Michigan Health Information Network expands its network
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., Sept. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN), the statewide nonprofit health information network, today announced its partnership with PointClickCare Technologies, the largest post-acute electronic medical network records provider in the nation, to advance and deepen healthcare collaboration, care coordination and interoperability by providing access to real-time information at any stage of a patient’s journey.
Although Michigan has seen widespread adoption of certified health informatics systems in recent years, many long-term care facilities and emergency medical service providers are not yet able to take full advantage of the technology. State Health Information Shared Services Utility.
“PointClickCare will exchange post-acute health information across our shared digital infrastructure at an unparalleled pace and scale, helping to bridge post-acute care gaps in integrating and connecting the continuum of care” , said Dr. Tim Pletcher, DHA, Executive Director of MiHIN. “More than 250 new post-acute care providers and case managers will now have the equitable ability to exchange real-time data through the state network. We anticipate that this partnership will support optimized care delivery, safety and coordination for patients, and significantly improve outcomes and reduce costs associated with particularly vulnerable populations.
“Through our collaborative partnership, more than 75% of all post-acute care facilities in Michigan will now have access to valuable patient information as they move through the healthcare system and the ability to break down barriers. silos and free up patient information,” said Ben Zaniello, MD. , MPH, Chief Medical Officer at PointClickCare. “This partnership is the next step in delivering more efficient and comprehensive data across the state and will equip participating Michigan hospitals with unprecedented context about emergency department patients at the point of care.”
Through this partnership, MiHIN will be able to offer PointClickCare’s Emergency Department Optimization (EDO) platform to hospitals across the state of Michigan, enabling emergency departments to access real-time information, from patient encounter histories to cross-organizational patient care plans, to support high-risk patients across the healthcare continuum. The tool will be particularly beneficial for clinicians providing care to increasingly complex and vulnerable patient cohorts, such as pregnant women, those experiencing health inequities, those transitioning from institutions post-acute care and those affected by the opioid crisis.
MiHIN and PointClickCare appeal to Michigan hospitals that want to accelerate the responsive and HIE-enabled capabilities of their emergency departments (EDs) to provide feedback and input to the broader network. Providers and groups using statewide digital infrastructure are also encouraged to collaborate to explore a new use case with MiHIN, called Alert and Query, which seeks to leverage alert notifications to trigger a query to a long-term care facility to gather and present the most actionable advance information to the ED.
To provide feedback or request additional information, Michigan Quality Improvement and Population Health directors and leaders are encouraged to contact Joanne Jarvi, Senior Director of Market Outreach and Communications, at joanne [email protected]
About Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services
The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is the State of Michigan’s designated entity for the technical, legal, secure, and private exchange of health information. Breaking down disparate and siled data systems, the digital network is dedicated to transforming the healthcare experience, improving quality, reducing costs and solving healthcare problems. MIHIN is a 501C3 nonprofit sociotechnical collaboration that includes the State of Michigan, Health Information Exchanges, Health Systems, Hospitals, Providers, Behavioral Health Clinics, FQHCs, PIHP, Health Plans/Payers, Pharmacies, Post-Acute Care, Hospices, and the Governor’s Health Information Technology Commission. For more information visit https://mihin.org
PointClickCare is a leading healthcare technology platform enabling meaningful collaboration and access to real-time information at any stage of a patient’s healthcare journey. PointClickCare’s unique platform spans the continuum of care, supporting proactive, holistic decision-making and better outcomes for everyone. More than 27,000 long-term post-acute care providers and 2,700 hospitals use PointClickCare today, enabling care collaboration and value-based care delivery for millions of lives in North America.