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 10,000 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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HIE merger for the Greater Good

Sue Schade, Chief Information Officer for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (UMHHC)
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“Common goals are a key to success for any business venture. But for a merger, negotiating common goals and how best to achieve them is especially critical. I saw this again in the case of the Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) – a very recent merger of two major Michigan substate HIEs: Great Lakes Health Read More