Our HIE History
MHIN is a health information exchange (HIE) and healthcare IT company serving medical providers and institutions across the Midwest. It all started in a unique community where northern Indiana meets southwestern Michigan, a region fondly referred to as Michiana. About 15 years ago, a group of local Michiana healthcare providers gave birth to the idea of MHIN, where a community might be able to share a central data repository with person-focused health histories specific to each patient. The result was the seed that would grow and blossom into one of the nation's first and most deeply integrated HIEs.
In 1998, MHIN was incorporated, and the team went right to work improving communication among healthcare providers throughout the community. In 1999, they implemented access that enabled clinical professionals to view their patients' results online. Three years later in 2002, MHIN implemented their first Electronic Health Record (EHR), and in 2005, they launched an electronic result inbox to connect clinical professionals at any stage of integration with the results they need in real time.
With guidance from the major healthcare institutions in the region, MHIN continued to expand its service platform to accommodate the needs of its physicians and healthcare professionals. In 2007, they embarked on new efforts to incorporate even more providers into one network and launched an interoperability service for physician practice EHRs and institutions.
Today, in 2015, the Michiana community is one of the most connected healthcare regions in the United States. As national leaders in the HIE industry, MHIN continues to assist communities throughout the Midwest to establish each's own community-based HIE and create a truly connected community. Organizations across the healthcare spectrum-from hospitals to specialty groups to medical labs and diagnostic centers-find solutions in MHIN's diverse service platform.
The MHIN Mission and Vision
The MHIN Mission is to offer information systems and services to help healthcare providers build longitudinal, person-centered health records.
Our core applications provide an efficient way for clinicians and institutions to appropriately exchange information and facilitate high-quality, coordinated care.
MHIN provides integrated, confidential, and secure access to patient information through a variety of HIE services.