Tyus brings over a decade of experience in advancing health equity, improving access to the Board
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), Michigan’s state designated health information exchange, today announced that Janée Tyus, MPH has been elected to its Board of Directors. Tyus will bring over a decade of unique experience in clinical research, public policy, community engagement and nonprofit leadership to MiHIN to further its mission of improving healthcare delivery in Michigan through enhanced data sharing.
Tyus has been deeply involved in nonprofit healthcare in Michigan and has a track record of successfully leading organizations at the intersection of health and social care in marginalized communities. She joins 14 other multidisciplinary members and will help provide overall strategic guidance and oversight to the organization.
“Janée has a wealth of experience in nonprofit healthcare, specifically advancing health equity, expanding access for underserved populations and improving quality of care,” said Dr. Isabell Pachecho, Chief Administrative Officer. “She brings the perfect combination of talent, experience and mindset to our organization as we work closely with our stakeholders to enhance and refine service offerings, invest in the next generation health IT workforce and deliver solutions that will transform the healthcare experience for Michigan residents. We are excited to welcome her to our Board of Directors and look forward to the leadership and expertise that she will provide.”
Tyus currently serves as the Senior Program Director of the Mid-Michigan Community Health Access Program (CHAP) at the Greater Flint Health Coalition, a 501(c)3 designated non-profit organization with a two-fold mission to improve the health status of Flint and Genesee County residents and to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of the health care system in the community. Additionally, Tyus is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Health and Health Sciences.
“MiHIN is doing incredibly important work to advance health equity in our state by improving care coordination and reducing costs for Michigan residents,” said Tyus. “It is an honor to join the MiHIN Board of Directors and share my experience of working at the cross-section of clinical and community organizations that seek to improve health and health care utilization. I have long been a supporter of the work MiHIN is doing. It is an honor to join their Board of Directors and to have a seat at the table of a values-led organization that is consistently innovating and making a positive impact on peoples lives through the use of technology.”
Tyus was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Michigan Health Information Technology (HIT) Commission by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Housed within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the Commission’s mission is to facilitate and promote the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of an interoperable health care information infrastructure in Michigan.
“As a thoughtful and compassionate leader, Janée has experience with some of the most urgent and complex health and social care challenges that are currently facing our state,” said Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director of MiHIN. “She is deeply committed to MiHIN’s mission of making actionable data available at the point of care in order to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes for Michigan residents. Janée is an extraordinary leader, and we are thrilled to have her contribute her depth of character, commitment and experience to our Board. We anticipate her contributions over the next several years will be significant and impactful.”
Tyus holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Public Health from Drexel University’s School of Public Health.