Indiana Pandemic Information Collaborative (IPIC) and the COVID-19 Dashboards from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) was one of 10 finalists for the Mira Award for Pandemic Pivot of the Year. TechPoint presents the Mira Awards each year to recognize the best of tech in Indiana.
Regenstrief and IHIE were nominated for their remarkable response to the challenges of the pandemic. Peter Embí, M.D., M.S., is the president and chief executive officer of Regenstrief. John P. Kansky, is the president and CEO of IHIE.
Dr. Embí leads IPIC, which consists of more than 70 members from government, health systems, universities, bioscience companies and nonprofits across the state with a common mission of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic using data. The partners leverage their assets and skills to eliminate redundancies and accelerate response to the pandemic.
Through an IPIC initiative, the COVID-19 Dashboards were created to provide accurate and up-to-date information on how COVID-19 is impacting Indiana. It takes the extensive data available in the Indiana Network for Patient Care, managed by IHIE, and displays it in an easy-to-understand way. Information includes COVID-19-related emergency department visits, number and duration of hospital stays, comorbidities (such as heart disease or diabetes) and clearly highlights data trends. The information is complementary to that presented on the Indiana Department of Health website.
Throughout the pandemic, the dashboards and the work of IPIC has informed public health policies and improved response to the outbreak in Indiana.
The Mira Awards are the state’s largest and longest-running technology excellence and innovation recognition program. Nominees were selected by 52 independent judges who evaluated and ranked the applications. Each nominee then presented their stories to judging panels, and the judges selected the overall winners.
About Regenstrief Institute
Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and its research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Examples range from the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records to improving patient-physician communications, to creating models of care that inform practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe.
Sam Regenstrief, a nationally successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission.
About Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE)
IHIE was founded in 2004 as a non-profit health information exchange that enables hospitals, physicians, laboratories, payers, and other health service providers to avoid redundancy and deliver faster, more efficient, higher quality healthcare to patients in Indiana. Today, by making information available to approximately 50,000 healthcare providers in Indiana and neighboring states, IHIE delivers services that make a real difference in health and healthcare.