LONG - TERM CARE

BridgeGate Grant

BridgeGate is a long term care initiative that was developed by UPHCS to connect long term care facilities across the U.P. with the Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange (UPHIE). The project enables minimum data sets (MDS) to be converted into a standardized electronic UPHIE record allowing care team members to access patient information electronically as opposed to fax, telephone or not having the most up-to-date patient information. MDS is a federally mandated process for clinical assessment of residents in Medicare or Medicaid certified nursing homes and it helps to identify the patient’s overall health problems. The project will continue to facilitate better integration of care across the U.P. for those receiving care in long term care setting and close the gap that currently exists between hospitals, providers, long term care facilities, and the patients throughout the transitions of care. This project has been funded in part by Superior Health Foundation.