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Early Registration Discounts Now Available for Connecting Michigan for Health 2016

Conference to focus on emerging patterns and future opportunities in electronic health information sharing LANSING, Mich., March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) invites healthcare professionals to join thought leaders from across the state and around the U.S. at ConnectingMichigan for Health 2016, Michigan's eighth annual three-day conference to be held June 8-10, 2016 at the Lansing Convention Center.  Complete information and registration discounts are available at http://www.connectingmichigan.net for anyone registering prior to April 30. Extra "early bird" discounts are available to anyone registering prior to March 31. Connecting Michigan for Health is an event dedicated to advancing electronic health information sharing to enable healthcare delivery and payment transformation. Speakers and attendees convene from around Michigan and across the U.S. to share major...

MiHIN Broadens Representation of Healthcare Stakeholders with New Directors

Michigan’s initiative to improve healthcare through electronic information sharing adds two members to Board of Directors EAST LANSING, Mich. (December 7, 2015) – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) today announced the expansion of its Board of Directors to include two new physician members representing unique stakeholder groups: Dr. Scott Monteith representing Behavioral Health providers and Dr. Faiyaz Syed representing Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), federal grant-funded organizations that assist underserved areas or populations. Each new director will offer guidance and input from the viewpoint of their stakeholder groups to further strengthen Michigan’s efforts to improve healthcare delivery and foster payment reform through better access to electronic health information. “To achieve our core goals of lowering costs, improving the quality of healthcare, and reducing burdens on...

Health Information Exchange Focus of Patient Matching Event

August 14, 2015 | ehrintelligence.com | Sara Heath, EHR Intelligence As the healthcare industry grows increasingly complex, so does the process of linking patient data across various healthcare providers. Known as patient matching, this process has made health information exchange (HIE) very cumbersome and prompted initiatives to come up with better solutions. As a part of those initiatives, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will be holding the HIMSS Patient Matching Testing Event, according to a recent press release. The event will be held on August 14 at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland. This first-of-its-kind event utilizes the partnership between HIMSS, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) through their two-year...

MiHIN (Michigan Health Information Network) Conference Recap

Featured July 1, 2015 | Healthnumeric.com | Jensie Simkins, Health Numeric Health Numeric attended the Michigan Health Information Network’s (MiHIN) conference in East Lansing on June 3-5th. The event had roughly 400 attendees and was their most successful event to date. The conference is “designed as a forum for healthcare thought leaders to share their perspectives on the current state and the future state of Health Information Technology (HIT) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) with peers and colleagues, to support the healthcare transformations underway in Michigan.” The 3-day event had a variety of presentations and speakers, ranging from prominent people in the healthcare field to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder—who gave the conference opening remarks. He spoke about Healthy Michigan and how that is made possible by many of the organization present at the...

Michigan’s wasteful mental health system needs reform

Featured June 30, 2015 | freep.com | Vikram Reddy, Detroit Free Press I stared at the Excel sheet and looked at the first person on the list. She was in her mid-40s, single, white and had been to the emergency room over 38 times in one year. As the medical director for quality at a community hospital in Metro Detroit, I and several members of our staff met with our local community mental health agency to figure out how many of our Medicaid patients were both high utilizers of our emergency room and had a behavioral health diagnosis. I reviewed the medical record of Ms. X, the woman at the top of the list. Her chief complaints varied from headaches to back pain to abdominal pain. She was never admitted to the hospital,...