To improve the health of people within our region through effective use of information and collaboration to establish our region as a community of health excellence through a comprehensive focus on population health, patient experience, cost of care, and provider well-being
WHO WE ARE
The Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc., or MiHIA (ma-high-ah), is a diverse group of stakeholders collaborating together as a non-profit organization to improve health and health delivery in central Michigan. This formal community collaboration is designated to build a health care system where consumers, providers and payers make decisions based on the value and quality of care.
2018 was a year of tremendous growth towards our vision of transforming our region into the nation’s healthiest thriving community with the best quality and value in healthcare.
MiHIA designs its initiatives for long-term sustainable impact focused on four domains of health outcomes.
MiHIA has had strong national visibility and recognition since its earliest days.
Targets health and systems broadly at the regional level
The Quadruple Aim framework is the compass to optimize health and health care. MiHIA’s regional approach is based on a core belief that solutions to national problems – like healthcare – can be found and designed at local levels.
It was a late October evening when an audience of 150 gathered at the State Theatre in downtown Bay City for a screening of the critically-acclaimed film: “Coming up for Air,” co-hosted by The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance,...read more
MiHIA’s Health Dashboard 4.0
The visual analysis tool that helps people in the 14-county region it serves to make healthy decisions quickly, monitor their region’s performance and practice sharing development. MiHIA’s Health Dashboard 4.0 is powered by Health Communities Institute (HCI), which provides high-quality community health assessment data and health indicator tracking. With the help of the Dashboard, MiHIA aims to improve the overall health status and quality of life for communities throughout Great Lakes bay region.
“The MiHIA Dashboard Hub is helpful to the Region 5 Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PQC) as it consolidates the ongoing work into one space. The accessibility is helpful to those involved directly with PQC as well as those who are interested in learning more about PQC, whether it be background information, relevant resources, or partners involved in the collaborative.”
Sapha Hassan, Region 5 perinatal Quality Collaborative Coordinator
“Choosing Wisely is about changing patterns. Patients have patterns. Families have patterns. Doctors and nurses have patterns. Changing patterns is never easy for anyone. But the Choosing Wisely content is safe, and it’s something that all of us can use to change our patterns.”
Mark Wendling, MD
“Physicians and providers have the opportunity to change the course of people’s lives every day. That impact is largely dependent on a trusting relationship; patients needs to know that as a provider you care about them and are invested in their well-being.”
Dr. Brenda Coughlin, President/CEO of Great Lakes Bay Health Centersr
“I credit the Center of Hope and Mel Bailey with saving my life. During surgery last June, I had a serious heart “event.” Fortunately, my heart began beating again on its own. If I hadn’t been eating healthier and lost 107 pounds (46 while in the class), I might not be here today.
Patient Testimonial, Diabetes Prevention Program