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