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ReferralsPlus Onboardings – May, June and July 2021

Published: 8/19/21 -  MiHIN is happy to announce the following practices joined the ReferralsPlus network in May, June and July: Pain Recovery Solutions MSU Extension Senior Resources of West Michigan Up North Pediatrics Allendale Eye Care Dewitt Optometry Mattawan Family Eye Care Okemos Optometry Richard C. Annis, O.D.-Vision Source Ascension Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute Northwest Optometry ...

Share 2021 ONC Tech Forum: New Dates – Registration Now Open

NEW DATES: Registration is Open for the 2021 ONC Tech Forum! The Tech Forum is now September 10 and 17, 2021. Register today for the all-virtual 2021 ONC Tech Forum to hear industry perspectives on the progress made in health IT over the past year, and how we can continue to advance health technology to improve patient care, health equity, data exchange, and interoperability. What: #ONCTechForum When: September 10 and 17, 2021 Read the Blog Post →  ( website) View the Agenda and Register Now → ( website)...


Use Case Onboardings – May and June 2021

Published: 7/12/21 -  MiHIN is pleased to announce the following organizations have onboarded to use cases and now sharing various types of data, statewide through the health information network.  To learn more about a use case, click on the link provided.  Immunizations  Cereal City Pediatrics True Care Pharmacy Central Pharmacy Charlotte Michigan State University HealthTeam March Medical Associates Macomb Medical Clinic Par Wick Pharmacy Stonebrooke Family Physicians BMC Pharmacy West Bloomfield Merriman Drugs Cadila Pharmacy  Lab Orders-Results  Michigan UrgentCare Brighton Aegis Sciences Corporation Michigan UrgentCare Grosse Pointe Michigan UrgentCare Ann Arbor Michigan UrgentCare Livonia Michigan UrgentCare Waterford Michigan UrgentCare Clinton TWP Michigan UrgentCare Ferndale  MIGateway  Caring Pediatric Partners PC March Medical Associates Professional Village Medical Center Macomb Medical Clinic Grand Valley Medical Specialists - Grand Rapids Charles G. Godoshian, MD Haddad Internal Medicine Stonebrooke Family Physicians Jonna L Schmidt MD PC...


MiHIN Transition To ADVault

Published: 7/12/21 -  MiHIN is making a transition from Patient Care Document (PCD)/VIPR to ADVault for advance directive (AD). Due to this migration, your practice and processes will potentially be affected in the near future. Effective immediately, it is recommended that all AD uploading to MiHIN activities be paused.  All individuals are strongly encouraged to carry a copy of their AD on their person when traveling outside of their home health system area. For any retrieval of past uploads into PCD/VIPR, the process remains unchanged during this transition. Those previously stored ADs remain available to MiHIN users via the current retrieval methods. As the future uploading and retrieval with ADVault activity becomes available, we will be sharing details and processes ASAP. We regret the disruption to your current workflow but are confident that the future use of ADVault will provide benefits to individuals and their healthcare team alike.    Please note that...


HIT Roadmap

Published: 7/12/21 -  In 2019, Michigan Health Endowment awarded Michigan’s Health Information Technology Commission (HITC) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) a grant with the objective of modernizing the state’s health information technology (health IT) strategic plan.  MDHHS is currently reviewing their findings with stakeholders in order to begin the creation of the roadmap. MiHIN, the designated provider of the state of Michigan’s HIE shared services, has been begun processing feedback and recommendations that came out of these stakeholders sessions in order to align priorities and assist in making the HIT Commission Roadmap a success.  Learn more here.  ...


MiHIN’s New Conformance Module In MIGateway

Published: 6/1/2021 -  MiHIN’s New Conformance Module In MIGateway Conformance standards are designed to continually improve the data that flows through the Michigan Health Information Network, ensuring it is complete and actionable when it’s received by the practitioners using the information.  Hospitals must maintain data quality standards for all ADT (Admission, Discharge, Transfer) and Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) transmission; conformance thresholds apply to all inpatient, observation, and ED visits.    MiHIN’s new Conformance Module in MIGateway will improve the way you view and improve your conformance scores and allow hospital users to view, filter, and interact with conformance reports in a variety of new ways.  Additionally, you will also be able to view and download non-conformant ADT/CCDA message examples in an on-demand and real-time way to facilitate easier corrective action.  Hospitals can expect to receive outreach from their account executives with...


One Month to Compliance: Patient Access API

Published: 6/1/2021 -  One Month to Compliance: Patient Access API  In one month, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin a compliance period for their Patient Access API. The Patient Access API and corresponding requirements are one portion of the larger CMS Final Interoperability Rule of 2020 which is often dubbed the Patient Access Rule. The reason for this title, and for the impending compliance period, is because it places an affirmation responsibility on certain federal payers to make individual and general information available to their enrollee population so individuals may take control of their own health information in an educated manner.   On the individual side, certain payers must make available via API  Current and past medical conditions and care received, which includes claims and...


Introducing MiHIN’s new MIGateway Conformance Module

Published: 5/3/21 -  MiHIN is excited to announce a new way for hospitals to access their Conformance Reports! Currently, MIGateway enables effective coordination of care that is affordable, configurable and scalable to your organization. With MIGateway, you can: View and compare transitions of care messages Admission, Discharge Transfer notifications Discharge Medication Reconciliation messages Access diagnoses and treatment plans Update your patient roster in the statewide network Load your Active Care Relationships with one mouse click Find contact information for your patients’ care team Save time communicating with other care team members Easily access quality measure information Send quality measure information to State Medicaid for Promoting Interoperability Improve your quality reporting scores MiHIN’s new Conformance Module in MIGateway will improve the way you view and improve your conformance scores...


ReferralsPlus Onboardings – April 2021

Published: 5/3/21 -  ReferralsPlus Onboardings - April 2021 MiHIN is happy to announce the following practices joined the ReferralsPlus network in April: Adult and Pediatric Dermatology Advanced Asthma and Allergy Immunology Advanced Orthopedic Specialists Associated Retinal Consultants, P.C. ATI Physical Therapy Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan Dialysis Access Center DAC Genesee CHAP – Community Health Access Program Hearing Wellness Center Huron Family Practice Michigan Pain Institute Michigan Pain Specialists Novi Dermatology Orthopedic Associates of Michigan Ottawa County Department of Public Health Specialty Eye Institute Urologic Consultants PC Wolverine Dermatology For additional information on the ReferralsPlus application, click here....