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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...

MiHIN establishes HIE in Michigan

Featured May 29, 2012 | ehrintelligence.com | Kyle Murphy, PhD, EHR Intelligence  Exchange of health information occurs at all levels among providers, organizations, and institutions. While the widespread adoption of health information technology (IT) mandated under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) begins with capturing health data, it reaches its climax in the meaningful sharing of health information through health information exchange (HIE). The foundation for national and interstate exchange is currently being built state by state.   Earlier this month, the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) announced that it had gone live with its network. For Executive Director Tim Pletcher, the launch of MiHIN represents a culminating moment for a state typically ahead of the curve. “The MiHIN process kicked off seven years ago where...

Michigan Department of Community Health and Michigan Health Connect go live with Public Health Reporting through MiHIN

Lansing,  MI, May 8, 2012--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Health Connect, and Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) have activated real-time electronic reporting of public health information to the State of Michigan using the Michigan model of a network of networks. This initiative allows secure, transaction-based routing of child and adult immunization records from Michigan Health Connect hospitals and physicians to the State’s Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) through MiHIN. In addition, Michigan Health Connect members can send electronic lab reports to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS).   This milestone sets a new standard in Michigan for the automatic feed of health information to State repositories and for Meaningful Use. "Having the MiHIN connected to the Michigan Health Connect is a significant step forward...

Hurley Medical Center’s move to electronic medical records system is part of a national initiative

Featured April 5, 2012 | mlive.com | Sarah Schuch, MLive The days of trying to read a doctor’s handwriting are ending. Patients won’t have to struggle to remember their entire medical history and physicians won’t shuffle through piles of paperwork to learn crucial information about their patients. A month after Epic, an all-electronic medical records system, was implemented at Hurley Medical Center, officials say the system has enabled physicians to more efficiently care for and learn about their patients – an idea that is quickly growing around the state and country. By 2014, the goal nationwide is to have electronic medical records for every patient, including medical history, allergies and any other noteworthy information. The initiative started with the Bush administration in 2004 and was reaffirmed by the Obama administration in 2009 to cut...