Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), the largest private health insurer in Michigan, has joined the statewide health information exchange (HIE), known as Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). It is the first insurer in the state to do so, and one of only a few health plans across the nation to achieve this level of involvement with a health information exchange.

MiHIN binds together the state's Department of Community Health, the South East Michigan Beacon Community, and six "substate" HIEs. Those include Great Lakes Information Exchange, based in East Lansing; Ingenium, based in Jackson; Jackson Community Medical Records (JCMR), based in Jackson; Michigan Health Connect, based in Grand Rapids; Southeast Michigan Health Information Exchange, based in Ann Arbor; and Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange, based in Marquette. Read full story on InformationWeek

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