Dr. Rob Berube of 5thPort™ to Participate in Panel Discussion at Michigan Health Information Network’s Virtual Conference

Augusta, Maine (March 17, 2021): Dr. Rob Berube, co-founder of 5thPort™, a cloud-based patient engagement and eConsent solution built specifically for healthcare providers, will participate in a panel discussion facilitated by the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) as part of their virtual event series, Connecting Michigan for Health and More.

Berube will join fellow panelists Joe Saul, Chief Security Officer at LOKKER, and Jon Villasurda, State Assistant Administrator at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, to discuss eConsent and connecting patients to their data. The panel is part of a larger, year-long initiative titled ‘Healthcare 3.0’ that aims to bring together thought leaders across industries to cover implications for the ongoing evolution of healthcare – viewed in the context of all that transpired in the previous year.


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“I am thrilled to participate in MiHIN’s virtual event series and share my perspective and first-hand experience regarding eConsent and patient data,” said Berube. “These topics have been a mainstay in health technology for years but have become even more salient with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. I’m looking forward to having a robust discussion with my colleagues and discussing challenges and solutions as we acclimate to a new normal.”

This series will include five virtual events, a combination of full-day conferences and half-day workshops, which aim to bring together leaders in healthcare, legal policy, interoperability, and many more.

      • March 23 – Introduction to Healthcare Technology 3.0
      • April 8 – Social Determinants of Health Workshop
      • June 24 – Virtual Care (Telehealth & Patient Reported Outcomes) Workshop
      • October 12 – Sharing Psychiatric ADT and Treatment Center Notifications Workshop
      • November 9 – Summary of Healthcare Technology 3.0

“The health and wellness of our employees, presenters and speakers is our top priority,” said Marty Woodruff, MiHIN Associate Executive Director. “In the midst of this difficult time, I’m thrilled that we’re able to pivot our event series online, allowing peers from the industry to convene and share valuable information about the changing landscape of the health IT and interoperability.”

The panel discussion will take place on March 23, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.

5thPort™ is a cloud-based patient engagement and eConsent solution built specifically for Healthcare providers. It is purposefully designed to tackle four primary objectives: improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, enhance the patient experience, and enhance the clinician experience. 5thPort offers a variety of digital engagement options including videos, documents, quizzes, acknowledgements, and surveys leading to a conversational digital informed consent that can be completed remotely or at the healthcare site. 5thPort eliminates paper, automates processes, and significantly enhances the patient journey.

ABOUT MiHIN: The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is Michigan’s state-designated entity to improve healthcare quality, efficiency, and patient safety by sharing electronic health information statewide, helping reduce costs for patients, providers, and payers. MiHIN is a nonprofit, public-private collaboration that includes stakeholders from the State of Michigan, Health Information Exchanges serving Michigan, health systems and providers, health plans/payers, pharmacies, and the Governor’s Health Info