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GLHC - Advance Care Directives and the Statewide Community Patient Record

Healthcare providers across Michigan have focused resources and efforts on educating patients on the value and benefits of making advance directive documents accessible online in a secure statewide registry. .In 2013, Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) in Grand Rapids, MI, partnered with Michigan healthcare entities, including Making Choices Michigan, to add advanced directives to the GLHC state-wide health information exchange registry.  GLHC developed a web-based application that allows healthcare entities and attorneys to upload advance directives into the registry at no cost.
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Project Tags
  • Advance Care Directives
  • Community Record
  • HIE
  • Michigan
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Project Results
As of June 30, 2016 there are over 6,000 documents uploaded into the Community Record.