MiHIN has developed a collection of shared software and professional services to securely distribute clinical data across the state of Michigan. Each type of data sharing is defined and standardized as a Use Case – a term encompassing the legal document outlining the rules for that type of data sharing and the technical specifications for that type of data sharing.

An example Use Case would be the legal and technical specifications to support sending immunization information to the Michigan Department of Community Health, which would fall under MiHIN’s Public Health Reporting use case.

MiHIN’s initial focus was the transfer of public health information. Once that service was live, we broadened our focus to include transition of care/continuity of care information exchange (mainly Admission-Discharge-Transfer notifications), security services to aid in Meaningful Use compliance, and construction of a provider directory to allow accurate, targeted exchange of health information.