July 11, 2018 | 8:10 am

Maintaining Momentum in Care Transformation

Maintaining momentum and continuous innovation is a significant challenge in today’s high speed, technology focused business climate. Our consciousness is rife with stories of leading companies like Blockbuster, Kodak, Blackberry and MySpace, who, for various reasons, were unable to respond in time to changing technology and consumer tastes. They ultimately ceased to exist. Healthcare is Read More

July 5, 2018 | 1:53 pm

Counting progress, counting on progress

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – William Bruce Cameron July 5, 2018 | By Emmalilly Hoxsie The health information exchange industry faithfully counts the number of messages their systems process, the number of technical connections to partner organizations, the dollars they have spent and saved, and Read More

June 11, 2018 | 10:53 am

University of Michigan Research Project Pursues Collaborative Approach for Understanding Opioid Abuse

A University of Michigan research project, called the “System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance” (S.O.S.) is leveraging health data from multiple sources to understand the impact of opioid use and abuse. Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) has partnered with the S.O.S. project to gather clinical information from acute care emergency departments in Michigan. This data is Read More

| 8:36 am

Interoperability Lessons Learned in the Garden

June 11, 2018 | By Emmalilly Hoxsie The hot humid days are here to stay in Michigan, despite the cold and wet weather that seemed to linger for months.  The leaves on the trees are green, flowerbeds and gardens are blooming, and the grass needs to cut weekly (or more). Besides the growth happening in our Read More

Susan Hawkins Senior Vice President of Population Health at Henry Ford Health System
June 7, 2018 | 4:06 pm

Great Lakes Health Connect Announces Two New Board Members

June 7, 2018 Great Lakes Health Connect, Michigan’s premier Health Information Network, announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the 15-member Board of Directors are Susan Hawkins and Dr. John Fox. “Both of these professionals bring expertise and energy to the GLHC Board.,” asserted Doug Dietzman, GLHC Executive Director. Read More

June 5, 2018 | 2:11 pm

Jenga, Yardwork, and Cabin Cleanup – Giving back at Camp Blodgett

June 2018 “Creating Care-Connected Communities” is more than a sloganthat we use on business cards and 2018 Summer Series postcard invitations. This statement represents Great Lakes Health Connect’s belief when organizations and people are connected, the community and the individual members are healthier and better prepared for change. In April 2018, GLHC staff members spent Read More