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Michigan Health Connect Provides State’s First Health Information Exchange for Emergency Responders


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and AUSTIN, Texas, May, 1, 2013 – Michigan Health Connect is introducing the speed and accuracy of electronic health records to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) industry in Michigan, providing vital, life-saving patient information to emergency responders.

Michigan Health Connect, the state’s largest provider of health information exchange, is using ESO Solutions Inc. software to create an integrated digital hub, which helps EMS and fire agencies respond quickly, efficiently and thoroughly – regardless of the electronic patient record system the organization uses.

“Now emergency responders treating patients en route to the hospital can have access to the same medical information as facility-based health care providers,” said Doug Dietzman, executive director of Michigan Health Connect. “This system can be a life-saver. Not only can emergency responders act immediately on relevant patient information, but they can relay that information to the hospital, so physicians there can be ready with the most effective treatment.”

Until now, there has been a missing link in the continuum of care: the connection between EMS – where medicine is practiced in the field – and the broader health care ecosystem, such as hospitals and physicians. ESO’s software seamlessly connects the pre-hospital industry with the health care ecosystem, facilitating the access and sharing of information, making it available when and where it is needed to save lives. As a result, care becomes a collaborative effort between all providers.

“Our vision is to connect EMS with the healthcare ecosystem no matter which software vendor they use. This exchange of data and increased visibility into the continuum of care is vital to improving end-to-end patient care,” said Chris Dillie, president and CEO of ESO Solutions. “Michigan Health Connect’s use of ESO Solutions software brings unparalleled access and sharing of information to Michigan’s emergency responders and hospitals.”

About Michigan Health Connect
Michigan Health Connect is the largest provider of health information exchange in Michigan, serving 67 hospitals, 1,568 medical offices, more than 7,000 individual providers and diverse providers statewide including Federally Qualified Health Clinics, Community Mental Health and long-term care facilities. The nationally recognized, community-based nonprofit works to enhance patient care by improving access to timely, secure clinical information while streamlining administrative functions for providers. For more information see www.MichiganHealthConnect.org.



About ESO Solutions
ESO Solutions, Inc., founded in 2004 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, employs industry leaders in EMS, software design and information technology to create software solutions for the healthcare industry. ESO Solutions’ products help healthcare providers and administrators save time, improve documentation quality and operational efficiencies, and enhance the continuum of patient care. For more information about ESO Solutions, visit esosolutions.com.



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