It to the rescue: increased access to information for patients and providers.
Advances in technology cut down on medical errors, speed up diagnoses and ultimately reduce costs for all parties involved. Michigan Michigan (mĭsh`ĭgən), upper midwestern state of the United States. It consists of two peninsulas thrusting into the Great Lakes and has borders with Ohio and Indiana (S), Wisconsin (W), and the Canadian province of Ontario (N,E). is taking major steps to expand the use of technology to give health care professionals and their patients improved access to health care information at the point of care.
A year ago, the newly created Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) convened some 200 health care stakeholders Stakeholders
All parties that have an interest, financial or otherwise, in a firm-stockholders, creditors, bondholders, employees, customers, management, the community, and the government. to study ways to improve quality, safety and efficiency of health care delivery, by accelerating adoption and use of health information technology and health information exchange (HIE hie
intr. & tr.v. hied, hie·ing or hy·ing , hies
To go quickly; hasten.
[Middle English hien, from Old English h ).
In December, MiHIN released the group's 115-page report outlining its plan of action. (To read the full report online, go to www.michigan.gov/mihin.) The report contains two major goals for the state:
* Evolve patient health records into a uniform format for all health care providers.
* Outline how the state can assist a regional approach to the integration of a statewide health information network.
"Michigan has the potential to make significant progress in the widespread usage of health information technology and the implementation of HIE, and this report provides the roadmap to get us there," says Janet Janet: see Clouet, Jean.
JANET - Joint Academic NETwork Olszewski, director, Michigan Department of Community Health.
To support MiHIN's goals, the Legislature created the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission within the Michigan Department of Community Health. The 13-member commission meets monthly.
Lawmakers also earmarked $5 million to fund regional health information exchange projects in fiscal 2007. Eight exchanges are now in operation across. Michigan, including the Southeast Michigan Southeast Michigan, also called Southeastern Michigan, is a region in the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan that is home to a majority of the state's businesses and industries, and is home to slightly over half the state's population. Health Information Exchange and the Greater Flint flint, mineral
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"Although each region will have to demonstrate the ability to remain financially viable as they roll out their exchange, this start-up funding will provide the impetus Impetus is a stimulus or impulse, a moving force that sparks momentum.
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