Velatura HIE – Midwest Health Connect

About Midwest Health Connection


History – Midwest Health Connection (MHC) is one of the largest health information exchange (HIE) networks in the country with more than 28+ million electronic patient health records from across the Midwest. As a national leader in the HIE market, MHC specializes in data normalization and robust data exchange. As the Midwest gateway, MHC is a nationally identified HIE gateway in the CMS supported Patient Centered Data Home initiative, facilitating the exchange of clinical information across the country by connecting to more than 40 other HIEs. Additionally, MHC is also connected to Veterans Administration, the Department of Defense, and the EHealth Exchange. For a Brief History & Time Line click here.

Board of Directors


Erin Stamm, MHC Vice Chair & Chief Information Officer, Esse Health
Dr. Louis Krenn, Chief Medical Information Officer, CoxHealth
Ken Van Der Wende, Executive Vice President, Velatura Public Benefit Corporation
Tim Pletcher, CEO, Velatura Public Benefit Corporation
Skip Rollins, Chief Information and Security Officer, CoxHealth
Chris Mate, Vice President of IT Applications Delivers and Solutions, BJC HealthCare

Leadership Team


Angie Bass, CEO, Midwest Health Connection; Chief Executive Officer, Velatura HIE Corporation
Jaki Porter, COO & CFO, Midwest Health Connection; COO, Velatura Public Benefit Corporation
Rob Inglish, Principle Technical Architect, Midwest Health Connection; Integration Services Director, Michigan Health Information Network

Services Offered


MHC offers a range of HIE services designed to integrate more complete patient information into the care delivery of HIE participants. Click on the links below for details on services.

Network Participants


MHC’s health data exchange services support the entire health care ecosystem, including health care providers, accountable care organizations (ACOs), public health agencies, health plans, State/Federal agencies, HIEs, and other health care stakeholders by providing complete and accurate patient electronic health records in real-time. This enables those within the health care delivery system to transform care delivery through better coordination of care, informed clinical decision making, reducing preventable errors, enhancing health care affordability, and avoiding treatment duplication.

Download Spreadsheet > MHC Participant List July 2021

MHC in the News

The following news is from the mhc-hie.org website

MHC Can Help Providers Achieve the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Rule Mandate

April 6, 2021 – MHC can create digital contacts for providers to fulfill the new CMS mandate to improve interoperability. All providers need digital…

Providers Utilizing MHC’s Resources are Prepared for the Enactment of the ONC Information Blocking Rule

April 6, 2021 – The ONC Information Blocking Rule Went Into Effect on April 5, 2021. Are you prepared?

Velatura HIE Corporation Appoints Angie Bass as Executive Vice President

Jan 20, 2021 – Velatura Announces Executive Leadership Appointments. Newly appointed leaders will…

Midwest Health Connection Joins Forces With MIHIN’s Velatura HIE Subsidiary

Jan 7, 2021 – Midwest Health Connection Joins Forces With MIHIN’s Velatura HIE Subsidiary. MHC said…