maintaining compliance with state and federal privacy and information security laws.

Nate SteedWarner Norcross + Judd LLP

Nate Steed counsels organizations in technology and intellectual property law, health law and privacy and information security law. His specialty involves the acquisition and use of software and hardware and the internet of things. Having a diverse client portfolio has provided Nate with a unique perspective and exposure to a wide range of software vendors. With this knowledge, Nate solves problems and creates solutions for cutting edge applications. Yet, it’s the strategic client conversations which fuel his passion for the technology industry. In addition to his technology practice, Nate frequently speaks on maintaining compliance with state and federal privacy and information security laws.

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Elise Sweeney AnthonyExecutive Director of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services

Elise Sweeney Anthony serves as the executive director of policy at ONC. Ms. Anthony leads ONC’s engagement on a range of high-priority federal policy efforts, including regulatory development, information blocking, MACRA implementation, and governance. Her portfolio also includes emerging issues and health IT policy matters impacting EHR Incentive Program participants and other care settings.

Prior to this position, she served as the deputy director of policy where she led the Division of Strategic Policy, the Division of State and Interoperability Policy, and the Division of Federal Policy and Regulatory Affairs. She also led ONC’s coordination with CMS on the EHR Incentive Program regulations—including the 2014 CEHRT Flexibility Rule and the Stage 3 and Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017 final rule.

Ms. Anthony is an experienced health policy attorney and advisor. She spent many years at a leading law firm where she spearheaded a variety of health improvement initiatives, including initiatives impacting care delivery, health innovation, and at-risk/rural populations. In addition, she has served as a senior director at a global development consultancy where she focused on health improvement in international conflict zones and on addressing health disparities in developing regions. She has led initiatives across the policy landscape, including with Congress, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization.

Ms. Anthony received her Bachelor’s degree in political science at Morgan State University as a Ralph Bunche Scholar and her Juris Doctor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was trial advocate of the year.

Elise Sweeney AnthonyExecutive Director of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services

Elise Sweeney Anthony serves as the executive director of policy at ONC. Ms. Anthony leads ONC’s engagement on a range of high-priority federal policy efforts, including regulatory development, information blocking, MACRA implementation, and governance. Her portfolio also includes emerging issues and health IT policy matters impacting EHR Incentive Program participants and other care settings.

Prior to this position, she served as the deputy director of policy where she led the Division of Strategic Policy, the Division of State and Interoperability Policy, and the Division of Federal Policy and Regulatory Affairs. She also led ONC’s coordination with CMS on the EHR Incentive Program regulations—including the 2014 CEHRT Flexibility Rule and the Stage 3 and Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017 final rule.

Ms. Anthony is an experienced health policy attorney and advisor. She spent many years at a leading law firm where she spearheaded a variety of health improvement initiatives, including initiatives impacting care delivery, health innovation, and at-risk/rural populations. In addition, she has served as a senior director at a global development consultancy where she focused on health improvement in international conflict zones and on addressing health disparities in developing regions. She has led initiatives across the policy landscape, including with Congress, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization.

Ms. Anthony received her Bachelor’s degree in political science at Morgan State University as a Ralph Bunche Scholar and her Juris Doctor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was trial advocate of the year.

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Dr. Jennifer TaiariolDirector of Student Services, Livonia Public Schools

Jennifer Taiariol began her career in education in 2003 as a school psychologist. She worked in that capacity for seven years, when she was hired as a program specialist in the special education department. One year later, she was promoted to Coordinator of Student Services. She held that position for four years, before being hired into her current position as Director of Student Services in 2015.
Dr. Taiariol studied at Western Michigan University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, as well as a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. From there, she went on to Wayne State University, where she received a second Masters in School and Community Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. In 2013, she received her certification for Director of Special Education at Grand Valley State University.
Dr. Taiariol has been recognized numerous times for her commitment to excellence. She received several scholarships and awards throughout her education, has been published in two research journals, and has presented at both the Michigan and National Association of School Psychologist conventions.

Dr. Jennifer TaiariolDirector of Student Services, Livonia Public Schools

Jennifer Taiariol began her career in education in 2003 as a school psychologist. She worked in that capacity for seven years, when she was hired as a program specialist in the special education department. One year later, she was promoted to Coordinator of Student Services. She held that position for four years, before being hired into her current position as Director of Student Services in 2015.
Dr. Taiariol studied at Western Michigan University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, as well as a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. From there, she went on to Wayne State University, where she received a second Masters in School and Community Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. In 2013, she received her certification for Director of Special Education at Grand Valley State University.
Dr. Taiariol has been recognized numerous times for her commitment to excellence. She received several scholarships and awards throughout her education, has been published in two research journals, and has presented at both the Michigan and National Association of School Psychologist conventions.

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Marianne Udow-PhillipsExecutive Director, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation

Marianne Udow-Phillips is the Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) at the University of Michigan. CHRT is an independent 501(c)(3) impact organization with a mission to advance evidence-based care delivery, improve population health, and expand access to care. From 2004 through 2007, Marianne was director of the Michigan Department of Human Services, appointed by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. Marianne came to state service from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where she served in leadership roles for over 20 years, most recently as senior vice president of Health Care Products and Provider Services. She holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the U-M School of Public Health; she is a lecturer at the U-M School of Public Health. She serves on numerous boards and commissions.

