||As Michigan’s Federally designated health information technology (HIT)
Regional Extension Center, the Michigan Center for Effective Information
Technology Adoption (M-CEITA) is dedicated to helping providers navigate the
complex electronic health record (EHR) marketplace by providing neutral,
unbiased information and support. M-CEITA’s purpose is to guide providers
throughout the HIT adoption process, from selecting and adopting an EHR to
effective utilization of EHRs and attestation to EHR Incentive Program criteria.||
||The Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) is a public and private
nonprofit collaboration dedicated to improving the healthcare experience,
improving quality, and decreasing the cost to Michigan’s people by supporting
the statewide exchange of health information and making valuable data available
at the point of care. Once fully operational, MiHIN will serve as Michigan’s
central exchange for connecting sub-state health information exchanges (HIEs) to
each other and the State of Michigan internal HIE. It will also integrate with
the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) for Federal and interstate HIE
|Sub-State Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)
||Qualified sub-state HIEs are designed to facilitate clinical and public health
data exchange among providers regionally and throughout the state. Michigan
currently has six qualified sub-state HIEs that will be linked to each other
through the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)
backbone. One of MiHIN’s goals is to ensure that every provider in the state has
access to at least one qualified sub-state HIE. Click to the right for more
information and links to six examples of Michigan sub-state HIEs.
|Beacon Community Program
||The Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program, is an initiative that was launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is administered through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The Beacon program provides funding to communities that have already made inroads in the development and use of Health Information Technology (HIT), and Health Information Exchange (HIE). Led by the Southeast Michigan Health Association (SEMHA), the Southeast Michigan Beacon Community (SEMBC) is actively promoting the adoption and use of HIT and HIE to enable patient centered care and novel clinical intervention strategies that promote improved diabetes care and self-management in Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck, Dearborn, and Dearborn Heights. Collectively, these efforts are intended to lower the cost of healthcare, increase quality, and ultimately improve the health of Southeast Michigan. These pilot efforts are a scalable foundation that can be duplicated and used for the care and management of other disease types in the future. SEMBC is one of 17 selected Beacon Communities in the U.S.
|HIT Workforce Development
||The supply of qualified health information professionals is a limiting factor and one of the greatest barriers to the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. To address this issue, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has funded the “Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals in Health Care Program.” Four community colleges in Michigan participate: Delta College (Saginaw), Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, and Wayne County Community College. Together they will provide job-specific HIT training for one of six workforce roles in the field of health informatics.
||The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides resources to help you prepare for the U.S. health care industry's change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for medical diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding.
|CMS Version 5010
||The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides resources to help you prepare for Version 5010, the revised set of HIPAA electronic transaction standards that replace the current version (4010/4010A1), and the Version D.0 and 3.0 standards.
|FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Project
||The FCC's Rural Health Care Pilot Program will fund the construction of a dedicated health care network linking 78 sites across the state. In addition, the Pilot Program is funding the construction of private fiber networks for four hospital systems that will link an additional 34 sites. Construction should be completed by September 2013. For more inofrmation, contact the Michigan Public Health Institute at 517-324-6039.
|Broadband stimulus projects funded by ARRA
||The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is funding the construction of a fiber optic, "middle mile" backbone within the State of Michigan. These federally funded projects, such as Merit Network's REACH-3MC project and Air Advantage's project in Michigan's thumb, will build over 2,000 miles of open-access, advanced fiber-optic infrastructure through rural and underserved communities in Michigan's Lower and Upper Peninsulas. Construction should be completed by the end of 2013.