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New Health Equity Project aims to significantly reduce health disparities in MI – U-M Health

New Health Equity Project aims to significantly reduce health disparities for vulnerable residents in five Michigan counties - University of Michigan Health | Kara Gavin ​​​MiHIN plays key role in new Health Equity Project   Excerpts from the article: The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has pledged to provide a $9 million Medicaid match to launch a new Health Equity Project in five Michigan counties. The Health Equity Project aims to help these counties reduce health disparities associated with pressing social needs such as housing instability, food insecurity, transportation, health system complexity, and other socioeconomic factors by: supporting efforts to connect people from historically disadvantaged populations to needed social services, sharing data between relevant health and social service providers to facilitate improved care, providing population-based data and...

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Appoints Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Board Member to Commission on Services to the Aging

  Published: 8/6/21- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July , 27 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services 517.745.8835 | emily.mata@mihin.org Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Appoints Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Board Member to Commission on Services to the Aging Dennis Smith, former president and CEO of the Upper Peninsula Health Plan, will represent Independents LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Dennis H. Smith of Marquette, Michigan to the Commission on Services to the Aging (CSA). Smith sits on the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) Board of Directors and is the former president and CEO of the Upper Peninsula Health Plan. The CSA advises the Governor, Michigan Legislature, and the Aging & Adult Services Agency (AASA) on matters relating to policies and programs...

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USQHIN Launches Payer Advisory Workgroup

Published: 8/5/21 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information, contact: Emily Mata |Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services 517.745.8835 emily.mata@mihin.org USQHIN Launches Payer Advisory Workgroup Group will gather input from national health plans, work to improve interoperability   WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States QHIN (USQHIN), an innovative alternative nationwide health information network focused on rationalizing interstate data exchange at national scale, today announced the launch of its Payer Advisory Workgroup (PAW). The PAW is a subgroup of the USQHIN National ADT Hub Network (NAHN). NAHN aims to fill a critical national interoperability gap by creating an extensible national ADT asset that does not currently exist. The PAW will gather important, sustained input from key national health plans related to the specific value propositions of the NAHN asset and the associated delivery...

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Interoperability Institute Participates in 2021 CMS HL7® FHIR® Connectathon, Tests New Open-Source Sandbox Offering

Published: 8/2/21 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Marketing and Communications Manager 517.745.8835| emily.mata@mihin.org Interoperability Institute Participates in 2021 CMS HL7® FHIR® Connectathon, Tests New Open-Source Sandbox Offering Event brings together industry leaders to solve healthcare data exchange challenges.  ANN ARBOR, Mich. –   Interoperability Institute (IOI) joined more than 100 developers, programmers, technology experts, analysts, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) colleagues to learn about emerging APIs and HL7® FHIR® implementation by participating in the 2021 Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) HL7 FHIR Connectathon. An HL7 FHIR Connectathon is a collaborative event in which technical and business stakeholders from across the healthcare industry convene to test HL7 FHIR Implementation Guides and Reference Implementations to demonstrate their use for solving healthcare interoperability challenges...

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Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Announce Donation to Interoperability Institute Workforce Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Communications Manager 517.745.8835 |emily.mata@mihin.org   Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Announce Donation to Interoperability Institute Workforce Program Donations will benefit students pursuing a career in health information technology GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura) today announced that a portion of proceeds from every referral it makes to Trusted Dynamic Registration & Authentication Accreditation Program (TDRAAP) will be used to support a student pursuing a career in health information technology at Interoperability Institute’s (IOI) Workforce program. TDRAAP, launched by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, in partnership with UDAP.org,...

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Michigan Health Information Network Awarded Funding From the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Published: 5/11/21 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services 517.745.8835 | emily.mata@mihin.org Michigan Health Information Network Awarded Funding From the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Funding will allow for greater collaboration with the City of Detroit on COVID-19 vaccination efforts LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), a public and private nonprofit created to coordinate and build bridges between healthcare providers, announced today that it has been awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as part of its Strengthening the Technical Advancement and Readiness of Public Health Agencies via Health Information Exchange Program (STAR HIE...

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Michigan Health Information Network, Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Partner with 3WON to Offer Free Tool to Providers

Published: 5/3/21 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Communications Manager 517.745.8835 | emily.mata@mihin.org Michigan Health Information Network, Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Partner with 3WON to Offer Free Tool to Providers Tool will allow providers to more easily comply with new CMS interoperability rules GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura), and 3WON today announced the release of DirettoReg™,  a free tool designed to allow community providers and practitioners to quickly submit their digital contact information for the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System (NPPES), therefore making it easier to comply with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final Interoperability Rule...

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Velatura Public Benefit Corporation and EHNAC Announce Referral Agreement to Deliver Trust and Transparency for Organizational and Individual Access to Data

Published: 4/22/21 -              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Communications Manager 517.745.8835 |emily.mata@mihin.org   Velatura Public Benefit Corporation and EHNAC Announce Referral Agreement to Deliver Trust and Transparency for Organizational and Individual Access to Data Relationship extends access of Trusted Dynamic Registration & Authentication Accreditation Program to health plans, electronic health information exchanges and other providers nationwide GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura) and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, today announced a referral agreement to bring the Trusted Dynamic Registration & Authentication Accreditation Program (TDRAAP) to health plans, health information exchanges (HIE) and providers nationwide...

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Newly Formed Alliance to Create Open Source Healthcare Sandbox

Published: 3/30/21 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Marketing and Communications Manager 517.745.8835| emily.mata@mihin.org   Newly Formed Alliance to Create Open Source Healthcare Sandbox Four of the largest organizations in health IT join forces to advance interoperability, collaboration  ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Interoperability Institute (IOI) today announced that it has joined forces with Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA, Interopion and Red Hat to create InterOp.Community, an emerging effort to advance the healthcare interoperability agenda via the use of open platforms and open-source software. IOI presently supports Interoperability Land™, a safe, collaborative, simulated healthcare environment available in the AWS Marketplace, but has increasingly realized the need to advance an open-source complement to that environment not only to engage and support the development community, but to...

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Michigan Health Information Network Kicks Off Virtual Event Series

Published: 3/24/21 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Marketing & Communications Manager 517.745.8835 | emily.mata@mihin.org Michigan Health Information Network Kicks Off Virtual Event Series First event focuses on implications of COVID-19, future of health care delivery  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) yesterday kicked off their 2021 virtual event series, Connecting Michigan for Health and More. The series includes five virtual events over the course of the year, including a combination of full-day conferences and half-day workshops which aim to bring together leaders in healthcare, legal policy, interoperability and more. Yesterday’s kickoff event, Introduction to Healthcare Technology — Exploring the New Paradigm, examined the implications for the ongoing evolution of healthcare delivery, experience, costs and outcomes...

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