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Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Integrates Great Lakes Health Connect

EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 7, 2019 – Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), one of the nation’s leading health information networks, will integrate Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC), the leading health information exchange in Michigan, to improve healthcare across the state and beyond. MiHIN and GLHC have signed an agreement for the proposed integration with the goal of combining operations by the end of 2019. MiHIN is a public and private nonprofit collaboration created to coordinate and build the bridges between healthcare providers throughout the state. From hospitals to pharmacies to health plans, MiHIN creates the technology and resources needed to allow for the safe and secure sharing of electronic health information statewide, helping to reduce costs and ultimately improve care for patients. GLHC, based in Grand...

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...

National Health IT Week Celebrated in Michigan and Beyond

This September 23-27, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is a proud partner of U.S. National Health IT Week. U.S. National Health IT Week is a nationwide action week focused on supporting healthy communities across the U.S. through the application of information and technology. Comprehensive healthcare reform is not possible without system-wide adoption of health information technology, which improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. Initiated in 2006 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), U.S. National Health IT Week has emerged as a landmark occasion for using health IT as part of the overall solution to improve America’s healthcare as a bipartisan, federally led, market driven initiative. The focus of...

Interoperability Institute launched to grow health IT workforce, learning and collaboration

LANSING, Mich., September 5, 2019 — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is launching a new not-for-profit organization focused on innovative research designed to accelerate national interoperability and to attract and develop health information technology (IT) talent. The Interoperability Institute provides a collaborative learning space where organizations can work towards national interoperability via product solutions like Interoperability Land™, which will help organizations work within the new health data rules expected to be announced soon by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services and Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Interoperability Land is a simulated healthcare ecosystem designed to power the future of interoperability through the integration, acceptance, and testing of technologies and open standards within a collaborative digital platform. Organizations can learn, build and...

Public Health Surveillance: Electronic Reporting as a Point of Reference

Public health agencies conduct regular surveillance to prevent, investigate, and control disease outbreaks. Disease surveillance measures begin in healthcare settings because public health agencies collect disease information from healthcare providers, facilities, and clinical laboratories that are required to report certain diseases and conditions to state or local health agencies...

Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) Announces Participating Beta Organizations Ahead of Finalizing Program Criteria

FARMINGTON, Conn. – August 20, 2019 –The Trusted Network Accreditation Program (TNAP) collaborative, established to directly align with the 21st Century Cures Act and the development of the Trusted Exchange Framework with Common Agreement (TEFCA), today named six healthcare organizations, selected by the TNAP Steering Committee Beta Workgroup, who are serving as beta candidates and initial testing sites for its draft accreditation program. Read more....

MiHIN Adds to Use Case Portfolio, Creates Interoperability Sandbox

By David Raths August 12, 2019 | Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) continues to expand the services it offers statewide, including the creation of a sandbox environment to enable healthcare organizations to simulate and test interoperability scenarios and a recently announced partnership with Care Convene, a telehealth platform. Read more. ...

MiHIN to present at SHIEC about community collaboration and how to improve patient matching

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will speak at the 2019 Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative during two sessions: A Payer Panel Discussion: Common Interests and Community Collaboration and How to Improve Patient Matching - 4 Proven Methods. Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura), will speak during a panel on how Michigan engages with payers to align incentives to drive statewide interoperability, use case adoption and value creation. James Noland, Senior Product Marketing Manager, MiHIN, will speak during a panel on Michigan’s unique approach to patient matching utilizing 4Medica’s Big Data MPI along with a common key, a private attribute to link individuals with their health information. More information on the summit is available here. WHO: Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and...

MiHIN to speak at Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference on integration of proposed CMS/ONC rules; platform for integration

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will speak at the 2019 Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) during Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)® Standards and Medicaid workshop and CMS Patient Access and Interoperability – Implementing APIs in Medicaid presentation in Chicago. Matt Englehart, Director, Research and Development, MiHIN, will discuss how Interoperability Land™ can be used to integrate FHIR® standards and open APIs in a safe, secure, collaborative environment. Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN and Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura) will speak about how MiHIN has created Interoperability Land™ to help organizations comply with the upcoming proposed rules by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to comply with data sharing via application programming interfaces. More information...