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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...

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...

REACH Launches Patient Engagement for Care Teams Portal

Bloomington, MN. (September 16, 2013) - REACH, the Regional Extension and Assistance Center for Health Information Technology (HIT) in Minnesota and North Dakota, has launched a web portal to help care teams effectively engage patients. This...

Recent REACH Insight Blog Posts

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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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...

New Website Promotes Shared Decision-Making Between Health Care Providers and Patients

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. —

The Minnesota Shared Decision-Making Collaborative (MSDMC) has launched an expanded website designed to serve as a resource to those interested in enhancing effective...

2014 CEHRT Hardship Exception Guidance Announced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued guidance for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that are unable to implement the 2014 Edition of Certified Electronic Health Record technology in time...

Next Edition of Electronic Health Record Technology Certification Criteria Issued

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued proposals for the next edition (the "2015 Edition") of electronic health record (EHR) technology certification criteria.

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