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Velatura HIE Corporation and Velatura Services Announce Executive Leadership Appointments

Published: 1/19/2021 - 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 Velatura HIE Corporation and Velatura Services Announce Executive Leadership Appointments Newly appointed leaders will help move national HIE leader forward GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. —Velatura HIE Corporation and Velatura Services, operating subsidiaries of Velatura Public Benefit Company (VPBC), today announced the selection of executive leadership. Angie Bass, former President and CEO of Midwest Health Connection (MHC)has been named Executive Vice President of Velatura HIE Corporation, and Rick Wilkening, formerly of Velatura LLC., has been named Executive Vice President of Velatura Services. Both assumed their respective roles on Jan. 4, 2021...

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The Download – February 2

Join MiHIN for The Download, a monthly webinar featuring Michigan HIE news and updates on policy, use cases, data-sharing tools, and more. This virtual forum provides a timely and focused setting for MiHIN’s trusted data-exchange partners and other interested parties to be informed about how MiHIN’s shared services are improving health and healthcare throughout Michigan...

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Use Case Onboardings – December

Published: 1/11/2021 -  MiHIN is pleased to announce the following organizations have onboarded to use cases and now sharing various types of data, statewide through the health information network.  To learn more about a use case, click on the link provided.   Active Care Relationship Service Reliance ACO Tandem365   Admission, Discharge, Transfer Notifications Bronson Healthcare Group Oakland Physician Network Services (OPNS) Reliance ACO   Ambulatory CCDA Ascension Borgess Hospital (MIKAL) Aspirus Health Beaumont Health System Hypertension Nephrology Associates   Lab Orders-Results Arctic Medical Laboratories Aurora Diagnostics Pathology Laboratory Catalyst Diagnostic LLC. Oakland Physician Network (OPNS) Otsego Memorial Hospital RCA Laboratory Services LLC (DBA Genetworx) Warde Medical Laboratory   Longitudinal Record (LOR) Aurora Diagnostics Pathology Laboratory   Medication Reconciliation Northern Physicians Organization (NPO)   Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Huron Valley Physician Association (HVPA) Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC)...

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USQHIN – An Alternative Nationwide Health Information Network 

Published: 1/11/2021 -  USQHIN – An Alternative Nationwide Health Information Network The United States Health Information Network (USQHIN), a wholly owned subsidiary of Velatura Public Benefit Corporation, has been launched in response to pending federal regulatory guidelines as outlined in the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). USQHIN seeks to offer an alternative nationwide health information network, focused on rationalizing interstate data exchange at national scale.   The 21st Century Cures Act mandates that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) establish a TEFCA to enable health information exchange across disparate networks. Some of the stated goals set by the ONC include providing a single “on-ramp” for nationwide connectivity; ensuring the integrity and security of data as it is delivered where and when needed and be scalable across the country. The draft document...

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WEDI – A Framework for Implementing Telehealth

Published: 1/8/2021 -  WEDI - A Framework for Implementing Telehealth Rapid Changes in Telehealth Coverage In order to enable health care providers to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, sweeping changes resulted in expansion in telehealth access, eligible services, and technology solutions. Design and use of these solutions continues to evolve. Volume of care through telehealth grew exponentially as the pandemic worsened, with the onset of stay-at-home orders and cancelling of non-emergent in-person services...

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Telehealth use soars during the pandemic

Published: 1/8/2021 - Telehealth use soars during the pandemic, here to stay BY MARK SANCHEZ Sunday, January 03, 2021 05:20pm Spectrum Health entered 2020 with a goal of having half of eligible primary care patient visits with its doctors occur virtually by the end of 2022. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in physician offices in Michigan being closed for three months in the spring, leading medical practices to redirect patients to telehealth platforms to connect with their doctors for low-acuity, routine care. The result was exponential growth in virtual visits in 2020 after years of gradually gaining traction with consumers. At Spectrum Health, virtual primary care visits with doctors via the OnDemand telehealth service hit 35,000 in April 2020. That one-month total exceeded all of 2019. Dr. Kristopher Brenner, a family...

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Proposed Changes to HIPAA and the CMS Interoperability Rule

Published: 1/8/2021 -  While the pandemic has remained the top priority in the U.S. healthcare landscape, it has highlighted the importance of interoperability and the key challenges that exist to coordinated care. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and sub-agency, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)  recognized these gaps and expedited efforts to resolve them by rolling out two key initiatives. In December, HHS proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and CMS expanded the CMS Interoperability Rule to include Prior Authorization. In an unprecedented act, HHS has proposed significant changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The basis for many of these changes are to increase sharing for covered entities so they will better be able to coordinate care amongst themselves and with...

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Announcing the PHI Consent Tool Video Series

Published: 1/8/2021 - In 2019, The Michigan Health Endowment commissioned Altarum to develop the PHI Consent Tool to help providers navigate the complexity of consent and confidentiality regulations around the release and exchange of protected health information (PHI). The new PHI Consent Tool Video Series is designed to complement the PHI Consent Tool and to help Michigan stakeholders better understand how to navigate the Tool. It also covers complex scenarios such as PHI sharing in the cases of domestic violence, substance use information, and minor’s PHI. The new video series and the updated PHI Consent Tool, which now includes references to the most recent legislative changes, including the CARES Act, are available on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' website: www.michigan.gov/PHIConsentTool To stay up to date with the latest...

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The MiHIN Operations Advisory Committee

Published: 1/8/2021 - The MiHIN Operations Advisory Committee (MOAC) was formed in 2013 to create a governance structure that allows stakeholders from across the state that have signed our Qualified Data Sharing Agreement to provide feedback, guide MiHIN operations and advance statewide solutions. We regularly convene a group of approximately 40 stakeholders for a quarterly meeting along with ad hoc Taskforces and Meet-Ups as needed. These MOAC members bring together diverse perspectives to create a shared vision for improving statewide health information exchange and develop valuable tools for relieving burdens in healthcare. Statewide conformance is MOAC’s first taskforce and continues to be active with a total of 18 organizations representing health plans, hospitals/health systems, physician organizations, and associations. This work represents the multi-stakeholder outreach loop MiHIN’s mission is...

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Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Announces the Formation of Velatura HIE Corporation, Affiliation with Midwest Health Connection

Published: 1/6/2021 - 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         Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Announces the Formation of Velatura HIE Corporation, Affiliation with Midwest Health Connection The consolidated HIE service connects more than 1,300 healthcare organizations GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura) today announced the formation of the Velatura HIE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that will offer affiliation and integration opportunities to health information exchanges (HIEs) across the country. Missouri-based Midwest Health Connection (MHC), one of the largest HIEs in the United States, has joined as an inaugural member...

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