Vision and Mission
Michigan State University will use advanced health information technology and electronic medical record systems to consistently deliver high quality health care services to all – care that is patient-centered, effective, safe, timely, efficient and equitable*.
• Safe: avoiding injuries to patients from care intended to help
What it Will Take
Optimizing quality and outcomes requires redesigning the health care delivery
system to reflect the central importance of information technology to improving:
MSU will also fulfill its social contract as a public good through outreach activities that extend beneficial health information technology solutions to interested health care providers throughout Michigan and beyond.
Who Will Benefit
Patients and families will benefit from more affordable care that is based on the best scientific evidence, is appropriately organized and communicated, anticipates and responds to their needs and preferences, and is delivered in a timely, safe and equitable manner.
Providers and health care systems will benefit from a better organized and more pleasant workplace environment characterized by efficient workflows, anticipatory decision-support tools, reminders and alerts to facilitate high quality care while decreasing stress and waste.
Purchasers and funders of health care (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; employers; individuals and families; federal, state, and local governments) will benefit from better application of limited health care dollars to improve quality while decreasing the medical errors of overuse, underuse and misuse of tests and treatments.
Employers will benefit from a healthier workforce that is more productive, with fewer missed days of work and less disability. Employers will also obtain relief from the unnecessary escalation of health care costs due to waste, inefficiency, delays, and errors of underuse, overuse and misuse.
Consumers will benefit from more transparent quality data to assist them in selecting providers and hospitals to meet their health care needs. Better use of health care dollars may allow purchasers of health care to pay less for health care coverage and services, with savings reflected in the cost of consumer goods and services.
Academic institutions and the scientific community will benefit from having more and better data to inform new efforts to advance knowledge; assess the effectiveness of health care approaches, tests and treatments; and develop new products and services to meet the evolving needs and preferences of individuals, families, communities and society.
Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP
*Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. National Academy of Sciences, 2001. http://www.nap.edu/books/0309072808/html/
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