News and Noteworthy


From the Desk of Shreya Patel-HHS & SAMHSA Proposed Rule Update from MiHIN

On November 28, 2022 the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a proposed rule for 42 CFR Part 2 information (Part 2 Information).

Part 2 information is information that comes from a facility regulated by 42 CFR Part 2 and is federally defined as an entity that 1. Receives federal funding and 2. Holds itself out as an entity primarily concerned with the treatment of substance use disorders.

MiHIN & Native American Heritage Month

Health disparities among Native Americans are vast and persistent. Interoperability can help close that gap.
Michigan is home to 12 federally recognized tribes–with approximately 200,000 tribal members in total. Data show that Native American communities face inequity in health care and health status compared to other U.S. populations, including disproportionately higher rates of disease and shorter life expectancy.
The issue doesn’t end there –

Making Clinical Health Data Useful for Public Health

“There’s so much data,” says Joe Coyle, Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention (BIDP). “The question is, how do we tap into that data and utilize it best? How do we turn big data into...

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