Common Gateway Service

Share health information in multiple formats with regional, national and federal organizations

MiHIN’s Common Gateway Service serves as a connection point and message transformation engine for multiple types of messages and message formats exchanged with organizations both inside and outside Michigan

Through its connection to the national eHealth Exchange, the Common Gateway Service allows Michigan organizations to communicate with federal and national organizations such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and other state health information organizations.

The message transformation services within the Common Gateway Service allow trusted data sharing organizations to send and receive messages in a number of protocols, which are automatically transformed by the service’s Exchange Broker into a message format appropriate for other participating organizations, and routed appropriately.

Benefits of the Common Gateway Service:

  • Hub-and-spoke model allows participating organizations to:
    • Reach many endpoints via one connection
    • Translate message protocols in a centralized location
    • Route messages through a centralized, trusted broker
  • Implementation costs are reduced because one interface can reach many communities
  • Common validation process means participants can test once and run everywhere

For more information on how to access the Common Gateway Service, contact us or explore use cases like Information for Veterans and Social Security Determination.