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ONC, CMS to Take Part in Provider Data Accuracy Alliance

ONC, CMS and others will spend the summer of 2017 developing a roadmap to improve provider data accuracy.  Featured June 15, 2017 | EHRintelligence.com| EHR Intelligence  A multi-stakeholder alliance convened by CAQH will meet to discuss and develop a roadmap for improving provider data accuracy throughout the summer of 2017. Accurate provider information improves the efficiency of various fundamental processes in healthcare ranging from paying claims to procuring provider directories. The Provider Data Action Alliance comprises representatives from provider organizations, health information exchanges (HIEs), federal agencies, and health systems. The group has attracted the likes of ONC, CMS, and Surescripts in particular. According to CAQH, investments in provider data aggregation and management in the healthcare industry total over $2 billion a year. However, inaccurate information is still common. A CMS report released in 2017 determined...

Biggest obstacles to patient-centered care? Coordination and quality measurement

Michigan Health Information Network executive director Tim Pletcher says that effectively linking patients to providers starts with a dynamic health directory.  Featured January 16, 2017 | healthcareitnews.com| John Andrews, Healthcare IT News A new model of healthcare means provider organizations need to mobilize and marshal their resources to develop a coordinated, more efficient process of care, according to Tim Pletcher, executive director of the Michigan Health Information Network. Effective patient-centered care requires a clear understanding of which doctors, organizations and other care providers are actively involved in a person’s care, he added, and new approaches to care such as precision medicine further heighten the need for an effective process to link, or attribute, patients to providers, Pletcher said. “The biggest challenge right now is that care coordination, performance measurement and quality measurement are...

OHIT selects Provider Directory vendor

​SALEM, Oregon and EAST LANSING, Michigan, January 12, 2017 - The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has selected a vendor for its statewide Provider Directory. The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) was selected after a thorough and competitive procurement process, led by OHA’s prime vendor, Harris Corporation. This milestone could not have been reached without the support of Oregon stakeholders, who contributed to development of the operational requirements for the Provider Directory and the formal request for proposal (RFP). Members of the Provider Directory Advisory Group (PDAG) were invited to participate in vendor product demonstrations and reference calls with vendors’ existing customers. OHA thanks all of the stakeholders who participated in the procurement process and helped to ensure the Provider Directory solution will meet users’ needs...

7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

November 11, 2016 | beckershospitalreview.com | Erin Dietsche, Becker's Healthcare The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported within the past week. 1. Kansas-based Stafford County Hospital plans to work with Vigials, a Wichita, Kan.-based telemedicine group, to offer endocrinology and dermatology care. 2. Siemens Healthineers acquired Conworx Technology GmbH, a Berlin, Germany-based data management solutions company focused on point-of-care services. 3. Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services plans to continue its partnership with openAirWare, which recently created MiHIN's clinical document architecture parser. 4. PrognoCIS EHR will offer Surescripts' Medication Management for Adherence solution as part of its services for medical providers. 5. New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian is the first health system to implement Boston-based American Well's telehealth software development kit. 6. Osaka, Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceuticals and New York City-based technology company Koneksa Health partnered...

MiHIN Announces Addition of Dr. Gregory Forzley to Board

New director brings years of leadership in health information technology to MiHIN Lansing, MI (July 21, 2016) – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has announced that Dr. Gregory Forzley has joined the MiHIN Board of Directors. Dr. Forzley is uniquely positioned to add experience and guidance to the MiHIN board. He currently serves as a director on the boards of the Michigan Peer Review Organization (MPRO) and Great Lakes Health Connect (as vice-chair). Dr. Forzley is the System Ambulatory Chief Medical Information Officer for Trinity Health.  He is board-certified in family medicine and clinical informatics.  He was a member of the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission from its inception, representing doctors of medicine, and chaired the Commission until last August.  He is also an active member...