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Care Team Connect Launches Integration to Michigan Health Information Network

GRAND RAPIDS — Officials with Evanston, Ill.-based Care Team Connect announced the completion of their integration into the Grand Rapids-based Michigan Health Information Network, the state’s initiative to improve health care quality, cost, efficiency and patient safety through electronic exchange of health information. Care managers for patients participating in the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project and under the care of CareBridge physician practices are receiving real-time notifications of admissions, discharges and transfer from Grand Rapids-area hospitals. During this initial launch, Care Team Connect will provide real time updates and alerts for 25,000 of the 120,000 MiPCT patients across the state of Michigan for whom CareBridge is ultimately responsible for managing and coordinating the care. “The MiHIN funded admission, discharge, transfer pilot has entered full production, allowing practices to assess the value...

New statewide notification network to improve care by sharing patient data

Featured December 12, 2013 | mibluesperspectives.com | MI Blues Perspectives New statewide notification network to improve care by sharing patient data In an ideal health care system where patient care is paramount, your primary care doctor would always be notified when you’re admitted to a hospital. Trouble is, they’re not. But a new system that BCBSM is supporting provides doctors access to a daily electronic report alerting them when their patients are admitted or visit the emergency room at any Michigan hospital. Under the admission, discharge, transfer and emergency room visit notification service, a primary care team receives electronic notification when one of its patients is admitted to a hospital or visits an ER, even if the doctor is not affiliated with the hospital. Blue Cross is also encouraging hospitals to transmit data...

IOD Incorporated Agrees to Work with Social Security Administration Using MiHIN

IOD Incorporated agrees to work with the Social Security Administration using the Michigan Health Information Network Gateway via Nationwide eHealth Exchange operated by HealtheWay Streamlined process holds potential to save time in claims review Green Bay, WI and East Lansing, MI, November 13, 2013 – Leading health information management company IOD Incorporated and the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) today announced a plan under which MiHIN will electronically receive requests and submit medical records to the Social Security Administration (SSA) through MiHIN’s state-of-the-art CONNECT 4.2 uplink via the national eHealth Exchange operated by HealtheWay. The agreement joins the powerful technology of two companies working to significantly reduce paperwork throughout the healthcare system, from individual providers to hospitals and government organizations. “Social Security handles a large volume of paperwork received from...

MiHIN Joins eHealth Exchange

Featured November 5, 2013 | informationweek.com | Ken Terry, Information Week Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) Shared Services becomes first state-designated entity to join the national network after meeting new set of testing criteria for "plug and play" interoperability. Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) Shared Services, a "network of networks" that encompasses Michigan's seven regional health information organizations (HIEs), state agencies, and some health plans, has joined the national eHealth Exchange after undergoing rigorous testing. Joining the eHealth Exchange -- the successor to the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) -- will enable MiHIN's participants to exchange health information with federal agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Social Security Agency (SSA), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as with other healthcare organizations and...

Mich. Health Information Network to Share Info With Federal Agencies, Six Other States

Featured November 5, 2013 | crainsdetroit.com | Jay Greene, Crain’s Detroit Business East Lansing-based Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services has signed an agreement with McLean, Va.-based Healtheway Inc. to securely share patient care information with federal agencies and six other states on the national eHealth Exchange network. Michigan's six health information networks, including the state's two largest — Grand Rapids-based Michigan Health Connect and East Lansing-based Great Lakes Health Information Exchange — are expected to participate in the national network, said Tim Pletcher, executive director of MiHIN. The two HIEs represent more than 3,000 physician provider offices and 96 of the state's approximate 117 hospitals, including the University of Michigan Health System, Trinity Health, Botsford Hospital, McLaren Healthcare, Beaumont Health System and St. John Providence Health System. Detroit-based Southeast Michigan...

MiHIN Completes Onboarding to eHealth Exchange

MiHIN becomes one of the first health information networks to onboard under new testing process working in collaboration with PCE Systems EAST LANSING, Mich., November 5, 2013 – The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) today announced completion of the onboarding process with Healtheway to the eHealth Exchange, opening a path for any Michigan qualified data sharing organization to securely share electronic healthcare information with participants in the nationwide eHealth Exchange network, including the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and other states. The eHealth Exchange is a group of organizations operating together to improve patient care, streamline disability benefit claims, and improve population health. The group accomplishes these goals through the secure, trusted exchange of health information – matching patients to their...

Michigan Health Info Exchange Sets Two National Milestones

Featured November 4, 2013 | detroit.cbslocal.com | Matt Roush, CBS Detroit EAST LANSING (WWJ) — It just got easier to talk health information to the Michigan Health Information Network. MiHIN has become the first state designated health information exchange to complete “onboarding” by Healtheway Inc., a non-profit in McLean, Va. that supports the eHealth Exchange, a rapidly growing community of exchange partners that securely share information under a common trust framework and a common set of rules. Participants in the eHealth Exchange include the Social Security Administration, the Veterans Health Administration and other states. The eHealth Exchange is a group of organizations operating together to improve patient care, streamline disability benefit claims, and improve population health. The group accomplishes these goals through the secure, trusted exchange of health information — matching...

MiHIN expands reach of its health information exchange

Featured October 2, 2013 | ehrintelligence.com | Kyle Murphy, PhD, EHR Intelligence While October 1 brought with it plenty of negative news surrounding the government shutdown, it proved to be a productive day for the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). The statewide health information exchange in the state made the most recent of two announcements yesterday, that expand its reach both within Michigan and beyond its borders. First, MiHIN reached an agreement with the Southeast Michigan Beacon Community (SEMBC), one of 17 communities chosen by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as model for healthcare reform and patient-centered care through the adoption of EHR and health IT systems. Per the agreement, participants in SEMBC’s...

Southeast Michigan Beacon Community and MiHIN to Cooperate on Expanded Service Offering

DETROIT, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southeast Michigan Beacon Community (SEMBC) and Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) today announced an agreement establishing a robust path to the future for BeaconLink2Health, SEMBC's Health Information Exchange (HIE). The agreement leverages numerous MiHIN services and solutions that expand  BeaconLink2Health's offerings and overall value to HIE participants and the greater southeast Michigan region including: Michigan Public Health Reporting – access to MiHIN's technology and infrastructure supporting statewide and interstate electronic submission of public health data to the appropriate agencies, as necessary to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 public health reporting requirements, including the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), Michigan Disease Surveillance System (MDSS), and the Michigan Syndromic Surveillance System (MSSS). Admit/Discharge/Transfer Notifications (ADTs) – enhancements supporting...

Dr. Thomas Simmer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Joins MiHIN Board of Directors

East Lansing, MI, September 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) announced that Dr. Thomas L. Simmer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has joined the MiHIN Board of Directors, adding decades of proactive physician leadership experience to the statewide initiative to improve healthcare through electronic health information exchange. "MiHIN welcomes Dr. Simmer as a member of our Board," said MiHIN Chairman of the Board Larry Wagenknecht. "He has a strong history of initiating and implementing quality care programs that align ideally with the MiHIN mission. Tom's statewide leadership is a great addition to MiHIN and will help provide further physician direction as we continue working toward our goal of better healthcare for the residents of Michigan." Simmer brings many years of...