GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Munson Healthcare’s eight northern Michigan hospitals can securely and efficiently exchange patient information with medical providers across the state, thanks to a partnership with Michigan Health Connect, the state’s largest provider of health information exchange.
The partnership means that Southeast Michigan residents visiting northern Michigan, for example, can have their medical records available electronically at any Munson facility, should they require medical treatment.
“Adding Munson to our statewide network ensures that northern Michigan residents and visitors benefit from the enhanced care that comes with the efficient, secure transfer of electronic medical records,” said Doug Dietzman, executive director of Michigan Health Connect. “Timely, well-informed care makes all the difference for patients.”
Munson’s northern Michigan hospitals are: Charlevoix Area Hospital (Charlevoix), Kalkaska Memorial Health Center (Kalkaska), Mercy Hospital Cadillac (Cadillac), Mercy Hospital Grayling (Grayling), Munson Medical Center (Traverse City), Otsego Memorial Hospital (Gaylord), Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital (Frankfort) and West Shore Medical Center (Manistee).
“Munson Healthcare already offers a continuum of health care services to people from 24 counties across northern Michigan, and this partnership with Michigan Health Connect in effect extends our reach statewide,” said Ryan Winn, director of information systems for Munson Healthcare. “The ability to receive and deliver complete medical records almost immediately means our physicians and medical professionals can provide the very best care possible.”