The Minnesota Health Information Exchange Provides e-Prescribing Services to Courage Center

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Minnesota Health Information Exchange (MN HIE) signed an agreement to provide e-prescribing and patient clinical information to Courage Center of Minnesota.

When asked about the agreement with MN HIE Nancy Larkin, COO of Courage Center stated, “We are very excited to begin this venture with MN HIE. We believe that working with MN HIE will allow us to continue to excel in the level of quality service that our clients have come to expect from us.”

“Providers at Courage Center need easy access to e-prescribing combined with a patient’s clinical history in order to provide complete care. MN HIE’s goal is to provide low-cost, easy, electronic access to clinical data to enable Minnesota’s care centers to meet meaningful use requirements and provide complete care to their patients,” said Michael Ubl, MN HIE Executive Director.

MN HIE allows providers to create and send electronic prescriptions with a single link from the MN HIE portal while viewing a patient’s clinical information (medication history, eligibility information, lab history, immunization history and clinical care documents).

More than 4.2 million Minnesota residents are currently represented in the MN HIE secure patient directory, allowing participating providers to exchange important clinical and administrative information not previously or readily available. This improves coordination of care and patient management.

About MN HIE
MN HIE is the state-wide secure electronic network and record locator service designed to share clinical and administrative data among providers in Minnesota and bordering states. MN HIE’s purpose is to improve the health of all Minnesotans through more informed decision-making by the provider and patient at the point of care. To protect patient privacy in accordance with state and federal law, patients grant consent for clinical information sharing. MN HIE is a not-for-profit organization with a public/private governance model that includes providers, health plans, and the State of Minnesota.

About Courage Center
Courage Center is a Minnesota-based rehabilitation and resource center that advances the lives of children and adults experiencing barriers to health and independence. Courage Center specializes in treating brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, chronic pain, autism, and disabilities experienced since birth. Founded in 1928, Courage Center is a nonprofit organization offering advanced technologies and innovation provided in part through the efforts of thousands of volunteers and donors.


Michael Ubl, Executive Director
Courage Center
Connie Shaffer, Project Manager for Electronic Health Records

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