September 14, 2018 | 10:56 am

#RealWorldHIE – Urology Associates of Grand Rapids

Urology Associates of Grand Rapids, PC has been helping patients throughout Western Michigan since 1968. They have offices in Grand Rapids, Grant, Greenville, and Hastings. Patients can expect to receive expert care of all types of urological conditions. Urology Associates of Grand Rapids healthcare providers are on the leading edge of urological care. They can Read More

September 4, 2018 | 1:45 pm

Great Lakes Health Connect Goes Back to School

The Great Lakes Health Connect team is quite familiar with the “Back to School” grind. Many of us packed lunches and saw kids off to the bus stop this morning. Some of us are glad to have our own or our kids back to school routines behind us. Others wish we could go return to Read More

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

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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