Marianne Udow-PhillipsExecutive Director, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation

Marianne Udow-Phillips is the Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) at the University of Michigan. CHRT is an independent 501(c)(3) impact organization with a mission to advance evidence-based care delivery, improve population health, and expand access to care. From 2004 through 2007, Marianne was director of the Michigan Department of Human Services, appointed by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. Marianne came to state service from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where she served in leadership roles for over 20 years, most recently as senior vice president of Health Care Products and Provider Services. She holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the U-M School of Public Health; she is a lecturer at the U-M School of Public Health. She serves on numerous boards and commissions.

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R. Corey Waller, MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAMPrincipal Consultant, Health Management Associates

Corey Waller is an addiction, pain, and emergency medicine specialist, a Principal Consultant at Health Management Associates, and the Chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). In these roles, he is directly responsible for consultation regarding addiction treatment ecosystem development and education as well as all Washington, D.C. related matters for ASAM.

In Corey's immediate past role as Senior Medical Director for Education and Policy at the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, he was responsible for developing and maintaining all training and in person technical assistance delivered by the National Center. This covered addiction, pain and behavioral health treatment system development, payment model implementation and healthcare policy.

Before joining the National Center, Corey worked for the Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is a fully integrated health system with 12 hospitals and over 1000 employed physicians. He was the Medical Director of the Spectrum Health Medical Group Center for Integrative Medicine, the Medical Staff Chief of Pain Medicine to the Spectrum Health Hospital System, the President of the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine, as well as Substance Use Disorder Medical Director at Lakeshore Regional Partners (Community Mental Health-Region 3). He has also worked extensively with local, state and Federal law enforcement on the issues of controlled substance diversion and interdiction.

Dr. Waller earned a Master of Science in Biology with a neuro-molecular focus at Southwest Texas State University and earned his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Waller completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and he is board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine.

R. Corey Waller, MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAMPrincipal Consultant, Health Management Associates

Corey Waller is an addiction, pain, and emergency medicine specialist, a Principal Consultant at Health Management Associates, and the Chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). In these roles, he is directly responsible for consultation regarding addiction treatment ecosystem development and education as well as all Washington, D.C. related matters for ASAM.

In Corey's immediate past role as Senior Medical Director for Education and Policy at the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, he was responsible for developing and maintaining all training and in person technical assistance delivered by the National Center. This covered addiction, pain and behavioral health treatment system development, payment model implementation and healthcare policy.

Before joining the National Center, Corey worked for the Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is a fully integrated health system with 12 hospitals and over 1000 employed physicians. He was the Medical Director of the Spectrum Health Medical Group Center for Integrative Medicine, the Medical Staff Chief of Pain Medicine to the Spectrum Health Hospital System, the President of the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine, as well as Substance Use Disorder Medical Director at Lakeshore Regional Partners (Community Mental Health-Region 3). He has also worked extensively with local, state and Federal law enforcement on the issues of controlled substance diversion and interdiction.

Dr. Waller earned a Master of Science in Biology with a neuro-molecular focus at Southwest Texas State University and earned his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Waller completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and he is board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine.

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Jared WelehodskySenior Policy Analyst, Policy & Innovation Division, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Jared Welehodsky is a senior policy analyst in the Policy and Innovation Division of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Mr. Welehodsky is responsible for policy research and development for MDHHS. In addition, Mr. Welehodsky coordinates strategic initiatives at the direction of MDHHS leadership. In this role, Mr. Welehodsky coordinates MDHHS’ response to the opioid epidemic. In 2015, Mr. Welehodsky assisted the Director of MDHHS in development of the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force recommendations. Prior to working at MDHHS, Mr. Welehodsky worked in the Michigan State Senate for five years.

Jared WelehodskySenior Policy Analyst, Policy & Innovation Division, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Jared Welehodsky is a senior policy analyst in the Policy and Innovation Division of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Mr. Welehodsky is responsible for policy research and development for MDHHS. In addition, Mr. Welehodsky coordinates strategic initiatives at the direction of MDHHS leadership. In this role, Mr. Welehodsky coordinates MDHHS’ response to the opioid epidemic. In 2015, Mr. Welehodsky assisted the Director of MDHHS in development of the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force recommendations. Prior to working at MDHHS, Mr. Welehodsky worked in the Michigan State Senate for five years.

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Nick Wincent, PharmDClinical Pharmacist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Senior Health Services Clinical Programs

Nicholas Wincent is a Clinical Pharmacist for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Senior Health Services Clinical Programs.

He has worked with Blues Medicare Advantage pharmacy programs for three years performing primarily Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge.
Nicholas was previously employed by Walgreens Pharmacy as a Clinical Pharmacist. He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Nick Wincent, PharmDClinical Pharmacist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Senior Health Services Clinical Programs

Nicholas Wincent is a Clinical Pharmacist for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Senior Health Services Clinical Programs.

