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Snyder makes appointment to Health Information Technology Commission

Thursday, March 5, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Peter Schonfeld, of Bath, to the 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 systems.

"Advances in health technology offer critical opportunities to connect individuals, government and the private sector," Snyder said. "I am confident Peter will be a great asset to the commission."

Schonfeld is senior vice president of policy and data for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. Previously, he served as vice president for Mission Health and Catherine McAuley Health System and as president of McPherson Hospital. Schonfeld earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kalamazoo College and a master’s in business administration in health services management from Northwestern University. He represents hospitals and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Jim Lee.

Schonfeld will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring Aug. 3, 2017. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.