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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...

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 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...

MiHIN Broadens Representation of Healthcare Stakeholders with New Directors

Michigan’s initiative to improve healthcare through electronic information sharing adds two members to Board of Directors EAST LANSING, Mich. (December 7, 2015) – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) today announced the expansion of its Board of Directors to include two new physician members representing unique stakeholder groups: Dr. Scott Monteith representing Behavioral Health providers and Dr. Faiyaz Syed representing Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), federal grant-funded organizations that assist underserved areas or populations. Each new director will offer guidance and input from the viewpoint of their stakeholder groups to further strengthen Michigan’s efforts to improve healthcare delivery and foster payment reform through better access to electronic health information. “To achieve our core goals of lowering costs, improving the quality of healthcare, and reducing burdens on...

Health Information Exchange Focus of Patient Matching Event

August 14, 2015 | ehrintelligence.com | Sara Heath, EHR Intelligence As the healthcare industry grows increasingly complex, so does the process of linking patient data across various healthcare providers. Known as patient matching, this process has made health information exchange (HIE) very cumbersome and prompted initiatives to come up with better solutions. As a part of those initiatives, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will be holding the HIMSS Patient Matching Testing Event, according to a recent press release. The event will be held on August 14 at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland. This first-of-its-kind event utilizes the partnership between HIMSS, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) through their two-year...

MiHIN (Michigan Health Information Network) Conference Recap

Featured July 1, 2015 | Healthnumeric.com | Jensie Simkins, Health Numeric Health Numeric attended the Michigan Health Information Network’s (MiHIN) conference in East Lansing on June 3-5th. The event had roughly 400 attendees and was their most successful event to date. The conference is “designed as a forum for healthcare thought leaders to share their perspectives on the current state and the future state of Health Information Technology (HIT) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) with peers and colleagues, to support the healthcare transformations underway in Michigan.” The 3-day event had a variety of presentations and speakers, ranging from prominent people in the healthcare field to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder—who gave the conference opening remarks. He spoke about Healthy Michigan and how that is made possible by many of the organization present at the...

Michigan’s wasteful mental health system needs reform

Featured June 30, 2015 | freep.com | Vikram Reddy, Detroit Free Press I stared at the Excel sheet and looked at the first person on the list. She was in her mid-40s, single, white and had been to the emergency room over 38 times in one year. As the medical director for quality at a community hospital in Metro Detroit, I and several members of our staff met with our local community mental health agency to figure out how many of our Medicaid patients were both high utilizers of our emergency room and had a behavioral health diagnosis. I reviewed the medical record of Ms. X, the woman at the top of the list. Her chief complaints varied from headaches to back pain to abdominal pain. She was...

Welcome to our Newest CommonWell General Members

Featured June 23, 2015 | commonwellalliance.org | Nick Knowlton, CommonWell Health Alliance I am excited to announce our latest membership additions. This month, we continue to build upon our strong representation from the wonderful health IT vendors market, and we begin to expand our membership to incorporate new healthcare stakeholders outside of the vendor community. We have four new General Members. Two are strong IT companies – Caremerge and T-System, who help providers care for patients by coordinating senior care and enabling urgent/emergent care, respectively. Caremerge Caremerge forges meaningful connections between providers, payers, families and seniors seeking to improve communication in today’s complex healthcare environment. With a revolutionary, easy-to-use cloud-based coordination platform, Caremerge keeps the entire care team informed through an intuitive interface that enables real-time staff interaction, provides families with peace of...