LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), Michigan’s state-designated health information exchange (HIE), today announced it has once again achieved full DirectTrust™ Health Information Service Provider (HISP) accreditation. DirectTrust’s accreditation and certification programs are governed by the organization’s Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).

Through DirectTrust’s comprehensive third-party review, MiHIN was evaluated in areas of HIPAA privacy and security, technical and operational capabilities, and policy adherence. MiHIN’s HISP services software was audited against a series of technical, physical, and operational criteria and found to be fully compliant with the Direct Standard® and the requirements of the DirectTrust Security and Trust framework.

“DirectTrust Health Information Service Provider accreditation ensures that an organization has established and upheld a superior level of trust for its stakeholders,” said Lee Barrett, Commission Executive Director, DirectTrust. “Attaining this accreditation provides a ‘seal of approval’ for MiHIN, which has demonstrated its full commitment to maintaining the highest standards in privacy, security, and operational efficiency when it comes to the secure exchange of health information.”

MiHIN is Michigan’s state-designated health information exchange, responsible for facilitating the secure exchange of critical and comprehensive healthcare information across the state. Its cloud-based infrastructure connects a network of over 880 healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, payers and others in the healthcare ecosystem. This allows authorized users to access comprehensive patient data for over 13 million patients, improving care coordination and efficiency.

“MiHIN’s DirectTrust HISP reaccreditation signifies our commitment to the highest levels of privacy, security, and interoperability in healthcare data exchange,” said Tim Pletcher, DHA, Executive Director of MiHIN. “This accreditation strengthens MiHIN’s competitiveness and ability to serve the healthcare community. It demonstrates adherence to best practices, fosters trust, and facilitates seamless data exchange, ensuring uniform security compliance and, ultimately, benefiting patient care and the efficiency of our healthcare system.”

DirectTrust accredited organizations are evaluated in the areas of privacy, security, and confidentiality; technical performance; business practices and organizational resources, and stakeholder-specific criteria. Additionally, their process of managing and transferring protected health information (as applicable) must meet or exceed all DirectTrust criteria and industry standards. Successful completion of the DirectTrust Accreditation Program demonstrates organizations’ adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of their business.


About Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is Michigan’s state-designated entity for the technical, legal, secure, and private exchange of health information. Breaking down disparate and siloed data systems, the digital network is dedicated to transforming the healthcare experience, improving quality, decreasing cost, and solving for health. MIHIN is a 501C3 non-profit, socio-technical collaboration that includes the State of Michigan, Health Information Exchanges, health systems, hospitals, care providers, behavioral health clinics, FQHCs, PIHPs, health plans/payers, pharmacies, post-acute care, hospices, and the Governor’s Health Information Technology Commission. For more information, visit

About DirectTrust
DirectTrust™ is a non-profit, vendor-neutral alliance dedicated to instilling trust in the exchange of health data. The organization serves as a forum for a consensus-driven community focused on health communication, an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards development organization, an accreditation and certification body through EHNAC (the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission), and a developer of trust frameworks and supportive services for secure information exchange like Direct Secure Messaging and trusted, compliant document submission.

The goal of DirectTrust is to develop, promote, and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain privacy, security, and trust for stakeholders across and beyond healthcare. In addition, DirectTrust is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the interoperable exchange of health information while promoting quality service, innovation, cooperation, and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit:

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