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Minnesota Office of Health Information Technology Updates on e-Health federal stimulus opportunities.
A panel of health care organization representatives will share their legislative agendas at the Rural Health Advisory Committee meeting November 24. Plan to attend!
Judy Bergh met with Pine Technical College president Robert Musgrove and project coordinator Stefanie Schroeder in Pine City and discussed their regional network plans to address health care workforce needs in east central Minnesota and part of western Wisconsin. While visiting Flex grantee LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau, Judy observed a portion of the Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum course.
Lawrence (Lorry) Colaizy presented Health Careers Promotion Grant information at the Northeast Minnesota Area Health Education Center conference in Thief River Falls. He also toured facilities of past (Detroit Lakes High School) and current (Moorhead High School) Health Careers Promotion grantees. Lorry received a Partnership Award from the Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Administrators for encouraging health science technology programs.
Debra Jahnke and Amy Vallery joined a dental loan forgiveness recipient at the Apple Tree Dental's Sponsor a Smile Lunch, which included highlights of Apple Tree's work with the underserved and fine apple pie.
Angie Sechler and Kristen Tharaldson participated in the University of Minnesota Policy Analysis Conference. Kristen was a volunteer interviewer for the Statewide Homelessness Study the Wilder Foundation organized. She also attended the Flex Workshop, which the Technical Assistance and Services Center sponsored to provide an orientation to the Medicare Flexibility Program.
Administration of Summer Health Care Intern Program
Minnesota Loan Forgiveness Programs for health professionals
ORHPC needs Rural Hospital Capital Improvement grant reviewers in January. Contact Doug Benson at email@example.com or (651) 201-3842 or Cindy LaMere at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 201-3852.
Openings on state councils and boards posted in October:
Minnesota e-Health Initiative Workgroups are recruiting participants.
All-hazards training in support of rural homeland security requirements available through Training and Tools for Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium.
Debra Boardman will leave her position as president and CEO of Riverview Health in Crookston in January to join Fairview Range Medical Center as president.
Key Health Alliance (a partnership of Stratis Health, the Rural Health Resource Center and the College of St. Scholastica) is submitting a proposal to serve as a federally designated HIT Regional Extension Center for Minnesota and North Dakota.
Kanabec Hospital in Mora was designated a Stage 6 Hospital in Health Information Technology Adoption. According to HIMSS Analytics, Kanabec Hospital is the first and only Critical Access Hospital in the nation that has reached this stage.
The Neighborhood Health Care Network received federal funding to support implementation of its shared Electronic Health Records (EHR) system with Fremont Community Clinic, Indian Health Board of Minneapolis and West Side Community Health Center.
The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded a three year, $1.1 million grant to the University of Minnesota for the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center. For information, contact Zoi Hills at (612) 625-9938 and subscribe to the ORHPC Monthly Update for more news.
University of Minnesota's Center for Excellence in Rural Safety developed SafeRoadMaps.org to make rural safety visual and localized by mapping roadway fatalities and accidents.
Culture Care Connection is an online learning and resource center Stratis Health sponsors to help health care providers deliver culturally competent care.
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Advancing the Health and Well-Being of Rural Communities (PDF: 1MB/3pgs)
Who has Medical Debt and What are the Consequences? (PDF: 892KB/12pgs) Sixth issue brief on health care costs and consequences for midwest farm and ranch families.
Rural Residents Lag in Preventive Services Use (PDF: 203KB/7pgs)
Rural-Urban Differences in Health Care Access Vary Across Measures (PDF: 283KB/3pgs)
Health Information Technology (HIT):
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Financial management workshops through Nonprofits Assistance Fund.
Sign up to receive Minnesota e-Health Update emails about Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) calls third Thursday of every month at 4 p.m.
Promoting Wellness: An Integrated Approach to Homeless Service Delivery is November 3-4 in St. Cloud.
End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Training for rural providers is November 2-3 in New Ulm.
The Baskets of Care Early Adopters Summit is November 9 in the Twin Cities metro area
Agricultural Medicine:The Core Course Occupational and Environmental Health for Rural Health Professionals (PDF: 2MB/4pgs) is November 12-14 in Marshfield, Wisconsin.
The Minnesota Cancer Alliance Summit 2009 is November 17 in Bloomington. This is a working meeting for health care professionals, community outreach workers, advocates and survivors.
Rural Health Advisory Committee Meeting is November 24.
Minnesota Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Conference is June 28-29 in Duluth.
View online all previous issues of the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care publications.
Minnesota Office of Rural Health and Primary Care