He has worked with Blues Medicare Advantage pharmacy programs for three years performing primarily Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge.
Nicholas was previously employed by Walgreens Pharmacy as a Clinical Pharmacist. He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

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Marty WoodruffAssociate Executive Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Marty Woodruff currently serves as Associate Executive Director at Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), where he provides essential leadership and client management skills. With over 28 years of experience in Information Technology, Marty directs day-to-day production systems to ensure all existing MiHIN services remain fully operational and in production at all times. Woodruff’s robust skills in developing relationships with key customer technical and operational stakeholders, inter-help desk coordination, and effective communication and operational procedures, are key to MiHIN’s continued success. Prior to working at MiHIN, Marty worked as Director of Clinical and Business Operations for Great Lakes Health Information Exchange, overseeing the integration of new healthcare delivery and business systems. In addition to his time at Great Lakes Health Information Exchange, Woodruff also served as Practice Manager at Allegiance Health. Marty attended Eastern Michigan University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Technical Writing and holds an MBA from Spring Arbor University.

Marty WoodruffAssociate Executive Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Marty Woodruff currently serves as Associate Executive Director at Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), where he provides essential leadership and client management skills. With over 28 years of experience in Information Technology, Marty directs day-to-day production systems to ensure all existing MiHIN services remain fully operational and in production at all times. Woodruff’s robust skills in developing relationships with key customer technical and operational stakeholders, inter-help desk coordination, and effective communication and operational procedures, are key to MiHIN’s continued success. Prior to working at MiHIN, Marty worked as Director of Clinical and Business Operations for Great Lakes Health Information Exchange, overseeing the integration of new healthcare delivery and business systems. In addition to his time at Great Lakes Health Information Exchange, Woodruff also served as Practice Manager at Allegiance Health. Marty attended Eastern Michigan University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Technical Writing and holds an MBA from Spring Arbor University.

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Ed WorthingtonIT Director, Northern Physicians Organization

Ed Worthington is the IT Director at Northern Physicians Organization in Traverse City, Michigan. He has been with the organization for more than five years and prior to that spent over eight years working in various IT capacities for a health system. At Northern Physicians Organization, he worked with the IT staff to implement their Health Information Exchange and analytics systems and continues to support their maintenance and growth. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Technology.

Ed WorthingtonIT Director, Northern Physicians Organization

Ed Worthington is the IT Director at Northern Physicians Organization in Traverse City, Michigan. He has been with the organization for more than five years and prior to that spent over eight years working in various IT capacities for a health system. At Northern Physicians Organization, he worked with the IT staff to implement their Health Information Exchange and analytics systems and continues to support their maintenance and growth. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Technology.

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Danny Zajac, MSAMedical Data Analyst, Olympia Medical

Danny Zajac is a Medical Data Analyst for Olympia Medical. Danny had the privilege to work for and receive mentorship under two Michigan based Physician Organization Executive Directors who not only understood his ambition to be a part of the change in healthcare, but also embraced, encouraged and gave him the opportunity to prove himself while obtaining a healthcare focused Masters of Science of Administration degree from Central Michigan University. Danny’s thesis investigated the economic impact of clinical interoperability within the state of Michigan. He has unique exposure to both the executive business and data integration sides of healthcare. With an interdisciplinary team-based approach in understanding how to streamline processes through data automation without compromising quality, Danny has been able to exchange multiple time-consuming employee data processing tasks into nightly automated production allowing for increased information sharing, simpler workflows, and improved physician engagement. Working for Olympia Medical, Danny dedicates his time to coordinating and maintaining data feeds from payors, electronic health records, labs, statewide admissions, discharge, and transfer, consolidate continuity of care document architecture and supplemental data exchange programs.

Danny Zajac, MSAMedical Data Analyst, Olympia Medical

Danny Zajac is a Medical Data Analyst for Olympia Medical. Danny had the privilege to work for and receive mentorship under two Michigan based Physician Organization Executive Directors who not only understood his ambition to be a part of the change in healthcare, but also embraced, encouraged and gave him the opportunity to prove himself while obtaining a healthcare focused Masters of Science of Administration degree from Central Michigan University. Danny’s thesis investigated the economic impact of clinical interoperability within the state of Michigan. He has unique exposure to both the executive business and data integration sides of healthcare. With an interdisciplinary team-based approach in understanding how to streamline processes through data automation without compromising quality, Danny has been able to exchange multiple time-consuming employee data processing tasks into nightly automated production allowing for increased information sharing, simpler workflows, and improved physician engagement. Working for Olympia Medical, Danny dedicates his time to coordinating and maintaining data feeds from payors, electronic health records, labs, statewide admissions, discharge, and transfer, consolidate continuity of care document architecture and supplemental data exchange programs.

