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Michigan HIE Tag

Northern Physicians Organization Becomes Qualified Data Sharing Organization

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., October 14, 2014  – Northern Physicians Organization announced today that it is the newest group to join the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) as a Qualified Data Sharing Organization. This helps to integrate Northern Physician Organization’s (NPO) local practice registry to a state level and will allow for electronic health information to be securely shared statewide through MiHIN. As a Qualified Data Sharing Organization (QO) under the Michigan Health Information Network’s (MiHIN) legal umbrella, NPO member providers can achieve better care coordination and transitions of care for patients by gaining full access to securely and privately exchange patient data with other health care providers connected to the statewide network of Health Information Exchanges operated by MiHIN. Having the patient’s coordinated care data accessible...

Michigan Pushes Further into Statewide Secure Health Information Sharing

TROY and EAST LANSING, Michigan, October 7, 2014 – Molina Healthcare, Inc. today announced that its subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of Michigan, Inc., has joined Michigan's efforts to improve health care statewide through electronic data sharing as the newest Qualified Data Sharing Organization (QO) with the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN). The move will provide access to the benefits of secure electronic data sharing for the hundreds of thousands of patients and providers under the Molina umbrella, including thousands of low- income families in Michigan who depend on Medicaid for their well-being. Molina Healthcare's first information sharing collaboration within Michigan will involve MiHIN's Statewide Admit, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) Notification service. By participating in the statewide ADT service – which is a legally and technically secure means to...

Health Information exchanges in Michigan

Featured August 17, 2014 | crainsdetroit.com | Jay Greene, Crain’s Detroit Business A health information exchange is a nonprofit organization intended to help hospitals and physicians exchange patient information in a secure electronic format. Data include electronic messages, laboratory, pharmacy and imaging data along with documentation of care and admission discharge and transfer information, or ADT. Michigan's foray into health information exchanges began in 2006 under Gov. Jennifer Granholm and with several million dollars of federal funding. Initially, nine health information exchanges were created in Michigan to allow competing medical providers to share patient information instantly in a secure format and to encourage the exchanges to experiment and grow within their regions. Over time, some exchanges closed and others have merged, leaving six operational HIEs in Michigan. Last month, two of the...

Meridian Health Plan Becomes Qualified Data Sharing Organization

Michigan’s Statewide Health Information Sharing Capabilities Expand with Meridian Health Plan Increasing Payer Participation EAST LANSING, Mich., March 6, 2014 — Meridian Health Plan, the largest Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) in the State of Michigan, announced today that Meridian has joined Michigan’s collective effort to enable secure, electronic sharing of health information as a new Qualified Data Sharing Organization (QO) with MiHIN, the state-designated entity for the exchange of health information statewide in Michigan. Meridian is the fourth health plan in Michigan to achieve this status with MiHIN. Becoming a QO enables Meridian to securely, electronically share and receive patient data with health care providers, hospitals, and public health agencies. Coordinated care data provided electronically at the point of care gives doctors on a patient’s care...

Mich. Health Information Network to Share Info With Federal Agencies, Six Other States

Featured November 5, 2013 | crainsdetroit.com | Jay Greene, Crain’s Detroit Business East Lansing-based Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services has signed an agreement with McLean, Va.-based Healtheway Inc. to securely share patient care information with federal agencies and six other states on the national eHealth Exchange network. Michigan's six health information networks, including the state's two largest — Grand Rapids-based Michigan Health Connect and East Lansing-based Great Lakes Health Information Exchange — are expected to participate in the national network, said Tim Pletcher, executive director of MiHIN. The two HIEs represent more than 3,000 physician provider offices and 96 of the state's approximate 117 hospitals, including the University of Michigan Health System, Trinity Health, Botsford Hospital, McLaren Healthcare, Beaumont Health System and St. John Providence Health System. Detroit-based Southeast Michigan...

Southeast Michigan Beacon Community and MiHIN to Cooperate on Expanded Service Offering

DETROIT, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southeast Michigan Beacon Community (SEMBC) and Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) today announced an agreement establishing a robust path to the future for BeaconLink2Health, SEMBC's Health Information Exchange (HIE). The agreement leverages numerous MiHIN services and solutions that expand  BeaconLink2Health's offerings and overall value to HIE participants and the greater southeast Michigan region including: Michigan Public Health Reporting – access to MiHIN's technology and infrastructure supporting statewide and interstate electronic submission of public health data to the appropriate agencies, as necessary to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 public health reporting requirements, including the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS), and the Michigan Syndromic Surveillance System (MSSS). Admit/Discharge/Transfer Notifications (ADTs) – enhancements supporting...

Health Alliance Plan Joins MiHIN

Featured September 16, 2013 | prweb.com | Health Alliance Plan Health Alliance Plan (HAP), the state’s second largest health insurer, announced it is now a qualified data sharing organization with the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN). The network is the official state-designated entity for electronic health information exchange in Michigan. The addition of HAP to the MiHIN network demonstrates the continued steady, positive growth Michigan is making towards a comprehensive shared network to improve communication across the health care spectrum statewide. “HAP believes unnecessary paperwork and fragmented health care Information Technology systems that are unable to communicate with each other are hazardous to our health and contribute to rising medical costs,” said Christopher Pike HAP Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Most patients interact with many different medical providers as...

Michigan Blues Join State Health Data Network

Featured March 28, 2013 | ModernHealthcare.com | Joseph Conn Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, the state's administrator of federal health information exchange grant funding under the stimulus law, has announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan has become the first health plan in the state to join as a qualified data-sharing organization. “Ensuring that providers have the information they need at the point of care and proactively preventing problems before they happen is essential for good care coordination,” said Robert Milewski, a MiHIN director and senior vice president at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, in a news release. “Officially joining the MiHIN data sharing community is a big step in Michigan becoming a connected-for-health state." The Michigan not-for-profit organization known as MiHIN was founded in December...

Michigan HIE Bright Spots: One Doctor’s Experience

Featured February 22, 2013 | healthit.gov | Brett Andriesen, ONC Dr. Brian McCardel has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Lansing, MI, for more than 20 years.  As both a physician and a son with caregiving duties for his parents, McCardel has witnessed how health care efficiency can reduce the frustration patients and their families feel when navigating today’s healthcare system. In a recent discussion with ONC, McCardel described his parents’ reaction to a follow-up appointment for a CT scan of his father’s sinuses. When they arrived at the doctor’s office, they were surprised to learn the doctor was unaware of the reason for their visit. Consequently, his parents had to wait in the exam room for the doctor to both request and then review the results of the...

MiHIN Collaborates with White Pine Systems

Featured February 7, 2013 | prweb.com | Jonathan Smolowe, White Pine Systems, LLC ANN ARBOR, MI (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 07, 2013 White Pine Systems, LLC, a leading provider of patient engagement solutions, today announced a pilot project with the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) Shared Services based in East Lansing. The purpose of the pilot project is to discover the requirements for a consumer-facing personal health record gateway used by providers and patients to specify where important health information and preferences are stored. These stored preferences might include advanced directives such as a living will and Gift of Life choices along with immunization histories and emergency contact information. MiHIN is Michigan’s State Designated Entity under a federal grant to improve health care quality, cost, efficiency, and patient safety through electronic exchange of health...