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Snyder makes appointment to Health Information Technology Commission

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Irita Matthews, of Grosse Pointe Park, to the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission.  

Housed within the Michigan Department of Community Health, the 13-member commission facilitates and promotes the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of Michigan's health care information infrastructure.  


"Irita is an experienced professional and I am confident she will effectively work on behalf of the people of Michigan in this role," said Snyder.  


Matthews is vice president, associate general counsel and assistant corporate secretary for Detroit-based Health Alliance Plan, where she has worked since 2002. She previously served as a staff attorney for the Detroit Medical Center. Matthews is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, State Bar of Michigan - Health Law Section and American Bar Association - Health Law Section. She holds a bachelor's degree in Afro-American and African studies, a master's degree in public health policy and administration and a law degree, all from the University of Michigan. She will represent the health information technology field and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Robert Paul.


Matthews will serve the remainder of a four-year term that expires Aug. 3, 2014, and her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.