Health Information Technology Commission

The Michigan Health Information Technology (HIT) Commission was created by PA 137 of 2006. The HIT Commission is housed within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The Commission's mission is to facilitate and promote the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of an interoperable health care information infrastructure in Michigan.



Contact Information

Trevor Youngquist
Specialist, Data Sharing Policy Section, Policy and Planning Administration
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Office: 517-284-9612
Fax: 517-335-8297

Current Members
Jack Harris, Lansing
Designee of the Director of DTMB

Sarah Esty, Ann Arbor
Designee of the Director of DHHS
Jonathan (Jack) Kufahl, Jackson
Represents hospitals
term expires 8/3/21
Norman J. Beauchamp, Grand Rapids
Represents schools of medicine in Michigan

term expires 8/3/21

Patricia Rinvelt, Ann Arbor
Represents purchasers or employers
term expires 8/3/21
Heather Somand, Ann Arbor
Represents pharmacists

term expires 8/3/22

Nicholas D’Isa, Haslett
Represents health plans or other party payers

term expires 8/3/22

Thomas Simmer, Ann Arbor
Represents nonprofit health care corporations operating pursuant to the nonprofit health care corporation reform act, 1980 PA 350, MCL 550.1101 to 550.1703

term expires 8/3/22

Jim VanderMey, Byron Center
Represents the health information technology field
term expires 8/3/22
Paul LaCasse, West Bloomfield
Represents doctors of osteopathic medicine and surgery
term expires 8/3/23
Michael Zaroukian, Okemos
Represents doctors of medicine
term Expires 8/3/23

Renee Smiddy, Howell
Represents the general public
term expires 8/03/23 
Allison Brenner, Plymouth
Represents the pharmaceutical industry
term expires 8/03/24