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Tom Lauzon Joins MiHIN Board of Directors

EAST LANSING, Mich., July 17, 2014 -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Lauzon of Meridian Health Plan of Michigan to the MiHIN Board of Directors. Mr. Lauzon brings his expertise as a five-time CIO 100 award-winner to assist MiHIN’s statewide initiative to improve healthcare through electronic health information sharing. "MiHIN welcomes Mr. Lauzon as a member of our Board,” said MiHIN Chairman Larry Wagenknecht. “He has a strong history of building innovative technology to improve healthcare for both patients and providers, which perfectly aligns with the MiHIN mission. Tom Lauzon’s expertise will help further our efforts as we continue working toward our goal of implementing better healthcare for the residents of Michigan." Mr. Lauzon brings years...

MiHIN Completes Onboarding to eHealth Exchange

MiHIN becomes one of the first health information networks to onboard under new testing process working in collaboration with PCE Systems EAST LANSING, Mich., November 5, 2013 – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) today announced completion of the onboarding process with Healtheway to the eHealth Exchange, opening a path for any Michigan qualified data sharing organization to securely share electronic healthcare information with participants in the nationwide eHealth Exchange network, including the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and other states. The eHealth Exchange is a group of organizations operating together to improve patient care, streamline disability benefit claims, and improve population health. The group accomplishes these goals through the secure, trusted exchange of health information – matching patients to their...

Dr. Thomas Simmer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Joins MiHIN Board of Directors

East Lansing, MI, September 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) announced that Dr. Thomas L. Simmer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has joined the MiHIN Board of Directors, adding decades of proactive physician leadership experience to the statewide initiative to improve healthcare through electronic health information exchange. "MiHIN welcomes Dr. Simmer as a member of our Board," said MiHIN Chairman of the Board Larry Wagenknecht. "He has a strong history of initiating and implementing quality care programs that align ideally with the MiHIN mission. Tom's statewide leadership is a great addition to MiHIN and will help provide further physician direction as we continue working toward our goal of better healthcare for the residents of Michigan." Simmer brings many years of...

Michigan Blues Join State Health Data Network

Featured March 28, 2013 | ModernHealthcare.com | Joseph Conn Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, the state's administrator of federal health information exchange grant funding under the stimulus law, has announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan has become the first health plan in the state to join as a qualified data-sharing organization. “Ensuring that providers have the information they need at the point of care and proactively preventing problems before they happen is essential for good care coordination,” said Robert Milewski, a MiHIN director and senior vice president at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, in a news release. “Officially joining the MiHIN data sharing community is a big step in Michigan becoming a connected-for-health state." The Michigan not-for-profit organization known as MiHIN was founded in December...

Michigan Health Information Network Announces Addition of Robert Milewski to Board of Directors

East Lansing, Mich., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has announced the addition of Robert Milewski to the MiHIN Board of Directors. Mr. Milewski brings many years of healthcare leadership and experience to MiHIN. Mr. Milewski is currently Senior Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Hospital Relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and previously held multiple positions at BCBSM. He has also held positions of leadership at multiple hospital systems in Michigan bringing a unique perspective to the Board. Additionally Mr. Milewski is a commissioner on Michigan's Health Information Technology Commission, appointed by Governor Snyder, and is on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Michigan Beacon community. MiHIN Chairman of the Board, Larry...

Southeast Michigan Beacon Community becomes a Qualified Data Sharing Organization

East Lansing, MI, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has announced that Southeast Michigan Beacon Community (SEMBC), and its Health Information Exchange, BeaconLink2Health, has recently become a fully-qualified data sharing organization for the electronic sharing of health information through MiHIN.  SEMBC will have full access to MiHIN's shared services including Public Health Reporting through MiHIN to the State of Michigan's Department of Community Health (MDCH). By entering into MiHIN's legal umbrella for secure and private electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE), SEMBC joins a dynamic group of organizations already participating in this arrangement, which includes the State of Michigan's MDCH Data Hub and all six sub-state health information exchanges in Michigan which are already qualified data sharing organizations: Great Lakes Health Information...

MiHIN Announces “Flex Staffing” Request for Proposals for U.S. Businesses

MiHIN seeks vendors for general project support, IT, and data center/hosting services February 21, 2012 08:55 AM Eastern Standard Time EAST LANSING, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today the Michigan Health Information Network (www.mihin.org) announced its Flex Staffing Request For Proposals (RFP) for U.S. businesses to apply to become approved vendors for general project and support, information technology (IT) services, and data center / hosting services. Complete details on this RFP are available at: http://mihinss.net/MiHIN_RFP-2012-001.html.   This procurement allows MiHIN to employ a flexible staffing model to aid in the expanded deployment of its shared services and associated activities related to electronic health data sharing. MiHIN’s “Flex Staffing” pre-approved resources will consist of selected vendors that provide hourly work-for-hire and/or fixed price projects to augment MiHIN full time staff or data center/hosting services...

The Michigan Health Information Network Begins Phase One Implementation with OptumInsight

East Lansing, MI, September 22, 2011 —  Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), the state designated health information exchange (HIE) for Michigan, today announced engagement of OptumInsight and its Axolotl HIE platform to implement Phase One of the MiHIN Strategic and Operational Plan. “This is a very exciting stage for health information exchange in Michigan. Our state has been a leader in promoting the pervasive distribution of qualified sub-state organizations capable of supporting secure data exchange among emergency departments, hospitals, physician offices, and other health care settings across Michigan’s 83 counties. MiHIN’s work will now create that focal point for integration that ties each of these regional or sub-state efforts together and offers a seamless gateway with the State of Michigan; eventually MiHIN shall function as...

Announcement of the MiHIN Shared Service Sub-state HIE Funding Program

Purpose: The State HIE Cooperative agreement approved by the National Coordinator for HIT related to Program Information Notice (ONC-HIE-PIN-001) calls for funding for Michigan’s qualified sub-state HIEs to thrive, expand and keep costs affordable for providers seeking meaningful use. Milestone Based Payments: Each qualified sub-state HIE will have the opportunity to submit one proposal for funding with a cap of $250,000. Milestones will be used to stage payments. Based on the discretion of the MiHIN Board, a sub-state HIE can apply for a second award upon successful completion of milestones and  subject to funding availability within the budget approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (“ONC”) for sub-state HIEs. Eligibility: A qualified sub-state HIE is considered eligible if it can demonstrate that it is...