HealthPOINT a Resource for South Dakota

Today, Dakota State University's Center for the Advancement of Health Information Technology (CAHIT) announces HealthPOINT as the health information technology resource and support center for South Dakota. HealthPOINT ( will provide expertise and guidance to help SD healthcare providers navigate the rapidly changing health information environment and attain Meaningful Use of electronic health records (EHRs).

HealthPOINT is one of 60 organizations federally-designated with experience and capacity necessary to assist healthcare providers with the task of modernizing their practices and improving quality patient care with certified EHRs. In April of 2010, DSU received a $5,687,168 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to be used for the establishment of a Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC).  Awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), this funding will help improve patient care and support professionals ranging from nurses to pharmacy technicians to IT technicians and trainers.

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About HealthPOINT ( HealthPOINT is the health information technology (HIT) resource and support center for all South Dakota healthcare providers.   HealthPOINT specializes in assisting healthcare providers in analyzing their practice readiness and opportunities to achieve tangible results from the implementation and effective utilization of electronic health records (EHRs).

About CAHIT The Center for Advancement of Health Information Technology (CAHIT) was created by DSU to continue current partnerships and develop new partnerships with the health care provider, payer, and support industries. CAHIT works with these partners to identify health IT needs and conduct applied research to find solutions to those needs.

About DSU Dakota State University is a public, mission-driven institution. It is South Dakota's designated information technology university and is a leader in integrating this technology into the academic disciplines of its curriculum. Academic rigor and the infusion of information technology into teaching, research, and creative activity are at the heart of the university's work.


Last Updated: 1/12/12