my1HIE and Amagine, Inc. Announce New Relationship
Increased access and connectivity helps increase high-quality, cost-effective patient care
For immediate release:
March 10, 2011
CHICAGO – Amagine, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Medical Association (AMA), and my1HIE (My One Health Information Exchange) today announced they are teaming up to offer a unique health care exchange to Michigan physicians. This agreement paves the way for access to many new applications and capabilities for the my1HIE community that is comprised of six physician organizations and more than 4,000 physicians in Michigan.
This is Amagine’s second major health information technology (health IT) initiative in Michigan. In April 2009, Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) and the AMA began collaborating to provide health IT products and services to MSMS members. This new relationship with my1HIE unites all three initiatives under the Amagine umbrella.
“We’re incredibly excited about our relationship with Amagine. This agreement merges our combined momentum into the ideal health information technology solution for physicians who are facing an industry that is undergoing monumental transformation,” said John Vismara, President of my1HIE. “The combined efforts of Amagine, MSMS, and my1HIE offer physicians and physician networks the tools necessary to meet the future demands of health care and health IT.”
"This relationship ultimately is a win for physicians," says Benjamin Louagie, Senior Director, Operations and Subsidiary Holdings at the Michigan State Medical Society. "It delivers excellent health IT solutions for the medical practice by combining the advantages and resources of our three organizations. Physicians also win because we've helped to cut down on the clutter and confusion in the health IT marketplace."
The Amagine physician portal provides a single point of access to over 20 health IT solutions and resources, including three electronic medical record products. The portal also provides access to registries, electronic prescribing, claims management, communication services, knowledge base tools and AMA publications. Amagine consultants also perform practice assessments to determine a medical practice’s readiness to adopt advanced health IT and make tailored recommendations.
my1HIE is a recipient of the 2010 Health Information Technology Leadership Innovation Award from the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission. In addition, my1HIE was also recognized by Automation Alley – Southeast Michigan’s leading technology business association – as the 2009 Emerging Technology Company of the Year.
“We are thrilled to team up with my1HIE and extend Amagine’s health IT solutions to more Michigan physicians,” says Robert Musacchio, Senior Vice President, Business Product Solutions of Amagine. “Combining Amagine’s offerings with my1HIE’s strong training, implementation and support services will allow us to provide physician practices with easy implementation and cost-effective solutions.”
Amagine, MSMS and my1HIE utilize the cloud computing platform provider, Covisint, a Compuware Company. The Covisint ExchangeLink platform helps improve care delivery by increasing access to information at the point of care and by providing the secure infrastructure enabling physicians to share health information.
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American Medical Association
Covisint, a Compuware Company
About Amagine, Inc.
Amagine, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Medical Association, provides health information technology resources, consulting, and solutions for physicians and their practices through the Amagine physician portal. For more information, please visit www.amagine.com.
my1HIE is a Health Information Exchange designed by physicians for physicians, that facilitates clinical information sharing between physicians and other healthcare entities to improve the quality of patient care and safety. my1HIE enables healthcare entities to send and receive vital patient information securely, which allows providers to more effectively collaborate on patient care issues.
Covisint, a Compuware Company
Covisint, a Compuware company, enables information ecosystems that quickly revolutionize organizations by providing secure communication and collaboration between people and systems in remarkably simple ways. Covisint is a recognized cloud computing pioneer driving the on-demand revolution that helps organizations connect, communicate and collaborate with their partners—enabling anywhere, anytime information. The Covisint ExchangeLink™ platform provides industry-specific services for identity management, collaborative portals and data exchange, as well as a third-party application marketplace. Learn more at www.covisint.com.