PODCAST: Dr. Tim Pletcher, the Executive Director of MiHIN, Discusses Data Blocking and the Future of Health Data Exchange
In the following RosettaHealth podcast interview, Dr. Tim Pletcher, the Executive Director of Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), discusses the current state and future of health data exchange, and provides an update on vendor data blocking.
The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is a nonprofit created for the purpose of coordinating and building the bridges between the healthcare providers throughout the state of Michigan.
The organization has been on the forefront of moving from yesterday’s promise of the secure transfer of health information to today’s critical infrastructure that enhances the quality of care, and reduces burdens on healthcare professionals.
“Our mission is pretty simple; we are the focal point for the integration for all data sharing that happens in the state with the goal of making information available at the point of care,” said Pletcher in the podcast interview. “We are moving towards being an ecosystem that ensures information gets to the right people securely and in a usable way that keeps the constituents of Michigan as healthy as possible.”
Following are some other key highlights from the podcast interview:
- More about MiHIN, and its history and mission. (:40)
- The role of the Connecting Michigan for Health Conference in advancing discussion and efforts around health data exchange. (2:21)
- The current state and future of health data exchange. (3:30)
- The most significant challenges and opportunities for health data exchange in Michigan. (5:32)
- The ever-changing role of vendors and information blocking. (8:20)
- How the best of health data interoperability is ahead of us. (10:20)
To learn more about MiHIN, please click here.