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4medica to Show Michigan’s Care Coordinators How to Solve Patient Identity Mismatching

Healthcare data interoperability company is sponsor and exhibitor at 2018 Connecting Michigan for Health Conference LANSING, Mich., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- From the floor of the Lansing Convention Center, where care coordinators across Michigan are converging for the 2018 Connecting Michigan for Health Conference, 4medica will be on hand to address one of the most dangerous errors taking place in healthcare today: patient mismatching. Very often, this error begins at intake. With EHRs and other systems regularly storing hundreds of thousands and even millions of patient records, system users frequently pull the wrong patient record. Or, confronted with multiple records for the same patient, they create and add yet another duplicate to the system. Both scenarios set the stage for missing critical information about the patient...

Connecting Michigan for Health Conference Celebrates Breakthroughs in Health Information Technology

Registration now open for tenth annual conference. Lansing, MI (May 08, 2018) – For more than ten years, the Connecting Michigan for Health conference has showcased thought leaders and accomplishments from across the health information technology community. This year brings a special focus on the maturity and availability of technology today that can improve healthcare business processes across the state. Join Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) for Connecting Michigan for Health X: BREAKTHROUGH, at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan, June 6-8, 2018. Registration is now open at www.connectingmichigan.net. “Statewide health information exchange has achieved critical mass as millions of messages pass through the statewide network daily,” said Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN. “The exchange of health information enables healthcare providers to better coordinate care for...

With TEFCA Looming, HIE Leaders Discuss Changing Business Models

'Interoperability moves at the speed of trust. That is the advantage we bring.' Featured April 9, 2018 | healthcare-informatics.com | David Raths, Healthcare Informatics Regional health information exchanges are not an endangered species. That was the message from a panel of HIE leaders at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore last week. Panel moderator Carol Robinson, a principal at Portland, Ore.-based consulting firm CedarBridge Group LLC and former State Health IT coordinator in Oregon, asked the leaders for their impressions of the “elephant in the room” — the potential impact of the draft TEFCA (Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement) proposal, as well as a host of other topics. Michael Matthews, who serves as both chief strategy officer for CedarBridge and president and board chair of The Sequoia Project, said...

Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Major HIMSS18 Focal Points

The HIMSS18 Conference and Exhibition is set to help healthcare professionals tackle serious challenges related to health data exchange and interoperability Featured February 27, 2018 | EHRintelligence.com | Kyle Murphy, EHR Intelligence  With 40,000 attendees set to descend on Las Vegas, the 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition will bring together the nation’s leading healthcare and health IT minds to tackle the nation’s top challenges, two of which are health data exchange and interoperability. The event taking place between March 5 and March 9 at the Venetian, Palazzo, and Sands Expo offers numerous opportunities for healthcare professionals to learn about and explore real-world solutions to enabling the efficient and robust sharing of health information between providers, patients, and other stakeholders. Here is a breakdown of some of the more intriguing opportunities with a focus on...

Michigan Medicine to Receive $2.5M for Enhancing Electronic Health Data Integrity

Featured January 16, 2018 | Michigan Medicine Headlines Michigan Medicine will receive approximately $2.5 million for completing a statewide incentive program to improve patient safety, enhance data integrity and reduce workflow. The program, known as Common Key Service (CKS), provides a consistent and reliable way to match patients with their electronic health data across multiple health care settings by assigning a unique identifier for every patient in the state of Michigan. “If you are on vacation, you can access your bank account fairly easily from any computer. However, if you are on vacation and need to go to the hospital, it’s much more difficult to access your health record,” said Myron Hepner, senior director for Health Information Technology & Services. “Health systems use different computer systems and nomenclature which significantly...

Oakland Physician Network Services Joins Growing Statewide Health Information Network

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...

WMU to host conference on health IT innovation and cybersecurity

Featured October 10, 2017 | wmich.edu KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Government, industry and academic leaders in health information technology and cybersecurity will headline a conference focused on "Exploring Health IT Innovation and Cybersecurity in the Digital Era" at Western Michigan University Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3. The joint Western Michigan IT Forum and International Conference on Health IT Advancement will be held at WMU's Fetzer Center with sessions for industry, academic and student participants. The event is open to the public. Registration is $175 for general admission and free for WMU employees and students. Registration includes an evening reception on Thursday and a continental breakfast and lunch on Friday. The event is hosted by WMU's Department of Business Information Systems and the Center for Health Information Technology Advancement. KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS Dr. Joe Adams is the vice president of...

FHIR Visionaries Focus on Consumer Access

Get Real Health to Help Lead HL7 FHIR® Consumer Centered Data Exchange Connectathon Featured September 06, 2017 | prweb.com | Kathleen Silverstein, PRWEB Get Real Health and the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) are pleased to announce their enthusiastic participation in a new effort aimed at making it easier for patients to take control of their health data. Designed for easy implementation, HL7’s Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard combines the best of earlier HL7® standards with the latest web technologies for health interoperability that is astonishingly quick and cost-effective to develop. The HL7 FHIR development community recently announced a brand new development program focused on consumer engagement: the Consumer Centered Data Exchange (CCDE) Track. With leadership from Graham Grieve, NATE and Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), Get Real Health will...

ONC, CMS to Take Part in Provider Data Accuracy Alliance

ONC, CMS and others will spend the summer of 2017 developing a roadmap to improve provider data accuracy.  Featured June 15, 2017 | EHRintelligence.com| EHR Intelligence  A multi-stakeholder alliance convened by CAQH will meet to discuss and develop a roadmap for improving provider data accuracy throughout the summer of 2017. Accurate provider information improves the efficiency of various fundamental processes in healthcare ranging from paying claims to procuring provider directories. The Provider Data Action Alliance comprises representatives from provider organizations, health information exchanges (HIEs), federal agencies, and health systems. The group has attracted the likes of ONC, CMS, and Surescripts in particular. According to CAQH, investments in provider data aggregation and management in the healthcare industry total over $2 billion a year. However, inaccurate information is still common. A CMS report released in 2017 determined...

Biggest obstacles to patient-centered care? Coordination and quality measurement

Michigan Health Information Network executive director Tim Pletcher says that effectively linking patients to providers starts with a dynamic health directory.  Featured January 16, 2017 | healthcareitnews.com| John Andrews, Healthcare IT News A new model of healthcare means provider organizations need to mobilize and marshal their resources to develop a coordinated, more efficient process of care, according to Tim Pletcher, executive director of the Michigan Health Information Network. Effective patient-centered care requires a clear understanding of which doctors, organizations and other care providers are actively involved in a person’s care, he added, and new approaches to care such as precision medicine further heighten the need for an effective process to link, or attribute, patients to providers, Pletcher said. “The biggest challenge right now is that care coordination, performance measurement and quality measurement are...