my1HIE® Receives Health Information Technology Leadership Innovation Award from State of Michigan

BINGHAM FARMS, Mich., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State of Michigan Health Information Technology (HIT) Commission announced that my1HIE® (My One Health Information Exchange) is a recipient of a 2010 Health Information Technology Leadership Innovation Award at the 3rd Annual Wiring Michigan Conference held at Soaring Eagle Resort in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

Designed by physicians for physicians, my1HIE® connects physicians to an ever-expanding network of healthcare providers and enables them to share critical patient information, collaborate on patient care, and access key clinical applications at the point-of-care.  Currently, my1HIE® is comprised of a wide-ranging community of users that include virtually all facets of the healthcare industry – 7 physician organizations representing over 6,000 physicians, 4 healthcare systems representing 15 hospitals, 5 laboratories, 6 radiology centers, and a health plan.

"Our entire staff is honored and excited to be recognized by the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission as a recipient of a Health Information Technology Leadership Innovation Award," said John Vismara, President of my1HIE®.  "It is a testament to a lot of hard work and ongoing focus on the needs of healthcare providers – both now, and into the future."

Greg Forzley, M.D., Chair of the Michigan HIT Commission, stated, "The 2010 Health Information Technology Innovation Awards are intended to raise awareness of the use of Health Information Technology and Health Information Exchanges in Michigan, and recognize the professionals and organizations that are helping lead our state in this critical, expanding segment of our economy.  my1HIE® is one of the shining examples of Michigan-based innovation that is helping move us forward."

Michael Williams, M.D., President of United Physicians, a physician organization of over 1,500 independent doctors in southeast Michigan, indicated that, "Because we represent such a large, diverse group of physicians who are associated with various health systems and entities in the health care industry, my1HIE®  offers the type of flexibility and versatility our physicians require."

According to Randall Bickle, DO, President and Medical Director of Olympia Medical Services, a physician organization representing over 500 doctors in southeast Michigan, "As the medical industry continues to adopt Health Information Technology, my1HIE® offers our physicians HIPAA-secure connectivity to other physicians and a powerful combination of clinical applications that continues to grow – without the need for a large capital investment to get involved."    

Participating physicians utilize My Workspace(SM), the physician web portal, to access my1HIE® and its comprehensive suite of clinical applications through a single sign-on interface.  Available clinical applications include e-Prescribing, Patient Registries, e-Labs and secure HIPAA compliant communication tools.

Vismara went on to say "although we are still building, our versatility and adaptability enable us to meet the requirements of the entire healthcare community and assist our users deliver better, more efficient patient care."

About my1HIE®, LLC

my1HIE® is a Health Information Exchange, developed by physicians, focused on using technology to facilitate clinical information sharing between physicians and other healthcare entities to improve patient care. my1HIE® was designed and customized by physicians to increase provider connectivity and allow the community to securely access and exchange vital health information. Available online from any location with an Internet connection, physicians can electronically access e-Prescribing, labs, other physicians, patient information, hospitals and health plans, all with the click of a button.

Learn more about my1HIE® and My Workspace(SM) visit