PROGRAMS Health Information Exchange

The Health Information Exchange Initiative supports physicians and physician organizations who participate in statewide data sharing through the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN).  Participants receive daily emergency room and inpatient admission, discharge, transfer alerts and medication information for their entire patient population. This enables physicians to follow up with their patients sooner, better coordinate care transitions, and reduce duplication of medications and therapies.

Thanks in part to the support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the state of Michigan has one of the largest Health Information Networks in the nation. Data is flowing among most hospitals and all physician organizations that participate in PGIP. Roughly half of the skilled nursing facilities statewide also participate.

  • 137 hospitals, 40 physician organizations and 248 SNFs participate in the statewide HIE notification service.
  • The service routes information for more than seven million Michigan patients.
  • Participating hospitals send notifications for approximately 99% of all admissions statewide.
CONTACT

Ellen Ward
Manager

eward@bcbsm.com