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Oakland Physician Network Services Joins Growing Statewide Health Information Network

Provider organization becomes trusted, qualified data sharing organization with Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 — The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is pleased to announce that Oakland Physician Network Services (OPNS) has been approved as Michigan’s 13th health information exchange qualified organization. Being a qualified organization means that OPNS can now share patient care information directly through the statewide health information network with other healthcare organizations. “Every new organization joining the statewide network makes it stronger,” said Tim Pletcher, Executive Director of MiHIN. “This means more of Michigan’s doctors will be able to share patient information through the statewide network, which in turn means fewer burdens on patients and doctors to coordinate care.” Each of the 400-plus doctors supported by OPNS will...

WMU to host conference on health IT innovation and cybersecurity

Featured October 10, 2017 | wmich.edu KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Government, industry and academic leaders in health information technology and cybersecurity will headline a conference focused on "Exploring Health IT Innovation and Cybersecurity in the Digital Era" at Western Michigan University Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3. The joint Western Michigan IT Forum and International Conference on Health IT Advancement will be held at WMU's Fetzer Center with sessions for industry, academic and student participants. The event is open to the public. Registration is $175 for general admission and free for WMU employees and students. Registration includes an evening reception on Thursday and a continental breakfast and lunch on Friday. The event is hosted by WMU's Department of Business Information Systems and the Center for Health Information Technology Advancement. KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS Dr. Joe Adams is the vice president of...

FHIR Visionaries Focus on Consumer Access

Get Real Health to Help Lead HL7 FHIR® Consumer Centered Data Exchange Connectathon Featured September 06, 2017 | prweb.com | Kathleen Silverstein, PRWEB Get Real Health and the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) are pleased to announce their enthusiastic participation in a new effort aimed at making it easier for patients to take control of their health data. Designed for easy implementation, HL7’s Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard combines the best of earlier HL7® standards with the latest web technologies for health interoperability that is astonishingly quick and cost-effective to develop. The HL7 FHIR development community recently announced a brand new development program focused on consumer engagement: the Consumer Centered Data Exchange (CCDE) Track. With leadership from Graham Grieve, NATE and Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), Get Real Health will...

ONC, CMS to Take Part in Provider Data Accuracy Alliance

ONC, CMS and others will spend the summer of 2017 developing a roadmap to improve provider data accuracy.  Featured June 15, 2017 | EHRintelligence.com| EHR Intelligence  A multi-stakeholder alliance convened by CAQH will meet to discuss and develop a roadmap for improving provider data accuracy throughout the summer of 2017. Accurate provider information improves the efficiency of various fundamental processes in healthcare ranging from paying claims to procuring provider directories. The Provider Data Action Alliance comprises representatives from provider organizations, health information exchanges (HIEs), federal agencies, and health systems. The group has attracted the likes of ONC, CMS, and Surescripts in particular. According to CAQH, investments in provider data aggregation and management in the healthcare industry total over $2 billion a year. However, inaccurate information is still common. A CMS report released in 2017 determined...

Biggest obstacles to patient-centered care? Coordination and quality measurement

Michigan Health Information Network executive director Tim Pletcher says that effectively linking patients to providers starts with a dynamic health directory.  Featured January 16, 2017 | healthcareitnews.com| John Andrews, Healthcare IT News A new model of healthcare means provider organizations need to mobilize and marshal their resources to develop a coordinated, more efficient process of care, according to Tim Pletcher, executive director of the Michigan Health Information Network. Effective patient-centered care requires a clear understanding of which doctors, organizations and other care providers are actively involved in a person’s care, he added, and new approaches to care such as precision medicine further heighten the need for an effective process to link, or attribute, patients to providers, Pletcher said. “The biggest challenge right now is that care coordination, performance measurement and quality measurement are...