Michigan Health Connect, a large regional health information exchange, is connecting fire departments and emergency medical services to its network that links 67 hospitals including eight delivery systems, and ancillary providers across the lower peninsula of the state.

The Grand Rapids-based HIE is using connectivity software from Austin, Texas-based ESO Solutions Inc. to enable emergency personnel to transmit patient data to a hospital while in route, says Doug Dietzman, executive director of Michigan Health Connect.

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