Provider organization becomes trusted, qualified data sharing organization with Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 — The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is pleased to announce that Oakland Physician Network Services (OPNS) has been approved as Michigan’s 13th health information exchange qualified organization.
Being a qualified organization means that OPNS can now share patient care information directly through the statewide health information network with other healthcare organizations.
“Every new organization joining the statewide network makes it stronger,” said Tim Pletcher, Executive Director of MiHIN. “This means more of Michigan’s doctors will be able to share patient information through the statewide network, which in turn means fewer burdens on patients and doctors to coordinate care.”
Each of the 400-plus doctors supported by OPNS will now have the opportunity to use the many different services available in Michigan to find, send, receive and use patient information.
“Connecting directly with MiHIN allows us to focus on custom tailoring and better enabling our physicians’ workflow,” said Rodger Prong, Executive Director of Oakland Physician Network Services. “OPNS is committed to offering our physicians the best resources to help them perform their jobs. Connecting directly to the statewide health information network is a logical next step to ensure we’re providing optimal services to help coordinate care.”
Statewide services available to physicians include admission, discharge, transfer notifications when a patient has been admitted or discharged to a care facility, medication reconciliation, public health reporting, quality measure reporting, patient matching services including matching patients to doctors and matching patients to their health information, and inclusion in MiHIN’s Health Directory, meaning that doctors’ current contact information including preferred electronic contact information will be available to other doctors.
About Oakland Physician Network Services, Inc.
Oakland Physician Network Services, Inc. (OPNS) is an independent physician-owned and operated corporation comprised of over 425 primary care and specialty physicians. From its location in Oakland County, OPNS serves the medical community by centrally maintaining the infrastructure to support best practices in medical management, office management, and database management. It provides financial and quality analysis and reporting services that assist member physicians in delivering higher quality care and managing costs for more than 15 healthcare plans. For more information please visit www.opns.org.
About Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services is Michigan’s state-designated entity to improve health care quality, efficiency, and patient safety by sharing of 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 that serve Michigan, health systems and providers, health plans/payers, pharmacies, and the Governor’s Health Information Technology Commission. For more information please visit https://mihin.org.
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Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)