Healthland Introduces the First Electronic Health Record (EHR) Solution Designed for Rural Clinicians by Rural Clini

Healthland Centriq provides an intuitive user interface and supports rural hospital workflow, making it easy for rural hospitals to achieve Meaningful Use

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Healthland, America's market leader of healthcare information technology solutions for rural hospitals, today announced the launch of its new electronic health record (EHR) solution, Healthland Centriq™. Healthland Centriq is the first EHR solution in the healthcare market designed for rural clinicians with input from rural clinicians. With its focus on a superior user experience that supports rural hospital workflow, Healthland Centriq helps rural hospitals deliver safe, quality healthcare while improving the patient experience. Horn Memorial Hospital and Grape Community Hospital in Iowa and Mitchell County Hospital in Texas are among the first who have invested in Centriq.

“The concept of getting clients involved in solution development and having the opportunity to provide input is fantastic, and has made the product as user-friendly as it can be,” said Robbie Dewberry, Mitchell County Hospital CEO. “Ensuring patient safety and having the proper tools that allow physicians to be confident is important – and having patient information that is readily available is critical. When our physicians at Mitchell were presented with Centriq they wanted it immediately. That was the point when we really decided to move forward.”

Healthland consulted physicians and other clinicians throughout every phase of product development, from start to finish. As a result, Centriq reflects the specific workflows and needs of rural hospitals, delivering the information, features and functionality that are most important to their success.

“Our clients are saving lives and helping their communities thrive,” said Angie Franks, Healthland president and CEO. “It doesn’t get more important than that, so instead of offering a watered-down version of technology solutions designed for large facilities, we provide solutions designed specifically for rural and critical access hospitals. Healthland Centriq is a unique combination of functionality, integration and value designed to enhance patient safety, reduce medical errors and improve employee satisfaction. Our new offering is intuitive and easy to use, enabling rural hospitals to focus on providing quality healthcare for their neighbors, family and friends.”

“A primary reason we chose Centriq is because it allows us a lot of flexibility and aligns to rural healthcare workflows very well,” said Sharon Wellendorf, Horn Memorial Hospital Chief Nursing Officer. “Rural healthcare is a specialty with its own unique challenges for delivery of care. Having the flexibility of one EHR that supports different departments throughout the organization is extremely valuable to us. Most importantly, Centriq is easy to use, easy to navigate and is intuitive. Of course, Meaningful Use is at the top of many discussions right now; we are very pleased that Centriq is certified for Meaningful Use, and that the Healthland team will assist us in our attainment of those goals.”

Craig Wells, Grape Community Hospital Director of IT agreed, “I think the measures from CMS for Meaningful Use are quite complicated, but we have support from the staff at Healthland helping us each step of the way. Centriq has also enabled us to use simple devices like iPads and netbooks instead of having a device like a laptop or desktop that you have to wheel into the room. Now we can use a portable device to do our charting. I think the reason that Centriq is right for us, or for any rural hospital, is that it’s cost effective, easy to use and very well supported.”

Healthland Centriq features:

  • A simple, intuitive user interface for healthcare providers to learn and put into practice
  • Applications built in partnership with dozens of practicing rural hospital clinicians to align with rural hospital workflows
  • A forward-thinking technology platform that is cost effective, easy to maintain and has the ability to grow with an organization
  • A single EHR that is completely integrated across all areas of care to ensure clinicians provide informed, quality patient care
  • Certified as a complete EHR for Stage 1 Meaningful Use, allowing users to qualify for EHR incentive payments
  • A truly web-based platform, allowing the solution to be hosted remotely and accessible from tablets and smart phones

Centriq’s number one selling point for Mitchell County Hospital’s physicians was the solution’s design and functionality. “The one-page, one-screen shot of a patient’s complete medical history is great,” said Dewberry. “Our physicians like not having to do multiple clicks to get to the information. Centriq has patient information more readily accessible, like a dashboard. But for me, customer service is most important. Healthland is second-to-none in that area and we’ve enjoyed a good relationship.”

Healthland expects to announce several new Centriq signings in the coming months. Healthland Centriq is available today. For more information about Centriq and for complete certification details, visit

About Healthland:
Healthland is America’s largest provider of fully integrated solutions to rural community and critical access hospitals, serving more than 500 clients across the country. Software and services from Healthland, including its electronic health record (EHR) solution, empower community hospitals to deliver the best possible healthcare by providing a central repository of patient information in all care settings, be it a hospital, clinic or extended care facility.

With 30 years of experience in the rural healthcare market, Healthland solutions are uniquely suited to the size and needs of rural hospitals, enabling them to focus on what they do best – care for neighbors, family and friends. Founded in Glenwood, Minn., population 2,600, Healthland is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., with regional offices in Glenwood, Minn., Louisville, Ky. and Waco, Texas. More information is available at:


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