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Tom Lauzon Joins MiHIN Board of Directors

EAST LANSING, Mich., July 17, 2014 -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Lauzon of Meridian Health Plan of Michigan to the MiHIN Board of Directors. Mr. Lauzon brings his expertise as a five-time CIO 100 award-winner to assist MiHIN’s statewide initiative to improve healthcare through electronic health information sharing. "MiHIN welcomes Mr. Lauzon as a member of our Board,” said MiHIN Chairman Larry Wagenknecht. “He has a strong history of building innovative technology to improve healthcare for both patients and providers, which perfectly aligns with the MiHIN mission. Tom Lauzon’s expertise will help further our efforts as we continue working toward our goal of implementing better healthcare for the residents of Michigan." Mr. Lauzon brings years...

MiHIN Director reviews HIE security protocols, agreements

Featured July 8, 2014 | healthitsecurity.com | Patrick Ouellette, HealthITSecurity.com Seeing as how Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) considers itself a network of networks and doesn’t really see itself a traditional health information exchange (HIE), it follows that it would take data security quite seriously. MiHIN Executive Director Tim Pletcher told HealthITSecurity.com that MiHIN is the single point of entry into the state of Michigan for all the data that goes into the HIEs for meaningful use, as organizations give their data to MiHIN and it gives the data to the state. Pletcher explains in this one-on-one how MiHIN views secure data exchange in the context of having multiple levels of connectivity. How does MiHIN connect with other HIEs? The first level is legal connectivity, which poses questions such as who’s connecting, what are they going to...

Health Information Technology Leaders Convene in Lansing This Week

Connecting Michigan for Health 2014 to be held June 4-6 at Radisson Hotel Lansing, MI, June 2, 2014 – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) invites attendees to join thought leaders from across the state and around the nation at Connecting Michigan for Health 2014, a conference dedicated to advancing the exchange of health information in Michigan. Connecting Michigan for Health 2014 takes place this week, June 4-6, at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is opening the conference, discussing Michigan’s success in helping guide an industry that was historically based on paper and fax into the modern era of digital medical records and electronic health information sharing. Michigan has become one of the leading states in the national drive to implement secure,...

Meridian Health Plan Becomes Qualified Data Sharing Organization

Michigan’s Statewide Health Information Sharing Capabilities Expand with Meridian Health Plan Increasing Payer Participation EAST LANSING, Mich., March 6, 2014 — Meridian Health Plan, the largest Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) in the State of Michigan, announced today that Meridian has joined Michigan’s collective effort to enable secure, electronic sharing of health information as a new Qualified Data Sharing Organization (QO) with MiHIN, the state-designated entity for the exchange of health information statewide in Michigan. Meridian is the fourth health plan in Michigan to achieve this status with MiHIN. Becoming a QO enables Meridian to securely, electronically share and receive patient data with health care providers, hospitals, and public health agencies. Coordinated care data provided electronically at the point of care gives doctors on a patient’s care...

Care Team Connect Launches Integration to Michigan Health Information Network

GRAND RAPIDS — Officials with Evanston, Ill.-based Care Team Connect announced the completion of their integration into the Grand Rapids-based Michigan Health Information Network, the state’s initiative to improve health care quality, cost, efficiency and patient safety through electronic exchange of health information. Care managers for patients participating in the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project and under the care of CareBridge physician practices are receiving real-time notifications of admissions, discharges and transfer from Grand Rapids-area hospitals. During this initial launch, Care Team Connect will provide real time updates and alerts for 25,000 of the 120,000 MiPCT patients across the state of Michigan for whom CareBridge is ultimately responsible for managing and coordinating the care. “The MiHIN funded admission, discharge, transfer pilot has entered full production, allowing practices to assess the value...