Henry Ford Health System joins Michigan Health Connect; PatientsLikeMe announces research platform;

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> Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System is the newest member of Michigan Health Connect, the state's largest health information exchange, according to a joint announcement. "The arrangement means Henry Ford's physicians and other medical professionals can securely share patient records with other designated providers," the announcement states. Announcement

> Expanding on a mission to "put patients at the center of clinical research," PatientsLikeMe--in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation--today announced that patients can now apply to lead the development of new health outcome measurements using the company's Open Research Exchange platform, according to an announcement. "This call for participation is a way for people living with disease to become the researcher, and use their own and others' experiences to create new health measures that are more meaningful, helpful, and relevant," the announcement states. Announcement

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> The Obama administration formally announced it will allow some people who have already begun the process of enrolling in the federal exchange more time to complete their sign up. Article

> An overwhelming majority of Medigap members--94 percent--are satisfied with their coverage, according to a new survey from America's Health Insurance Plans. What's more, 91 percent would recommend similar coverage to a friend or relative. Article

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