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Advancing Health Care and Modernizing the Public Health Infrastructure in Michigan with Information Technology

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Proclaims Sept. 23- 29 as Health IT Week LANSING, Mich., Sept. 26, 2019 — To recognize the importance of health information technology, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared the week of Sept. 23 as Health IT Week in Michigan.. The focus of the week revolves around five focus areas - advancing public and population health, modernizing the public health infrastructure, accelerating workforce development, expanding access to broadband and telehealth and addressing social determinants of health. Michigan’s health information network is overseen by the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services and includes participants such as physicians, physician organizations, pharmacies, hospitals, health insurance plans and the State of Michigan. These organizations work closely to securely exchange and share patient information, to reduce burdens and costs for...

MiHIN and Livonia Schools piloting new program to make accessing immunization records easier

LANSING, Mich., March 5, 2019 — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) and Livonia Public Schools along with Wayne RESA are partnering to pilot a new online program to help parents and legal guardians quickly request and receive immunization records from the state. MiHIN’s Consumer Mediated Exchange is an integration that works with a school’s parent portal, so parents or guardians can immediately access their child’s immunization record. In Michigan, students are required to show proof of immunizations for kindergartners, 7th graders and new enrollees. For parents, this typically means a trip to the doctor’s office or health department to request their child’s record, which often comes with a cost. For schools, requesting these records and reminding parents to comply is often time consuming. MiHIN’s Consumer...