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Chris Bailey

Director, Consumer Health Strategy, Velatura (Michigan Health Information Network)

Chris has over 20 years of experience working in the healthcare IT sector. He currently serves as the director of national engagement and consumer health strategy for Velatura, the exclusive retailer of Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) products and services outside of Michigan. His work focuses on building client and partner relationships to support collaborative innovation opportunities that build shared clinical capabilities. Bailey is also a founder of Care Convene, a virtual health platform that extends the brick-and-mortar doctor’s office to enable greater patient access, engagement, and literacy with the goal of building stronger patient-provider relationships. Before MIHIN/Velatura, Chris served in several leadership roles with duties that include building a business intelligence team to support data aggregation, data visualization, quality reporting, risk stratification, and financial performance, implementation of Athenahealth EMR for a large multispecialty physician network, and leading implementation or Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use for a large national health system. Prior to his leadership roles, Chris worked as an IT analyst, project manager, and lean process improvement facilitator for a large integrated health system. He holds a BA in Eastern European studies from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Michigan State University. He is a certified project management professional from the Project Management Institute and was also certified as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Aside from his work and family passions, he enjoys participating in tough mountain ultramarathons.