Director of Policy, Michigan Health and Hospital Association
Renée Smiddy is director of policy at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. Previously, she served as the association’s director of research and performance measurement, and before that as the association’s data science manager. She has close to ten years of experience working with health care data to help improve hospital operations and patient quality of care. Her current projects include promoting healthcare data transparency across Michigan hospitals and serving as the data lead for the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network. Her interests are to leverage data to impact policy and operational changes to better support patients and their families.
Smiddy’s past positions consist of being a public health researcher for the U.S. Army Public Health Command, where she interpreted data to help implement health policies at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and an analyst at the Henry Ford Health System, where she supported redesigning the system’s policy platform and approval process. She holds a master’s degree in business analytics from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and bachelor’s degrees in business management and international relations from Michigan State University.