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Michigan Health Information Network Announces Addition of Robert Milewski to Board of Directors

East Lansing, Mich., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has announced the addition of Robert Milewski to the MiHIN Board of Directors. Mr. Milewski brings many years of healthcare leadership and experience to MiHIN. Mr. Milewski is currently Senior Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Hospital Relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and previously held multiple positions at BCBSM. He has also held positions of leadership at multiple hospital systems in Michigan bringing a unique perspective to the Board. Additionally Mr. Milewski is a commissioner on Michigan's Health Information Technology Commission, appointed by Governor Snyder, and is on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Michigan Beacon community. MiHIN Chairman of the Board, Larry...

Southeast Michigan Beacon Community becomes a Qualified Data Sharing Organization

East Lansing, MI, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has announced that Southeast Michigan Beacon Community (SEMBC), and its Health Information Exchange, BeaconLink2Health, has recently become a fully-qualified data sharing organization for the electronic sharing of health information through MiHIN.  SEMBC will have full access to MiHIN's shared services including Public Health Reporting through MiHIN to the State of Michigan's Department of Community Health (MDCH). By entering into MiHIN's legal umbrella for secure and private electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE), SEMBC joins a dynamic group of organizations already participating in this arrangement, which includes the State of Michigan's MDCH Data Hub and all six sub-state health information exchanges in Michigan which are already qualified data sharing organizations: Great Lakes Health Information...

Care Team Connect Launches Integration to MiHIN

Featured December 19, 2012 | businesswire.com | Morgan Ribeiro, Care Team Connect Health Information Exchange will provide real-time updates for 25,000 MiPCT patients EVANSTON, Ill. & GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Officials with Care Team Connect announced today the completion of their integration into the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN), 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 (MiPCT) and under the care of CareBridge physician practices are receiving real-time notifications of admissions, discharges and transfer (ADT) 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...

Competition among health information exchanges slows development of Michigan system

Featured October 8, 2012 | modernhealthcare.com | Jay Greene, Modern Healthcare A plan intended to foster interconnected health information exchanges across the state has gone awry as companies providing the services compete for hospitals, physicians and market share. The health information exchanges -- not to be confused with the health insurance exchanges under health care reform -- are intended to help make it easier for hospitals and physicians to exchange patient information, thereby achieving lower costs and higher quality by better coordinating care and reducing service duplication. The problem is the two exchanges with the biggest market share, Okemos-based Great Lakes HIE and Grand Rapids-based Michigan Health Connect, use different information systems that cannot exchange data with providers that select other exchanges. The executive directors of the two HIEs, Carol Parker of Great Lakes...

Michigan Health Connect and Greenway Complete Data Exchange Agreement

Featured September 18, 2012 | businesswire.com | The Motley Fool Michigan Health Connect and Greenway Complete Data Exchange Agreement Platform Provides Connectivity Between Hospitals and Ambulatory Practices GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. & CARROLLTON, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Michigan Health Connect (MHC), Michigan's largest provider of health information exchange, and Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., have announced an agreement to provide large-scale integrated health system data exchange for ambulatory practices and clinics utilizing Greenway's electronic health record (EHR), practice management and interoperability solution PrimeSUITE®. Michigan physicians using PrimeSUITE can seamlessly exchange information with any participating hospital that feeds data into Michigan Health Connect, providing connectivity of clinical results data instantly and securely. "With Greenway's ability to develop a hub-to-hub connection leading to the growth of participation in the Michigan Health Connect program, patients across the state will benefit from...