The Center for Healthcare Innovation was established as a Center of Excellence by the College of St. Scholastica to foster innovative and sustainable methods to enhance healthcare.
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Key Health Alliance
Key Health Alliance is a partnership of Stratis Health, Rural Health Resource Center, and The College of St. Scholastica and was developed with an emphasis of meeting the needs of the rural and underserved. The three organizations have a long history of working together to improve health care. Each organization has unique and complementary expertise and experience in health care quality, education, patient safety initiatives, and health information technology. This partnership formalizes our commitment to a long term, ongoing, working relationship.
Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology for Minnesota and North Dakota
Learn how the HIT Regional Extension Center can help you receive government funds tied to meaningful use of an EHR.
The Regional Extension Assistance Center for Health Information Technology (REACH) for Minnesota and North Dakota works with providers to improve the quality and value of care they deliver through adopting and meaningfully using health information technology (HIT), specifically electronic health records (EHR).
REACH-a program of Key Health Alliance-serves as a Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. It is one of 32 HIT Regional Extension Centers being established across the country to provide education and technical assistance to help providers select, implement, and achieve meaningful use of certified EHR technology, as well as the ability to exchange health information with other providers and agencies.
To help meet national HIT Regional Extension Center Program goals, REACH aims to provide technical assistance services and support to 5,100 priority primary care physicians and other clinicians in Minnesota and North Dakota over the next four years. Over 4,600 providers at more than 400 practices have already expressed their interest in participating in the program and receiving technical assistance services. In addition to primary care practices, REACH services will be available to providers of all types across the continuum of care.
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Strategic Partnerships are collaborative working relationships with like-minded organizations to address pressing healthcare needs in a variety of areas, including workforce development, best practices, and community involvement and to foster greater citizen awareness and understanding of healthcare issues through healthcare policy dialogue processes.
Healthcare policy refers to the ongoing analysis of approaches and courses of action for healthcare reform, particularly in the context of best practices and community needs. The Center for Healthcare Innovation sponsors a variety of forums to discuss the impact of policy on improving healthcare quality, access to healthcare, healthcare workforce development, and enhancing cost-effectiveness of healthcare.