April 8 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Speaker: Timothy Pletcher, DHA
Presented from ECU

Broadcast Link: Seminar



The MiHIN Use Case Factory represents Michigan’s unique statewide approach for accelerating data sharing that offers scalable approaches for unaffiliated organizations to transparently share data in a technically robust, secure, and HIPAA complaint way that minimizes duplication of effort and reduces risk. The Use Case Factory approach enables those who pay for or who regulate care to more deftly motivate provider alignment around high priority data sharing objectives. The process and artifacts generated by the factory ensure that data sharing issues do not become mired in technology details and focus on the functional benefits outside the technical domain.  It also empowers policy makers to assess progress and ensure transparency of data use to constituents.


Dr. Tim Pletcher currently serves as the Executive Director for the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). MiHIN is a public and private nonprofit collaboration dedicated to improving the healthcare experience, improving quality and decreasing cost for Michigan’s people by supporting the statewide exchange of health information and making valuable data available at the point of care.  He currently also retains an appointment at as the director for the Institute for Health and Business Insight at Central Michigan University (CMU). He worked for over a decade at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) where he championed multiple advanced technology, production operations, and business redesign efforts.   In 2000, he 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.