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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...

MiHIN Announces “Flex Staffing” Request for Proposals for U.S. Businesses

MiHIN seeks vendors for general project support, IT, and data center/hosting services February 21, 2012 08:55 AM Eastern Standard Time EAST LANSING, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today the Michigan Health Information Network (www.mihin.org) announced its Flex Staffing Request For Proposals (RFP) for U.S. businesses to apply to become approved vendors for general project and support, information technology (IT) services, and data center / hosting services. Complete details on this RFP are available at: http://mihinss.net/MiHIN_RFP-2012-001.html.   This procurement allows MiHIN to employ a flexible staffing model to aid in the expanded deployment of its shared services and associated activities related to electronic health data sharing. MiHIN’s “Flex Staffing” pre-approved resources will consist of selected vendors that provide hourly work-for-hire and/or fixed price projects to augment MiHIN full time staff or data center/hosting services...

The Michigan Health Information Network Begins Phase One Implementation with OptumInsight

East Lansing, MI, September 22, 2011 —  Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), the state designated health information exchange (HIE) for Michigan, today announced engagement of OptumInsight and its Axolotl HIE platform to implement Phase One of the MiHIN Strategic and Operational Plan. “This is a very exciting stage for health information exchange in Michigan. Our state has been a leader in promoting the pervasive distribution of qualified sub-state organizations capable of supporting secure data exchange among emergency departments, hospitals, physician offices, and other health care settings across Michigan’s 83 counties. MiHIN’s work will now create that focal point for integration that ties each of these regional or sub-state efforts together and offers a seamless gateway with the State of Michigan; eventually MiHIN shall function as...