Mille Lacs Health System
Mary Rains: 320-532-2608

The 10th annual adverse health report, put out by the Minnesota Hospital Association, (MHA) was released on Thurs., Jan 23. Initiated by the MHA and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and created through state legislation in 2003, the system is the first in the nation to be built on the National Quality Forum's list of 28 reportable adverse events. The MDH and MHA produce an annual report of adverse events that have occurred in Minnesota hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and regional treatment centers.

by Mary Rains

Electronic medical records are already a reality in the hospital and the emergency room at Mille Lacs Health System, and Centricity is the program that will launch the clinic side of electronic medical records.

Amy Ninham, MLHS clinical analyst, says, “The IT team, providers and clinic staff, are currently working on the interface between the hospital electronic medical record and Centricity. Eventually both systems will have interoperability and the end result for the patient will be a closed loop of care.”