Last month, the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN), the nonprofit statewide health information network, announced its partnership with PointClickCare Technologies, the largest post-acute electronic medical record vendor in the country.     According to MiHIN, the partnership is meant to address the problem of many long-term care facilities and emergency medical service providers not yet … Read more

Gov. Whitmer signed the official FY 22-23 budget on June 20th, finalizing investments in behavioral health, public health, emergency response, and more. See an overview of health items in the budget here. This month’s newsletter features MDHHS’s input on abortion policy in the aftermath of the Roe v. Wade overturn, a pledge from a group of … Read more

The Michigan Health Information Network (MIHIN) recently facilitated a “trailblazing” Interoperable Referrals Pledge (the Pledge) among 6 of the state’s prominent social care companies to figure out how to create a system of interoperable referrals. Lisa Nicolaou, Cross Sector Data Sharing for Social Needs Program Director at MIHIN, said though this is a very early … Read more

We are at a tricky place in America right now vis-a-vis COVID. For the first time since January, more people are pessimistic about the future of the disease than are optimistic, according to new polling from Gallup. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are “somewhat” or “very worried” about contracting the virus. Statistically, they have about … Read more