Welcome to Great Lakes Health Connect

the largest health information exchange (HIE) in Michigan and among the largest in the country. Great Lakes Health Connect is the product of Michigan Health Connect and Great Lakes Health Information Exchange, merging July 1st, 2014. Size matters when it comes to the comprehensive exchange of electronic health records. Great Lakes Health Connect covers over 80 percent of the hospital beds in Michigan and more than 20,000 providers serving 5 million people. That means unparalleled access to electronic health records for participants in Michigan and beyond. It means meeting national standards for interoperability and functionality without breaking a sweat.

Great Lakes Health Connect is a Health Information Exchange (HIE).

GLHC brings together expertise in information technology and clinical data exchange to advance the delivery and coordination of health care.

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Electronic data system points to a future of managing health, reducing costs, improving quality, Crain’s Business Detroit 08/17/2014

August 18, 2014 | 1:18 pm

Great Lakes was formed through the merger of Grand Rapids-based Michigan Health Connect, the state’s largest HIE, and Great Lakes HIE, or GLHIE, based in East Lansing. It is one of the largest in the nation, accounting for 80 percent of the state’s total licensed beds with 120 member hospitals, 20,000 physicians, 3,000 clinics and offices and consolidated revenue of $8 million, Dietzman said.

“This is an opportunity for me to offer you services to help you meet that need,” Dietzman said to representatives of hospitals, physicians and other providers at the recent HIE conference. “(HIEs) exchanging data will help you reduce risks, manage capitation risks and conduct population health management for out-of-network” patients.