2011 Minnesota e-Health Connectivity for Health Information Exchange Grant Program

The 2011 Minnesota e-Health Connectivity Grant Program for Health Information Exchange (HIE) was designed to address unmet needs related to health information exchange for qualifying clinics, hospitals and pharmacies. In particular, it aimed to:

  1. Assist qualifying clinics and hospitals in rural and underserved communities that are currently unable to exchange health information electronically, and require assistance in selecting and/or connecting to a state certified health information exchange service provider. The qualifying clinics and hospitals must be potentially eligible, or employ professionals that are potentially eligible, for federal incentives for meaningful use of an EHR and must have a certified EHR partially implemented (installed and in use for some staff and providers) OR fully implemented (installed and in use for all [more than 90%] staff and providers).
  2. Assist rural pharmacies serving ambulatory patients in cities with populations <10,000 that are currently unable to accept electronic prescriptions or meet the requirements for exchange without updating their existing systems.

Grant Reporting Tools

2011 HIE Grant Final Report (Word 290KB/2pg)

2011 HIE Grant Financial Report (Excel 28KB/ 1pg)

2011 HIE Grant Invoice Form (Word 46KB/ 1pg)

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Grant Recipients

updated 2/15/12
Organization Name
Organization Type Amount
Bigfork Valley
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
Community Memorial Hospital
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
Cook Hospital
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
Glacial Ridge Health System
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
Mercy Hospital
Moose Lake
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
Northern Minnesota Network
Federally Qualified Health Centers $40,000
Northfield Hospital
Small Rural Hospital (<100 beds)    $10,000
Cook County Hospital District
Grand Marais
Critical Access Hospital


FirstLight Health System
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
Mankato Clinic
Mankato and other locations
Rural Physician Clinic $70,000
Parkview Medical Clinic
New Prague
Rural Physician Clinic $4,374
Zumbrota Main Street Pharmacy
Pharmacy $6,770
Howard Lake Drug
Howard Lake
Pharmacy $8,580
Casey Drug
Pharmacy $10,000
Murray County Medical Center
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
Essentia Health Sandstone
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
Raiter Clinic, LTD
Rural Physician Clinic $10,000
Ely Community Pharmacy
Pharmacy $9,200
Essentia Health Clinics
Duluth and other locations
Rural Physician Clinic $52,958
Riverwood Healthcare Center
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
Community-University Health Care Center
Federally Qualified Health Centers $10,000
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
RC Hospital and Clinics/Hospital
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
RC Hospital and Clinics/Clinic
Rural Health Clinic $10,000
Wabasha Pharmacy
Pharmacy $10,000
Ada Pharmacy
Pharmacy $3,900
Tyler Healthcare Center
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
International Falls Memorial Hospital Association
International Falls
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
Meeker Memorial Hospital
Critical Access Hospital $10,000
Cass Lake Service Unit
Cass Lake
Rural Physician Clinic $7,722
White Earth Service Unit
Rural Physician Clinic $7,722
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Ne La Shing Clinic-Onamia                 
Rural Physician Clinic $8,370
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
District II Clinic-McGregor
Rural Physician Clinic $4,680
Red Lake Service Unit
Red Lake  
Rural Physician Clinic $7,722

Upper Midwest HIE Common Consent Form tools

Find more information about new tools for health care providers developed to ease the exchange of patient health information, with consent, across state borders, specifically Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Illinois.

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Updated Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 02:21PM