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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...

U of M Health System partners with IHA, Huron Valley Physicians in information exchange

Featured September 17, 2012 | heritagenews.com | Ann Arbor Journal Two physician groups have joined the University of Michigan Health System in choosing a system to securely access electronic health data, contributing to a regional and national effort to create clinical exchange between health providers. UMHS partners IHA Health Services Corp., an Ann Arbor-based multi-specialty group practice, and Huron Valley Physicians Association have announced they will also join the nonprofit Great Lakes Health Information Exchange. Participation in GLHIE will allow physicians to have secure, real-time access to health and demographic information for new patients, helping prevent medical errors and avoid test duplications. Partner providers will be able to receive data on patients from multiple sources, including different hospitals the patient has visited. Among patient data that will, over time, become available to physicians through...

Southeast Michigan health exchange completes Social Security disability claim project

Featured July 25, 2012 | crainsdetroit.com | Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business The Southeast Michigan Health Information Exchange has completed a $3 million contract with the Social Security Administration to develop an electronic disability claim filing service. Federal stimulus funding has allowed SEMHIE, one of six regional health information exchanges in Michigan that are part of the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, to construct the technology for the exchange, said Robert Jackson, M.D., the exchange's chairman. "This is very exciting for SEMHIE to have achieved," Jackson said in a statement. "We have the foundation to offer more business services of benefit to our community." A health information exchange is designed to allow hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, pharmacies and other providers to share secure patient information to reduce costs, eliminate duplicative tests...