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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...

Michigan Health Information Network’s Patient Matching Strategy Improves Electronic Information Sharing

Marina del Rey, CA—August 15, 2018 — 4medica announced today that its master patient index (MPI) technology is being used by the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) to make sure incoming patient data is accurately and swiftly matched to the right patient record, helping to ensure the correct healthcare providers are receiving information about their patients that is exchanged through the statewide network. MiHIN uses the 4medica Big Data MPI along with a private patient attribute or “common key” that links individuals and their health information across systems and organizations. The combined solution enables MiHIN to match patient identities in real time. This is crucial, as MiHIN coordinates and bridges communication between providers throughout the state, a volume of transactions that numbers in the tens...

4medica Customers Headed to Washington to Advise Nation’s Health Leaders on Patient Identity Matching

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 4medica announced today that two of the company's patient identity matching customers will be featured session speakers at the upcoming 2018 ONC Interoperability Forum in Washington, D.C., August 6—8. Hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the forum attracts the nation's health technology leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors. Over the course of the forum, these leaders will discuss and formulate solutions to achieving true health data interoperability. Patient identity matching is a critical component of this objective, yet has been a struggle for many healthcare organizations in the absence of a national patient ID. With this persistent challenge as the backdrop, The Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) and New Jersey Innovation Institute...

With TEFCA Looming, HIE Leaders Discuss Changing Business Models

Regional health information exchanges are not an endangered species. That was the message from a panel of HIE leaders at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore last week. Panel moderator Carol Robinson, a principal at Portland, Ore.-based consulting firm CedarBridge Group LLC and former State Health IT coordinator in Oregon, asked the leaders for their impressions of the “elephant in the room” — the potential impact of the draft TEFCA (Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement) proposal, as well as a host of other topics. Michael Matthews, who serves as both chief strategy officer for CedarBridge and president and board chair of The Sequoia Project, said he was heartened by the fact that the TEFCA framework plans to build on existing initiatives,...

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With TEFCA Looming, HIE Leaders Discuss Changing Business Models

'Interoperability moves at the speed of trust. That is the advantage we bring.' Featured April 9, 2018 | healthcare-informatics.com | David Raths, Healthcare Informatics Regional health information exchanges are not an endangered species. That was the message from a panel of HIE leaders at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore last week. Panel moderator Carol Robinson, a principal at Portland, Ore.-based consulting firm CedarBridge Group LLC and former State Health IT coordinator in Oregon, asked the leaders for their impressions of the “elephant in the room” — the potential impact of the draft TEFCA (Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement) proposal, as well as a host of other topics. Michael Matthews, who serves as both chief strategy officer for CedarBridge and president and board chair of The Sequoia Project, said...

Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Major HIMSS18 Focal Points

The HIMSS18 Conference and Exhibition is set to help healthcare professionals tackle serious challenges related to health data exchange and interoperability Featured February 27, 2018 | EHRintelligence.com | Kyle Murphy, EHR Intelligence With 40,000 attendees set to descend on Las Vegas, the 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition will bring together the nation’s leading healthcare and health IT minds to tackle the nation’s top challenges, two of which are health data exchange and interoperability. The event taking place between March 5 and March 9 at the Venetian, Palazzo, and Sands Expo offers numerous opportunities for healthcare professionals to learn about and explore real-world solutions to enabling the efficient and robust sharing of health information between providers, patients, and other stakeholders. Here is a breakdown of some of the...

MiHIN Joins eHealth Exchange

Featured November 5, 2013 | informationweek.com | Ken Terry, Information Week Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) Shared Services becomes first state-designated entity to join the national network after meeting new set of testing criteria for "plug and play" interoperability. Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) Shared Services, a "network of networks" that encompasses Michigan's seven regional health information organizations (HIEs), state agencies, and some health plans, has joined the national eHealth Exchange after undergoing rigorous testing. Joining the eHealth Exchange -- the successor to the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) -- will enable MiHIN's participants to exchange health information with federal agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Social Security Agency (SSA), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as with other healthcare organizations and...

MiHIN, DigiCert and Nitor Group Facilitate Secure Sharing of Interstate Health Records

Featured March 5, 2013 | digicert.com | Jeff Chandler, DigiCert, Inc. Project supports MiHIN’s initiative to help improve healthcare quality and affordability for Michigan residents through fast, secure electronic exchange of health information; serves as model for other states EAST LANSING, MI (March 5, 2013) — Today the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) Shared Services announced an agreement with leading high-assurance digital certificate provider DigiCert and health information services provider (HISP) Nitor Group to use DigiCert’s federally bridged certificates for secure interstate sharing of electronic health information. This project, one of the first of its kind in the U.S., supports MiHIN’s mission to improve healthcare outcomes for Michigan residents by providing trusted means by which patients, providers and insurers can securely exchange private medical records across state boundaries. The announcement...