Project Manager, Center for Connected Health

Barbara Spadafore PortraitBarbara Spadafore works with organizations and systems addressing health care and other health-related information, working toward standardized electronic data collection, and increased interoperability to facilitate broader internal and external information exchange. She provides program management services, facilitates business user teams through the software development life cycle, and researches and assesses current health information technology (IT) regulations and trends to provide recommendations for policy development. Her work generally supports state government agencies, particularly Medicaid.

Ms. Spadafore currently serves as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) program manager for the innovative Michigan Cloud Enablement and Migration project to migrate the state’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), CHAMPS, to a cloud platform and making it available as a shared service to other state Medicaid agencies. She is also serving as the MDHHS project manager for the Illinois Michigan Program Alliance for Core Technology (IMPACT), Illinois MMIS Implementation project, leveraging the cloud-based and federally-certified Michigan MMIS. Ms. Spadafore also serves as a subject matter expert on federal rule compliance including HIPAA Administrative Simplification and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) and state self-assessments.

Ms. Spadafore holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Oakland University.

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BS, Nursing, Oakland University