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The MiHIN Operations Advisory Committee

Published: 1/8/2021 - The MiHIN Operations Advisory Committee (MOAC) was formed in 2013 to create a governance structure that allows stakeholders from across the state that have signed our Qualified Data Sharing Agreement to provide feedback, guide MiHIN operations and advance statewide solutions. We regularly convene a group of approximately 40 stakeholders for a quarterly meeting along with ad hoc Taskforces and Meet-Ups as needed. These MOAC members bring together diverse perspectives to create a shared vision for improving statewide health information exchange and develop valuable tools for relieving burdens in healthcare. Statewide conformance is MOAC’s first taskforce and continues to be active with a total of 18 organizations representing health plans, hospitals/health systems, physician organizations, and associations. This work represents the multi-stakeholder outreach loop MiHIN’s mission is...

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Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Announces the Formation of Velatura HIE Corporation, Affiliation with Midwest Health Connection

Published: 1/6/2021 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information, contact: Emily Mata | Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services 517.745.8835 emily.mata@mihin.org         Velatura Public Benefit Corporation Announces the Formation of Velatura HIE Corporation, Affiliation with Midwest Health Connection The consolidated HIE service connects more than 1,300 healthcare organizations GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — Velatura Public Benefit Corporation (Velatura) today announced the formation of the Velatura HIE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that will offer affiliation and integration opportunities to health information exchanges (HIEs) across the country. Missouri-based Midwest Health Connection (MHC), one of the largest HIEs in the United States, has joined as an inaugural member...

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The Download – January 12

Please join us for The Download monthly webinar. Date And Time Tue, January 12, 2021 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST About this Event 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 about how MiHIN’s shared services are improving health and healthcare throughout Michigan. The agenda for January's webinar will be shared shortly. ...

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Reflecting On 2020

Published: 11/30/2020 -  The end of a historical year will soon be upon us. Even as we continue to navigate the challenges that this year has brought, there is much for which to be thankful. It is my pleasure to connect with you on behalf of all of us at MiHIN, Velatura, The Interoperability Institute, and USQHIN to offer our warmest wishes for a safe, happy, and enjoyable time of celebration.    2020 has been a period of significant challenge and personal hardship for the many organizations and people we serve. The MiHIN Group has only been able to successfully respond to the rapid change and growing demands because of the committed and collaborative relationships we are fortunate to share with our stakeholders in Michigan and across the...

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State Of Interoperability Among Major U.S. Cities

Published: 11/30/2020 -  The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ONC Data Brief | No. 53 | October 2020 State of Interoperability among Major U.S. Cities Yuriy Pylypchuk, PhD & Christian Johnson, MPH Approximately 80 percent of the U.S. population and more than 90 percent of the nation’s physicians reside in urban areas. While cities are central to many cultural, economic, and transportation activities, these densely populated and interconnected centers can become vulnerable to infectious disease outbreaks and other health crises...

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Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Named Internship Employer of the Year

Published: 11/30/2020 -  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information, contact: Emily Mata |Marketing & Communications Manager Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services 517.745.8835 emily.mata@mihin.org Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services Named Internship Employer of the Year  ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN),  a public and private nonprofit collaboration dedicated to supporting the statewide exchange of health information, has been named Internship Employer of the Year by the Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Programs...

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Conditions of Participation

Published: 11/30/2020 -  Over the past few months, MiHIN has been closely tracking the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoP) requirements for Admissions, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) messages. When a “final rule,” also known as a regulation, is released from the federal government, it gives agencies the authority they need to impose requirements on certain healthcare players. For example, when the CMS Final Interoperability Rule was released earlier this year, it imposed requirements on payers and hospitals to meet various requirements. One of these requirements placed a mandate on all hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and critical access hospitals to send ADT messages. While it may seem straightforward to place a requirement on entities within the healthcare community, the challenge comes when agencies are required...

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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...

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