Saturday, November 01, 2008

Minnesota awards 3.5 million in EHR grants

Minnesota which may have one of the most agressive EHR implementation time tables is providing financial support. SV

Grants awarded to support interoperable electronic health records
Community collaboratives, community clinics, rural hospitals, small town physician clinics, nursing homes, and other small health care providers in Minnesota are focus of assistance

The Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Rural Health and Primary Care today announced they have awarded grants totaling $3.5 million to help Minnesota providers develop interoperable electronic health records.

Minnesota law requires all Minnesota health care providers to begin using an electronic prescribing system by January 1, 2011 and to use full electronic health records by January 1, 2015. These two requirements will allow providers to better exchange patient health information and deliver optimal care at all points of the health care system.


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