It took about five years, but Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC)—a health information exchange serving most of the State of Michigan—recently linked its 1,000th physician practice to its closed-loop referrals management service.

Soon, the HIE will hook its 1,000th provider to the state’s immunization registry, and it now exchanges more than one billion healthcare transactions annually. Immunizations was an early service but didn’t take off until Stage 2 of the electronic health records program, says Doug Dietzman, executive director of GLHC.

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