Accelerating Statewide SDoH Data Exchange

Accelerating Statewide SDoH Data Exchange

Published: 11/4/2020 – 

Calling Stakeholders to Onboard to SDoH Use Case Today! 

This past spring, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), MiHIN hosted a series of statewide Social Determinant of Health (SDoH) workshops to understand SDoH program experiences and recommendations from clinical and community stakeholders across the continuum of care. Over 101 stakeholders participated, representing 49 organizations. The goals of the workshop series were to foster collaboration among Michigan SDoH stakeholders, collect feedback to  inform recommendations for the State of Michigan, and to enhance MiHIN’s SDoH Use Case.

Just as the workshop series kicked off in March, the COVID-19 pandemic reached our shores and elevated the need and urgency for proactive healthcare. Underpinning the charge for holistic care that incorporates a collaborative, coordinated approach, is  the ability to access and share patient health data seamlessly and securely. In times such as these, the need for this technology by organizations and care teams focused on social determinants of health at the community level has never been greater.

Since the workshop series concluded, the MiHIN team has worked diligently to enhance the SDoH Use Case that establishes the technical infrastructure to seamlessly and effectively receive and display SDoH self-assessed screening data. This path enables network participants to submit SDoH information to the Health Information Network (HIN), integrate with Choices ACRS™ to allow for accurate patient-provider attributions,  create a patient-level attribute identifying SDoH situational awareness, and share SDoH information with the active care team for social and clinical care coordination. We’re pleased to announce that the enhanced SDoH Use Case is now in production. In addition, MiHIN prioritized and accelerated onboarding to the use case to ensure SDoH data is exchanged and available to enhance care coordination and address interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic. We welcome you to begin participating today! Please visit our website to learn more, or contact Katrina Gagne, outreach specialist, at  for information on becoming a use case participant.