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Jeff Livesay

Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
Senior Executive Vice President
Jeff Livesay joined MiHIN as its Associate Director in November 2011 overseeing the growth and operations of MiHIN from a two-person company to a world-class team including more than 100 staff. Jeff led the creation of an extensive, powerful legal framework resulting in more than 700 data sharing agreements executed, along with hundreds of contracts and statements of work. Additionally, Jeff led the development and implementation of numerous world-class solutions for public health reporting, transitions of care, quality reporting, privacy and electronic consent, key infrastructure such as a scalable provider directory. The statewide network implementation that Jeff led in Michigan now processes more than 2 million protected health information messages daily.

Jeff formed the MiHIN Operations Advisory Committee (MOAC) in 2012 and served as its co-chair until 2017. Jeff also initiated Michigan’s Security and Privacy Working Group, ultimately leading to formation of the Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council. Jeff oversees MiHIN’s legal affairs, and also leads national efforts with Carequality, CommonWell, DirectTrust, NATE, the CARIN Alliance, and DigitalBridge, including efforts for cross-jurisdictional use cases and scalable legal frameworks. In 2012 Jeff organized Michigan’s Privacy Working Group and led efforts resulting in a statewide standard consent form which ultimately resulted in a revolutionary new approach to electronic consent, including pilots through Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Patient Choice Project.
In 2017 Jeff became Senior Executive Vice President both at MiHIN and at its subsidiary, Velatura [hyperlink], which offers solutions from MiHIN to other states, already including New Jersey and Oregon. Velatura creatively connects and aligns people, organizations, technology, ideas and information to improve the way things are done and to enhance healthcare, simplify work, and reduce costs.

Jeff is presently the President and CEO of Execution LLC, a Delaware company dedicated to assisting companies execute their business plans. Previously, Jeff was the President and CEO of Garrett and Graysen Holdings and prior to that was Chief Operating Officer for Absoft Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high-performance and super-computing software. From 1998 to 2002, Jeff was the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Wellogix Inc., the first Internet-based company for upstream oil and gas and which provided Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) starting in 1999. As President and CEO of A.J. GoodWare, Jeff’s team of consultants developed and deployed the first Internet-based broadband-on- demand service in 1995 ultimately leading to a $3 billion investment by Sprint. Jeff spent 5 years at The MITRE Corporation working on classified projects for the Secretary of the Army and the Vice-Chief of Staff of the Army involving the combination of GPS, GIS, and artificial intelligence to track combat assets and winning Program Achievement awards for the “SmartMaps” initiative.

Prior to his DOD work Jeff was employed by IBM Corporation while attending graduate school at North Carolina State University studying Artificial Intelligence. In 1984, Jeff received a B.S. in Engineering/Computer Science from Michigan State University. Jeff taught Computer Science from 1980-84 and in 1981 presented his first lectures on computer security and AI.