Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 promotes the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. The Center for Rural Health encourages these efforts in North Dakota by:
- Supporting rural healthcare facilities' efforts to implement electronic health records and reach Meaningful Use.
- Participating in North Dakota’s state-wide efforts to establish a health information exchange.
- Working with statewide entities to ensure the successful use of HIT to improve quality care for North Dakotans.
Lynette Dickson, MS, RD, LRD - Associate Director
Most Recent Publications
- Connect and Engage
Critical Access Hospitals in North Dakota are using telehealth and technology to connect and reconnect to meet the needs of their rural patients.Author(s): Kusler, S.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 43(2), 14-15
Date: June 2018
- Stirring Things Up: CRH Founder Is a Mover and Shaker in Rural Healthcare
As a University of North Dakota student, founder director of the Center for Rural Health, and consultant, Dr. Kevin Fickenscher likes to stir things up.Author(s): Haugen, B.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 43(2), 10-11
Date: June 2018
- Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health Celebrates 30 Years
Longtime statewide gathering of health professionals helps to improve the health of North Dakotans.Author(s): Massmann, N.
Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 40(2), 22-23
Date: July 2015