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Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSSVice President, Chief Medical Information Officer & Chief Transformation Officer, Sparrow Health System; Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Michigan State University

Dr. Michael Zaroukian is Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Transformation Officer at Sparrow Health System, as well as Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Michigan State University. He is a practicing general internist and board-certified clinical informaticist, with deep experience in EHR implementation, optimization, usability and return on investment. Dr. Zaroukianis immediate past chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors and past chair of the HIMSS North America Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Virtual Health Data Trust Steering Committee, part of the National Academy of Medicine Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System. He has also served on multiple ONC Health IT Policy and Standards Committee Workgroups and Task Forces, most recently including the Joint Task Force - CMS Quality Payment Program (MACRA/MIPS/APM).

Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSSVice President, Chief Medical Information Officer & Chief Transformation Officer, Sparrow Health System; Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Michigan State University

Dr. Michael Zaroukian is Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Transformation Officer at Sparrow Health System, as well as Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Michigan State University. He is a practicing general internist and board-certified clinical informaticist, with deep experience in EHR implementation, optimization, usability and return on investment. Dr. Zaroukianis immediate past chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors and past chair of the HIMSS North America Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Virtual Health Data Trust Steering Committee, part of the National Academy of Medicine Leadership Consortium for a Value & Science-Driven Health System. He has also served on multiple ONC Health IT Policy and Standards Committee Workgroups and Task Forces, most recently including the Joint Task Force - CMS Quality Payment Program (MACRA/MIPS/APM).

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Schedule

The full schedule and available presentations from the Connectathon, Legal Summit and Connecting Michigan for Health can be viewed here.

  • Connectathon Day 1
  • Connectathon Day 2
  • Legal Summit
  • Connecting Michigan for Health Day 1
  • Connecting Michigan for Health Day 2
  • Connectathon (MotorCity Casino)
08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast & Registration
09:00 AMWelcome By Courtney Delgoffe, Velatura
09:05 AMEvent Schedule & Important Information By Matt Englehart, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
09:20 AMKickoff Demonstration & Panel By Mark Gidman and James Ingold, Juxly
09:45 AMWho is in the Room & How Can They Help You
10:00 AMIdea Pitch, Team Building & Bonus Challenge #1 Begins
12:00 PMLunch
12:30 PMLet the Hacking Begin
01:00 PMBonus Challenge #2
02:00 PMBreak
02:15 PMResume Hacking & Testing
05:00 PMSummary of the Day (& Continue Hacking)
06:00 PM - 07:00 PMDinner
07:00 PMResume Hacking, Testing & Bonus Challenge #3
10:00 PMLate Night Snack
02:00 AMRoom Closes
  • Connectathon (MotorCity Casino)
08:00 AMBreakfast & Networking
08:30 AMDay Two Opening
08:35 AMContinue Hacking, Testing & Building Presentations
11:15 AMSolution Submissions Due & Judging Begins
12:00 PMLunch
12:30 PMJudge Announces Top Five Teams
12:35 PMTeam Presentations & Demonstrations
01:35 PMText Voting Begins
01:50 PMBest in Class Award Ceremony & Prizes
02:00 PMThank You & Adjorn
  • Legal Summit (Lansing Center)
08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast and Networking
09:00 AM - 09:05 AMWelcome and Introduction By Shreya Patel, National Health and Privacy Policy Advisor, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
09:05 AMOpening Keynote – Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement By John Rancourt, Director, Interoperability Division, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

For the past decade, health information exchange has functioned in silos, rarely able to cross state lines. This is, in large part, due to the technical and legal limitations on the exchange of information. The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) strives to remedy these limitations by proposing a two-part solution for national interoperability: a technical framework and common legal agreement. In this presentation, the speaker will outline why this solution is necessary, how TEFCA has evolved since its inception, and how key healthcare stakeholders will be able to participate in this national framework.

Presenter

John Rancourt, Director, Interoperability Division, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; Presentation

09:30 AMNational Interoperability Efforts in 2019 By Jim Markwith, Markwith Law; Nate Steed, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

This year, the Federal Government is prioritizing national interoperability by emphasizing the ability to share electronic healthcare information across state lines, give patients meaningful access to their own healthcare information, and crack down on information blocking practices that stifle the sharing of health information. The Office of the National Coordinator for Heath Information Technology (ONC) and Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released two complementary rules, which would address these concerns and position the interoperability landscape for the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). This session, consisting of an overview and subsequent panel, will discuss how these three collaborative efforts are moving the country towards the future of interoperability.

Overview of Interoperability Initiatives

Jeff Coughlin, Senior Director Federal and State Affairs, HIMSS North America; Presentation

Panel Discussion with Industry Experts

  • TEFCA Keynote Speaker and Panel
    • John Rancourt, Director, Interoperability Division, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator Health Information Technology
    • Jeff Coughlin, Senior Director Federal and State Affairs, HIMSS North America
    • Jim Markwith, Founder and Managing Partner, Markwith Law
    • Nate Steed, Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
11:15 AMNetworking Break
11:30 AMBioethics: The Use of Predictive Modeling and Artificial Intelligence to Detect Negative Health Outcomes By Nicholson Price, University of Michigan Law School; Dr. Junaid Nabi, Brigham Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Many industries, including healthcare, are experiencing the growing use and impact of predictive modeling and artificial intelligence (AI) on its products and services. These technologies can be useful for detecting negative health outcomes before they occur, allowing time for healthcare practitioners to prepare, and even remedy, outbreaks. This session will introduce predictive modeling and artificial intelligence technologies, discuss how basic algorithms can be integrated into services to support healthcare, and delve into the ethics surrounding using these types of technology in healthcare.

