Michigan Health Connect
Michigan’s two largest online health information exchanges announced merger plans Monday.
East Lansing-based Great Lakes Health Information Exchange and Southfield-based Michigan Health Connect, the state’s two largest providers of health infoormation exchange, have agreed to share medical records electronically.
Michigan Health Connect is the first health information exchange in the state to effectively transfer infectious disease lab reports from hospitals to the state health department, saving valuable response time during disease outbreaks.
Patient care doesn’t stop at state lines in the Midwest any more. Two of the nation’s fastest-growing health information exchanges — Michigan Health Connect and Ohio’s CliniSync — can now help physicians in both states securely exchange patient information using Direct.
The coordination of health information statewide has taken a major step forward, as Priority Health joins the state’s largest health information exchange, Michigan Health Connect.
More than 1,000 doctors in 422 practices across Michigan have joined Michigan Health Connect and are using Medicity’s iNexx Referrals app to automate health care referrals for patients.
Michigan Health Connect, Michigan’s largest provider of health information exchange, and Carrollton, Ga.-based Greenway Medical Technologies Inc., have announced an agreement to provide large-scale integrated health system data exchange for medical practices using Greenway’s electronic health record, practice management and interoperability software, PrimeSuite.
Botsford Hospital Monday became the latest medical center in Metro Detroit to sign on with Michigan Health Connect, which provides the secure, efficient electronic transfer of health records among member providers across the state.
The Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Health Connect, and Michigan Health Information Network have activated real-time electronic reporting of public health information to the State of Michigan using the Michigan model of a network of networks.
Grand Rapids-based Michigan Health Connect announced that Beaumont Hospitals based in Royal Oak has decided to join MHC’s growing statewide health information exchange.