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Created a year ago in the merger of two Michigan health information exchanges, Great Lakes Health Connect continues to reap the benefits of a strategy shared by its two founding organizations.

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Michigan’s two largest health information exchanges become one on July 1, creating a broader network that electronically connects most of the hospitals across the state and thousands of physician offices.

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A new landscape brought on by reform has health care providers looking for new friendships and partners to work with in the years ahead.

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E-prescribing continues growth among docs

Today, eight of every 10 doctors in Michigan send patient prescriptions to the pharmacy electronically.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Thanks to new regulations in health care and a push for the implementation of new technology, one locally based health information exchange has found room to grow.

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Under a pilot program, Michigan Health Connect will electronically notify care managers and patients’ personal physicians when they are admitted to or discharged from a Spectrum Health hospital.

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As a serial entrepreneur in the tech industry, Keith Brophy has become intimately familiar with product-development processes for software, websites and apps. With his newest tech venture — an app for smartphones and tablet computers — he had to learn an entirely new product-development skill set: how clinical trials are run.

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A West Michigan couple adopts a three-year old boy and finds out four years later that the child’s gall bladder had been removed before the adoption. Now the couple has to take a binder that they fill with their son’s medical history from doctor to doctor, hospital to hospital, to make sure that care providers are up to date on their child’s condition and know what testing has been done, what medication has been given, “so we don’t have to try all of those things over again.”

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