State of Health: Data sharing among health providers boosts Michigan's pandemic response

Posted on September 11, 2020

State of Health, a series about how Michigan communities are rising to address health challenges, published an article Sept. 10 on how data sharing has helped Michigan’s health providers better understand and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jim Lee, vice president, data policy & analytics, MHA, Interviewed for the story was Jim Lee, vice president, data policy & analytics, MHA, as well as Sarah Lyon-Callo, PhD, director and state epidemiologist, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health; and Tim Pletcher, executive director, Michigan Health Information Network.

Lee discussed efforts made by Michigan hospitals to submit data to both state and federal health and human services agencies, as well as how that information has been used to make informed decisions on the pandemic response, such as resource allocation and health disparities.

"Michigan's data sharing is actually pretty good and has in many ways benefited pandemic response," said Lee. "We work very closely with [Lyon-Callo] and the MDHHS around helping provide as much data as possible to help them from a public health perspective."

The State of Health series is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and produced by Second Wave Media.

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