  • Presentations
    • Nicholson Price, University of Michigan Law School; Presentation
    • Junaid Nabi, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Presentation
12:30 PM - 01:15 PMLunch
01:15 PMYes, We Can Share Behavioral Health Data: Common Misconceptions and Barriers to Information Exchange By Tara Ragone, Seton Hall Law School; Corey Waller, Health Management Associates; Pamela Greenberg, Association of Behavioral Health and Wellness; Jennifer Rathburn, Foley & Lardner

While the electronic sharing of physical health information is becoming common place, and greatly benefited care coordination efforts, the sharing of behavioral health information is severely lagging. Due to strict confidentiality regulations, such as 42 CFR Part 2, and ambiguous state mental health codes, healthcare practitioners are reluctant to send this information even with appropriate consent. Much of this hesitation is the result of uncertainty surrounding which information has special protections, when consent is required to share information, and what adequate consent must look like. This session will answer those questions and more as it discusses common misconceptions surrounding behavioral health regulations and poses solutions to promote greater sharing, while allowing patient privacy protections to remain intact.

  • Panel Speakers
    • Tara Adams Ragone, Assistant Professor, Center of Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy, Seton Hall University School of Law; Presentation
    • Corey Waller, Principle Consultant, Health Management Associates
    • Pamela Greenberg, President & CEO, Association of Behavioral Health and Wellness
    • Adam Hepworth, Associate, Healthcare Business, Foley & Lardner
02:45 PMOpioid Crisis: The Plan to Mitigate the Effects of This Decade’s Fastest Growing Epidemic By Corey Davis, Network for Public Health Law; Dr. Joyce deJong, Western Michigan University Department of Pathology; Chelsea Gulinson, Network for Public Health Law

The opioid crisis has been listed, by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as one of the leading causes of death for the past decade. Despite its prominence as a recurring healthcare concern, opioid abuse has continued to increase at an escalating rate. This past year, both federal and state governments have strived to mitigate the effects of this epidemic by releasing multiple pieces of legislation which would curtail the use of these addictive medications. While some have suggested these measures will be successful at reducing the distribution of opioids to only those who need it, others have stated these regulations will limit the ability of providers to appropriately administer medications. This session will delve into the history of the opioid crisis, innovative solutions to the epidemic, and recent pieces of legislation that have proven to be controversial.

  • Panel Speakers
    • Corey Davis, Deputy Director, Network for Public Health; Senior Attorney, National Health Law Program; Presentation
    • Chelsea Gulinson, Associate, Milligan Lawless PC
    • Joyce deJong, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine; Presentation

 

03:45 PMNetworking Break
04:00 PMDiscussion on Hot Topic Policy Briefs By Bharat Gandhi, General Counsel, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

MiHIN’s General Counsel will facilitate an interactive dialogue around the topic- specific policy briefs distributed prior to the Legal summit. This session will engage the audience to explore questions that emanate from recent changes to laws and regulations.

04:30 PMPositioning Michigan as a Leader in National Interoperability By Shreya Patel, National Health and Privacy Policy Advisor, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

This final presentation will synthesize pertinent healthcare topics discussed throughout the summit by engaging the audience to assess where Michigan is a leader in the healthcare field and how we can tailor our legal landscape to position us for the future.

Presentation

05:00 PM - 06:00 PMRefreshments and Networking
06:00 PMAdjourn
  • Connecting Michigan for Health (Lansing Center)
08:00 AMRegistration
08:00 AM - 09:00 AMBreakfast & Exhibitor Area Open
09:00 AMWelcome and Introduction By Shelley Manino-Marosi, Senior Director of Service Delivery, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
09:10 AMFirst Day Keynote: A View from the Office of the National Coordinator By Elise Sweeney Anthony, Executive Director of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services
09:50 AMThe Future of Query-Based Exchange: Putting actionable data in the hands of providers By Adam Culbertson, SMART Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital; Matt Englehart, Senior Digital Services Product Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; Drew Ivan, Executive Vice President of Product and Strategy, Rhapsody; Lloyd McKenzie, Senior Healthcare Standards Consultant, Gevity Consulting, Inc.

Establishing query-based exchange between providers and the places where their patient’s data lives is a core tenant of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information’s roadmap for interoperability. Whether the exchange occurs through legacy methods or through Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, query-based exchange continues to grow. A building consensus among health information exchange stakeholders indicates actionable data is critical to the timelessness of patient care, quality and cost of care.

