For over a decade, the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has hosted Connecting Michigan for Health. This annual conference includes a Connectathon, a Legal Summit and our flagship event, Connecting Michigan for Health. These events attract changemakers in healthcare where we develop, share, reflect and move towards implementation in new and better ways.
Make plans to join us!
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.
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!
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. As we work to secure our speakers for the Connectathon, Legal Summit and Connecting Michigan for Health, this page will be updated.
We are busy working on finalizing the schedules for the Connectathon, Legal Summit and Connecting Michigan for Health. Check back often for updates!
Connecting Michigan for Health
Connectathon (MotorCity Casino)
08:00 AM - 09:00 AMRegistration
Legal Summit (Lansing Center)
09:00 AM - 09:30 AMBreakfast and Networking
09:30 AM - 09:35 AMWelcome and IntroductionBy Shreya Patel, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
09:35 AM - 10:00 AMOpening Keynote
10:00 AM - 11:30 AMTrusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)By Jim Markwith, Markwith Law; Nate Steed, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
This year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is prioritizing national interoperability and the ability to share electronic healthcare information across state lines. Through an initiative titled, Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement or TEFCA, the ONC strives to remedy common conundrums in sharing electronic healthcare information including the release of uniform guidelines for standard legal agreements, use cases, security, privacy, and collaboration. This session will outline what TEFCA is, why it is important, and how it will affect various entities moving forward. It will also touch on related ONC initiatives such as new information blocking rules.
10:00 AM: TEFCA Keynote Speaker
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) representative
10:30AM: TEFCA Panel
Jim Markwith, Markwith Law
Nate Steed, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMBioethics: The Use of Predictive Modeling and Artificial Intelligence to Detect Negative Health OutcomesBy Nicholson Price, University of Michigan Law School; Dr. Junaid Nabi, Brigham and 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.
Nicholson Price, University of Michigan Law School
Junaid Nabi, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
12:30 PM - 01:00 PMLunch
01:00 PM - 02:00 PMYes, We Can Share Behavioral Health Data: Common Misconceptions and Barriers to Information ExchangeBy Tara Ragone, Seton Hall Law School; Corey Waller, Health Management Associates; Pamela Greenberg, Association of Behavioral Health and Wellness; Jennifer Beveal, 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.
Tara Ragone, Seton Hall Law School
Corey Waller, Health Management Associates
Pamela Greenberg, Association of Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW)
Jennifer Belveal, Foley & Lardner
02:00 PM - 02:30 PMDiscussion on Hot Topic Policy BriefsBy Bharat Gandhi, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
MiHIN’s General Council 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.
02:30 PM - 03:00 PMNetworking Break
03:00 PM - 04:00 PMOpioid Crisis: The Plan to Mitigate the Effects of This Decade’s Fastest Growing EpidemicBy Corey Davis, Network for Public Health Law; Dr. Rebecca Cunningham, Michigan Medicine; 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.
Corey Davis, Network for Public Health Law
Rebecca Cunningham, Michigan Medicine
Chelsea Gulinson, Milligan Lawless
Joyce deJong, Western Michigan University Department of Pathology
04:00 PM - 04:30 PMPositioning Michigan as a Leader in National InteroperabilityBy Shreya Patel, 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.
04:30 PM - 05:00 PMFinal Thoughts
05:00 PM - 06:00 PMRefreshments and Networking
Connecting Michigan for Health (Lansing Center)
08:00 AM - 09:00 AMRegistration
08:00 AM - 09:30 AMBreakfast and Networking
09:00 AM - 09:05 AMWelcome and IntroductionBy Shelley Manino-Marosi
09:05 AM - 09:20 AMOpening KeynoteBy Announced Soon!
09:20 AM - 09:50 AMFirst Day KeynoteBy Announced Soon!
Connectathon, Legal Summit & Connecting Michigan for Health Registration
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Ready to book your hotel reservation for the Connectathon, Legal Summit and/or Connecting Michigan for Health?
The 2019 Connectathon – Healthcare vs. Finance Throwdown will be held at the MotorCity Casino in Detroit, Michigan.
The 2019 Legal Summit and 2019 Connecting Michigan for Health conference will be held at the Raddison Hotel in Lansing, Michigan.
One of the things that make Connecting Michigan for Health a success each year is our sponsors. Each plays a crucial part in the future possibilities of health information and what we can achieve together.
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.
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.
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To take part in the conversations, use the following hashtags on Twitter and LinkedIn:
Connectathon: #CHM19 & #MiHINConnectathon;
Legal Summit: #CMH19 & MiHINLegalSummit; and
Connecting Michigan for Health: #CMH19.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.