February 13, 2020 | 9:39 am

Four things to love about health information exchange in Michigan

Most Michigan patients and citizens are blissfully unaware of the heath information exchange (HIE) infrastructure and products being built, maintained, and improved across the state. The everyday person knows little of HL7, EMR interfaces, and the impact that the move from volume to value is having on the workflow of the entire healthcare industry. All Read More

February 6, 2020 | 10:01 am

Greater Flint Health Coalition and Great Lakes Health Connect To Co-Present at HIMSS 2020 Global Conference

Kirk Smith, President and CEO of the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) and Doug Dietzman, CEO of Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) will collaborate in delivering a presentation at the 2020 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2020 Global Conference on Wednesday, March 11 from 11:30am – 12:30pm. The title of their presentation is, Leveraging HIE Read More

January 23, 2020 | 11:04 am

A Team with Talent

Big News In November 2019, the teams at Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) and Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) received some shocking news … GLHC and MiHIN are MERGING! Then we received a quick etymology lesson, we are not “merging”, we are “affiliating”. As an affiliate of MiHIN, GLHC will be a wholly owned subsidiary. Read More

Buzzword 2020
January 9, 2020 | 1:47 pm

#HIMSS20 Buzzword of the Year

It is that time of year again! Healthcare information technology professionals of every size and shape are preparing for the 2020 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Conference. HIMSS20 will happen from March 9-13, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. More than 45,000 attendees will gather to learn about and Read More

Doug Dietzman
January 7, 2020 | 3:32 pm

A Decade of Health Information Exchange in Michigan

By Doug Dietzman, GLHC CEO January 2020 brings the beginning of a new decade. My reflections today go back to the beginning of the last decade, January 2010. Back then, I was excitedly working with a small group of organizations to finalize the creation of a new nonprofit, Michigan Health Connect (MHC).  We were dedicated Read More

2019 Summit Series Keynote Speakers
December 3, 2019 | 1:08 pm

Big ideas from big names in Health IT

The barriers that stand between current state and optimal state of the healthcare system are complicated and numerous.  These barriers prevent organizations and providers from delivering, coordinating, and tracking patient care. By harnessing the power of technology and relationships, we can break down those barriers. These observations about the healthcare industry are what inspired the Read More