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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.

Key Contact

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: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: June 2018
    Type: Article
  • 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: Focus on Rural Health
    Date: June 2018
    Type: Article