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Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Partners with Velatura and findhelp to Advance Social Care Interoperability in Michigan

Partnership will establish national HIE portal, connect patients with social services

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) today announced that it will collaborate with Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura) and findhelp (formerly known as Aunt Bertha) to establish a national health information exchange (HIE) portal, advance shared application programming interfaces (APIs) and provide a pathway to interoperable referrals.

The pandemic continues to reveal how the circumstances of a person’s life can dramatically affect their health beyond the medical care they receive. Research shows that social determinants of health (SDoH) such as lack of adequate housing, food, safety, and mental health, can negatively impact health care outcomes upwards of three times as much as medical care alone. Together, MiHIN, Velatura and findhelp are working to provide a safe, secure, and effective platform to connect patients with the social services they need.

“We are excited to add to the community of organizations interested in enabling truly interoperable referrals,” said Tim Pletcher, DHA, Executive Director of MiHIN. “We want to reaffirm that, as always, when MiHIN offers tools to ensure those with limited resources have access to basic functionality at low or no cost, we remain fully committed to fostering a multi-vendor interoperable ecosystem with open APIs and standardized use cases to ensure data can be shared across the state and nationally.”… Learn more>