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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...

OHIT selects Provider Directory vendor

​SALEM, Oregon and EAST LANSING, Michigan, January 12, 2017 - The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has selected a vendor for its statewide Provider Directory. The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) was selected after a thorough and competitive procurement process, led by OHA’s prime vendor, Harris Corporation. This milestone could not have been reached without the support of Oregon stakeholders, who contributed to development of the operational requirements for the Provider Directory and the formal request for proposal (RFP). Members of the Provider Directory Advisory Group (PDAG) were invited to participate in vendor product demonstrations and reference calls with vendors’ existing customers. OHA thanks all of the stakeholders who participated in the procurement process and helped to ensure the Provider Directory solution will meet users’ needs...

3 Health Information Exchanges Make Health IT Investments

November 23, 2016 | healthitinteroperability.com | Kyle Murphy, PhD, HealthIT Interoperability HIE investments in health IT focused on health IT standard support, patient matching, and image sharing.  November proved to be a busy month for a handful of health information exchanges looking to add to their health data exchange capabilities. In the Midwest, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) contracted with openAirWare to improve its handling of health IT standards continuity of care document (CCD) and clinical document architecture (CDA) which will in turn benefit its use of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), the draft standard and application programming interface (API). The end-product was a piece of middleware used to parse and extract specific information contained in CCD/CDA documents exchanged through the state health information exchange. "This intuitive middleware provides faster integration of data...

7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

November 11, 2016 | beckershospitalreview.com | Erin Dietsche, Becker's Healthcare The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported within the past week. 1. Kansas-based Stafford County Hospital plans to work with Vigials, a Wichita, Kan.-based telemedicine group, to offer endocrinology and dermatology care. 2. Siemens Healthineers acquired Conworx Technology GmbH, a Berlin, Germany-based data management solutions company focused on point-of-care services. 3. Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services plans to continue its partnership with openAirWare, which recently created MiHIN's clinical document architecture parser. 4. PrognoCIS EHR will offer Surescripts' Medication Management for Adherence solution as part of its services for medical providers. 5. New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian is the first health system to implement Boston-based American Well's telehealth software development kit. 6. Osaka, Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceuticals and New York City-based technology company Koneksa Health partnered...

MiHIN Simplifies Data Exchange with State-of-the-Art Data Sharing from openAirWare

EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) maintains its position as a leader in data exchange with efforts of Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) national experts, openAirWare. openAirWare recently developed MiHIN's intelligent CCD/CDA parser that interprets and transforms a wide range of CDA messages allowing the extraction of specific information such as medications. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161107/436853LOGO "This intuitive middleware provides faster integration of data from CCD or CDA sources and allows MiHIN to pull key data out of large CCD/CDA documents so that only the data needed for a particular use case is shared," said Jeff Livesay, Associate Director, MiHIN.  "This capability increases the value of vital use cases like medication reconciliation. It uses proven standards that simplify seamless sharing of data, allowing...

MiHIN Announces Addition of Dr. Gregory Forzley to Board

New director brings years of leadership in health information technology to MiHIN Lansing, MI (July 21, 2016) – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has announced that Dr. Gregory Forzley has joined the MiHIN Board of Directors. Dr. Forzley is uniquely positioned to add experience and guidance to the MiHIN board. He currently serves as a director on the boards of the Michigan Peer Review Organization (MPRO) and Great Lakes Health Connect (as vice-chair). Dr. Forzley is the System Ambulatory Chief Medical Information Officer for Trinity Health.  He is board-certified in family medicine and clinical informatics.  He was a member of the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission from its inception, representing doctors of medicine, and chaired the Commission until last August.  He is also an active member...

Early Registration Discounts Now Available for Connecting Michigan for Health 2016

Conference to focus on emerging patterns and future opportunities in electronic health information sharing LANSING, Mich., March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) invites healthcare professionals to join thought leaders from across the state and around the U.S. at ConnectingMichigan for Health 2016, Michigan's eighth annual three-day conference to be held June 8-10, 2016 at the Lansing Convention Center.  Complete information and registration discounts are available at http://www.connectingmichigan.net for anyone registering prior to April 30. Extra "early bird" discounts are available to anyone registering prior to March 31. Connecting Michigan for Health is an event dedicated to advancing electronic health information sharing to enable healthcare delivery and payment transformation. Speakers and attendees convene from around Michigan and across the U.S. to share major...