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Health Information Exchange

Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) Announces Participating Beta Organizations Ahead of Finalizing Program Criteria

FARMINGTON, Conn. – August 20, 2019 –The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) collaborative, established to directly align with the 21st Century Cures Act and the development of the Trusted Exchange Framework with Common Agreement (TEFCA), today named six healthcare organizations, selected by the TNAP Steering Committee Beta Workgroup, who are serving as beta candidates and initial testing sites for its draft accreditation program. Read more....

MiHIN and Care Convene partner to advance telehealth & health information exchange in Michigan

LANSING, Mich., August 7, 2019 — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and Care Convene announced their partnership to optimize health information exchange, interoperability and integrated care within the state of Michigan. Care Convene, founded in 2014, is a virtual health platform (aka telehealth) that allows for greater patient access to quality care via a secure platform. Care Convene extends the reach of the care team beyond the traditional brick and mortar practice, increases patient retention and helps providers work more efficiently, increase revenues and improves patient satisfaction in a virtual environment. Unlike traditional telehealth solutions, Care Convene focuses on longitudinal care rather than episodic care. This model enables self-management by the patient and care coordination from all members of a patient’s care team. In addition,...

2019 Legal Summit to Highlight TEFCA, Opioid Abuse Solutions and Artificial Intelligence

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will host the 2019 Legal Summit, a Connecting Michigan for Health event, on Monday, June 3, 2019.  The summit will bring together legal and healthcare experts to focus on legal issues surrounding the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), bioethics and the use of predictive modeling and artificial intelligence in healthcare, the sharing of behavioral health information, recent legislation and innovative solutions to the growing opioid epidemic and more. The opening keynote will be given by John Rancourt, Director, Interoperability Division, Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator, who will speak on TEFCA, outlining a two-part solution to national interoperabity, why this solution is necessary, and how key healthcare stakeholders will be able to participate in this...

2019 Connecting for Michigan Health conference to feature National speakers; Michigan leaders

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will host the 2019 Connecting for Michigan Health Summit on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Topics for the two-day conference focus on Michigan’s health information technology and will include insightful sessions on opioids in Michigan, the integration of electronic data exchange within correctional facilities and foster care system, how schools are changing the way immunizations are reported and shared, the exchange of behavioral health information, and more. The first day keynote will feature Elise Sweeney-Anthony, Executive Director of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services, who will provide a national update on interoperability in health information technology. On day two, Becky Cienki, Director, Behavioral Health, Michigan Endowment Fund, will...

Use Case Factory And ‘Interoperability Land’ For Data Sharing At Scale

By Deborah Borfitz May 14, 2019 | A nonprofit public-private collaboration has developed a successful and repeatable methodology to "mass produce data sharing by figuring out what not to do," says Tim Pletcher, DHA, executive director of Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). The counterintuitive approach relies on multiple stakeholders agreeing to concrete, actionable types of data-sharing activity and "pay or penalty" incentives to adopt use cases as a priority in their organization. Read More...

Bridge Magazine Opinion Editorial: There’s another infrastructure that needs maintained – health information

Improving infrastructure — namely “fixing the damn roads” and cleaning up our drinking water — has been among Governor Whitmer’s top campaign promises and is now at the top of her to-do list as she begins her first term as Michigan’s 49th governor. And while roads and bridges and water and sewer systems are certainly important priorities, Michigan also needs to improve ...

MiHIN and Livonia Schools piloting new program to make accessing immunization records easier

LANSING, Mich., March 5, 2019 — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and Livonia Public Schools along with Wayne RESA are partnering to pilot a new online program to help parents and legal guardians quickly request and receive immunization records from the state. MiHIN’s Consumer Mediated Exchange is an integration that works with a school’s parent portal, so parents or guardians can immediately access their child’s immunization record. In Michigan, students are required to show proof of immunizations for kindergartners, 7th graders and new enrollees. For parents, this typically means a trip to the doctor’s office or health department to request their child’s record, which often comes with a cost. For schools, requesting these records and reminding parents to comply is often time consuming. MiHIN’s Consumer...

Early Bird Registration Now Open for Annual Health Information Technology Conference

Early Bird Registration Now Open for Annual Health Information Technology Conference Join MiHIN for a Connectathon, Legal Summit and Connecting Michigan for Health Conference LANSING, Mich., Feb. 18, 2019 – For more than a decade, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has brought together leaders from across the health information technology community to share in successes and emerging issues. MiHIN will host Connecting Michigan for Health Conference kicking off with a Connectathon on May 30 and May 31, 2019, at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan and continuing on June 3, 4 and 5 for the Legal Summit and our flagship conference, Connecting Michigan for Health at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. Early bird registration is now open for individuals looking to secure the best rate for...

MiHIN Expands Team and Offices in Michigan

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 1, 2019 – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), has expanded with a new executive hire and new office in Ann Arbor as the organization expands services and operation. Operating since 2010, MiHIN serves as the state-designated entity to improve healthcare quality, efficiency, and patient-safety by sharing electronic health information statewide. In addition to services offered in Michigan; Velatura a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiHIN, exclusively provides MiHIN solutions to organizations throughout the U.S. needing the ability to interoperate and seamlessly share electronic information. The Ann Arbor office will be the base of operations for Velatura as well as research activities for interoperability and emerging technologies. “With the expanded footprint of MiHIN services in other states through Velatura, we needed more space for staff who...

New Year, New Brand for MiHIN

LANSING, Mich., Jan 22, 2019 — As the new year is underway, so is new branding for Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). “The previous brand, used for nearly a decade, introduced MiHIN to Michigan and kept the focus on the importance of connections while building a collaborative approach to health information technology and exchange in Michigan,” states Marty Woodruff, MiHIN Associate Executive Director. “Today, MiHIN continues to focus on connections and collaboration, but also to advance who we serve in the state of Michigan, making sure the processes and the technologies are in place to ensure optimal health for all of Michigan.” The brand refresh will position MiHIN to dig deeper into how shared services are developed to advance healthcare for the people of Michigan. While...