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Michigan Health Info Exchange Sets Two National Milestones

Featured November 4, 2013 | detroit.cbslocal.com | Matt Roush, CBS Detroit EAST LANSING (WWJ) — It just got easier to talk health information to the Michigan Health Information Network. MiHIN has become the first state designated health information exchange to complete “onboarding” by Healtheway Inc., a non-profit in McLean, Va. that supports the eHealth Exchange, a rapidly growing community of exchange partners that securely share information under a common trust framework and a common set of rules. Participants in the eHealth Exchange include the Social Security Administration, the Veterans Health Administration and other states. The eHealth Exchange is a group of organizations operating together to improve patient care, streamline disability benefit claims, and improve population health. The group accomplishes these goals through the secure, trusted exchange of health information — matching...

MiHIN expands reach of its health information exchange

Featured October 2, 2013 | ehrintelligence.com | Kyle Murphy, PhD, EHR Intelligence While October 1 brought with it plenty of negative news surrounding the government shutdown, it proved to be a productive day for the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). The statewide health information exchange in the state made the most recent of two announcements yesterday, that expand its reach both within Michigan and beyond its borders. First, MiHIN reached an agreement with the Southeast Michigan Beacon Community (SEMBC), one of 17 communities chosen by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as model for healthcare reform and patient-centered care through the adoption of EHR and health IT systems. Per the agreement, participants in SEMBC’s...

Southeast Michigan Beacon Community and MiHIN to Cooperate on Expanded Service Offering

DETROIT, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southeast Michigan Beacon Community (SEMBC) and Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) today announced an agreement establishing a robust path to the future for BeaconLink2Health, SEMBC's Health Information Exchange (HIE). The agreement leverages numerous MiHIN services and solutions that expand  BeaconLink2Health's offerings and overall value to HIE participants and the greater southeast Michigan region including: Michigan Public Health Reporting – access to MiHIN's technology and infrastructure supporting statewide and interstate electronic submission of public health data to the appropriate agencies, as necessary to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 public health reporting requirements, including the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS), and the Michigan Syndromic Surveillance System (MSSS). Admit/Discharge/Transfer Notifications (ADTs) – enhancements supporting...

Dr. Thomas Simmer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Joins MiHIN Board of Directors

East Lansing, MI, September 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) announced that Dr. Thomas L. Simmer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has joined the MiHIN Board of Directors, adding decades of proactive physician leadership experience to the statewide initiative to improve healthcare through electronic health information exchange. "MiHIN welcomes Dr. Simmer as a member of our Board," said MiHIN Chairman of the Board Larry Wagenknecht. "He has a strong history of initiating and implementing quality care programs that align ideally with the MiHIN mission. Tom's statewide leadership is a great addition to MiHIN and will help provide further physician direction as we continue working toward our goal of better healthcare for the residents of Michigan." Simmer brings many years of...

Health Alliance Plan Joins MiHIN

Featured September 16, 2013 | prweb.com | Health Alliance Plan Health Alliance Plan (HAP), the state’s second largest health insurer, announced it is now a qualified data sharing organization with the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN). The network is the official state-designated entity for electronic health information exchange in Michigan. The addition of HAP to the MiHIN network demonstrates the continued steady, positive growth Michigan is making towards a comprehensive shared network to improve communication across the health care spectrum statewide. “HAP believes unnecessary paperwork and fragmented health care Information Technology systems that are unable to communicate with each other are hazardous to our health and contribute to rising medical costs,” said Christopher Pike HAP Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Most patients interact with many different medical providers as...