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Wednesday, December 9 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Track 2A: Project Unify - A joint collabboration effort by the NIC, MIHiN, the MITA TAC to educate, and deploy Proof of Concept implementations of interoperability for both Health and Human Services

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This session will examine the efforts of the National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC), Michigan Health Information Network (MIHiN), Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the MITA Technical Architecture Committee (TAC) in utilizing standards such as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) to form the foundation of a person-centered suite of solutions.  We will discuss our vision and our efforts to make interoperability a reality and how this vision can impact people.  The speakers are participating in a Proof of Concept (PoC) initiative called Project Unify that is open to all.  Project Unify is intended to demonstrate, educate and push the art of the possible in serving people in H&HS.


Thomas Novak

Medicaid Interoperability Lead, ONC/HHS
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Dave Walsh

Mr. Walsh has focused on collaboration in healthcare and in particularly in Medicaid for over 20 years.  He is now active in the integration of Health and Human Services.  Mr. Walsh believes that it is time for the industry to stop re-inventing the wheel and to share in foundational... Read More →

Daniel Stein

President of Stewards of Change Institute, Co-Principal Investigator, National Interoperability Collaborative
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Tim Pletcher

Executive Director, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)
Dr. Tim Pletcher is the Executive Director of the Michigan Health Information Network Share 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... Read More →

Wednesday December 9, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST