Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) https://mihin.org and Care Convene https://careconvene.com a health technology company, have announced their partnership to optimize health information exchange, interoperability, and integrated care within the state of Michigan.
Care Convene focusing on longitudinal care rather than episodic care will be integrating with MiHIN services to enable Active Care Relationship Services, Common Key Service Admission, Discharge and Transfer Notifications, and provide Quality Measure Information. The goal is to deliver virtual patient-centered provider-delivered care and health information exchange in a coordinated and triaged way.
The partnership will support four physician organizations participating in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s (BCBSM) “Advanced HIE Innovations” program as announced in June. This program will pilot innovative approaches to integrate care between physician organizations, providers, and other community partners.
“The program will also leverage health information exchange and related technologies to co-manage illnesses, coordinate care, communicate with patients, and work through challenges,” reports Sharon Kim, Senior Health Care Analyst, Value Partnerships, BCBSM https://bcbsm.com
In addition, “The program will look to improve the integration of other data sources to support the statewide health information exchange infrastructure. The goal is to develop and implement health information exchange technology and solutions that may be leveraged or replicated by other physician organizations and their practices with minimal cost.”
“One of the pilots with the support of BCBSM will combine real-time admission and discharge notifications to provider care teams as well as provide patient literacy tools and virtual access to enhance the transition of care experience for both patient and care team members,” said Chris Bailey, Director of Business Development, MiHIN.
As Amit Shah, Partner, Care Convene said, “When a patient is connected to the Care Convene platform and discharged from the hospital, the patient can work alongside their provider to manage their symptoms long after discharge. If the patient’s symptoms return, the patient and provider can easily communicate with each other virtually which will result in lower utilization projects.”
For more information, contact Amit Shah at firstname.lastname@example.org.