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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 to present at SHIEC about community collaboration and how to improve patient matching

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will speak at the 2019 Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative during two sessions: A Payer Panel Discussion: Common Interests and Community Collaboration and How to Improve Patient Matching - 4 Proven Methods. Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura), will speak during a panel on how Michigan engages with payers to align incentives to drive statewide interoperability, use case adoption and value creation. James Noland, Senior Product Marketing Manager, MiHIN, will speak during a panel on Michigan’s unique approach to patient matching utilizing 4Medica’s Big Data MPI along with a common key, a private attribute to link individuals with their health information. More information on the summit is available here. WHO: Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and...

MiHIN to speak at Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference on integration of proposed CMS/ONC rules; platform for integration

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will speak at the 2019 Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) during Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)® Standards and Medicaid workshop and CMS Patient Access and Interoperability – Implementing APIs in Medicaid presentation in Chicago. Matt Englehart, Director, Research and Development, MiHIN, will discuss how Interoperability Land™ can be used to integrate FHIR® standards and open APIs in a safe, secure, collaborative environment. Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura) will speak about how MiHIN has created Interoperability Land™ to help organizations comply with the upcoming proposed rules by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to comply with data sharing via application programming interfaces. More information...

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 Connecting Michigan for Health conference features national health technology experts and Michigan leaders

LANSING, Mich., July 1, 2019 — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) brought together more than 350 health information and technology professionals and state and national health policymakers for the 2019 Connecting Michigan for Health conference and legal summit, which was held June 3 - 5 in Lansing. This year’s conference focused on the boosting the power of connectivity and featured 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, and the exchange of behavioral health information. “MiHIN is proud to bring together national and state thoughtleaders and policymakers focused on leveraging health information to ultimately provide better care for Michiganders,” said Tim Pletcher, executive director...

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...

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...

MiHIN to host 2019 Connectathon for Healthcare and Finance Sectors

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will host the 2019 Connectathon for finance and healthcare industries, exploring parallels and synergies between the two industries to create innovative new solutions to unsolved problems dealing with data using open application program interfaces and patterns that work in other industries. During the two-day event, experts will collaborate on open business models, digital identify proofing and more. Attendees will use MiHIN’s Interoperability Land™, an on-demand digital collaboration and interoperability testing platform. The Connectathon is sponsored by Augusto, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Cloudticity, and Yodlee. More information and a complete schedule for the event is available here. WHO: Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN Mark Gidman, Chief Technology Officer, Juxly If you’d like an interview, please contact to schedule. WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 9 a.m....

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...