Don Quixote de la Mancha by Fabricio Moraes
August 7, 2018 | 1:18 pm

Interoperability – The Key to Healthcare Innovation or Just Tilting at Windmills?

Late last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule change.  This rule intends to overhaul the Meaningful Use program (now known as “Promoting Interoperability”) and advance electronic health data exchange. The document outlining the rule change itself is huge, nearly 2,600 pages. According to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the changes Read More

| 10:29 am

Results Delivery, think of it like ordering a pizza, but cooler

Ordering pizza for delivery is a lot like how GLHC electronically delivers results of medical tests for patients and healthcare providers across the state. While there is no substitute for the happiness of hearing the pizza delivery car pull into your driveway … the accurate and secure delivery of medical test results is crucial for Read More

July 11, 2018 | 8:10 am

Maintaining Momentum in Care Transformation

Maintaining momentum and continuous innovation is a significant challenge in today’s high speed, technology focused business climate. Our consciousness is rife with stories of leading companies like Blockbuster, Kodak, Blackberry and MySpace, who, for various reasons, were unable to respond in time to changing technology and consumer tastes. They ultimately ceased to exist. Healthcare is Read More

July 5, 2018 | 1:53 pm

Counting progress, counting on progress

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – William Bruce Cameron July 5, 2018 | By Emmalilly Hoxsie The health information exchange industry faithfully counts the number of messages their systems process, the number of technical connections to partner organizations, the dollars they have spent and saved, and Read More

June 11, 2018 | 10:53 am

University of Michigan Research Project Pursues Collaborative Approach for Understanding Opioid Abuse

A University of Michigan research project, called the “System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance” (S.O.S.) is leveraging health data from multiple sources to understand the impact of opioid use and abuse. Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) has partnered with the S.O.S. project to gather clinical information from acute care emergency departments in Michigan. This data is Read More

| 8:36 am

Interoperability Lessons Learned in the Garden

June 11, 2018 | By Emmalilly Hoxsie The hot humid days are here to stay in Michigan, despite the cold and wet weather that seemed to linger for months.  The leaves on the trees are green, flowerbeds and gardens are blooming, and the grass needs to cut weekly (or more). Besides the growth happening in our Read More