Fourteen critical-access hospitals have joined the Nebraska Health Information Initiative, Omaha, Neb., in the past three months, according to a news release from the initiative, which is a health information exchange for the entire state.
14 hospitals join Neb. information exchange
“With the CAHs participation in NeHII, they will be able to retrieve information on their patients returning from larger referral health systems across the state,” said Deb Bass, executive director of the initiative, in the release.
Combining health information technology with telehealth will create opportunities patients to receive more care from critical access hospitals and recover in familiar healthcare settings surrounded by their families, Bass said.
The Nebraska critical-access hospitals that joined are: Antelope Memorial Hospital, Neligh; Avera Creighton Hospital, Creighton; Avera St. Anthony's Hospital, O'Neill; Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial: Cherry County Hospital, Valentine; Community Hospital, McCook; Community Medical Center, Falls City; Community Memorial Hospital, Syracuse; Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington; Memorial Health Center, Sidney; Perkins County Health Services, Grant; Plainview Area Health System, Plainview; Providence Medical Center, Wayne; and Tri Valley Health Center, Cambridge.
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