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Michigan Stroke Program — Data Dashboards & Briefs

To help our partners better understand the burden of stroke and the performance of stroke care in Michigan, we provide a centralized and interactive dashboard to monitor and measure the factors affecting stroke care to improve the delivery of high-quality care for stroke patients.

Our data system and data dashboards are meant to empower our collaborators to improve their processes and quality initiatives and ultimately enhance stroke care within Michigan.

By clicking on the Michigan Stroke Dashboards bar below, you will be able to view our specialized dashboards showing the stroke risk factor prevalence in Michigan by demographics, hospitalization rates, mortality rates, and hospital care performance.

Other sections of this page offer information about the stroke registry being developed in Michigan to make Michigan clinical stroke data and related community resources more accessible and MDHHS surveillance briefs concerning stroke and stroke care within the state.

To learn more about any of the topics on this page, please contact the Michigan Stroke Program team at

MiStroke Registry

The Michigan Stroke Program is working with the MDHHS Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Unit CDC-1815/CDC-1817 staff and Altarum to build a statewide electronic health record (EHR)-based data system, CHRONICLE (CHRONIC Disease Registry Linking Electronic Health Record Data). CHRONICLE will house the MiStroke data, along with other chronic disease information.

MiStroke will be populated with EHR data delivered by the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN), Michigan's largest health information exchange and facilitator of statewide clinical data transfer. The initial build of the system will capture clinical data over time and across health systems from structured EHR fields on stroke and hypertension. However, plans for the system include bi-directional communication and referral functionalities to improve connection to community resources, and new data source integration and enhanced data visualization.

Further exploration will consist of focus groups and key informant interviews with clinicians, health systems, community health workers (CHWs), and community-based organizations to identify their needs and best connect stroke patients with the necessary resources using MiStroke.

We believe that this will provide MiSP with more information on how to make the MiStroke information accessible to those that need it and how to approach connecting the system to these stroke resources.

Michigan Stroke Dashboards

Dashboard: Stroke Risk Factor Prevalence, Hospitalization Rates, and Mortality Rates

  • Prevalence of the six most common risk factors for stroke, by age, income, race, and gender (state level)
  • Annual trend of stroke hospitalization rates (county level)
  • Annual trend of stroke mortality rates (county level)

screenshot of Michigan Stroke Dashboard for Risk Factors

Dashboard: Hospital Stroke Care Performance

  • Stroke quality of care performance measure data for all hospitals participating in the Michigan Stroke Program (aggregate data)
  • Performance measures related specifically to Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC)-accredited hospitals participating in the Michigan Stroke Program (aggregate data)

screenshot of Michigan Stroke Dashboard for Hospital Performance

Surveillance Briefs

Michigan Stroke Program Brief: Stroke Systems of Care, 2021PDF icon  (July 2021)

MiSP has worked with partners to develop surveillance and quality improvement strategies across stroke systems of care. Strategies have focused on stroke prevention, acute stroke recognition and activation of emergency medical services, triage to appropriate facilities, designation of — and treatment at — stroke centers, secondary prevention at hospital discharge, and rehabilitation and recovery. This brief provides an overview of data currently collected to monitor stroke risk, incidence, care performance, and mortality.

first page of Michigan Stroke Program Stroke Systems of Care Brief, 2021

Michigan BRFSS Surveillance Brief: Hypertension Among Michigan Residents, 2019PDF icon  (March 2021)

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common yet preventable condition that increases the risk of stroke.

Fewer than half of U.S. adults with hypertension have their blood pressure adequately controlled, and 40 percent of people who have uncontrolled hypertension do not know they have it.

Reducing elevated blood pressure levels by 12-13mmHg can reduce the number of strokes by 37 percent. Long-term blood pressure control improves outcomes among acute ischemic stroke cases and prevents recurrent strokes.

first page of 2019 MiBRFSS Surveillance Brief entitled Hypertension Among Michigan Residents, 2019

Health Disparities/Target Populations

Content to come.

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