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Michigan Health Information Network’s Patient Matching Strategy Improves Electronic Information Sharing

Marina del Rey, CA—August 15, 2018 — 4medica announced today that its master patient index (MPI) technology is being used by the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) to make sure incoming patient data is accurately and swiftly matched to the right patient record, helping to ensure the correct healthcare providers are receiving information about their patients that is exchanged through the statewide network. MiHIN uses the 4medica Big Data MPI along with a private patient attribute or “common key” that links individuals and their health information across systems and organizations. The combined solution enables MiHIN to match patient identities in real time. This is crucial, as MiHIN coordinates and bridges communication between providers throughout the state, a volume of transactions that numbers in the tens...

4medica Customers Headed to Washington to Advise Nation’s Health Leaders on Patient Identity Matching

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 4medica announced today that two of the company's patient identity matching customers will be featured session speakers at the upcoming 2018 ONC Interoperability Forum in Washington, D.C., August 6—8. Hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the forum attracts the nation's health technology leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors. Over the course of the forum, these leaders will discuss and formulate solutions to achieving true health data interoperability. Patient identity matching is a critical component of this objective, yet has been a struggle for many healthcare organizations in the absence of a national patient ID. With this persistent challenge as the backdrop, The Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) and New Jersey Innovation Institute...

With TEFCA Looming, HIE Leaders Discuss Changing Business Models

Regional health information exchanges are not an endangered species. That was the message from a panel of HIE leaders at the 2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore last week. Panel moderator Carol Robinson, a principal at Portland, Ore.-based consulting firm CedarBridge Group LLC and former State Health IT coordinator in Oregon, asked the leaders for their impressions of the “elephant in the room” — the potential impact of the draft TEFCA (Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement) proposal, as well as a host of other topics. Michael Matthews, who serves as both chief strategy officer for CedarBridge and president and board chair of The Sequoia Project, said he was heartened by the fact that the TEFCA framework plans to build on existing initiatives,...

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Michigan Connectathon Enables Developers to Exchange Real-Time Health Information Utilizing FHIR®

Michigan Connectathon Enables Developers to Exchange Real-Time Health Information Utilizing FHIR® LANSING, Mich., June 6, 2018 – Health Information Technology developers and business users assembled in Lansing on June 4 and 5 for Michigan’s first Meteroic Interoperability Connectathon (Connectathon). The event, hosted by the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) gave attendees the opportunity to learn, develop, and test applications using Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) in a collaborative environment with other participants, including organizations who engaged remotely, to learn and experience how FHIR can improve their workflow and data-sharing processes. This first-of-its kind Connectathon featured multiple FHIR servers pre-configured with more than 300,000 FHIR resources representing realistic, synthetic test data.  The FHIR servers represented health systems, physician organizations, health plans, Health Information Exchange organizations, and Health...