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Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to Health Information Technology Commission

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Patricia Rinvelt, of Ann Arbor, and the reappointments of Mark Notman, of East Lansing, and Jim Lee, of Lansing, to the state 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.  

“These appointees bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board and I appreciate their willingness to serve,” Snyder said. 

Rinvelt has more than 20 years of experience leading product management, development, and operations teams in health care information technology. She has focused on delivering solutions to hospitals, clinicians, and large self-insured employers to improve the quality and efficiency of health care delivery. Previously, she served in numerous capacities with Truven Health Analytics, including senior vice president of care management solutions. Rinvelt holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and computer science from Smith College and a master’s of business administration in finance and computer information systems from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Rinvelt will represent purchasers or employers, replacing Toshiki Masaki. 

Notman is associate dean of planning, finance and administration and chief technical officer with Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also associate professor in the department of osteopathic surgical specialties and associate adjunct professor in the department of anthropology, both at Michigan State University. He is a grief facilitator and member of the community board for Ele’s Place. Notman holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Michigan-Flint and a doctorate in anthropology from Michigan State University. Notman will continue to represent schools of medicine in Michigan. 

Lee is vice president of data policy and development for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, where he manages the division responsible for developing and supporting data collection and reporting systems and services for the health care industry. He previously served as chief information officer and senior director of the corporate information system for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. He serves as a board member for the Allied Association Information Resources Network and previously served as a board member for the Health Care Interchange of Michigan. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Michigan State University. Lee will continue to represent hospitals. 

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring August 3, 2017, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.