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The Interface – Monthly Newsletter

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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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September 2020 Use Case Onboardings

Published: 10/2/2020 -  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.         Affinia Health Network Receive - Medication Reconciliation Receive - Admission, Discharge, Transfer Notifications Ascension Geneys Hospital Send - Ambulatory CCDA/Summary of Care Ascension St. Joseph Hospital Send - Ambulatory CCDA/Summary of Care Ascension St. Mary Hospital Send - Ambulatory CCDA/Summary of Care Curative Labs Inc. Send – Statewide Lab Order-Results GAP Healthcare Solutions Health Directory Receive - Admission, Discharge, Transfer Notifications Active Care Relationship Service Henry Ford Health System Active Care Relationship Service Lake Huron Medical Center (Port Huron Hospital) Send - Statewide Lab Order-Results Muskegon Pediatrics Immunization History Forecast St. Mary’s of Michigan...

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New Content Package

Published: 9/15/2020 -  We're making some improvements! Look for exciting new content that will be available as we roll out our new MiHIN content package. To see what's available, simply click on the links to the right or visit mihin.org > About menu > What's New options....

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