In the next week thousands of football fan will descend upon Indianapolis for the second greatest spectacle in sports, the Super Bowl. Indianapolis is used to hosting large crowds as the mecca of Indy Car racing and will soon be known for its innovative approach to providing access to healthcare and patient information for large sporting events. Through a unique collaboration between local hospitals, MESH-Coalition, the Indiana Health Information Exchange and the Super Bowl and other area health agencies, guests and locals will have easy access to a primary health clinic, much like and urgent care center, right in the middle of the downtown. Think about it, you are from out of town visiting Indiana for the big game and all the sudden you wake up Saturday morning and feel sick. Where do you go? It’s not really an emergency but you need to see someone? There’s the Super Clinic, right down the street! Convenient!
What makes this venture even more unique is the access to patient data. You may not know that Indiana is recognized for having the largest exchange of patient information in the country through the Indiana Health Information Exchange and the Regenstrief Institute. Franciscan Alliance, St Vincent, IU Health, IUMG Primary Care and Community who are all participating in the Super Clinic, as well as many other systems and small hospitals banded together to exchange their patient data. This effort which started close to thirty years ago bridges the gap in a patient’s medical information especially when most people have been to more than one hospital in their life. This access to a more complete picture help doctors make better decisions for their patients. This information is typically accessible only to doctors and nurses in Emergency departments but will be expanded to the providers at the clinic to provide the highest level of care to our fellow Hoosiers and out of town guests.
The goal is to have the super care downtown for the minor bumps and bruises typical to large scale events and keep the emergency rooms clear for more acute emergencies. And for the first time at a Super Bowl event or any large event for that matter, there is a room for nursing moms! Set up with a nice rocking chair, Medela hospital grade pump and other mommy friendly goodies courtesy of the Indiana Prenatal Network. Way to support nursing moms!
The Super Clinic is located in Union Station on the corner of Meridian and Louisiana knee deep amid down town activities. The will open start Friday the 27th at 3pm and have open hours every day until midnight of the big game. So throw open the flood gates and greet our guests with that Hoosier Hospitality underlined with the promise of a safer and healthier Super Bowl experience.
Jan. 27 – 3-12pm
Jan. 28 – 11am – 12pm
Jan. 29 – 11am – 10pm
Jan. 30 – 3pm – 10pm
Jan. 31 – 3pm – 11pm
Feb. 1 – 3pm – 10pm
Feb. 2 through 5 – 24 hours