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Minnesota and North Dakota.

Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT

Upcoming Events

REACH Symposium: Stage 2 Meaningful Use - Advanced Topics

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
9:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Bloomington, MN 

HIPAA Privacy and Security Bootcamp - Working through Privacy and Security Compliance

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central Time

Hilton Garden Inn
4351 17 Avenue South
Fargo, ND

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Data Analytics Boot Camp: Leveraging Data for Meaningful Use

Friday, October 10, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Normandale Community College
Building Partnership Center
Room P1802 (First Floor)
4351 17th Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431 

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HIPAA Privacy and Security Boot Camp - Working through Privacy and Security Compliance

Friday, October 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The College of St. Scholastica - St. Cloud Campus
Quest and Endeavor Rooms
137 23rd St. S.
Sartell, MN 56377

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Latest from REACH

New Course Available: Patient Engagement in Health Information

Access to electronic health information shared by providers and patient enables collaboration in informed decision making. This course will provide guidance on how you can Let Patients Help achieve better health outcomes more efficiently and meet...

Glenwood Medical Center: A Rural Health Clinic Going Above and Beyond with EHRs to Ensure the Highest Quality for Their Patients

The Glenwood Medical Center, is a primary care Rural Health Center that is attached to and closely  integrated with the Glacial Ridge Hospital which is an independent, not-for-profit, 19-bed critical access hospital (CAH) located in Glenwood, MN...

MEIP Audit Program Announcement: Department of Human Services announces post-payment audits of Minnesota EHR Incentive Program

The Minnesota Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program (MEIP) team has implemented post-payment audits on incentive payments. Eligible providers (EP), eligible hospitals (EH) and critical access hospitals participating in MEIP are subject...

Recent REACH Insight Blog Posts

How to Reduce EHR Incentive Audit Anxiety

Sarah Tupper, REACH HIT Consultant
Edited by Patti Kritzberger, REACH HIT Consultant

Picture this: Less than 24 hours remain until you are ready to depart on a much-needed and well-deserved vacation from your organizational responsibilities around meaningful use, when KAPOW, you get an email from the CMS EHR MU Incentive Program or Figliozzi & Co. notifying...

REACH Develops Data Analytics Portal to Help Clients Understand and Apply Analytics to Data

Ryan Sandefer, Chair & Assistant Professor, The College of St. Scholastica - Department of Health Informatics and Information Management

It is clear that the health care industry must transform to improve care quality and reduce costs. Health information technology (HIT) has the potential for impacting care delivery, and one of the areas that will continue to play a...

Making EHR Work for You and Your Patients

Consultants from the Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT (REACH), a nonprofit federal HIT Regional Extension Center, can help you get EHR right. REACH services are available to Minnesota and North Dakota providers of all types and sizes across the continuum of care.

REACH will work with all eligible providers, regardless of which ATCB certified product they choose to achieve meaningful use.

REACH works with you to improve the quality and value of care you deliver, through adopting and meaningfully using an EHR.

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State and National News

CAHs Report Challenges, Yet Forge Ahead with Advance Health IT Capabilities

An article in the July issue of Health Affairs reports on the progress and challenges Critical Access Hospitals are facing as they adopt advanced health IT capabilities. The capabilities evaluated in this study include: telehealth, teleradiology...

Minnesota e-Health Summit Presentations Available

The 2014 Minnesota e-Health Summit has concluded. PowerPoint presentations from the Summit are posted at the Minnesota e-Health Summit 2014 website.

June 11 is Minnesota e-Health Day

Minnesota has made great strides in using health IT to improve patient experience, health care quality, patient safety, and public health.

Learn More about the Batch Reporting Option for 2014

Are you part of a group practice with multiple eligible professionals or part of a system of eligible hospitals participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program? If so, you now have the option to submit your attestations through the batch...

Updates from HealthIT.gov