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New Health Equity Project aims to significantly reduce health disparities in MI – U-M Health

New Health Equity Project aims to significantly reduce health disparities for vulnerable residents in five Michigan counties - University of Michigan Health | Kara Gavin ​​​MiHIN plays key role in new Health Equity Project   Excerpts from the article: The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has pledged to provide a $9 million Medicaid match to launch a new Health Equity Project in five Michigan counties. The Health Equity Project aims to help these counties reduce health disparities associated with pressing social needs such as housing instability, food insecurity, transportation, health system complexity, and other socioeconomic factors by: supporting efforts to connect people from historically disadvantaged populations to needed social services, sharing data between relevant health and social service providers to facilitate improved care, providing population-based data and...

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Data Consent Utility Offers Hope to Improve Government Services – GovReport

IOI is a member of Project Unify, an initiative launched by the Stewards of Change to advance interoperability and information sharing across the Social Determinants of Health and Well-Being (SDOH). In the article below, find out more about the rationale of the national push for a data-sharing system providing individuals with the ability to deny or allow the exchange of their personal information and facilitating access to care for other programs for those who need them. Data Consent Utility Offers Hope to Improve Government Services By Dorsey Griffith | GovReport Read Article >...

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Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Helps Connecticut Health Information Exchange Reach Critical Developmental Milestone

Published: 2/4/2021 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information, contact: Emily Mata| Communications Manager 517.745.8835| emily.mata@mihin.org Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Helps Connecticut Health Information Exchange Reach Critical Developmental Milestone Connecticut Health Information Alliance is in a position of strength going into 2021 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura), an industry leader in providing HIT and HIE consulting, implementation and operations services in states across the nation, today announced that Connecticut’s health information exchange, Connie, has secured participation by twenty-five healthcare providers, including two of the state’s largest hospital systems, the largest provider group, and the state’s Medicaid administrative services organization...

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MiHIN Explores Bioethics of Sharing Big Data

Published: 1/28/2021 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 28, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata |Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services 517.745.8835 emily.mata@mihin.org MiHIN Explores Bioethics of Sharing Big Data Panel discussion examined how ethics, sharing may influence country’s pandemic response ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), a public and private nonprofit created for the purpose of coordinating and building the bridges between the healthcare providers throughout the state, yesterday gathered a national panel of experts to discuss the bioethics of sharing big data, including how ethics may influence our country's pandemic response. “As electronic health information exchange becomes more prominent today, many questions surrounding the bioethics of sharing that information have come to the forefront,” said Tim Pletcher, CEO, MiHIN. “It’s important to discuss the...

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Registration Now Open for Expanding eConsent: Advance Care Planning in the 21st Century

Published: 2/10/2021 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 10, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata |Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services 517.745.8835 emily.mata@mihin.org Registration Now Open for Expanding eConsent: Advance Care Planning in the 21st Century A free, one-day virtual conference for health IT professionals Join the Interoperability Institute, Object Management Group®, BPM+ Health, Point-of Care Partners and expert presenters during the Expanding eConsent: Advance Care Planning in the 21st Century conference. This one-day event will explore the viability of eConsent approaches and solutions to address the challenges of Advanced Care Planning, and to determine an approach for an industry action plan to take on these concerns...

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Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Partners with Care Convene

Published: 1/25/2021 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information, contact: Emily Mata| Communications Manager 517.745.8835| emily.mata@mihin.org Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Partners with Care Convene Partnership with Michigan-based virtual health platform advances goal of improving telehealth ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (VPBC), an industry leader in providing HIT and HIE consulting, development, implementation and operations services in states across the nation, today announced that it has increased its partnership with Care Convene, a Michigan-based virtual health platform...

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Velatura HIE Corporation and Velatura Services Announce Executive Leadership Appointments

Published: 1/19/2021 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services 517.745.8835 emily.mata@mihin.org Velatura HIE Corporation and Velatura Services Announce Executive Leadership Appointments Newly appointed leaders will help move national HIE leader forward GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. —Velatura HIE Corporation and Velatura Services, operating subsidiaries of Velatura Public Benefit Company (VPBC), today announced the selection of executive leadership. Angie Bass, former President and CEO of Midwest Health Connection (MHC)has been named Executive Vice President of Velatura HIE Corporation, and Rick Wilkening, formerly of Velatura LLC., has been named Executive Vice President of Velatura Services. Both assumed their respective roles on Jan. 4, 2021...

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WEDI – A Framework for Implementing Telehealth

Published: 1/8/2021 -  WEDI - A Framework for Implementing Telehealth Rapid Changes in Telehealth Coverage In order to enable health care providers to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, sweeping changes resulted in expansion in telehealth access, eligible services, and technology solutions. Design and use of these solutions continues to evolve. Volume of care through telehealth grew exponentially as the pandemic worsened, with the onset of stay-at-home orders and cancelling of non-emergent in-person services...

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Telehealth use soars during the pandemic

Published: 1/8/2021 - Telehealth use soars during the pandemic, here to stay BY MARK SANCHEZ Sunday, January 03, 2021 05:20pm Spectrum Health entered 2020 with a goal of having half of eligible primary care patient visits with its doctors occur virtually by the end of 2022. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in physician offices in Michigan being closed for three months in the spring, leading medical practices to redirect patients to telehealth platforms to connect with their doctors for low-acuity, routine care. The result was exponential growth in virtual visits in 2020 after years of gradually gaining traction with consumers. At Spectrum Health, virtual primary care visits with doctors via the OnDemand telehealth service hit 35,000 in April 2020. That one-month total exceeded all of 2019. Dr. Kristopher Brenner, a family...

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