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Health IT

Velatura to demonstrate new product Interoperability Land™ at 2019 HIMSS Global Conference Interoperability Showcase

Velatura to demonstrate new product Interoperability Land™ at 2019 HIMSS Global Conference Interoperability Showcase WHAT: Velatura, a Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services subsidiary, will be demonstrating Interoperability Land during the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference during the Interoperability Showcase. Interoperability Land is a collaborative, digital data visualization environment where developer’s intellectual property is honored and secure within a trusted framework while utilizing open source collaboration. WHO: Wendy Couturier, Group Product Marketing & Sales Manager Matt Englehart, Senior Digital Service Product Manager WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Booth 9100-K27 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Florida In addition to participating in the Interoperability Showcase, WHAT: Velatura will be hosting an information session to discuss Interoperability Land. Participate in this session and find...

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...

Michigan Health Information Network Scheduled to Speak at ONC Annual Meeting & Developer Workshop

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 26, 2018 – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will be presenting at the 2018 Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Annual Meeting taking place in Washington, D.C. November 29 - 30, 2018 and the Playing with FHIR® Developer Workshop leading up to the Annual Meeting on November 27 - 28, 2018. ONC Annual Meeting Tim Pletcher, MiHIN executive director, will be participating as a panelist during a breakout session “State Data Sharing (HIE) Interoperability Design and Implementation Perspectives” alongside representatives from the Connecticut Health Information Exchange and MyHealth Access Network, the state of Oklahoma’s health information exchange. During the panel, Tim will highlight Michigan’s continued efforts to encourage data-sharing as well as interoperability models that support alignment of...

Call for Speakers for 2019 Connecting Michigan for Health Conference

Annual Connecting Michigan for Health Conference June 3-5, 2019 LANSING, Mich., October 24, 2018 — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) announced its call for speakers for the 2019 Connecting Michigan for Health Conference. The 11th annual event will return to the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan, June 3-5, 2019 and this year’s theme is Amplify: Boosting the Power of Connectivity. “We are excited to begin a new decade for our annual event,” said Marty Woodruff, Associate Executive Director, MiHIN. “This upcoming year will present more impressive content around the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and increased opportunities around interoperability. In addition, we look to further audience engagement as we continue to enhance data sharing within the state of Michigan.” The conference...

openAirWare Launches New Software to Improve Michigan Health Information Exchange

openAirWare Launches New Software to Improve Michigan Health Information Exchange  Automated, Real-Time, Health Plan Communication Claims Conversions LANSING, Mich., Oct. 15, 2018 ― Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has adopted openAirWare software that enables MiHIN health plan partners to securely and easily communicate with one another throughout Michigan. The software offers a newly designed real-time conversion from any Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) to standards accepted by the American National Standards Institute for electronic data exchange. This enables health plans to obtain up-to-date claim status and related responses, including All Payer Supplemental Health Care Claims. The software also allows for core information from the C-CDA to be studied in conjunction with the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). HEDIS is a tool used by health...

MiHIN, openAirWare Team Up to Create New Ways to Provide Direct Secure Messaging for Healthcare Partners

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 8, 2018 ― Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has enhanced the secure transmission of healthcare communications using Direct Secure Messaging with openAirWare LLC. In early 2018, MiHIN became a fully accredited health information service provider through openAirWare and now has the ability for providers and patients to exchange protected health information through MiHIN’s service, Diretto. Diretto enables patients, providers, specialists, health plans, pharmacists, hospital, and others to securely send and receive protected health information. It also satisfies Meaningful Use criteria and allows information to be exchanged within the user’s region, state or nationally. ‘We were looking for a partner to implement strict standards, but also be able to manage the solution,” said Marty Woodruff, MiHIN associate executive director. “openAirWare exceeded our expectations in...

Improving Healthcare, Patient Safety in Michigan with Information Technology

Improving Healthcare, Patient Safety in Michigan with Information Technology Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Proclaims October 8-12 as Health IT Week LANSING, Mich., October 3, 2018 — In today’s technologically advanced world, electronic health information has become a critical partner for providing optimal care. Sharing patient information in real-time helps healthcare providers coordinate care and gives easy access to the facts needed to give the best treatment. Electronic health information is saving lives. To recognize the importance of health information technology (IT), Governor Rick Snyder has declared the week of October 8 as Health IT Week in Michigan. You can read the official proclamation here: https://mihin.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Health-IT-Week-in-Michigan.pdf Health IT Week is being recognized in Michigan as part of U.S. National Health IT Week, "a nationwide awareness week focused on catalyzing actionable...

Patient Matching Transformed at Michigan HIN with Master Patient Index & Common Key

This case study looks at a health information network that has gone from zero uniquely identified patients to 7.6 million – and nearly all major health systems statewide are set to participate in its Common Key Service. By Bill Siwicki HealthcareITNews, October 01, 2018, 08:00 AM Real-time, actionable health information exchange requires an accurate, reliable approach to matching patients with their electronic health records across different organizations and information systems. The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services needed to ensure its patient-matching capabilities were as accurate as possible. PROPOSAL Michigan's approach was to create a unique system-to-system attribute – not human-readable – called a "common key" that its participating stakeholders could include in messages to ensure dependable, inter-organizational patient-matching. In Michigan, the health information network model is designed to encourage both...

MiHIN Puts the Care Back into Healthcare with Salesforce

Improving healthcare and reducing costs is on everyone’s minds these days. But how? Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) is building connections between every healthcare provider in the state to help doctors better understand patient needs. The agency uses Salesforce to make it easier for the state’s healthcare professionals to get the information they need when they need it to eliminate inefficiencies and improve care. “Almost 90 percent of the $7.2 billion in medications dispensed in Michigan each year have unintended consequences — ranging adverse side effects, to symptoms that require re-admission, to nothing at all,” explains Tim Pletcher, Executive Director. “Not only is it inefficient when prescriptions don’t work as intended, but it’s inconvenient and unsafe for patients. Care coordination — the kind facilitated by our...