Direct Messaging

EHR-to-EHR Communication with Michigan Medicine

Direct messaging is a secure, standardized way that health care organizations can exchange patient health information and referrals directly between electronic health record (EHR) systems. This functionality allows practices to connect with Michigan Medicine without having to use fax machines or mail services.

Direct messaging can be used to securely send:

  • Outpatient Referrals
  • Physician-to-Physician Messages
  • Continuity of Care Documents
  • Automatic Discharge Notices
  • Summary of Care Documents
  • Other patient records & results

If you are looking for a general direct address for sending direct messages to Michigan Medicine, please use: [email protected]

Utilizing direct messaging will also help your organization meet ‘Meaningful Use’ EHR incentive program requirements. For more information about Meaningful Use, please visit:

How can my organization use Direct Messaging to connect with Michigan Medicine?

To start the set-up process for direct messaging, please complete this questionnaire. Once we have received your request and information, we will send you our direct address directory file and further instructions to complete the direct messaging set up process.

For any additional questions about Direct Messaging with Michigan Medicine, please call M-LINE at 1-800-962-3555.