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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 2013 Health Information Technology (HIT) Ambulatory Clinic Survey, submitted to MN Community Measurement. The survey was sent to all clinics in early 2013 and the response rate was more than 80%. Statewide Summary



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Allina Health Specialties - Abbott Northwestern General Medicine Associates - Mpls332
Allina Health Specialties - Allina Home & Community Svc. Sr Care Trans332
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Allina Health Specialties - Allina Mental Health United332
Allina Health Specialties - Allina Mental Health Unity332
Allina Health Specialties - Chronic Pain Management332
Allina Health Specialties - Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Inst Buffalo332
Allina Health Specialties - Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Inst. Coon Rapids332
Allina Health Specialties - Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Inst. Elk River332
Allina Health Specialties - Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Inst. Fridley332
Allina Health Specialties - Metropolitan Heart & Vascular Inst. Maple Grove332
Allina Health Specialties - Minneapolis Heart Institute332
Allina Health Specialties - Minneapolis Heart Institute332
Allina Health Specialties - Minneapolis Heart Institute - Baxter332
Allina Health Specialties - Abbott Northwestern Endocrine Ctr332
Allina Health Specialties - Minneapolis Heart Institute ANW332
Allina Health Specialties - Minneapolis Heart Institute at Ridgeview Heart Center332
Allina Health Specialties - Minneapolis Heart Institute Crosby332
Allina Health Specialties - Minneapolis Heart Institute Edina332
Allina Health Specialties - Minneapolis Heart Institute Plymouth332
Allina Health Specialties - Minneapolis Neuroscience Institute332
Allina Health Specialties - Minnesota Perinatal Physicians ANW332
Allina Health Specialties - Minnesota Perinatal Physicians Sartell332
3rd Opinion221
AALFA Family Clinic-MHN100
Academic Dermatology321
Adefris & Toppin Women's Specialists320
Adult & Pediatric Urology321
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute100
Advanced Dermatology Care - Forest Lake323
Advanced Dermatology Care - Stillwater323
Advanced Dermatology Care - White Bear Lake323
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Willmar Skylark Center331
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Benson Clinic331
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Granite Falls Clinic331
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Litchfield Clinic (East)331
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Litchfield Clinic (West)331
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Marshall (Bruce Street)331
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Marshall Clinic (Market Street)331
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - New London Clinic331
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Redwood Falls Clinic331
Affiliated Community Medical Centers - Willmar Clinic331
Albany Medical Center321
Alexandria Clinic, A Service of Douglas County Hospital333
All About Children Pediatrics, P.A.321
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