The Interface - VIPR Upgrade, Telemedicine patients experience benefits of HIE, Save the Date for the 2017 Summit Series, HITRUST CSF Certification, and More!
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The Interface

GLHC's Monthly eNewsletter

VIPR v7New Features and Functionality Added to the
GLHC Virtual Integrated Patient Record (VIPR)

The Virtual Integrated Patient Record (VIPR) is a community-wide, longitudinal repository specific to the GLHC network. It contains unique patient information from contributing health care organizations across the state; like lab, radiology, pathology, ADT, and transcribed documents. These records can be accessed through a secure web viewer or through an organization’s electronic medical record system.

VIPR offers healthcare providers a more robust understanding of a patient’s health care history. Better information leads to more accurate diagnosis and treatment, reduced redundancy, and improved outcomes.

The new VIPR will improve the user experience in many ways and has the ability to create CCDs on demand; an important functionality. 

Users will not need to create new accounts. We recommend that all users reset passwords when logging into VIPR v7.
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User Guides & Other Training Resources!

Answer Health On Demand Promotes Continuity of Care for Telemedicine Patients

“GLHC is proud to partner with Answer Health On Demand to facilitate access to comprehensive, convenient, and coordinated online care. We are pleased to participate in efforts that enhance system-wide sharing of health information with the aim of improving the quality of healthcare delivery, increasing patient safety, decreasing medical errors, and strengthening the interaction between patients and healthcare providers.” – Doug Dietzman, Executive Director, Great Lakes Health Connect
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Lakeland Health Enhances Workflow for
Immunization Record Queries

Lakeland Health System was the first hospital organization in Michigan to query patient immunization records held within the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) directly from their internal electronic medical record.

Dr. Kenneth O’Neill, Lakeland’s Vice President of Clinical Integration, explains the organization’s motivation. “Lakeland Health is highly focused on a “speed to value” approach to achieving Triple Aim goals [enhanced patient care, improved outcomes, and reduced costs] on behalf of our patients.” He continued, “While we don’t see ourselves as technology pioneers, given our long relationship with GLHC, combined with the promise of easier access to the state immunization registry, early adoption of this patient-centric technology made great sense to us.”
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Save the Date!

As the leading provider of health information exchange services in Michigan, GLHC takes great pride in our role as a statewide, non-profit resource; assisting healthcare entities by seamlessly and securely facilitating the electronic delivery of critical patient data where and when it’s needed most. The Summit Series is an opportunity to engage in dialogue with fellow professionals in local communities around the state to share common experiences and best practices, as well as receiving updates on the latest and greatest enhancements offered by GLHC.

The conference curriculum has been newly revised for 2017 and will offer practical solution focused presentations targeted to all types of health care organizations, health IT service providers, and legislative/government  representatives. We seek to engage both those who already are GLHC participants and those who could benefit from connecting to the health information exchange.

Southwest Michigan

May 10 at the WMU Fetzer
Center in Kalamazoo


Northern Michigan

June 13 at the Fox Hill Event Center in Cadillac

Metro Detroit

August 15 at the Westin
Southfield Detroit in Southfield

Capital Area

August 22 at the MSU Henry Center in Lansing

Flint & Genesee County

September 14 at the Holiday Inn & Gateway Center in Grand Blanc

West Michigan

October 4 at the Calvin College Prince Conference & Event Center in Grand Rapids

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GLHC Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

"HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive health information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment. By taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, Great Lakes Health Connect is distinguished as an organization that people can count on to keep their information safe,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST.
HITRUST - Health Information Trust Alliance
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Washtenaw County Community Mental HealthGLHC & Washtenaw County CMH Collaborate on Presentation at National Conference

 “Enhancing Community Mental Health Care Delivery with HIE”

The presentation explored the opportunities and challenges involved in integrating physical health data with the delivery of behavioral health services through the use of HIE technology.

  • For over 10 years Washtenaw County Community Mental Health has been a leader in bridging behavioral and physical health through its integrated health efforts, and is among the first behavioral health organizations in the nation to share behavioral health information because of their partnership with GLHC.
  • The two-way sharing of information is improving quality of care, enhancing patient safety, and reducing costs in Washtenaw County.
  • Expanded patient health information sharing has reduced costs by eliminating the duplication of costly metabolic testing by as much as 200 panels per month, an estimated annual savings of $72,000 per year.
Check out the videos from the event!

Sending and receiving Referrals
is now easier and faster!

We are excited to welcome the following offices to the Referral community!
Advantage Health Centers - Thea Bowman Community Health Center - Wayne County

Amirikia Eye Center - Oakland County
Bloomfield Heart Center - Oakland County

Bloomfield Vein & Vascular  - Oakland County

Children’s Care Medical Center - Oakland County

Complete Eye Care, PC - Genesee County
MidMichigan Health Cardiac - Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program - Midland County

Sight Eye Clinic - Ottawa County

Western Wayne Family Health Centers - Inkster & Taylor

White Pine Family Medicine - Kent County

More Referral Resources

Virtual Update Meetings

In order to better communicate what is new and developing at Great Lakes Health Connect, we are offering two 30-minute update meetings per quarter. These Virtual Update Meetings provide a timely and focused forum to share information across the state with our deployment and business leads, as well as strategic partners, all are welcome.

March 22 from 1:30 - 2:00 pm


Patient Care Documents: Easy to upload, Easy to Access

GLHC can help make sure that your patient’s healthcare preferences and directives are available to the larger healthcare community at the point of care. During this presentation we will explain the different types of Patient Care Documents that we accept, how to upload them to VIPR (GLHC’s community health record), and how the healthcare community can access the information.

Save the Date for Future Meetings:

May 3 from 1:30 - 2:00 pm

June 21 from 1:30 - 2:00 pm

August 9 from 1:30 - 2:00 pm

September 27 from 1:30 - 2:00 pm

November 15 from 1:30 - 2:00 pm

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