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MHIN Announces Chawla's Appointment to MHIN Board of Managers

ND Staff • DATE: July 24, 2012

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As the Michiana Health Information Network (MHIN) continues to provide cutting-edge health information technology solutions to the region, the multi-state health information exchange (HIE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nitesh V. Chawla to the MHIN Board of Managers.
Chawla, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Director to the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Sciences and Applications (iCeNSA) at the University of Notre Dame, will join healthcare and information technology executives from across the region to add a new academic perspective to the board. The new perspective will be beneficial to the community as MHIN evolves, extending its reach into new areas of the healthcare industry including stronger academically driven population health initiatives and clinical research. Chawla is at the frontier of research in personalized (patient-centered) healthcare and well-being and also teaches a class on Healthcare Analytics.
Chawla's extensive research background focuses on the areas of data mining, machine learning, and network science. He has received many honors and awards for his research and teaching, published more than 140 research papers, and received grants or sponsored research from a number of federal agencies and corporations. In addition to contributing crucial and high-impact research and pedagogy, Chawla is a frequent guest lecturer for universities, conferences, and companies.
The new board appointment comes at a time when groundbreaking innovation is driving effective health IT. The collaborative nature of the MHIN Board of Managers promises to continue to facilitate innovation right here in the MHIN service region.  
About Michiana Health Information Network
As a health information exchange incorporated in 1999, MHIN is committed to improving healthcare quality in the communities they serve. Through a variety of communication solutions, MHIN connects healthcare providers throughout the region, ensuring that they have immediate access to the information they need to take care of your patients.

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