MDCH sanctions $4.5 million for healthcare information exchange

The Michigan Departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Information Technology announced that more than $4.5 million in funding that will create a statewide infrastructure for healthcare information exchange that will streamline the sharing of medical information throughout Michigan.

“When fully implemented, these Health Information Exchanges (HIE) will allow healthcare organizations within a community to instantly move clinical information between disparate healthcare information systems while maintaining the meaning of the information being exchanged,” said Olszewski, Director, MDCH. The grant funding also funds the creation of the state's Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) Resource Center, which assist regional HIE efforts across the state, focusing on daily activit on daily activities in order to increase the adoption rate and successful implementation of regional HIEs across Michigan.