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Everything you need to know about VIPR 2019

In this era of drastic change in healthcare, it is crucial that health information technology also changes and adapts. Read about the most recent changes!

One of the ways that GLHC is changing and adapting is by updating the community health record, known as the Virtual Integrated Patient Record (VIPR)!

With this change, GLHC will continue to provide the best technology and customer support for years to come.

VIPR 2019 will help support how organizations continue to reinvent care delivery, enhance the care experience, and reduce the cost of care.

Benefits of VIPR 2019

  • Improved patient search
  • Improved navigation within the tool
  • Laboratory results shown as a trend
  • Patient demographics details on one page
  • Temporary patient consolidation view
  • More robust allergy information
  • Easy access to high-usage documents
  • Faster, more responsive interface
  • User access managed by VIPR Admins, not GLHC
  • GLHC manages pace of changes

Data Sources

Over 200 hospitals, ambulatory offices, and other organizations across Michigan contribute clinical information and patient care documents to VIPR. Health information from 13 states is also available in VIPR! The list of contributors is available in Excel and PDF format.

Privacy and Security

Protecting patient health information is a top priority. The following VIPR Privacy and Security reminders will help all VIPR users honor the privacy commitments made to patients.

 

VIPR Administrators

In VIPR 2019, VIPR Administrators will now manage user accounts. This includes creating, editing, and deactivating accounts.

VIPR Administrators will take on this responsibility when VIPR 2019 is released in March 2019! Check out the transition quick reference guide. Read about the most recent changes!

Great Lakes Health Connect encourages all VIPR Admins to review the training slides and webinar recording prior to performing any user management activities. The step-by-step materials explain the expanded role of VIPR Administrators.

Admin Training Webinars

Linking Duplicate Patients

Submit the “Request to Link Patients” form (updated 11/09/2017) to support@gl-hc.org through secure email. Please allow 10 business days for processing.


 

VIPR User Training

VIPR 2019 makes is easier for you to find clinical information from across the state. Use this essential clinical information to enhance patient care and reduce duplication of services! Each organization has a VIPR Administrator that will help users transition to the new VIPR in March 2019.

If you access VIPR through the secure web portal / URL, you’ll need to go to a new URL/link (provided by your VIPR Administrator) and create a new password!

These training materials cover the basics of how to use updated VIPR and highlight all of the new features! GLHC recommends that all VIPR users review the training materials prior to using the updated tool. Read about the most recent changes!

User Training Webinars

 

Single Sign On Resources

Some organizations work with GLHC to make using VIPR seamless for their staff members by creating a link between their electronic medical record (EMR) system and VIPR. This eliminates the need for users to log in separately and to search for patients.

This single sign on process is unique for every organization and every EMR system. These training materials cover the basics of how to use updated VIPR and highlight all of the new features! GLHC recommends that all VIPR users review the training materials prior to using the updated tool. Read about the most recent changes!

 

VIPR History

In 2012, Michigan hospitals began contributing clinical information to Great Lakes Health Connect to have it organized by patient and be made available to the greater healthcare community. Since then, the number of organizations contributing clinical information and/or using the information to enhance care and reduce costs has grown exponentially.

GLHC launched (legacy) VIPR and expanded the network on an initial platform. In 2018, GLHC began working with new technology and took on a larger role in the technical support of the tool on a new platform. This update is called VIPR 2019.

In March 2019, GLHC transitioned all VIPR users to VIPR 2019. As of April 1, GLHC cannot guarantee access or credibility of the legacy VIPR.

For assistance during this transition, please check out the user guides and/or reach out to your GLHC Implementation Consultant.