Governor appoints Howell woman to Health Information Technology Commission

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Renee Smiddy

Renee Smiddy of Howell, the director of research and performance measurement for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, has been named to the Health Information Technology Commission by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Smiddy earned a bachelor of arts in general business management from Michigan State University, and a master of science in business analytics from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Smiddy succeeds Randall Ritter, whose term expires Aug. 3, 2019, to represent the general public for a term commencing Aug. 4, 2019 and expiring Aug. 3, 2023.

The Health Information Technology Commission was created to facilitate and promote the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of interoperable health care information infrastructure in this state.

Smiddy’s appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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