Michigan Health Information Network Uses PointClickCare to Expand Network Across Michigan

Michigan Health Information Network Uses PointClickCare to Expand Network Across Michigan

What you should know:

– The Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN), the statewide nonprofit health information network, recently announced its partnership with PointClickCare Technologies, the largest provider of post-operative electronic medical records. nationwide, 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 State Health Information Shared Services Utility.

Improving Patient Outcomes Using Data-Driven Variables

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. By 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.

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.

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.

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