East Lansing’s Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN), a state-designated entity designed to improve health care quality, efficiency, and patient safety, has partnered with Boston’s CarePort Health, which offers care coordination and post-acute outcomes management.
CarePort will leverage data from MiHIN to provide higher quality data to participating payer and provider organization. The partnership was formed to enable a more cost-effective approach in managing patient populations.
In 2014, the state of Michigan partnered with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to test Dual Eligible Demonstration, an initiative that is live in 13 states and is designed to improve care for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees.
The CarePort platform allows Michigan provider and payer organizations participating in MI Health Link, the state’s Dual Eligible Demonstration program, to more easily adhere to program requirements that include conducting patient follow-up 24 to 48 hours post-discharge.
Through increased visibility into patient encounters combined with real-time data and actionable alerts regarding critical patient events provided by MiHIN, Michigan providers will be able to more accurately track and manage their patient populations for simplified transitional care management.
“We’re excited to partner with MiHIN to optimize patient experiences and outcomes statewide,” says Lissy Hu, founder and CEO of CarePort. “We look forward to advancing care coordination with MiHIN and Michigan’s leading health systems and health plans as we continue to expand our footprint within the region.”
MiHIN is a nonprofit, public-private collaboration that includes stakeholders from the state, health information exchanges serving Michigan, health systems and providers, health plans and payers, pharmacies, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Information Technology Commission.