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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 Board of Directors Member To Moderate Crain’s Virtual Health Care Leadership Summit Panel

MiHIN Board of Directors member to moderate Crain’s Virtual Health Care Leadership Summit Panel Join Tom Lauzon, CEO of WellOpp and member of the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) Board of Directors, as he moderates the SDOH panel during Crain’s Virtual Health Care Leadership Summit. The conversation will explore social determinants of health and how they play a part in the pandemic. Learn more...


The Download – November 5

Please join us for The Download monthly webinar. Date And Time Tue, November 5, 2020 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST About this Event The agenda for November's webinar is: 1. MiHIN's Information Blocking Task Force: Updates for Compliance and Effect on Stakeholders 2. The InterOp Station – MiHIN’s new data platform that converts claims and clinical data into FHIR resources and made easily accessible for query 3. MIGateway – MiHIN’s single solution for seamlessly accessing health information to streamline workflows, improve care coordination, and enhance the quality of electronic health data Join MiHIN for The Download, a monthly webinar featuring Michigan HIE news and updates on policy, use cases, data-sharing tools, and more. This virtual forum provides a timely and focused setting for MiHIN’s trusted data-exchange partners and other interested parties to be informed...


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...