GLHC is the leading provider of health information exchange services in Michigan. We take great pride in our role as a statewide, non-profit resource; facilitating the delivery of critical patient data where and when it’s needed most. After a successful 2016 Summit Series comprised of four events, we are excited to launch the 2017 Summit Series, six events in total. These events are an opportunity to regionally engage, to share best practices, and to learn about the latest and greatest advancements in health information exchange and the IMPACT it makes in various care settings.

The Flint & Genesee County Summit will feature practical presentations applicable to a variety of health care and community organizations, health IT service providers, and legislative / government representatives. The event will engage those who already participate in health information exchange and those who could benefit from connecting.

There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required. Complimentary buffet breakfast and lunch will be served.

Holiday Inn Flint – Grand Blanc Area

5353 Gateway Center

Flint, MI 48507


Main Presentation Room: Adams/Jefferson Ballroom (through the atrium/lobby, turn RIGHT)



8:00 – 8:30 am

Registration / Networking / Continental Breakfast


8:30 – 9:00 am

Housekeeping & Welcome


9:00 – 9:45 am

Health Policy Update and the Impact of Advocacy

A discussion, moderated by Doug Dietzman, GLHC Executive Director, about past, present, and future legislative action in areas affecting the healthcare industry and population health. Panelists will also cover the most effective ways that healthcare organizations can advocate for issues that affect them.

  • Bryanna McGarry, Health Policy Advisor for Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich and Policy Analyst for the Senate Democratic Caucus

McGarry advises members on health and human services issues.  This includes issues related to mental health and substance abuse, women’s health, child welfare, Medicaid, and several others.  McGarry also serves as Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich’s special projects coordinator for Flint, the community she grew up and attended K-12 school in.  In this role, her focus has been primarily been on the public health and infrastructure needs stemming from the Flint Water Crisis, but she also assists with a variety of community initiatives.

McGarry began working for Senator Ananich in 2012 in the Michigan House of Representatives, transitioning with him to the Senate in May of 2013 after he won a special election.  Before working in the legislature, she served as Senator Ananich’s Campaign Field Director in 2010.  In 2011, she served as Campaign Manager for Flint’s former mayor in his bid for re-election.

McGarry graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, with a macro focus of Policy and Community Organizing.


10:00 – 11:00 am

Community Level Set

This interactive presentation will explore who we are as healthcare community, where we are in the journey toward becoming a “care-connected” community, and what opportunities exist to help us achieve that goal. Audience participation highly encouraged!

Brian Mack, GLHC Marketing Manager


11:00 – 11:45 am

The GLHC Community Referrals impact: Making a difference in patient care and office workflow

Healthcare and community resource organizations across the state, both large and small, are using GLHC’s community referral solution to enhance patient care, improve workflow, and reduce costs.  In this presentation, GLHC Implementation Consultants, Carrie Strom and Katrina Khouri, will explain the wide-ranging benefits of using the GLHC Referral application and provide demonstration of the newest version of the tool.

Carrie Strom and Katrina Khouri, GLHC Implementation Consultants


11:45 – 12:45



12:45 – 1:30 pm

Incorporating Advanced Care Planning into the GLHC community health record

Assisting patients in addressing future care needs and having ready access to that information at the point of care is a critical need in advancing healthcare reform. This session discusses how Advance Care Directives, Action Plans and Care Plans can be readily available for providers and hospitals, and displayed alongside the patient’s record in the GLHC community health record or “VIPR” (Virtual Integrated Patient Record).  This session will provide the background of getting ACDs into VIPR and explore the two options to upload these documents into VIPR.

Steve Spieker, GLHC Manager of Solution Support


1:45 – 2:30 pm

Using VIPR to Unite the Care Community

The GLHC Virtual Integrated Patient Record (VIPR) was built by and for Michigan’s healthcare community. Recognizing the need to collaborate, healthcare providers now leverage the community health record to enhance patient care and reduce costs. This session will highlight local uses, provide background on how VIPR works, and will demonstrate the recently upgraded interface.

Bryan Bulock, GLHC Implementation Consultant & Emmalilly Hoxsie, GLHC Communication Specialist


2:30 – 3:15 pm

Flint Update Presentation


3:15 – 3:30

Wrap Up & Adjourn


3:45 – 4:30 pm

Post Summit Learning Lab (OPTIONAL)

The 2017  Flint & Genesee Summit agenda was full of stories about how GLHC solutions and services can be shaped to meet unique workflow needs, can result in enhanced patient care, and can help organization reduce cost. We realize that our participants come in all shapes and sizes so this Post-Summit demonstration session will be shaped by your needs; answering your questions and showing you what the GLHC applications and tools actually look like. Whether its tips and tricks of using the Referral Application, or searching for clinical information in VIPR, or something in between, this session is for you – both intro and advanced users welcome.

Carrie Strom and Katrina Khouri, GLHC Implementation Consultants