Upcoming Events

January 12, 2016: “No Matter Where” Documentary – Kalamazoo

“No Matter Where” is a documentary about the end of an era – “an era where doctors and nurses had to deliver care without knowing a patient’s medical history, other than what patients might recall, what family members might have noted, or what individual medical records might contain” (http://nomatterwheremovie.com/). The health care system has come a long way from that, but there is still important work to be done. Great Lakes Heath Connect (GLHC) is part of the transformation needed to improve health outcomes and healthcare value for patients, providers, organizations, and communities. The “No Matter Where” documentary is educational and thought provoking for all audiences, regardless of health information technology understanding. The documentary provides “a glimpse into the lives of patients, healthcare providers, advocates, and adversaries from the public and private sectors.”

Watch “No Matter Where” with Great Lakes Health Connect with Doug Dietzman, GLHC Executive Director, who will be asking and answering questions after the documentary. The showing is free, but registration is required. Light refreshments provided.

Past Events

November 4, 2015:  GLHC UPDATE – The Virtual Integrated Patient Record

Come join your healthcare and HIT colleagues from around the Central Michigan Region as Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) hosts a regional update meeting for current and prospective HIE participants. The afternoon’s agenda will feature a demonstration of the Virtual Integrated Patient Record (VIPR) application, and a discussion of the potential benefits of this tool for providers, led by GLHC’s VIPR Solution Specialists.

In addition, Doug Dietzman, Executive Director of Great Lakes Health Connect, will be on hand with an interactive discussion of the “state of health information exchange” in Michigan today, the outlook for the future, and the evolving role that GLHC is playing in the space. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions.

There is no charge to attend but please register in advance!

October 5 – 9, 2015: GLHC Launches Contest in Recognition of National Health IT Week

National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum and virtual awareness week that assembles key healthcare constituents dedicated to working together to elevate the necessity of advancing health through the best use of information technology. Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) along with the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) and other national organizations annually celebrate the important role health information technology plays in improving healthcare delivery in America. National Health Information Technology Week will take place from October 5-9, 2015.  Learn more about how GLHC is recognizing and celebrating National Health IT Week!

2015 Summer Summit Conference