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Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors

Published: 12/7/21 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 7, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | 517.745.8835 emily.mata@mihin.org Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors Lansing, Mich.— Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has announced three new board of director members including Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel, Priority Health Vice President Michelle Ilitch and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Vice President Sondra Pedigo. “We are thrilled to add the collective expertise of Elizabeth Hertel, Michelle Illitch and Sondra Pedigo to the board,” said Tim Pletcher, DHA, Executive Director of MiHIN. “This new cohort of leadership will contribute to the overall guidance and strategy of Michigan’s statewide initiative to improve health care delivery through better access to electronic health information.”...

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Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Partners with Velatura and findhelp to Advance Social Care Interoperability in Michigan

Published: 11/30/21 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Marketing & Communications Manager 517.745.8835 | emily.mata@mihin.org Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Partners with Velatura and findhelp to Advance Social Care Interoperability in Michigan Partnership will establish national HIE portal, connect patients with social services LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) today announced that it will collaborate with Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura) and findhelp (formerly known as Aunt Bertha) to establish a national health information exchange (HIE) portal, advance shared application programming interfaces (APIs) and provide a pathway to interoperable referrals. The pandemic continues to reveal how the circumstances of a person's life can dramatically affect their health beyond the medical care they receive. Research shows that social determinants of health (SDoH) such as...

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Michigan Health Information Networked Shared Services Convenes State, National Leaders for Healthcare Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 23, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | 517.745.8835 emily.mata@mihin.org Michigan Health Information Networked Shared Services Convenes State, National Leaders for Healthcare Conference   LANSING, Mich. – Earlier this month, state and national healthcare leaders convened for the final session of the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) 2021 Connecting Michigan for Health and More virtual conference series. The theme of the conference was “Healthcare Technology 3.0,” which explored the implications of the ongoing evolution of healthcare delivery, experience, cost, and outcomes. Throughout the year, MiHIN’s virtual conference series brought together leaders in healthcare, legal, policy, interoperability, and more to discuss salient issues within the industry, including social determinants of health, CMS/ONC final rules, eConsent, and virtual care. The conference series included five virtual events, including a...

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Dr. Michael Klinkman Elected as Co-Chair of the Gravity Project Technical Advisory Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 17, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services 517.745.8835 | emily.mata@mihin.org Dr. Michael Klinkman Elected as Co-Chair of the Gravity Project Technical Advisory Committee Klinkman a family physician, Consulting SDoH Program Medical Director for MiHIN LANSING, Mich. – Dr. Michael Klinkman has been elected as co-chair of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) which provides technical and expert input to the Gravity Project, a national public collaborative that develops consensus-based data standards to improve how we use and share information on social determinants of health (SDoH). Klinkman has been a practicing family physician for over 30 years and serves as the consulting Medical Director for the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services’ (MiHIN) SDoH Program...

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Velatura HIE Corporation Announces Partnership with findhelp to Deploy Social Care Solution to Midwest and National Customers

Published: 11/3/21 -    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | 517.745.8835 emily.mata@mihin.org Velatura HIE Corporation Announces Partnership with findhelp to Deploy Social Care Solution to Midwest and National Customers Partnership to drive coordinated social care delivery; promote health equity in communities GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (November 3, 2021) – Velatura HIE Corporation (Velatura) today announced a new partnership with findhelp (formerly known as Aunt Bertha), the leading search and referral platform of social service organizations, to provide a safe, secure, and effective platform for participants to connect patients with social services. The newly formed partnership will enable Velatura’s HIE network to serve as a health data utility. "Velatura wants to ensure our health care providers and communities have the tools they need to support social determinants of health (SDoH) initiatives...

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Appoints Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Board Member to Commission on Services to the Aging

  Published: 8/6/21- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July , 27 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services 517.745.8835 | emily.mata@mihin.org Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Appoints Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Board Member to Commission on Services to the Aging Dennis Smith, former president and CEO of the Upper Peninsula Health Plan, will represent Independents LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Dennis H. Smith of Marquette, Michigan to the Commission on Services to the Aging (CSA). Smith sits on the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) Board of Directors and is the former president and CEO of the Upper Peninsula Health Plan. The CSA advises the Governor, Michigan Legislature, and the Aging & Adult Services Agency (AASA) on matters relating to policies and programs...

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USQHIN Launches Payer Advisory Workgroup

Published: 8/5/21 -  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 USQHIN Launches Payer Advisory Workgroup Group will gather input from national health plans, work to improve interoperability   WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States QHIN (USQHIN), an innovative alternative nationwide health information network focused on rationalizing interstate data exchange at national scale, today announced the launch of its Payer Advisory Workgroup (PAW). The PAW is a subgroup of the USQHIN National ADT Hub Network (NAHN). NAHN aims to fill a critical national interoperability gap by creating an extensible national ADT asset that does not currently exist. The PAW will gather important, sustained input from key national health plans related to the specific value propositions of the NAHN asset and the associated delivery...

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Interoperability Institute Participates in 2021 CMS HL7® FHIR® Connectathon, Tests New Open-Source Sandbox Offering

Published: 8/2/21 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Marketing and Communications Manager 517.745.8835| emily.mata@mihin.org Interoperability Institute Participates in 2021 CMS HL7® FHIR® Connectathon, Tests New Open-Source Sandbox Offering Event brings together industry leaders to solve healthcare data exchange challenges.  ANN ARBOR, Mich. –   Interoperability Institute (IOI) joined more than 100 developers, programmers, technology experts, analysts, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) colleagues to learn about emerging APIs and HL7® FHIR® implementation by participating in the 2021 Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) HL7 FHIR Connectathon. An HL7 FHIR Connectathon is a collaborative event in which technical and business stakeholders from across the healthcare industry convene to test HL7 FHIR Implementation Guides and Reference Implementations to demonstrate their use for solving healthcare interoperability challenges...

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Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Announce Donation to Interoperability Institute Workforce Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Communications Manager 517.745.8835 |emily.mata@mihin.org   Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Announce Donation to Interoperability Institute Workforce Program Donations will benefit students pursuing a career in health information technology GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura) today announced that a portion of proceeds from every referral it makes to Trusted Dynamic Registration & Authentication Accreditation Program (TDRAAP) will be used to support a student pursuing a career in health information technology at Interoperability Institute’s (IOI) Workforce program. TDRAAP, launched by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, in partnership with UDAP.org,...

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Michigan Health Information Network Awarded Funding From the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Published: 5/11/21 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2021 For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services 517.745.8835 | emily.mata@mihin.org Michigan Health Information Network Awarded Funding From the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Funding will allow for greater collaboration with the City of Detroit on COVID-19 vaccination efforts LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), a public and private nonprofit created to coordinate and build bridges between healthcare providers, announced today that it has been awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as part of its Strengthening the Technical Advancement and Readiness of Public Health Agencies via Health Information Exchange Program (STAR HIE...

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