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COVID-19 Update – MiHIN
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Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has been leading the way in various efforts surrounding the secure exchange of health information for a decade. Our focus has always been, and always will be, the residents of Michigan. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been our mission over the past several weeks to amplify our efforts in the best way possible to reduce burdens on our medical communities and lead statewide efforts to increase efficiency for sharing data, accessing data across care givers, and reduce burdens on physicians and those on the front line. Together, with Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, we have accomplished a great deal in a short amount of time.

Each week, over 17 million messages and pieces of health information get passed through our system; Admission, Discharge, and Transfer notifications, lab results, are incorporated in the response to COVID-19, we have only continued to increase the ability to securely exchange critical, real-time, patient data.
MiHIN’s main priority is to utilize the key information that is flowing through the network to accomplish comprehensive use of the data.

The data is being used and analyzed in new ways to support the effort of cohesive care across teams.

MiHIN’s Active Care Relationship Service® (ACRS®) has been turned on for all hospitals across the state of Michigan; the file will also be routed back to the sender

In conjunction with the Lab Database, MiHIN is placing indicators on the ACRS files indicating a Covid-19 Positive, Negative, Indeterminant result, along with the date

MiHIN is routing all COVID-19 lab results to the State of Michigan registry and will route results to Detroit Medical Center, Trinity Health System, and Henry Ford Health System (Note: this list is continuing to expand)

MiHIN is sending results, via direct secure email, back to Health Departments; including results, date, and active care team

MiHIN has created an error log for any and all results that are not currently routed through mechanisms mentioned above; this will initiate an SMS message to the patient to advise them to log into the Bio Reference Lab Portal to access their results

We are committed to the secure exchange of this critical data.

Better and needed data, means better care.

To learn more, or to start receiving or sending data, please contact help@mihin.org.

How else are we helping?

MiHIN has also been increasing access for providers and patients to telehealth options. Not only is this an efficient way of handling increased patient visits, but also decreases the risk of exposure and spread of this pandemic. MiHIN has been ramping up our telehealth platform for statewide implementation.  Care Convene is unlike other telehealth options, as it is HIPAA compliant, operational within days, with zero start up fees and no fixed contracts while supporting both on demand and condition monitoring care. We can help you get started today! Please contact us at telehealth@mihin.org or by calling 1.866.577.3450.

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