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Pursuant to Public Act 137 of 2006, the HIT Commission is enabled to "develop and maintain a strategic plan in accordance with subsection (2) to guide the implementation of an interoperable health information technology system that will reduce medical errors, improve quality of care, and produce greater value for health care expenditures."
In 2006, the State of Michigan published the Conduit to Care report to guide its strategic direction and planning for HIT.
In 2019, the HIT Commission adopted a resolution to the update the State health IT strategic plan.
OverviewThe Health IT Commission, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), has been awarded a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. In the coming months, the HIT Commission will develop plans to engage stakeholders across the state to inform a Michigan 5-Year HIT Roadmap. The Roadmap will:
- Guide prioritization and governance of the public/private investments made in Michigan’s health IT and health information exchange (HIE) infrastructure
- Advance the State’s goals, including health improvement and healthcare transformation
- Extend the work of the State’s 2006 HIT Roadmap, the Conduit to Care Report
- Set the vision for expanded data services that will provide meaningful insights to inform clinical care, drive population health improvements, and engage individuals in their own health and care with connected social support services.
The Roadmap is expected to be approved by Summer 2022, with a synthesis of stakeholders’ views on the “current state” and “desired future state” of HIT and HIE services in Michigan, and actionable recommendations for Michigan policymakers, healthcare and community organizations, state and local government agencies, and information technology service providers. A primary focus of the Roadmap is centered on identifying strategies for better meeting the needs of individual patients, clients, caregivers, and family members.
About the Health Fund: The Michigan Health Endowment Fund works to improve the health and wellness of Michigan residents and reduce the cost of healthcare, with a special focus on children and older adults. The foundation has five annual grant programs. For more information about the Health Fund and its grantmaking, visit mihealthfund.org.