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Michigan Health Information Alliance Nabs Community Health Award

October 18, 2010
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Advancing its commitment to communities that demonstrate a strategic design to improve health accountability across multiple stakeholders, The St. Louis, Mo.-based Center for Health Value Innovation (CHVI) announced The Michigan Health Information Alliance (MiHIA) as the first recipient of the prestigious John J. Mahoney, M.D. Award for Community Health Value Innovation. CHVI, experts in value-based design who link superior health outcomes to improved business performance, reports that recipients were chosen for their ability to measure and report outcomes as well as their improvement of the health and economic status of the community.

The primary award recipient, (MiHIA), will receive $40,000, while four other value-based design community health projects will receive grants of $10,000 each.

The four $10,000 grant recipients are:

  • The American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery, which advances standards in quality and outcomes for current and future surgical procedure.
  • The Mayor’s Fitness Council of Austin Texas, which will positively impact Austin residents’ physical activity levels and nutritional intake.
  • The Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care, which is committed to working across stakeholders to pursue increased value in the health care system.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Diabetes and Hypertension Self-Management Program, originally piloted in Ohio, will be expanded to other communities. The pilot improved treatment adherence, diabetes, and hypertension outcomes, as well as cost trends.

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