Ty Faulkner is national speaker and thought leader in health information technology fields. He's a college lecturer teaching courses in leadership, research careers, communications, and health technology at multiple colleges in Michigan. Faulkner honorably served in the US Marine Corps, holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University’s School of Public & Environmental Affairs, his graduate degree is from Michigan State University in Communications & Advertising. He also studied at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Executive MBA School specializing in Pharmaceutical & Chemical studies. He's certified as an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Health Information Technology Software Applications Specialist, he's a steering committee leader for the world largest healthcare tech association called Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), he's a member of The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and he's e member of the distinguished healthcare data security leadership "think tank" group known as the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS). He has served as a Federal Advisor to key Washington, DC federal policy departments including Health Human Services (HHS) and the Office of National Coordinator (ONC). He's an Entrepreneur leading several start-up technology and blockchain companies and he has earned numerous leadership awards reaching "best-in-class" Who's Who status in Health IT.