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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to Health Information Technology Commission

Friday, October 9, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Karen Parker, of Webberville, to the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission. 

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

"Karen is an experienced professional and brings years of health IT work to this role,” Snyder said. “I am confident she will work effectively on behalf of the people of Michigan to further modernize state operations.”   

Parker is the deputy director of Information Technology and Project Management with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and 20 years of experience with the department. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baker College. Parker serves as the DHHS director’s designee and replaces Tim Becker.

Parker serves the remainder of a four-year term expiring Aug. 3, 2016. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.