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Interoperability

HL7 Da Vinci Use Case Explored During Connectathon

LANSING, Mich., February 13, 2020 — As the healthcare industry continues to move towards true interoperability through completely connected systems, activities are underway to test use cases designed to advance value-based care among providers and payers through standards-based data exchange. In January, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) supported a Connectathon to test a use case framework advanced by Health Level Seven® (HL7®). The Da Vinci Use Case Clinical Data Exchange (CDex) seeks to streamline the data flow from clinical settings to payers to facilitate quality measurement and care coordination. The HL7 FHIR Accelerator Program, Da Vinci Project (Da Vinci), founded in 2018, was assembled to focus on collaboration between payers and providers that would accelerate information exchange through utilizing Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resources (FHIR®) based...

MIHIN Achieves Accreditation Aligned with TEFCA

TNAP accreditation ensures adherence to security, privacy, regulatory compliance and rights management, including compliance with new privacy regulatory requirements EAST LANSING, Michigan – January 27, 2020 – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) announced it has achieved full accreditation with the Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). TNAP accreditation leverages existing industry-wide identity verification, authentication, and privacy/security frameworks and directly aligns with the development of the 21st Century Cures Act including the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) and promotes interoperability, assuring the security and privacy of trusted networks, and the use of enabling technologies in the healthcare ecosystem. Through EHNAC’s comprehensive third-party review, MiHIN was evaluated in areas of security, privacy, regulatory compliance and rights management, including...

Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Integrates Great Lakes Health Connect

EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 7, 2019 – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), one of the nation’s leading health information networks, will integrate Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC), the leading health information exchange in Michigan, to improve healthcare across the state and beyond. MiHIN and GLHC have signed an agreement for the proposed integration with the goal of combining operations by the end of 2019. MiHIN is a public and private nonprofit collaboration created to coordinate and build the bridges between healthcare providers throughout the state. From hospitals to pharmacies to health plans, MiHIN creates the technology and resources needed to allow for the safe and secure sharing of electronic health information statewide, helping to reduce costs and ultimately improve care for patients. GLHC, based in Grand...

Advancing Health Care and Modernizing the Public Health Infrastructure in Michigan with Information Technology

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Proclaims Sept. 23- 29 as Health IT Week LANSING, Mich., Sept. 26, 2019 — To recognize the importance of health information technology, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared the week of Sept. 23 as Health IT Week in Michigan.. The focus of the week revolves around five focus areas - advancing public and population health, modernizing the public health infrastructure, accelerating workforce development, expanding access to broadband and telehealth and addressing social determinants of health. Michigan’s health information network is overseen by the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services and includes participants such as physicians, physician organizations, pharmacies, hospitals, health insurance plans and the State of Michigan. These organizations work closely to securely exchange and share patient information, to reduce burdens and costs for...

Interoperability Institute launched to grow health IT workforce, learning and collaboration

LANSING, Mich., September 5, 2019 - Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is launching a new not-for-profit organization focused on innovative research designed to accelerate national interoperability and to attract and develop health information technology (IT) talent. The Interoperability Institute provides a collaborative learning space where organizations can work towards national interoperability via product solutions like Interoperability Land™, which will help organizations work within the new health data rules expected to be announced soon by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Interoperability Land is a simulated healthcare ecosystem designed to power the future of interoperability through the integration, acceptance, and testing of technologies and open standards within a collaborative digital platform. Organizations can learn, build and...

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 Adds to Use Case Portfolio, Creates Interoperability Sandbox

By David Raths August 12, 2019 | Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) continues to expand the services it offers statewide, including the creation of a sandbox environment to enable healthcare organizations to simulate and test interoperability scenarios and a recently announced partnership with Care Convene, a telehealth platform. 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,...

Interoperability Land™ Debut a Major Success at Detroit Healthcare-Finance 2019 Connectathon

DETROIT, Mich., June 4, 2019 – Health information technology leaders from across the state gathered at the MotorCity Casino in Detroit for the 2019 Connectathon, hosted by Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). The Connectathon brought together individuals who serve in technical and non-technical roles to create new, innovative solutions to healthcare interoperability using open application program interfaces and patterns that work in other industries such as finance. The 36-hour event, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Cloudticity, Augusto and Yodlee, encouraged attendees to blend their collective knowledge of healthcare data exchange with technical knowhow, collaborate on open business models, digital identify proofing, block chain and was the first public introduction of Interoperability Land™ (IOL). IOL is a shared digital platform designed to power...

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...