Paper-based healthcare files are quickly becoming a thing of the past as a growing number of healthcare providers use electronic health records. The problem is that these records rarely leave the offices where they are created. This can cause problems for the patients when the information is not given to other providers who might need to know.
This sharing of patient information between legally authorized health care providers is known as health information exchange.
The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is a nonprofit created for the purpose of coordinating and building the bridges between the healthcare providers throughout the state. From hospitals to pharmacies, MiHIN is creating the technology and resource needed to make sure that the electronic health records of Michigan citizens are available for all that provide care.
This sharing of patient information between legally authorized health care providers is known as a Health Information Exchange. Through the MiHIN Health Information Services Cloud™ (HISC), this information is stored and transmitted securely. MiHIN represents a growing network of public and private organizations working to overcome data sharing barriers, reduce costs, and ultimately advance the health of Michigan’s population.
The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is a public and private nonprofit collaboration. MiHIN is working to improve the healthcare experience, increase quality, and decrease cost. MiHIN’s mission is achieved through supporting the statewide exchange of health information and making valuable data available at the point of care.
MiHIN began in December 2010 to administer the technical and business operations of Michigan’s State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement program. It was created by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
MiHIN is tasked with ensuring effective technology and data models are in place for the electronic exchange of health information.
It is equally tasked with the creation of a shared governance model that provides the legal framework and policy infrastructure to safeguard and standardize the transfer of health information.
MiHIN’s goal is to streamline the flow of healthcare information, making it so patients are never far from their personal medical records.
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The MiHIN management team represents decades of successful information technology initiatives, innovation, and experience. They also share the singular vision of making health care easier, more efficient and more effective for the people of Michigan.