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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology (HIT) is the use of computers and computer programs, such as an electronic health record (EHR) to store, retrieve and securely transfer patient information electronically within health care settings. HIT use in clinics includes three phases: 1) adopting an EHR system; 2) using the technology to gather and manage patient information; and 3) exchanging information among doctors' offices.

Care You Should Expect to Receive

  • Information about you and the care you need is recorded in an EHR instead of a paper medical record.
  • Your doctor uses the EHR to order lab tests, track your health problems and improve your care.
  • Your information is sent and received in a secure manner between the doctors involved in your care.

How Will This Help Me? Doctors, hospitals, laboratories and pharmacies that use HIT can document and share information about the care they provide to you. This can be helpful if you see multiple doctors or have a medical condition that requires specific types of care.

For example, if you have diabetes and need emergency care in another community, emergency department providers can quickly learn of your diabetes treatments through your EHR. This information will help them determine the treatment that is best for your emergency condition and also safe for patients with diabetes. When you return to your community, your doctor can learn about the emergency care you received and make sure you receive appropriate follow-up care.

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The Data:

The table and checkmarks below show how extensively Minnesota doctors and other health care providers are using HIT in their practices. Each checkmark is a milestone. More green checkmarks means more extensive HIT use, which relates to higher-quality care. View Milestones for HIT Use

The Checkmarks - Each checkmark represents a milestone in the advancement of HIT use in provider practices. More green checkmarks means more extensive HIT use, which relates to higher-quality care.

Small differences in the number of checkmarks should not be of concern. It is more important to look at larger differences. The information in this report is collected annually, and may not reflect recent advancements in an individual clinic's HIT use. Talk with your doctor if you have questions about their score.

About Our Report - This report is based on provider responses to the 2014 Health Information Technology (HIT) Ambulatory Clinic Survey, submitted to MN Community Measurement. The survey was sent to all clinics in early 2014 and the response rate was 86%. Statewide Summary

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3rd Opinion301
AALFA Family Clinic-MHN100
Abbott 100
Adefris & Toppin Women's Specialists333
Adult & Pediatric Urology321
Advanced Dermatology Care - Forest Lake311
Advanced Dermatology Care - Stillwater311
Advanced Dermatology Care - White Bear Lake311
Advanced Medical Clinic, Inc.100
Advancements in Allergy and Asthma Care, Ltd.331
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Willmar Skylark Center332
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Benson Clinic332
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Granite Falls Clinic332
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Litchfield Clinic (East)332
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Litchfield Clinic (West)332
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - New London Clinic332
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Redwood Falls Clinic332
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Willmar Clinic332
Affiliated Community Medical Centers- Hancock332
Affiliated Community Medical Centers- Marshall Clinic332
Alexandria Clinic, A Service of Douglas County Hospital323
All About Children Pediatrics, P.A.331
Allergy & Asthma Specialists, PA - Maple Grove - North Memorial Medical Office Building100
Allergy & Asthma Specialists, PA - Minneapolis Medical Arts Bldg100
Allergy & Asthma Specialists, PA - Plymouth West Health100
Allergy & Asthma Specialty Clinic101
Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Associates, PA320
Allina Health - Annandale332
Allina Health - Bandana Square (Aspen)332
Allina Health - Bandana Square Urgent Care (Aspen)332
Allina Health - Blaine332
Allina Health - Bloomington (Aspen)332
Allina Health - Brooklyn Park332
Allina Health - Buffalo332
Allina Health - Burnsville (Quello)332
Allina Health - Burnsville Urgent Care (Quello)332
Allina Health - Cambridge 332
Allina Health - Centennial Lakes (Quello)332
Allina Health - Centennial Lakes Urgent Care (Quello)332
Allina Health - Champlin332
Allina Health - Chanhassen (Quello)332
Allina Health - Chaska332
Allina Health - Cokato332
Allina Health - Coon Rapids332
Allina Health - Coon Rapids Urgent Care332
Allina Health - Cottage Grove332
Allina Health - Dean Lakes332
Allina Health - Eagan332
Allina Health - Eagan Women's Health332
Allina Health - East Lake Street (Aspen)332

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