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

Last year, we added a one-day Legal Summit to Connecting Michigan for Health and it was a great success.

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. As we work to secure our speakers for the Connectathon, Legal Summit and Connecting Michigan for Health, this page will be updated.

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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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 servedasthe 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 inboth the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine.Dr. deJonghas served as the President of the Michigan Association of Medical Examinersand 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 servedasthe 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 inboth the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine.Dr. deJonghas served as the President of the Michigan Association of Medical Examinersand 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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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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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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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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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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Beth RoszatyckiCEO, 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 RoszatyckiCEO, 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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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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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. 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. 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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Schedule

We are busy working on finalizing the schedules for the Connectathon, Legal Summit and Connecting Michigan for Health. Check back often for updates!

  • Connectathon
  • Legal Summit
  • Connecting Michigan for Health Day 1
  • Connecting Michigan for Health Day 2
  • 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 Introduction By Shreya Patel, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
09:35 AMOpening Keynote
10:00 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

10:30 AM: TEFCA Panel

  • Jim Markwith, Markwith Law
  • Nate Steed, 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
    • Junaid Nabi, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
12:30 PM - 01:00 PMLunch
01:00 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 Ragone, Seton Hall Law School
    • Corey Waller, Health Management Associates
    • Pamela Greenberg, Association of Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW)
    • Jennifer Rathburn, Foley & Lardner
02:30 PMDiscussion on Hot Topic Policy Briefs By 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.

03:00 PMNetworking Break
03:15 PMOpioid Crisis: The Plan to Mitigate the Effects of This Decade’s Fastest Growing Epidemic By 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.

  • Panel Speakers
    • Corey Davis, Network for Public Health Law
    • Rebecca Cunningham, Michigan Medicine
    • Chelsea Gulinson, Milligan Lawless
    • Joyce deJong, Western Michigan University Department of Pathology

 

04:15 PMPositioning Michigan as a Leader in National Interoperability By 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
06:00 PMAdjourn
  • Connecting Michigan for Health (Lansing Center)
08:00 AMRegistration
08:00 AM - 09:30 AMBreakfast & Exhibitor Area Open
09:00 AMWelcome and Introduction By Shelley Manino-Marosi
09:05 AMOpening Keynote By Announced Soon!
09:20 AMFirst Day Keynote By Announced Soon!
09:50 AMThe Future of Query-Based Exchange: Putting actionable data in the hands of providers By Lloyd McKenzie, HL7; Adam Culbertson, Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital

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:
Lloyd McKenzie, HL7
Adam Culbertson, Health IT Program Manager, Boston Children’s Hospital

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 at Michigan Medicine; Jim Lee, Vice President, Michigan 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 at Michigan Medicine

Jim Lee, Vice President, Michigan Health & Hospital Association

 

12:00 PMLunch & Exhibitor Area Open
12:00 PMHIMSS Sponsored Lunch – Topic TBA
01:00 PMInteroperability Accelerator Services/TEFCA – The Path to National Interoperability By TBA

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 the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, otherwise known as TEFCA, the ONC strives to remedy common conundrums in sharing electronic healthcare information including the release of uniform guidelines for legal agreements, use cases, security, privacy, and collaboration. Find out what TEFCA is, why it is important, and how it will affect various entities moving forward.

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: Beth Roszatycki, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance; Dr. Cathy Baase, Board Chair, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance; Hae Mi Choe, MI Institute for Care Management & Transformation; Katie Commey, SIM Care Delivery Lead, Office of Strategic Partnerships & Medicaid Administrative Services, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

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:

Beth Roszatycki, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance
Dr. Cathy Baase, Board Chair, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance
Hae Mi Choe, MI Institute for Care Management & Transformation
Katie Commey, SIM Care Delivery Lead, Office of Strategic Partnerships & Medicaid Administrative Services, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

02:45 PMBreak & Exhibitor Area Open
03:00 PMYes, It CAN Be Shared – eConsent and the Truth About Behavioral Health Information By Moderator: Shreya Patel, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; Speakers: Megan Vanderstelt, Policy Director, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Ed Worthington, IT Director, Northern Physicians Organization; Jeff Chang, CEO, PCE Systems
04:00 PMTelehealth By Dr. Stephen Shaya, MD
04:45 PMThank You & First Day Close By Dr. Tim Pletcher, DHA – Executive Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
05:00 PMNetworking Reception By Sponsored by Juxly
  • Connecting Michigan for Health (Lansing Center)
08:00 AMBreakfast, Registration & Exhibitor Area Open
09:00 AMDay Two Welcome By Shelley Manino-Marosi
09:05 AMWelcoming Keynote By TBA
09:20 AMSecond Day Keynote By TBA
09:50 AMOpioids: 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
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

 

10:30 AMBreak & Exhibitor Area Open
10:45 AMExploring the Integration of Data Exchange within Correctional Facilities and the Foster Care System By Jeanette Schied, Medical Consultant, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services; Marty Kay Sherry, Acting Health Services Administrator, Michigan Department of Corrections; Lori Kissau, Director of Nursing, Michigan Department of Corrections; 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:

Jeanette Schied, Medical Consultant, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Marty Kay Sherry, Acting Health Services Administrator, Michigan Department of Corrections

Lori Kissau, Director of Nursing, Michigan Department of Corrections

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

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.

Speakers:

Tara O’Neil, Creative Director, Thrive

Sharon Kuhrt, Manager, Quality Improvement, HEDIS Operations at Priority Health

Lenel James, Business Lead for the Industry Standards and eHealth, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Danny Zajac, Olympia

Bryn Rhodes, Principal, Dynamic Health Group

02:00 PMImmunization Records – How Schools Are Changing the Narrative By Moderator: Megan Gibbs, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; Speakers: Michael Ambrose, Founder & CEO, DocNetwork; Connor Stec, DocNetwork; Jen Taiariol, Livonia Public Schools; Carron Young, Director of Performance Measurement and Improvement Community Care Network of Virginia; Carmela Gupta, Senior Program Manager, American Immunization Registry Association; Tina Scott, Section Manager, MI Care Improvement Registry, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Immunization

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, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services

Speakers:

Michael Ambrose, Founder& CEO, DocNetwork
Connor Stec, DocNetwork
Jen Taiariol, Livonia Public Schools
Carron Young, Director of Performance Measurement and Improvement, Community Care Network of Virginia
Carmela Gupta, Senior Program Manager, American Immunization Registry Association
Tina Scott, Section Manager, MI Care Improvement Registry, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Immunization

02:45 PMBreak & Exhibitor Area Open
03:00 PMConnecting and Coordinating the Care Team By Laura Cornish, Pharmacy Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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.

Presenter:

Laura Cornish, Pharmacy Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

04:00 PMPatient Matching By Gregg Church, President, 4Medica

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.

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

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The 2019 Legal Summit and 2019 Connecting Michigan for Health conference will be held at the Raddison Hotel in Lansing, Michigan.

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.
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