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Patient Matching Transformed at Michigan HIN with Master Patient Index & Common Key

This case study looks at a health information network that has gone from zero uniquely identified patients to 7.6 million – and nearly all major health systems statewide are set to participate in its Common Key Service. By Bill Siwicki HealthcareITNews, October 01, 2018, 08:00 AM Real-time, actionable health information exchange requires an accurate, reliable approach to matching patients with their electronic health records across different organizations and information systems. The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services needed to ensure its patient-matching capabilities were as accurate as possible. PROPOSAL Michigan's approach was to create a unique system-to-system attribute – not human-readable – called a "common key" that its participating stakeholders could include in messages to ensure dependable, inter-organizational patient-matching. In Michigan, the health information network model is designed to encourage both...

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...

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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MiHIN Announces Addition of Dr. Gregory Forzley to Board

New director brings years of leadership in health information technology to MiHIN Lansing, MI (July 21, 2016) – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has announced that Dr. Gregory Forzley has joined the MiHIN Board of Directors. Dr. Forzley is uniquely positioned to add experience and guidance to the MiHIN board. He currently serves as a director on the boards of the Michigan Peer Review Organization (MPRO) and Great Lakes Health Connect (as vice-chair). Dr. Forzley is the System Ambulatory Chief Medical Information Officer for Trinity Health.  He is board-certified in family medicine and clinical informatics.  He was a member of the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission from its inception, representing doctors of medicine, and chaired the Commission until last August.  He is also an active member...

MiHIN Broadens Representation of Healthcare Stakeholders with New Directors

Michigan’s initiative to improve healthcare through electronic information sharing adds two members to Board of Directors EAST LANSING, Mich. (December 7, 2015) – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) today announced the expansion of its Board of Directors to include two new physician members representing unique stakeholder groups: Dr. Scott Monteith representing Behavioral Health providers and Dr. Faiyaz Syed representing Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), federal grant-funded organizations that assist underserved areas or populations. Each new director will offer guidance and input from the viewpoint of their stakeholder groups to further strengthen Michigan’s efforts to improve healthcare delivery and foster payment reform through better access to electronic health information. “To achieve our core goals of lowering costs, improving the quality of healthcare, and reducing burdens on...

MiHIN (Michigan Health Information Network) Conference Recap

Featured July 1, 2015 | Healthnumeric.com | Jensie Simkins, Health Numeric Health Numeric attended the Michigan Health Information Network’s (MiHIN) conference in East Lansing on June 3-5th. The event had roughly 400 attendees and was their most successful event to date. The conference is “designed as a forum for healthcare thought leaders to share their perspectives on the current state and the future state of Health Information Technology (HIT) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) with peers and colleagues, to support the healthcare transformations underway in Michigan.” The 3-day event had a variety of presentations and speakers, ranging from prominent people in the healthcare field to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder—who gave the conference opening remarks. He spoke about Healthy Michigan and how that is made possible by many of the organization present at the...

Michigan Health Information Network Adds Board Members

Featured May 1, 2015 | dbusiness.com | DBusiness EAST LANSING —The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services has expanded its board of directors with the addition of five new members. The new members are: Jim Lee representing the Michigan Health and Hospital Association; Pat Rinvelt representing the Governor’s Health Information Technology Commission; Dr. Arthur Ronan representing the Michigan State Medical Society; Sue Schade representing Great Lakes Health Connect; and Dr. Taylor Scott representing the Michigan Osteopathic Association. The new directors will contribute to the overall guidance and strategy of Michigan’s statewide initiative to improve health care delivery and foster payment reform through better access to electronic health information. Lee, of Okemos, serves as the vice president for Data Policy and Development, responsible for data collection and development of the Michigan inpatient and...

Silverline Helps Michigan Health Information Network Put the Care Back Into Healthcare With Salesforce

Featured August 5, 2014 | Silverlinecrm.com | Kathleen Ferrie, Silverline Improving healthcare and reducing costs is on everyone’s minds these days. But how? Learn how MiHIN made it easier for the state’s healthcare professionals to get the information they need when they need it to eliminate inefficiencies and improve care. The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is Michigan’s initiative to continuously improve healthcare quality, efficiency, and patient safety by promoting secure, electronic exchange of health information through the MiHIN Health Information Services Cloud™ (HISC). MiHIN represents a growing network of public and private organizations working to overcome data sharing barriers, reduce costs, and ultimately advance the health of Michigan’s population. CHALLENGES MiHIN builds connections between every healthcare provider in the state to help doctors better understand patient needs. They were looking for a modern solution to support this data, built quickly and efficiently, that was scalable...