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New Year, New Brand for MiHIN

LANSING, Mich., Jan 22, 2019 — As the new year is underway, so is new branding for Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). “The previous brand, used for nearly a decade, introduced MiHIN to Michigan and kept the focus on the importance of connections while building a collaborative approach to health information technology and exchange in Michigan,” states Marty Woodruff, MiHIN Associate Executive Director. “Today, MiHIN continues to focus on connections and collaboration, but also to advance who we serve in the state of Michigan, making sure the processes and the technologies are in place to ensure optimal health for all of Michigan.” The brand refresh will position MiHIN to dig deeper into how shared services are developed to advance healthcare for the people of Michigan. While...

Across the Care Continuum, Improving Patient Matching Capabilities Has Become Paramount

December 13, 2018 by Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor, Healthcare Informatics Patient matching—the ability to accurately link all of a patient’s health data within and across health systems—has been a challenge for the healthcare industry for decades, and the lack of a nationwide patient matching strategy remains one of the largest unresolved issues in the safe and secure electronic exchange of medical data. Source: Healthcare Informatics ...

Michigan Health Information Network Scheduled to Speak at ONC Annual Meeting & Developer Workshop

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 26, 2018 – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will be presenting at the 2018 Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Annual Meeting taking place in Washington, D.C. November 29 - 30, 2018 and the Playing with FHIR® Developer Workshop leading up to the Annual Meeting on November 27 - 28, 2018. ONC Annual Meeting Tim Pletcher, MiHIN executive director, will be participating as a panelist during a breakout session “State Data Sharing (HIE) Interoperability Design and Implementation Perspectives” alongside representatives from the Connecticut Health Information Exchange and MyHealth Access Network, the state of Oklahoma’s health information exchange. During the panel, Tim will highlight Michigan’s continued efforts to encourage data-sharing as well as interoperability models that support alignment of...

MiHIN Partners with Vlasic & Roth LLC to Accelerate Technology and Services

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 19, 2018 – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Dr. Jeff Vlasic and Michael Roth of Vlasic & Roth LLC to help with the commercialization of MiHIN’s successful technology and services. Michigan and MiHIN are recognized throughout the country as leaders in the exchange of health information through our statewide health information network. “We are pleased to have Dr. Vlasic and Michael Roth join the MiHIN team,” says Tim Pletcher, executive director, MiHIN. “Their hardcore technology execution and frontline clinical experience will not only enhance the growth and sustainability of the organization, but also guide us in executing operational excellence on all fronts.” Together, Vlasic & Roth and MiHIN will deliver high-impact change management and performance...

Call for Speakers for 2019 Connecting Michigan for Health Conference

Annual Connecting Michigan for Health Conference June 3-5, 2019 LANSING, Mich., October 24, 2018 — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) announced its call for speakers for the 2019 Connecting Michigan for Health Conference. The 11th annual event will return to the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan, June 3-5, 2019 and this year’s theme is Amplify: Boosting the Power of Connectivity. “We are excited to begin a new decade for our annual event,” said Marty Woodruff, Associate Executive Director, MiHIN. “This upcoming year will present more impressive content around the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and increased opportunities around interoperability. In addition, we look to further audience engagement as we continue to enhance data sharing within the state of Michigan.” The conference...