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New pilot program saves Michigan medical examiners time, efficiency for tracking down medical records

LANSING, Mich., April 22, 2019 — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has launched a new pilot program in collaboration with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMU) and Occupational Research Assessment (ORA) in January 2019 to help medical examiners quickly process healthcare information for deceased individuals. Prior to MiHIN’s pilot program, Query Patient Record History, medical examiners had to request hard copy medical records and had to manually search for additional information via phone and fax. With the pilot program, medical examiners can now enter a case into MDILog, a web-based case management software, and if information is available within the MiHIN network, a message will be sent back to the Medical Examiner electronically. Information can include the deceased identifying demographics,...

Velatura unveils new collaborative, data visualization product to increase healthcare interoperability

LANSING, Mich., March 26, 2019 — During the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference, Velatura, a subsidiary of Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, unveiled a new product focusing on a collaborative, data visualization environment to increase interoperability within healthcare. Interoperability Land™, a simulated healthcare environment hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, is designed to power the future of multi-organization development, integration, acceptance and testing of innovative technologies. Within Interoperability Land, developers are able to safely design develop and test collaboratively within on-demand test environments, simulated Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) and API sandboxes. In addition, Interoperability Land offers minimal legal and governance hurdles, no risk of involuntarily exposing protected health information all while maintaining control of their intellectual property. During the conference, Velatura held a Birds of...

Bridge Magazine Opinion Editorial: There’s another infrastructure that needs maintained – health information

Improving infrastructure — namely “fixing the damn roads” and cleaning up our drinking water — has been among Governor Whitmer’s top campaign promises and is now at the top of her to-do list as she begins her first term as Michigan’s 49th governor. And while roads and bridges and water and sewer systems are certainly important priorities, Michigan also needs to improve ...

Interoperability Land™ to be focus during Implementation Round Table at 2019 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services will be hosting a Birds of a Feather information session to discuss Interoperability Land™, an open source collaborative, digital data visualization environment. The session will take place during the 2019 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit. Interoperability Land, a simulated healthcare environment hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud is designed to power the future of multi-organization development, integration, acceptance and testing of innovative technologies. More information on the summit is available here. WHO: Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and CEO, Velatura, will lead the discussion. Attend this session and find out how you can be a part of the solution and make true interoperability a reality. WHEN:              Wednesday, March 20, 2019; 8-8:45 a.m. WHERE: Stone Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton...

MiHIN speaking at 2019 State Healthcare IT Summit about utilizing use cases to advance interoperability and Medicaid modernization

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will participate on a panel, Maximizing the Value of HIE and State Partnerships, during the State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore. Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and CEO, Velatura, will speak about MiHIN Use Case Factory, engaging payers to align incentives and Medicaid modernization as interoperability using open application interfacts advances. More information on the summit is available here. WHO: Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and CEO, Velatura, will participate in the panel and be available before and after for interviews. WHEN: Monday March 18, 2019; 1-2:30 p.m. WHERE: Key Ballroom 11 (2nd Floor), Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD 21201 About Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is Michigan’s...

MiHIN and Livonia Schools piloting new program to make accessing immunization records easier

LANSING, Mich., March 5, 2019 — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and Livonia Public Schools along with Wayne RESA are partnering to pilot a new online program to help parents and legal guardians quickly request and receive immunization records from the state. MiHIN’s Consumer Mediated Exchange is an integration that works with a school’s parent portal, so parents or guardians can immediately access their child’s immunization record. In Michigan, students are required to show proof of immunizations for kindergartners, 7th graders and new enrollees. For parents, this typically means a trip to the doctor’s office or health department to request their child’s record, which often comes with a cost. For schools, requesting these records and reminding parents to comply is often time consuming. MiHIN’s Consumer...

Early Bird Registration Now Open for Annual Health Information Technology Conference

Early Bird Registration Now Open for Annual Health Information Technology Conference Join MiHIN for a Connectathon, Legal Summit and Connecting Michigan for Health Conference LANSING, Mich., Feb. 18, 2019 – For more than a decade, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has brought together leaders from across the health information technology community to share in successes and emerging issues. MiHIN will host Connecting Michigan for Health Conference kicking off with a Connectathon on May 30 and May 31, 2019, at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan and continuing on June 3, 4 and 5 for the Legal Summit and our flagship conference, Connecting Michigan for Health at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. Early bird registration is now open for individuals looking to secure the best rate for...

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...