The 11th annual Connecting Michigan for Health conference hosted by the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) brought speakers together to discuss an array of topics, including Interoperability, FHIR®, Care Quality, just to name a few, and left attendees inspired to continue to amplify their efforts.
The two day conference was part of the Amplify: Connecting Michigan for Health 2019. Amplify was 5 days of summits including 2 days of challenges in the Conncetathon, a 1 day legal summit, and finishing with the Connecting Michigan for Health. See the schedule tab for details and presentation downloads that are available.
Opening Keynote: Elise Sweeney Anthony, Executive Director, Office of Policy, ONC
With @Policy2Progress at #CMH2019 who just presented on @ONC_HealthIT policy activities and how exciting it is to get feedback from those on the ground like our partners @MiHIN and @MichiganHHS. More info at https://t.co/gzvMyZM9XC and https://t.co/IPHVt9v2QH pic.twitter.com/eZ3WkApyHL
— John Rancourt (@johnrancourt) June 4, 2019
Yes, It CAN Be Shared – eConsent and the Truth About Behavioral Health Information
While Michigan has been extremely successful at exchanging physical health information through the statewide Health Information Network (MiHIN), it has not been as successful at exchanging behavioral health information. Overlapping federal and state privacy laws have resulted in a national phenomenon, where providers are adopting an overly strict interpretation of the language; and, behavioral health information is being safeguarded in a way that can many times be contrary to public health and coordination of care efforts. This panel will discuss the current behavioral health landscape and how consent solutions, such as electronic consent, could contribute to more meaningful sharing of behavioral health information. This multidisciplinary panel will examine behavioral health and consent from a legal, policy, and technology perspective.
— Michael Roth (@MikeRothCom) June 4, 2019
Dr. Stephen Shaya, Managing Director, J&B Medical; Chris Bailey, Director of Business Development, Velatura
Telehealth, virtual care, is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient health literacy, access and self-management. Support from payers continues to evolve and grow, adoption by hospitals is around 76% nationally, but overall utilization by patients has been low. Join this panel session as we discuss the integration opportunities of HIE and Telehealth, reimbursement challenges for providers and other adoption barriers that exist.
The Connecting Michigan For Health conference took place in Lansing, Michigan this week. Our Chief Medical Officer, @DrSShaya, spoke to health information technology leaders and changemakers. https://t.co/3aOysVZItu #CMH2019 I @MiHIN
— HNC Virtual Solutions (@HNC_VS) June 7, 2019
Bridging the Gap – Creating a National Gap in Care Ecosystem
Moderator: Bo Borgnakke, Emerging Solutions Manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; Speakers: Lenel James, Business Lead for the Industry Standards and eHealth, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association; Sharon Kuhrt, Manager, Quality Improvement, HEDIS Operations, Priority Health; Tara O’Neil, Director Quality Improvement, Meridian; Bryn Rhodes, Principal, Dynamic Health Group; Danny Zajac, Medical Data Analyst, Olympia Medical
As we advance the national conversation surrounding the dissemination and utilization of quality measure results and gaps in care. It is critical to improve the methods of which quality measure feedback is obtained and to put it into the hands of providers. Currently, this process suffers from long turn-arounds, siloed sources of results, and disparate presentation formats. During this session, we’ll highlight successful best practices of measurable results and gaps in care integration, discuss the evolution and implication of a national standard, integration of gaps in care into provider workflows, and how to effectively close gaps in care and improve quality scores.
— MAHP (@MiHealthPlans) June 5, 2019