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The Michigan Quality Improvement Network (MQIN) is the Health Center Control Network (HCCN) for Michigan. MQIN is responsible for providing support to 40 of Michigan’s community health centers to provide the best care for their patients. Network members receive training and technical assistance from MQIN staff and expert consultants to improve performance, optimize resources, and leverage influence to create a supportive environment for health centers.

 

Each member health center designates a staff member as their MQIN Champion. This person acts as a liaison for information and the main contact point. Champions are eligible to sit on the MQIN Committee, which has representation in all areas of health centers including dental, medical, quality, and health information.

 

The work of MQIN is governed by a leadership committee thathas participating health center representation from different areas and backgrounds including clinical, quality, health information technology, and administration.

 

Vision

To promote enhanced sharing of health care information, expertise, tools, and resources to address key clinical, financial, and operational needs through greater program integration.

 

2019-2022 Grant Period

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) funding opportunity will increase health center participation in value-based care. Through leveraging health information technology (health IT), HCCNs will help health centers:

  •  Enhance the patient and provider experience.
  •  Advance interoperability.
  •  Use data to enhance value.

In this period, MQIN is making efforts to help health centers facilitate better engagement with patients, create supportive environments for providers, and increase security and efficient use of health information technology. 

 

2016-2019 Grant Period

The purpose of the second cycle of the funding opportunity was to support health centers in achieving meaningful use of ONC-certified electronic health records, adopting technology-enabled quality improvement strategies, and engaging in health information exchange to strengthen the quality of care and improve patient health outcomes.

 

2012-2016 Grant Period

MPCA received the first grant to establish and support an HCCN to improve the quality of care at health centers through the implementation and adoption of health information technology. The HCCN grant supported the adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology and technology-enabled quality-improvement strategies in health centers.

 

Participating Michigan Health Centers

  • Advantage Health Centers
  • Alcona Health Center
  • Family Health Care
  • Bay Mills Health Center
  • Cassopolis Family Clinic Network
  • Catherine's Health Center
  • Center for Family Health
  • Cherry Health
  • CHASS Center
  • Covenant Community Care, Inc.
  • Covered Bridge Healthcare of St. Joseph County
  • Central City Integrated Health
  • Detroit Community Health Connection
  • Community First Health Center
  • East Jordan Family Health Center
  • Family Health Center
  • Family Medical Center of Michigan, Inc. 
  • Genesee Community Health Center
  • Grace Health
  • Hackley Community Care
  • Hamilton Community Health Network
  • Health Centers Detroit Medical Group
  • Great Lakes Bay Health Centers
  • Ingham Community Health Centers
  • Institute for Population Health
  • InterCare Community Health Network
  • Isabella Citizens for Health
  • MidMichigan Community Health Centers
  • MyCare Health Centers
  • Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.
  • Honor Community Health
  • Packard Health
  • Sterling Area Health Center
  • The Wellness Plan Medical Centers
  • Thunder Bay Community Health Service, Inc.
  • Traverse Health Clinic
  • Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center
  • Wayne County Healthy Communities
  • Western Wayne Family Health Centers

 

Resources

For more information about MQIN, please email Faiyaz Syed.

 

 

This project is 100% supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the $1.3 billion grant number H2QCS30273 titled “Health Center Controlled Networks”. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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