Presenters:
Adam Culbertson, SMART Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital; Presentation
Matt Englehart, Senior Digital Services Product Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; Presentation
Drew Ivan, Executive Vice President of Product and Strategy, Rhapsody; Presentation
Lloyd McKenzie, Senior Healthcare Standards Consultant, Gevity Consulting, Inc.; Presentation

10:30 AMBreak & Exhibitor Area Open
10:45 AMExpanding the Scope & Reach of Learning Health Systems through Interoperability By Moderator: Marty Woodruff, Associate Executive Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; Marianne Udow-Phillips, Director, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation; Dr. Charles Friedman, Department Chair, Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School; Jim Lee, Vice President, Health & Hospital Association

According to the Institute of Medicine, a learning health system is a system in which “science, informatics, incentives, and culture are aligned for continuous improvement and innovation, with best practices seamlessly embedded in the delivery process and new knowledge captured as an integral by-product of the delivery experience.” Many organizations have created isolated learning health systems in which the knowledge generated is leveraged to improve approaches to healthcare. However, by using the technology and infrastructure combined with best practices and service delivery, we can expand the scope and reach of these systems. An accessible learning health system therefore creates an opportunity for us to leverage knowledge, obtain additional data, collaborate, and implement impactful solutions.

Moderator:

Marty Woodruff, Associate Executive Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

 

Speakers:

Marianne Udow-Phillips, Director, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation

Dr. Charles Friedman, Department Chair, Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School

Jim Lee, Vice President, Michigan Health & Hospital Association

 

12:00 PMLunch & Exhibitor Area Open
12:00 PMLunch Sponsored by HIMSS By Jeff Coughlin, Senior Director Federal and State Affairs, HIMSS North America; Valerie Rogers, Director State Government Affairs, HIMSS North America

This lunch session will highlight Federal & State health IT policy solutions to connect Michigan’s spectrum of care

Discuss the availability and application of recent 21st Century healthcare and innovative technologies, interoperability and data use to address health priorities at the state level.

Gain insight from federal health IT initiatives and  state strategic plans on the anticipated opportunities for expanded connectivity/interoperability across the spectrum of care in Michigan.

Presentation

01:00 PMYes, It CAN Be Shared – eConsent and the Truth About Behavioral Health Information By Moderator: Shreya Patel, National Health and Privacy Policy Advisor, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; Speakers: Jeff Chang, CEO, PCE Systems; Gregory Moore, Member, Dickenson-Wright; Megan Vanderstelt, Policy Director, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Ed Worthington, IT Director, Northern Physicians Organization

While Michigan has been extremely successful at exchanging physical health information through the statewide Health Information Network (MiHIN), it has not been as successful at exchanging behavioral health information. Overlapping federal and state privacy laws have resulted in a national phenomenon, where providers are adopting an overly strict interpretation of the language; and, behavioral health information is being safeguarded in a way that can many times be contrary to public health and coordination of care efforts. This panel will discuss the current behavioral health landscape and how consent solutions, such as electronic consent, could contribute to more meaningful sharing of behavioral health information. This multidisciplinary panel will examine behavioral health and consent from a legal, policy, and technology perspective.

 

Moderator: Shreya Patel, National Health and Privacy Policy Advisor, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Speakers:

Jeff Chang, CEO, PCE Systems
Gregory Moore, Member, Dickenson-Wright
Megan Vanderstelt, Director, Policy & Innovation Division, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Ed Worthington, IT Director, Northern Physicians Organization

02:00 PMSocial Determinants of Health: Developing a National Standard for Reporting By Moderator: Drew Murray, Senior Community Engagement Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; Speakers: Dr. Cathy Baase, Board Chair, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance; Katie Commey, SIM Care Delivery Lead, Office of Strategic Partnerships & Medicaid Administrative Services, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Alicia Majcher, Administrative Director of Care Management, University of Michigan Medical Center; Beth Roszatycki, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance

Over the last decade, healthcare providers, policy makers, payers, and vendors have become increasingly aware of the importance of collecting and acting upon Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) information. In response, organizations like Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes, International Classification of Diseases, and others have created a wave of new codes to address SDOH in their organization. However, there is no public policy dictating a state or national standard for how clinical sites must capture SDOH information. As a result, there are numerous one-off solutions and wide variances at a local, state, and national level of how these codes are used in operational pilots.

Moderator:

Drew Murray, Senior Community Engagement Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Speakers:

Dr. Cathy Baase, Board Chair, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance
Katie Commey, SIM Care Delivery Lead, Office of Strategic Partnerships & Medicaid Administrative Services, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Alicia Majcher, Administrative Director of Care Management, University of Michigan Medical Center
Beth Roszatycki, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance

02:45 PMBreak & Exhibitor Area Open
03:00 PMInteroperability By Moderator: Mike Zaroukian, MD, PhD, Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer & Chief Transformation Officer, Sparrow Health System; Speakers: Dr. Andrew Gettinger, Chief Clinical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator, Andrew Rosenberg, Chief Information Officer, Michigan Medicine

Moderator:

Mike Zaroukian, MD, PhD, Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer & Chief Transformation Officer, Sparrow Health System

Speakers:

Dr. Andrew Gettinger, Chief Clinical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator

Andrew Rosenberg, Chief Information Officer, Michigan Medicine

04:00 PMPatient Matching with 4Medica By Moderator: Gregg Church, President, 4medica; Speakers: James Noland, Product Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; John Novak, Senior Director Government Technology and Architecture, New Jersey Innovation Institute; Teresa Rivera, CEO, Utah Health Information Network

In today’s world of complex patient matching, and with the lack of a government issued patient ID, it’s just not enough to implement a master patient index (MPI) software solution to achieve accurate patient matching.  Although MPI matching algorithms continue to improve, as modern technology improves, there is still conclusive evidence that patient matching is still an ‘imperfect process’ without the lack of standardizing demographics to achieve 100% patient accuracy.

