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2019 Connecting for Michigan Health conference to feature National speakers; Michigan leaders

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will host the 2019 Connecting for Michigan Health Summit on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Topics for the two-day conference focus on Michigan’s health information technology and will include insightful sessions on opioids in Michigan, the integration of electronic data exchange within correctional facilities and foster care system, how schools are changing the way immunizations are reported and shared, the exchange of behavioral health information, and more. The first day keynote will feature Elise Sweeney-Anthony, Executive Director of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services, who will provide a national update on interoperability in health information technology. On day two, Becky Cienki, Director, Behavioral Health, Michigan Endowment Fund, will...

MiHIN to host 2019 Connectathon for Healthcare and Finance Sectors

WHAT: Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) will host the 2019 Connectathon for finance and healthcare industries, exploring parallels and synergies between the two industries to create innovative new solutions to unsolved problems dealing with data using open application program interfaces and patterns that work in other industries. During the two-day event, experts will collaborate on open business models, digital identify proofing and more. Attendees will use MiHIN’s Interoperability Land™, an on-demand digital collaboration and interoperability testing platform. The Connectathon is sponsored by Augusto, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Cloudticity, and Yodlee. More information and a complete schedule for the event is available here. WHO: Dr. Tim Pletcher, Executive Director, MiHIN Mark Gidman, Chief Technology Officer, Juxly If you’d like an interview, please contact to schedule. WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 9 a.m....

Use Case Factory And ‘Interoperability Land’ For Data Sharing At Scale

By Deborah Borfitz May 14, 2019 | A nonprofit public-private collaboration has developed a successful and repeatable methodology to "mass produce data sharing by figuring out what not to do," says Tim Pletcher, DHA, executive director of Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). The counterintuitive approach relies on multiple stakeholders agreeing to concrete, actionable types of data-sharing activity and "pay or penalty" incentives to adopt use cases as a priority in their organization. Read More...

New pilot program saves Michigan medical examiners time, efficiency for tracking down medical records

LANSING, Mich., April 22, 2019 — Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) has launched a new pilot program in collaboration with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed)  and Occupational Research Assessment (ORA) in January 2019 to help medical examiners quickly process healthcare information for deceased individuals. Prior to MiHIN’s pilot program, Query Patient Record History, medical examiners had to request hard copy medical records and had to manually search for additional information via phone and fax. With the pilot program, medical examiners can now enter a case into MDILog, a web-based case management software, and if information is available within the MiHIN network, a message will be sent back to the Medical Examiner electronically. Information can include the deceased identifying demographics,...

Velatura unveils new collaborative, data visualization product to increase healthcare interoperability

LANSING, Mich., March 26, 2019 — During the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference, Velatura, a subsidiary of Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services, unveiled a new product focusing on a collaborative, data visualization environment to increase interoperability within healthcare. Interoperability Land™, a simulated healthcare environment hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, is designed to power the future of multi-organization development, integration, acceptance and testing of innovative technologies. Within Interoperability Land, developers are able to safely design develop and test collaboratively within on-demand test environments, simulated Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) and API sandboxes. In addition, Interoperability Land offers minimal legal and governance hurdles, no risk of involuntarily exposing protected health information all while maintaining control of their intellectual property. During the conference, Velatura held a Birds of...