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Michigan HIE Bright Spots: One Doctor’s Experience

Featured February 22, 2013 | healthit.gov | Brett Andriesen, ONC Dr. Brian McCardel has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Lansing, MI, for more than 20 years.  As both a physician and a son with caregiving duties for his parents, McCardel has witnessed how health care efficiency can reduce the frustration patients and their families feel when navigating today’s healthcare system. In a recent discussion with ONC, McCardel described his parents’ reaction to a follow-up appointment for a CT scan of his father’s sinuses. When they arrived at the doctor’s office, they were surprised to learn the doctor was unaware of the reason for their visit. Consequently, his parents had to wait in the exam room for the doctor to both request and then review the results of the...

MiHIN Collaborates with White Pine Systems

Featured February 7, 2013 | prweb.com | Jonathan Smolowe, White Pine Systems, LLC ANN ARBOR, MI (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 07, 2013 White Pine Systems, LLC, a leading provider of patient engagement solutions, today announced a pilot project with the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) Shared Services based in East Lansing. The purpose of the pilot project is to discover the requirements for a consumer-facing personal health record gateway used by providers and patients to specify where important health information and preferences are stored. These stored preferences might include advanced directives such as a living will and Gift of Life choices along with immunization histories and emergency contact information. MiHIN is Michigan’s State Designated Entity under a federal grant to improve health care quality, cost, efficiency, and patient safety through electronic exchange of health...

Michigan Health Information Network Announces Addition of Robert Milewski to Board of Directors

East Lansing, Mich., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has announced the addition of Robert Milewski to the MiHIN Board of Directors. Mr. Milewski brings many years of healthcare leadership and experience to MiHIN. Mr. Milewski is currently Senior Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Hospital Relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and previously held multiple positions at BCBSM. He has also held positions of leadership at multiple hospital systems in Michigan bringing a unique perspective to the Board. Additionally Mr. Milewski is a commissioner on Michigan's Health Information Technology Commission, appointed by Governor Snyder, and is on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Michigan Beacon community. MiHIN Chairman of the Board, Larry...

Southeast Michigan Beacon Community becomes a Qualified Data Sharing Organization

East Lansing, MI, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has announced that Southeast Michigan Beacon Community (SEMBC), and its Health Information Exchange, BeaconLink2Health, has recently become a fully-qualified data sharing organization for the electronic sharing of health information through MiHIN.  SEMBC will have full access to MiHIN's shared services including Public Health Reporting through MiHIN to the State of Michigan's Department of Community Health (MDCH). By entering into MiHIN's legal umbrella for secure and private electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE), SEMBC joins a dynamic group of organizations already participating in this arrangement, which includes the State of Michigan's MDCH Data Hub and all six sub-state health information exchanges in Michigan which are already qualified data sharing organizations: Great Lakes Health Information...

Care Team Connect Launches Integration to MiHIN

Featured December 19, 2012 | businesswire.com | Morgan Ribeiro, Care Team Connect Health Information Exchange will provide real-time updates for 25,000 MiPCT patients EVANSTON, Ill. & GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Officials with Care Team Connect announced today the completion of their integration into the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN), the state’s initiative to improve health care quality, cost, efficiency and patient safety through electronic exchange of health information. Care managers for patients participating in the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project (MiPCT) and under the care of CareBridge physician practices are receiving real-time notifications of admissions, discharges and transfer (ADT) from Grand Rapids-area hospitals. During this initial launch, Care Team Connect will provide real time updates and alerts for 25,000 of the 120,000 MiPCT patients across the state of Michigan for whom CareBridge...

Competition among health information exchanges slows development of Michigan system

Featured October 8, 2012 | modernhealthcare.com | Jay Greene, Modern Healthcare A plan intended to foster interconnected health information exchanges across the state has gone awry as companies providing the services compete for hospitals, physicians and market share. The health information exchanges -- not to be confused with the health insurance exchanges under health care reform -- are intended to help make it easier for hospitals and physicians to exchange patient information, thereby achieving lower costs and higher quality by better coordinating care and reducing service duplication. The problem is the two exchanges with the biggest market share, Okemos-based Great Lakes HIE and Grand Rapids-based Michigan Health Connect, use different information systems that cannot exchange data with providers that select other exchanges. The executive directors of the two HIEs, Carol Parker of Great Lakes...

Michigan Health Connect and Greenway Complete Data Exchange Agreement

Featured September 18, 2012 | businesswire.com | The Motley Fool Michigan Health Connect and Greenway Complete Data Exchange Agreement Platform Provides Connectivity Between Hospitals and Ambulatory Practices GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. & CARROLLTON, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Michigan Health Connect (MHC), Michigan's largest provider of health information exchange, and Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., have announced an agreement to provide large-scale integrated health system data exchange for ambulatory practices and clinics utilizing Greenway's electronic health record (EHR), practice management and interoperability solution PrimeSUITE®. Michigan physicians using PrimeSUITE can seamlessly exchange information with any participating hospital that feeds data into Michigan Health Connect, providing connectivity of clinical results data instantly and securely. "With Greenway's ability to develop a hub-to-hub connection leading to the growth of participation in the Michigan Health Connect program, patients across the state will benefit from...

U of M Health System partners with IHA, Huron Valley Physicians in information exchange

Featured September 17, 2012 | heritagenews.com | Ann Arbor Journal Two physician groups have joined the University of Michigan Health System in choosing a system to securely access electronic health data, contributing to a regional and national effort to create clinical exchange between health providers. UMHS partners IHA Health Services Corp., an Ann Arbor-based multi-specialty group practice, and Huron Valley Physicians Association have announced they will also join the nonprofit Great Lakes Health Information Exchange. Participation in GLHIE will allow physicians to have secure, real-time access to health and demographic information for new patients, helping prevent medical errors and avoid test duplications. Partner providers will be able to receive data on patients from multiple sources, including different hospitals the patient has visited. Among patient data that will, over time, become available to physicians through...

Southeast Michigan health exchange completes Social Security disability claim project

Featured July 25, 2012 | crainsdetroit.com | Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business The Southeast Michigan Health Information Exchange has completed a $3 million contract with the Social Security Administration to develop an electronic disability claim filing service. With some of the best disability insurance guides available to provide information on insurance, it should make, filing a claim a less difficult. Federal stimulus funding has allowed SEMHIE, one of six regional health information exchanges in Michigan that are part of the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, to construct the technology for the exchange, said Robert Jackson, M.D., the exchange's chairman. "This is very exciting for SEMHIE to have achieved," Jackson said in a statement. "We have the foundation to offer more business services of benefit to...

MiHIN establishes HIE in Michigan

Featured May 29, 2012 | ehrintelligence.com | Kyle Murphy, PhD, EHR Intelligence  Exchange of health information occurs at all levels among providers, organizations, and institutions. While the widespread adoption of health information technology (IT) mandated under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) begins with capturing health data, it reaches its climax in the meaningful sharing of health information through health information exchange (HIE). The foundation for national and interstate exchange is currently being built state by state.   Earlier this month, the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) announced that it had gone live with its network. For Executive Director Tim Pletcher, the launch of MiHIN represents a culminating moment for a state typically ahead of the curve. “The MiHIN process kicked off seven years ago where...