EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has announced the addition of Robert Milewski to the MiHIN Board of Directors. Mr. Milewski brings many years of healthcare leadership and experience to MiHIN. Mr. Milewski is currently Senior Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Hospital Relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and previously held multiple positions at BCBSM. He has also held positions of leadership at multiple hospital systems in Michigan bringing a unique perspective to the Board. Additionally Mr. Milewski is a commissioner on Michigan's Health Information Technology Commission, appointed by Governor Snyder, and is on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Michigan Beacon community.
MiHIN Chairman of the Board, Larry Wagenknecht, also a HIT Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Pharmacists Association said "MiHIN is pleased to welcome Bob as a member of our Board of Directors and we look forward to his action orientation and insights on the ever developing health care system. He is a great addition and will provide positive direction for MiHIN as it continues to make rapid progress in implementing health information exchange throughout the state of Michigan."
Of the opportunity presented by joining the MiHIN Board, Mr. Milewski said "It is exciting to join such a young and vibrant organization that is making many positive changes statewide to improve the quality and lower healthcare costs for Michigan's residents and providers at the point of care. I look forward to making positive contributions to MiHIN."
MiHIN Executive Director, Tim Pletcher, said "Bob is a valuable addition to the MiHIN Board – we welcome his reputation for productivity and execution and look forward to Bob applying his results-orientation to augment and accelerate MiHIN's progress. His experience with Michigan's largest health plan will be invaluable as MiHIN continues to grow and deliver on its mission."
About Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)
The Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) is Michigan's initiative to improve health care quality, efficiency, and patient safety through the sharing of electronic health information, while reducing costs. MiHIN is the official state designated entity for health information exchange across Michigan and the future integration with the eHealth Exchange. MiHIN is a Michigan nonprofit entity, functioning as a public and private collaboration between the State of Michigan, sub-state Health Information Exchanges, payers, providers, and patients. For more information please visit www.mihin.org.
About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more company information, visit http://bcbsm.com.
SOURCE Michigan Health Information Network