The Interface - The GLHC Commitment - Part 2, National Election, Upcoming Events, New GLHC Staff,  and more!
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November eNewsletter

Welcome to the second monthly newsletter from Great Lakes Health Connect. This month we bring you another blog post from Doug Dietzman and an announcement about his election to a national board of directors. We are also excited to announce that we have two upcoming event schedules for December and January, make sure to watch the documentary trailer below. Also, help us welcome Mary Graham to the GLHC staff as the new Manager of Community Engagement! Enjoy the newsletter!

The GLHC Commitment - Part 2
Doug Dietzman, Executive Director

In the first installment of this series, I expressed how first and foremost GLHC is committed to the people of Michigan. I shared the personal stories that fuel my passion to help build the strongest, most in-depth community health information network available anywhere in the country. And I reiterated our team’s commitment to deliver on our mission to get the right data to the right place at the right time. In addition to health care consumers, this commitment also extends to the physicians and the broad health care stakeholder community across the state and beyond.


GLHC Executive Director Elected to
SHIEC Board of Directors

During their annual meeting in October, the 

membership of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) elected GLHC Executive Director Doug Dietzman to their Board of Directors. SHIEC is the national trade association for health information exchange organizations.


Upcoming Events


"No Matter Where" Documentary

“No Matter Where” is a documentary about the end of an era – “an era where doctors and nurses had to deliver care without knowing a patient’s medical history, other than what patients might recall, what family members might have noted, or what individual medical records might contain” (   The health care system has come a long way from that, but there is still important work to be done. Great Lakes Heath Connect (GLHC) is part of the transformation needed to improve health outcomes and healthcare value for patients, providers, organizations, and communities.  The “No Matter Where” documentary is educational and thought provoking for all audiences, regardless of health information technology understanding.  The documentary provides “a glimpse into the lives of patients, healthcare providers, advocates, and adversaries from the public and private sectors.”
Watch “No Matter Where” with Great Lakes Health Connect and Doug Dietzman, GLHC Executive Director, who will be asking and answering questions after the documentary. The showing is free, but registration is required. Light refreshments provided. 
No Matter Where Movie Trailer
Watch the trailer! Register below!
December 2 in Traverse City, MI
January 12 in Kalamazoo, MI

Experienced Leader Joins GLHC
as Manager of Community Engagement


Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Graham, LMSW as the organization’s Manager of Community Engagement. In her newly created role, Mary will provide strategic and tactical leadership for GLHC’s community engagement and business development initiatives statewide. 

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