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Michigan’s wasteful mental health system needs reform

Featured June 30, 2015 | freep.com | Vikram Reddy, Detroit Free Press I stared at the Excel sheet and looked at the first person on the list. She was in her mid-40s, single, white and had been to the emergency room over 38 times in one year. As the medical director for quality at a community hospital in Metro Detroit, I and several members of our staff met with our local community mental health agency to figure out how many of our Medicaid patients were both high utilizers of our emergency room and had a behavioral health diagnosis. I reviewed the medical record of Ms. X, the woman at the top of the list. Her chief complaints varied from headaches to back pain to abdominal pain. She was...

Welcome to our Newest CommonWell General Members

Featured June 23, 2015 | commonwellalliance.org | Nick Knowlton, CommonWell Health Alliance I am excited to announce our latest membership additions. This month, we continue to build upon our strong representation from the wonderful health IT vendors market, and we begin to expand our membership to incorporate new healthcare stakeholders outside of the vendor community. We have four new General Members. Two are strong IT companies – Caremerge and T-System, who help providers care for patients by coordinating senior care and enabling urgent/emergent care, respectively. Caremerge Caremerge forges meaningful connections between providers, payers, families and seniors seeking to improve communication in today’s complex healthcare environment. With a revolutionary, easy-to-use cloud-based coordination platform, Caremerge keeps the entire care team informed through an intuitive interface that enables real-time staff interaction, provides families with peace of...

Michigan Health Information Network Adds Board Members

Featured May 1, 2015 | dbusiness.com | DBusiness EAST LANSING —The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services has expanded its board of directors with the addition of five new members. The new members are: Jim Lee representing the Michigan Health and Hospital Association; Pat Rinvelt representing the Governor’s Health Information Technology Commission; Dr. Arthur Ronan representing the Michigan State Medical Society; Sue Schade representing Great Lakes Health Connect; and Dr. Taylor Scott representing the Michigan Osteopathic Association. The new directors will contribute to the overall guidance and strategy of Michigan’s statewide initiative to improve health care delivery and foster payment reform through better access to electronic health information. Lee, of Okemos, serves as the vice president for Data Policy and Development, responsible for data collection and development of the Michigan inpatient and...

State, National Leaders to Gather in Lansing for Health Information Technology Conference June 3-5

Lansing, MI, April 14, 2015 – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) invites attendees to join thought leaders from across the nation at Connecting Michigan for Health 2015, Michigan’s annual three-day conference to be held June 3-5, 2015 at the Lansing Convention Center. The event provides a dynamic, interactive forum to discuss the healthcare industry’s efforts to improve care delivery and promote payment reform in Michigan and throughout the U.S. Registration discounts are available at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1633516 for anyone registering prior to April 30. The conference opens on Wednesday, June 3 with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder providing remarks regarding the Healthy Michigan initiative, followed by Director Nick Lyon of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services discussing Michigan’s initiatives to improve healthcare delivery and promote payment...

Early Registration Discounts Now Available for Connecting Michigan for Health 2015

Lansing, MI, March 18, 2015 – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) invites attendees to join healthcare thought leaders from across the state and around the nation at Connecting Michigan for Health 2015, Michigan’s annual three-day conference to be held June 3-5, 2015 at the Lansing Convention Center.  The event is dedicated to advancing the electronic sharing of health information to support healthcare delivery and payment transformations underway in Michigan and throughout the U.S. Registration discounts are available at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1633516 for anyone registering prior to April 30. Connecting Michigan for Health 2015 will kick off with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder providing opening remarks about Healthy Michigan on June 3. Following Governor Snyder, Director Nick Lyon of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services will discuss the state’s...