Minneapolis: Construction Of Countywide EHR Part Of Larger National IT Program

A project to deliver healthcare and social services more cost-effectively to a Medicaid population will seek to build a countywide electronic health record (EHR) in Minneapolis, according to an article in InformationWeek Healthcare.

The Hennepin Health Project, which began Jan. 1, plans to construct an integrated patient record around the Epic EHR that the Hennepin County (Minn.) Medical Center and many local medical groups already use. Participants in the program will create patient registries, data warehouses and patient dashboards to better coordinate care and provide population health management.

Jennifer DeCubellis, the area director for the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department and the leader of the program, is one of 73 Innovation Advisors named last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Center.

The Hennepin Health Project provides primary care and social services to about 5,000 childless, low-income adults who otherwise could not obtain health insurance. The aim is to keep these high-risk patients out of emergency rooms and hospitals.

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Source: FierceHealthIT