MiHIN Announces Request for Nominations for Consumer-Facing Application Vendors

MI-MiHINNominations open to all U.S.-based businesses

The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) announced a Request for Nominations (RFN) for Personal Health Record (PHR), Patient Portal, Mobile Application and other vendors to qualify to work on healthcare-related applications and projects with MiHIN. Successful nominees will join a select group of organizations building the future of consumer-controlled health information exchange in Michigan. Application developers working with Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and Apple HealthKit are especially encouraged to respond to MiHIN’s RFN. Responses are due to MiHIN by August 17, 2016.

Interested U.S.-based businesses are invited to apply to become MiHIN-approved vendors through the RFN response process. Complete details on this RFN are available here.

MiHIN seeks nominations from leading companies who have the demonstrated experience necessary to support the MiHIN vision for consumer health information exchange, promoting interoperability among exchange participants across Michigan. These companies, upon approved nomination, may:

A.  Become a MiHIN Qualified Organization, which will enable participation in MiHIN consumer-related use cases and associated projects
B.  Be awarded one or more statements of work for paid work-for-hire
C.  Participate in MiHIN’s FY2016/FY2017 Statewide Consumer Directory initiatives, and possibly other initiatives with MiHIN

To participate in MiHIN use cases and associated projects, a business must first submit a nomination in response to this RFN. If selected, they can then share consumer health information through MiHIN’s statewide network by entering into MiHIN’s Qualified Data Sharing Organization Agreement.

The purpose of this RFN is two-fold:

  1. To identify USBs who can meet the business, legal, data security and exchange, and technical requirements set forth in the associated MiHIN legal agreements for becoming a qualified data sharing organization.
  2. To identify USBs who can meet MiHIN’s data exchange requirements, and can meet the timeline for participating in the Statewide Consumer Directory. This includes performing associated development and testing work associated with the exchange of healthcare data from MiHIN to consumers, by enabling authorized consumers and authorized healthcare professionals to find, and retrieve patient information (from PHR, app, and patient portal systems as needed) at the point-of-care or whenever the consumer wishes.

This RFN is open to all legal U.S. businesses that possess the necessary qualifications, meet proposal criteria and comply with the submission instructions. All individuals and entities seeking to assist MiHIN may be subject to the limitations imposed by the Export Control Act and require the ability to successfully pass the appropriate background checks.

All communications regarding this RFN must be emailed to: rfn2016@mihin.org. Any attempts to communicate directly with MiHIN regarding this RFN other than by this email address may result in automatic disqualification.

About Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services is Michigan’s state-designated entity to improve health care quality, efficiency, and patient safety by sharing of electronic health information statewide, helping reduce costs for patients, providers, and payers. MiHIN is a nonprofit, public-private collaboration that includes stakeholders from the State of Michigan, health information exchanges that serve Michigan, health systems and providers, health plans/payers, pharmacies, and the Governor’s Health Information Technology Commission.