Community Mental Health Care Facility Of Mt Pleasant Michigan

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On April 16th I took a visit to the Central Michigan Community Mental Health Care Facility of Mt Pleasant Michigan. They are a facility tasked with the mission “To promote community Inclusion and optimal recovery through provision of comprehensive and quality integrated services to individuals with a mental illness, developmental disability, and/or substance abuse disorder.” (about-us/mission, 2015) The facility it’s self has a total of 400 employees that covers Mental Health needs to all of the 6 Mid-Michigan Counties, Gladwin, Clare, Isabella, Osceola, Mecosta, and Midland. In the last fiscal year the serviced nearly 10,000 individuals.
I went to this facility to meet with Brian McNeil, The Chief Information Officer of the facility, who has been working at this facility for over 20 years. Brian graduated in 1987 with a degree in Applied Mathematics with a focus in computer science. He started out managing the networks at Dow Chemical before getting hired in at Community Mental Health in 1991. When he first started at Community Mental Health he was hired into to manage their information systems. Which mainly consisted of report writing, programming, data analysis and other things of that nature. One thing that many find odd about the kind of work brain does with the health record is that he has absolutely no AHIMA accreditations or certificates what so ever. Brian commented “This was at a time when no one had any kind of Electronic Medical Record so I never felt any

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