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New pilot program saves Michigan medical examiners time, efficiency for tracking down medical records

LANSING, Mich., April 22, 2019 — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has launched a new pilot program in collaboration with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMU) and Occupational Research Assessment (ORA) in January 2019 to help medical examiners quickly process healthcare information for deceased individuals. Prior to MiHIN’s pilot program, Query Patient Record History, medical examiners had to request hard copy medical records and had to manually search for additional information via phone and fax. With the pilot program, medical examiners can now enter a case into MDILog, a web-based case management software, and if information is available within the MiHIN network, a message will be sent back to the Medical Examiner electronically. Information can include the deceased identifying demographics,...

Velatura unveils new collaborative, data visualization product to increase healthcare interoperability

LANSING, Mich., March 26, 2019 — During the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference, Velatura, a subsidiary of Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, unveiled a new product focusing on a collaborative, data visualization environment to increase interoperability within healthcare. Interoperability Land™, a simulated healthcare environment hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, is designed to power the future of multi-organization development, integration, acceptance and testing of innovative technologies. Within Interoperability Land, developers are able to safely design develop and test collaboratively within on-demand test environments, simulated Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) and API sandboxes. In addition, Interoperability Land offers minimal legal and governance hurdles, no risk of involuntarily exposing protected health information all while maintaining control of their intellectual property. During the conference, Velatura held a Birds of...

Bridge Magazine Opinion Editorial: There’s another infrastructure that needs maintained – health information

Improving infrastructure — namely “fixing the damn roads” and cleaning up our drinking water — has been among Governor Whitmer’s top campaign promises and is now at the top of her to-do list as she begins her first term as Michigan’s 49th governor. And while roads and bridges and water and sewer systems are certainly important priorities, Michigan also needs to improve ...

Interoperability Land™ to be focus during Implementation Round Table at 2019 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services will be hosting a Birds of a Feather information session to discuss Interoperability Land™, an open source collaborative, digital data visualization environment. The session will take place during the 2019 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit. Interoperability Land, a simulated healthcare environment hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud is designed to power the future of multi-organization development, integration, acceptance and testing of innovative technologies. More information on the summit is available here. WHO: Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and CEO, Velatura, will lead the discussion. Attend this session and find out how you can be a part of the solution and make true interoperability a reality. WHEN:              Wednesday, March 20, 2019; 8-8:45 a.m. WHERE: Stone Room, 3rd Floor, Hilton...

MiHIN speaking at 2019 State Healthcare IT Summit about utilizing use cases to advance interoperability and Medicaid modernization

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will participate on a panel, Maximizing the Value of HIE and State Partnerships, during the State Healthcare IT Connect Summit in Baltimore. Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and CEO, Velatura, will speak about MiHIN Use Case Factory, engaging payers to align incentives and Medicaid modernization as interoperability using open application interfacts advances. More information on the summit is available here. WHO: Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and CEO, Velatura, will participate in the panel and be available before and after for interviews. WHEN: Monday March 18, 2019; 1-2:30 p.m. WHERE: Key Ballroom 11 (2nd Floor), Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD 21201 About Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is Michigan’s...