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Behavioral Health and ADTs and eConsent Product Updates 

Published: 11/30/2020 -  Starting immediately, MiHIN will begin to actively engage behavioral health facilities that do not need consent to share Admission, Discharge, Transfer (ADT) information to participate in the Statewide ADT Service.    According to the Michigan Standards for Behavioral Health ADT Records “Recommendations of the CIO Forum” white paper, information will be routed from a CMH, through MiHIN, to participating providers (primary care, hospitals, or other behavioral health organizations). This will enable behavioral health information to start flowing to the active care team now.    For organizations that require consent to share specially protected information in line with federal and state regulations, MiHIN has begun creating the Behavioral Health SPI ADT Use Case. This use case will partner with our eConsent Use Case to enable specially protected ADT data to flow to the active care team members that have a consent...


November 2020* Use Case Onboardings

Published: 11/25/2020 -  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.   Active Care Relationship Service Hypertension Nephrology Associates   Admission, Discharge, Transfer Notifications Aledade, Inc Priority Health   Ambulatory CCDA Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus (MIDET) Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus (MIDET) Ascension Providence Park Hospital, Novi Campus (MIDET) Ascension River District Hospital   Common Key Service Hurley Medical Center   Statewide Lab Order-Results DASCENA, INC Memorial Hospital dba Memorial Healthcare   Medication Reconciliation UPHP Care Manager Cely UPHP Care Manager Veiht   *This list reflects onboardings that occurred Nov 1 – Nov 27, 2020....


Accelerating Statewide SDoH Data Exchange

Published: 11/4/2020 -  Calling Stakeholders to Onboard to SDoH Use Case Today!  This past spring, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), MiHIN hosted a series of statewide Social Determinant of Health (SDoH) workshops to understand SDoH program experiences and recommendations from clinical and community stakeholders across the continuum of care. Over 101 stakeholders participated, representing 49 organizations. The goals of the workshop series were to foster collaboration among Michigan SDoH stakeholders, collect feedback to  inform recommendations for the State of Michigan, and to enhance MiHIN's SDoH Use Case. Just as the workshop series kicked off in March, the COVID-19 pandemic reached our shores and elevated the need and urgency for proactive healthcare. Underpinning the charge for holistic care that incorporates a...


Beaumont Lab Information System – Notice for Statewide Lab UC Participants

Published: 11/4/2020 - Attention Statewide Lab Use Case Participants On Sunday, November 1st, 2020, Beaumont Health upgraded their EPIC Beaker Lab Information System (LIS). This upgrade changed the format of the labs delivered to organizations via the MiHIN Statewide Labs Use Case. For several weeks, Beaumont will run their legacy LIS in tandem with the newly upgraded system.  Changes may include additional segments being sent or previously segments being removed. Please contact with any questions or concerns regarding this change....


Name Change Announcement – MIGateway

Published: 11/4/2020 - MiHIN is pleased to announce a new name for MIDIGATE, the interoperable solution for coordinating patient care. Henceforth, MIDIGATE will be known as MIGateway, which stands for Medical Information Gateway. The name change was prompted by the continued evolution of the product that now includes a suite of data exchange and display modules including the Transitions of Care Viewer, ACRS file and patient uploader, ADT Readmission Dashboard, Health Directory, Super C-CDA, Direct Secure Messaging, and most recently the longitudinal health record, known as VIPR. Since it’s inception, MIDIGATE has enabled effective coordination of care across Michigan that is affordable, configurable and scalable. MIGateway will continue to offer such value, building upon the HINs growth in statewide data exchange use cases. This change is the...


October 2020 Use Case Onboardings

Published: 11/3/2020 -  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.     Active Care Relationship Service  Affinia Health Network  Graham Healthcare Group  Mid-State Health Network (MSHN)  Wexford PHO / Crawford Mercy OSC    Admission, Discharge, Transfer Notifications  Affinia Health Network  All Well-Being Services  Graham Healthcare Group  Hope Network  Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, Inc.  Mid-State Health Network (MSHN)  Wexford PHO / Crawford Mercy OSC    Common Key Service   St. Mary’s PHO     Health Directory   Mid-State Health Network (MSHN) – for CCC   Wexford PHO / Crawford Mercy OSC    Health Information for the State – Syndromic Surveillance  Aspirus Health  Baraga County Memorial Hospital  OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group    Health Information for the State – Immunizations   Aspirus Health  Baraga County Memorial Hospital  Bay Care Rural Health Clinic  Bay Mills Health Center  BCMH Physician Group  Benzie-Leelanau District Health...


MiHIN’s Information Blocking Task Force: Updates for Compliance and Effects on Stakeholders

Published: 11/2/2020 -  By Shreya Patel Chief Policy and Privacy Officer In the 21st Century Cures Act, Congress emphasized the electronic exchange of healthcare information and identified information blocking as one of its key barriers. This article as well as a presentation in the November episode of The Download webinar will provide an update on information blocking policy, its import, how The MiHIN Group is responding, and how these plans affect stakeholders. In 2020, healthcare organizations have rightfully prioritized COVID-19 efforts; however, a continuing dialogue around information blocking has continued at the forefront of most interoperability conversations among policymakers, payers and providers. This is an acknowledgment of the critical imperative that seamless data access and unfettered information sharing represent, particularly during a pandemic like the one we are facing...


The InterOp Station

Published: 10/23/2020 -  The MiHIN Group’s InterOp Station is a fully FHIR-enabled platform that facilitates broad healthcare data interoperability.  It has been designed to provide HIE functionality required by the 21st Century Cures Act and the associated ONC/CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rules with a minimum burden and maximum ease of use for stakeholders. The InterOp Station leverages the latest industry standards including FHIR® 4.0.1 & USCDI and adheres to CARIN Alliance Blue Button and Da Vinci implementation guides, including: Da Vinci Prior Authorization, Da Vinci Clinical Data Exchange, Da Vinci Plan Net, Da Vinci Payer Data Exchange US Drug Formulary, and Da Vinci Data Exchange for Quality Measures. The InterOp Station intakes a wide range of claims and clinical data types from a myriad of disparate...


MiHIN Plays Critical Role in COVID-19 Response in Michigan

Published: 10/2/2020 -  HIEs and HINs across the U.S. have been supporting healthcare providers in their response to the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic. MiHIN maintains real-time COVID results delivery to the Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS) as well as to health departments, payers, and clinicians across the state, leveraging their core use cases. EARLY RESPONSE FOR DETROIT In early March, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, MiHIN put its expertise to work in Metro Detroit to spin up a data tracking operation for the drive-by COVID-19 testing facility located at the former Michigan Fairgrounds. Using MiHIN’s health information exchange technology, physician orders for patients requiring COVID-19 testing were sent electronically, notifying clinical support staff at the fairgrounds of the expected volume and specific patients they could expect each day....


MiHIN convenes statewide experts to advocate for an improved Advance Directive witnessing procedure

Published: 10/2/2020 -  Who would speak for you if you could not speak for yourself? If you have appointed a Patient Advocate, would they be able to say what matters most to you to live life well? Making Choices Michigan (MCM), a strategic business unit of MiHIN, has been helping community members create an Advance Directive (AD) document to help people identify their Patient Advocate and describe their preferences for care the past 8 years. One major challenge to completing the document, in both community and acute care spaces, is the document witness requirements. The law describing the witness requirements was passed in 1998[i], well before the internet became a household word. The current requirements prohibit caregivers, including medical staff, to witness the AD. Additionally, anyone related to...