E-health is the adoption and effective use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems and other health information technology (HIT) to improve health care quality, increase patient safety, reduce health care costs, and enable individuals and communities to make the best possible health decisions. Across the nation, e-health is emerging as a powerful strategy to transform the health care system and improve the health of communities.
In this site you will find information on Minnesota e-Health Initiative, the Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) at the Minnesota Department of Health, activities, data, resources, and opportunities to get connected to e-health in Minnesota.
Minnesota has made great strides in using health IT to improve patient experience, health care quality, patient safety, and public health. To mark the achievement, Governor Dayton proclaimed June 11, 2014, as Minnesota e-Health Day (PDF 793KB/1pg).
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- Assessment Reports, Fact Sheets and Briefs
Reports, fact sheets and briefs describing the adoption and use of EHRs and other HIT, and the exchange of health information in a variety of health settings in Minnesota.
Additional Assessment Resources
- e-Health and Health Reform
Information on Minnesota's e-health programs to support and advance health reform
- e-Health Initiative
The Minnesota e-Health Initiative is a public-private collaborative whose vision is to accelerate the adoption and use of health information technology.
Advisory Committee | Coordinated Responses | Workgroups
- Electronic Health Record (EHR) Information
Resources for professionals implementing health information technology in a variety of settings.
Electronic Prescribing | Fact Sheets, Guides and Tools| Financing/Funding Resources| Health Information Exchange (HIE) | Meaningful Use | Patient Engagement | Privacy and Security | REACH (Minnesota’s Regional Extension and Assistance Center for HIT) | Standards
- Fact Sheets, Guides and Tools
MN e-Health Legislative Reports
- Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Resources for professionals exchanging health information across a variety of settings.
e-Health Connect: HIE Program (funded by ONC) | Electronic Health Record (EHR) Information | Electronic Prescribing | Glossary | HIE FAQ | HIE Oversight | Meaningful Use | Patient Engagement | State-Certified HIE Service Providers
- Laws and Mandates
Federal and Minnesota laws and mandates used to guide and support e-health activities in our state.
Coordinated Responses | e-Health Initiative | Electronic Prescribing Mandate | Federal HITECH Act | HIE Oversight | State Response to HITECH Act |
- Meaningful Use
Information on the public health programs accepting data for meaningful use
- Meetings and Events
Meetings and events sponsored by the Minnesota e-Health
e-Health Advisory Committee Meetings | e-Health Summit | e-Health Initiative Workgroups | Monthly e-Health Update Public Calls
- Office of Health Information Technology
The MDH Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) was established in September 2009, incorporating new responsibilities with existing activities of the Center for Health Informatics.
Center for Health Informatics (including Public Health Informatics) | e-Health Connect: HIE Program (funded by ONC) | e-Health Initiative | Fact Sheets, Guides and Other Reports | HIE Oversight | MN e-Health Legislative Reports | Staff Contacts
- Other Resources
Glossary | Health Information Technology Activities and Resources in Minnesota | Minnesota Learning Health System | Patient Engagement in e-Health | Population Health and Public Health | Practical Guides for EHR Implementation | Weekly Updates