Buzzwords are everywhere!
March 9, 2017 | 1:00 pm

HIMSS17 Reflections and the “Buzzword of the Year”

It has already been over a week since HIMSS17, the largest annual educational and networking conference for health IT professionals in the world. Most of the wrap-up articles, value summaries, criticisms, and other assorted postmortem blog posts have already been written, shared, and forgotten. My goal of submitting daily blog entries from Orlando went out Read More

February 3, 2017 | 8:21 am

Fake News in Health Information Exchange – Part 1

Fake News, once referred to as “yellow journalism”, emphasizes sensationalism over substance. It’s nothing new and has probably been around since cave men carved the first painting on their living room wall. This was a big issue during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Fake news stories about the candidates proliferated on the internet, with little Read More

December 9, 2016 | 10:28 am

Walking Our Talk – GLHC Gives Back

The tagline used in promoting Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) is “Creating Care-Connected Communities”. From a business perspective, this statement speaks to the company’s commitment to leveraging information technology to tangibly improve the delivery, outcomes, and costs of healthcare. This idea is core to our company culture and identity. As our Executive Director, Doug Dietzman, Read More

December 8, 2016 | 8:00 am

Happy Holidays from GLHC

The holiday season brings with it a sense of reflection.  What are we thankful for?  What has the last year brought?  What are our hopes for the coming year? First, I am thankful for those who have participated with and supported us this past year.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  GLHC exists because of Read More

University of Michigan
November 3, 2016 | 4:05 pm

UM Research Affirms Necessity of VIPR

The School of Public Health at the University of Michigan (UM) has announced the results of a study that examines the impact of real-time electronic access to patient health records for Emergency Department physicians at the point of care. The study, “Health information exchange associated with improved emergency department care through faster accessing of patient Read More

National Health IT Week
September 26, 2016 | 2:24 pm

GLHC Partners with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Celebrating National Health IT Week

September 26 – 30 is National Health IT Week! As a partner in the advancement of health information technology to help improve healthcare, Great Lakes Health Connect is proud to partner with HIMSS in celebrating National Health IT Week.  National Health IT Week is gives all healthcare stakeholders the opportunity to acknowledge and share the benefits that Read More