Technology in CAHs

Electronic Medical Record

The electronic medical record (EMR) continues to impact Critical Access Hospitals. The PIN has developed resources at the request of our members to address impacts of the EMR.

MT CAH EMR Vendors
A list of MT CAHs and their EMR vendor, sorted by vendor. This list was developed so CAHs with the same vendor may network if other opportunities do not exist.

CAH EMR Policies
Access our CAH Document Library to search for EMR related policies.   This portion of our website is only available to staff at MT CAHs.

Health Information Technology

Health Technology Services – MPQH

Confused by all the quality reporting programs out there?  Many quality programs are working to standardize measure specification and reporting requirements. In some cases, reporting for one program can actually count for other programs.

Health Technology Services offers a variety of services to help improve the use and effectiveness of health information technology (HIT) as well as improve health outcomes. Our team of trusted advisors provide comprehensive, individualized support that helps clinicians and hospitals to translate complex issues into practical health IT solutions. Our broad, practical health IT expertise can help maximize your incentive dollars, add efficiency in your practices, and improve health outcomes for your patients.

Montana HIMSS Chapter

The MT Chapter of HIMSS was formed to provide a local resource for peer networking, education, other activities, and information sharing to help health technology staff navigate through the challenges in healthcare information technology together with a bit of local flavor since our hurdles, while similar to the rest of the nation, are unique to such a large rural area.

Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people’s health information.