Office of Rural Health and Primary Care - telecommunications models

Successful Model for Rural and Underserved Communities


Target Population:Provider based health care organizations

Geographic Area: Minnesota

Description: SISU Medical Systems provides information technology to provider based health care organizations. As a consortium of 16 Minnesota hospitals, SISU enables its members to collaborate on various technology-related projects, while benefitting from the cost-savings of group purchasing and licensing power. SISU provides a fully integrated health care management information system to meet all of the clinical, financial and administrative needs of its members. SISU has been very successful in modernizing, streamlining, and supporting its member’s information technology systems.

In addition, SISU offers:

  • Shared digital dictation system operating through a group purchasing contract
  • Largest Web- and Videoconferencing network in Minnesota connecting members with other health care facilities and academic institutes throughout the state to provide education and remote conferencing
  • User groups and list serves for communication, learning and technology development
  • Shared PACS communication and long term storage system
  • Health care information technology consulting.
  • Contact: Dianne Mandernach SISU Medical Systems 5 W. First St. Suite 200 Duluth, MN 55802
    (218) 529-7948
    Web site:
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Updated Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 03:10PM