With the nationwide expansion of clinical interoperability, through initiatives like Patient Centered Data Homes, healthcare organizations need to accurately share their patients’ medical records.  As the industry continues to address real-time clinical interoperability (sharing of medical records) to improve care coordination across geographies, medical providers cannot put patients at CLINICAL RISK due to patient matching failures.

As a country, we must improve the overall matching process and eradicate duplicates among all disparate healthcare data management sources.  To accurately conduct patient matching on both incoming and outgoing clinical data, there must be patient matching standards put in place before healthcare organizations are allowed to share medical records across geographies.

Moderator: Gregg Church, President, 4medica

Speakers:

James Noland, Product Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
John Novak, Senior Director Technology & Architecture, New Jersey Innovation Institute
Teresa Rivera, CEO, Utah Health Information Network

04:45 PMThank You & First Day Close By Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
05:00 PMNetworking Reception By Sponsored by Juxly, Michigan State Medical Society, PCVS, PRO & iNTERFACEWARE

Sponsored by Juxly, Michigan State Medical Society, PCVS, PRO and iNTERFACEWARE

  • Connecting Michigan for Health (Lansing Center)
08:00 AMBreakfast, Registration & Exhibitor Area Open
09:00 AMDay Two Welcome By Shelley Manino-Marosi, Senior Director of Service Delivery, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
09:05 AMWelcoming Keynote By Becki Cienki, Director, Behavioral Health, Michigan Health Endowment Fund
09:20 AMTelehealth By Dr. Stephen Shaya, Managing Director, J&B Medical; Chris Bailey, Director of Business Development, Velatura

Telehealth, virtual care, is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient health literacy, access and self-management. Support from payers continues to evolve and grow, adoption by hospitals is around 76% nationally, but overall utilization by patients has been low. Join this panel session as we discuss the integration opportunities of HIE and Telehealth, reimbursement challenges for providers and other adoption barriers that exist.

Speakers:

Dr. Stephen Shaya, Managing Director, J&B Medical

Chris Bailey, Director of Business Development, Velatura

09:50 AMOpioid: Work in Michigan By Moderator: Dr. Tom Simmer, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Speakers: Amanda Kogowski, Project Manager, System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance (S.O.S.), University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center; Dr. Joyce deJong, Professor and Founding Chair – Department of Pathology, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine; Matt Buck, State Assistant Administrator, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Jared Welehodsky, Senior Policy Analyst Policy and Innovation Division, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Moderator:

Dr. Tom Simmer, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Speakers:

Amanda Kogowski, Project Manager, System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance (S.O.S.), University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center; Presentation
Matt Buck, State Assistant Administrator, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Presentation
Jared Welehodsky, Senior Policy Analyst Policy and Innovation Division, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Presentation

 

10:50 AMBreak & Exhibitor Area Open
11:15 AMExploring the Integration of Data Exchange within Correctional Facilities and the Foster Care System By Lori Kissau, Director of Nursing, Michigan Department of Corrections; Jeanette Schied, Medical Consultant, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Liz Solomon, Health Informatics Coordinator, Michigan Department of Corrections

Maintaining accurate medical records for individuals in correctional facilities and the foster care system is a critical component to connecting a nationwide health information exchange. Understanding how individuals within the various systems are accessing healthcare and the recording and exchange of this data is imperative to interoperability. How is patient information organized and shared upon release or placement into a home? Is there a coordination of care between the system housing individuals when they move between facilities and/or released? Understanding the flow of information and integrating it into the health information exchange not only provides critical, life-saving information on the individual, but also provides the details for which continuous care is provided to individuals within various systems and facilities difficult. How can we improve this? How can we integrate this data into shared data for better transitions of care and care coordination?

Speakers:

Lori Kissau, Director of Nursing, Michigan Department of Corrections; Presentation
Jeanette Schied, Medical Consultant, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Presentation
Liz Solomon, Health Informatics Coordinator, Michigan Department of Corrections

 

12:00 PMLunch & Exhibitor Area Open
01:00 PMBridging the Gap – Creating a National Gap in Care Ecosystem By Moderator: Bo Borgnakke, Emerging Solutions Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; Speakers: Lenel James, Business Lead for the Industry Standards and eHealth, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; Sharon Kuhrt, Manager, Quality Improvement, HEDIS Operations, Priority Health; Tara O’Neil, Director Quality Improvement, Meridian; Bryn Rhodes, Principal, Dynamic Health Group; Danny Zajac, Medical Data Analyst, Olympia Medical

As we advance the national conversation surrounding the dissemination and utilization of quality measure results and gaps in care.  It is critical to improve the methods of which quality measure feedback is obtained and to put it into the hands of providers. Currently, this process suffers from long turn-arounds, siloed sources of results, and disparate presentation formats. During this session, we’ll highlight successful best practices of measurable results and gaps in care integration, discuss the evolution and implication of a national standard, integration of gaps in care into provider workflows, and how to effectively close gaps in care and improve quality scores.

