"Fix the DAMN Roads!" How Innovation, Interoperability, and Emerging Initiatives are Paving Michigan's Road to Health Equity and Access | Michigan Chapter of HIMSS

October 3, 2019
Sheraton Detroit- Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi MI 48375

There will be panel discussions as well as two key note speakers, morning and afternoon.

Morning Key Note Speaker: Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, SVP, Community Health and Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan’s First Surgeon General. Topic: What Michigan as a state needs to do and what we should do as a nation to advance on the road to wellness, improving health equity and access. (See biography below) [Note: Dr. Wisdom has been names one of the top 25 Innovators in healthcare by Modern Healthcare in the August 16, 2019, issue.]

FHIR-Side Chat Speakers: Robert Dieterle, Owner, EnableCare Group, and other panelists should include members of HITA for national policy and the EHR Association. Topic: Interoperability, technology standards, HITAC, DaVinci

The Gravity Project Speaker: Evelyn Gallego, MBA, MPH, CPHIMS, SIREN/HL7 Gravity Project Program Manager, EMI Advisors, LLC [The Gravity Project is a national collaborative to advance interoperable social risk and protective factors documentation.] Topic: Data Standards and Social Determinants of Health

Afternoon Key Note - Clinical Standards and Quality: Quality Measures and Value-Based Incentives: Michelle Block Schreiber, MD, Director, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. (See biography below.)

Quality Measures Panel Discussion: Bruce Maki, MA, M-CEITA, Program Manager, Altarum Institute, and Maggie Lohnes, RN, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Research Associate, IMPAQ International. Panelists invitations have been extended to additional speakers at both CMS and NCQA.

Michigan State Interoperability Roadmap Panel Discussion: Sara Esty, Senior Deputy Director, Policy and Planning, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan HIT Commission; Nicholas D’Isa, Director of Compliance and Legal, Physicians Health Plan (Michigan) and Valerie Rogers, MPH, Director, Government Affairs, HIMSS. (See biography below for Ms. Esty.)

A Michigan and Illinois, Robert Wood Johnson Initiative, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH): Melissa Morehead, Policy Strategist Policy Manager, Michigan Public Health Institute