Moderator: Bo Borgnakke, Emerging Solutions Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; Presentation

Speakers:

Lenel James, Business Lead for the Industry Standards and eHealth, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Sharon Kuhrt, Manager, Quality Improvement, HEDIS Operations, Priority Health
Tara O’Neil, Director Quality Improvement, Meridian
Bryn Rhodes, Principal, Dynamic Health Group
Danny Zajac, Medical Data Analyst, Olympia Medical

 

02:00 PMImmunization Records – How Schools Are Changing the Narrative By Moderator: Megan Gibbs, Solutions Analyst, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; Speakers: Michael Ambrose, Founder & CEO, SchoolDoc; Carmela Gupta, Senior Program Manager, American Immunization Registry Association; Tina Scott, Section Manager, Division of Immunization, MI Care Improvement Registry, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Jen Taiariol, Director of Student Services, Livonia Public School

In the United States, an intricately shared relationship exists between state and local public health departments (and public health systems) for protecting children’s health and welfare.  To meet state vaccine mandates, public and private schools invest a significant amount of staff resources to update and verify student immunization records within the school reporting systems.  An expansive and evolving immunization recommendation schedule further complicates accurate record keeping.

Moderator:

Megan Gibbs, Solutions Analyst, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Speakers:

Michael Ambrose, Founder& CEO, SchoolDoc
Carmela Gupta, Senior Program Manager, American Immunization Registry Association

Tina Scott, Section Manager, Division of Immunization, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Jen Taiariol, Director of Student Services, Livonia Public School

02:45 PMBreak & Exhibitor Area Open
03:00 PMConnecting and Coordinating the Care Team By Nicholas Wincent, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Maureen John, Product Sales Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Health information exchange continues to expand across the nation. As such, it is becoming increasingly valuable to healthcare providers to reduce their burdens and lower the cost of care. As statewide health information exchange services reach critical mass, the ability to embed intelligent, actionable data to notifications is growing in valuable. Coordination of care tools, such as Medical Information Direct Gateway® or MIDIGATE®, are increasingly being used to deliver interoperable solutions to all members of the care team, including community-based organizations, who are involved in patient care transitions.

Presenters:

Nicholas Wincent, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Presentation
Maureen John, Product Sales Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, Presentation

03:30 PMThank You & Closing Remarks By Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

FAQs

  • Do you accommodate special dietary needs?

    Vegan/Gluten Free options will be available each day of the conference. Our meals are buffet style, which means you can select the foods that meet your needs.

  • Will I have access to a phone charger?

    Connectathon:
    Power strips will be provided at each table to be used for charging laptops and phones. You will need to bring your own charging cord(s).

    Legal Summit and Connecting Michigan for Health:
    For your convenience, phone charging stations are located throughout the Lansing Center. Additionally, a table with a power strip will also be located at the back of the ballroom, to be used for charging laptops and phones.

  • Are hotel discounts available?

    Connectathon:
    If you wish to stay in Detroit for the duration of the conference, a block of rooms has been reserved at the MotorCity Casino Hotel and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, at a group rate of $169.00 per night.
    Legal Summit & Connecting Michigan for Health:
    If you wish to stay in Lansing for the duration of the event, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Hotel and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, at a group rate of $134.95 per night.

    For additional information on reservations, visit the Reservation section above.

  • What social media hashtags are being used for the conference?

    We'll be active on social media before, during and after our events.

    To take part in the conversations, use the following hashtags on Twitter and LinkedIn:

    Connectathon: #MiConnectathon & CMH2019;

    Legal Summit: #MiLegalSummit & CMH2019; and

    Connecting Michigan for Health: #CMH2019.

  • I have registered, but I have not received my confirmation yet.

    Please send an email to connectingmichigan@mihin.org with your contact information and we can generate a confirmation email for you or help you troubleshoot the issue if your registration did not process.

  • I have registered, but would like to transfer my registration to another person.

    Please send an email to connectingmichigan@mihin.org with the contact information you provided for your ticket, as well as the contact information for the person you are transferring the ticket to and one of our team members will transfer the ticket.

  • What are the cancellation policies I should be aware of?

    Connectathon, Legal Summit and Connecting Michigan for Health Ticket Cancellation/Refund Policy:
    Your registration costs are refundable up to May 26 if you notify us via email at connectingmichigan@mihin.org. There is a $50 cancellation fee to cover processing and venue reservations.

    Radisson Hotel Cancellation Policy:
    Cancellations will be accepted without penalty up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Cancellations received within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one (1) night room and tax.

    MotorCity Casino Hotel Cancellation Policy:
    Any reservation canceled within 48 hours prior to arrival, or no shows, will be charged one night’s room revenue.

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