SE Minnesota Beacon in the News

March 5, 2013
Minnesota Beacon a true partner to patients. Collaboration not just a slogan. By Richard Pizzi, Editorial Director.
NEW ORLEANS – You draw more flies with honey than with vinegar.
Embracing that slogan, the Southeast Minnesota Beacon Community took a conversational approach to developing a slate of community activities in its region, rather than an authoritarian attitude.
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March 4, 2013
Southeast Minnesota Beacon Partners Showcase New Tools in Sharing Medical Information at HIMSS 2013 Press Release

November 22, 2012
Winona Health Rushford Clinic offering free Telemedicine appointments in November
Press Release Tri-County Record Newspaper page 3

November, 2012
Winona Health’s Pulication called Healthy Connections on Telemedicine Article page 14

September 25, 2012 – Stewartville Star News Article
Flu Immunization Clinics will be held at Bonner and Central. By Mark Peterson

May 1, 2012 – Austin Daily Herald
Neveln 1 of 5 pilot schools for asthma software

April 27, 2012 – KAAL Press Coverage
Improved Asthma Treatment for Students

April 26, 2012 – A/P Press Release – Beacon Program Partners with Area Schools on Asthma Initiatives
Five areas schools awarded grant dollars to work with the Beacon program. These schools will help the Beacon program collect data on Asthma Action Plans and will be early users of the software being created.

April 13, 2012 – Olmsted County News – eArticle
Beacon Surpasses Expectations. Article written by Shaylene Baumbach, Health Educator; and Dan Jensen, Associate Director of Public Health; both with Olmsted County Public Health Services

April 12, 2012 – Post Bulletin News Article
Patient-centered health-care would get rid of profits. By Jeff Hansel [highlights patient-centered approach to diabetes care and reflects diabetes decision aids intervention in our Beacon]

February 24, 2012 – Post Bulletin News Article
Area health providers tout program at Conference. By Jeff Hansel

February 23, 2012 – A-Vu Media Press Release
A-Vu ePortals at Winona Health [Highlights telemedicine appliances installed as part of the Winona telemedicine deep-dive project].

February 21, 2012 – Olmsted Medical, Mayo Clinic & Winona Health Press Release
Partners Seek Medical Records Solution. [Highlighting SEMN Beacon demonstrations at HIMSS and the functionality to exchange continuity of care documents in real time and to parse and consume these documents into discrete data elements into the recipient EMR system.]

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December 13, 2011 – HealthCare IT News, NHIN Watch
Q&A: On using NwHIN protocols to give local public health a place at the private provider table

November 2011 – Minnesota Physician, Volume XXV, No. 8
Building on Partnerships: Harnessing Technology, Community Perspectives
By: Lacey Hart, MBA PMP; Daniel Jensen, MPH; Terrance Donnal, MD; Erin Knoebel, MD and Linda Williams, MD

October 9, 2011 – Winona Post
Telemedicine to be in area schools, living facilities

September 13, 2011 – Winona Daily News
Beacon grant will support ‘telemedicine’

September 12, 2011 – KAAL (ABC 6) News
Beacon Director in Rochester

July 2011 – HealthCare IT News, Product Showcase
Southeast Minnesota Beacon (pg. S6)

June 27, 2011 – Immunization: Olmsted Medical, Mayo Clinic & Winona Health Press Release
Minnesota Beacon Helps Boost Immunizations and Record Keeping

June 16, 2011 – Minnesota eHealth Summit Presentation
Minnesota Beacon Community Case Study: Real Work in Real Communities

May 18, 2011 – Asthma Toolkit: Olmsted Medical, Mayo Clinic & Winona Health Press Release
Beacon Program Releases Asthma “Toolkit” to Schools in 11 Counties

May 23, 2011 – Health Affairs Blog
The Beacon Communities at One Year: The SE Minnesota Experience
By: Erin Knoebel, Daniel Jensen, Lacey Hart, and Barbara Yawn

May 17, 2011 – CMIO
Beacon Communities share a year of experience
By Mary Stevens Featured: Dr. Christopher Chute

April 6, 2011 – Sharing Medical Records Nationally
Southeast Minnesota Beacon will be building part of the infrastructure for the Connectivity Consortium, the new health IT initiative by five of the nation’s leading group medical practices.

March 8, 2011 – KAAL News Story
Southeast Minnesota Beacon Community
By: Ellery McCardle

March 3, 2011 – Olmsted Medical, Mayo Clinic & Winona Health Press Release
Minnesota Hosts Major Program to Advance Health Information Technology Eleven counties form Southeast Minnesota Beacon Community

September 2010 – Health Affairs
Beacon Communities Aim to Use Health IT to Transform the Delivery of Care.


June 3, 2010 – Mayo Clinic, HHS
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Mayo Clinic to learn about innovative projects for improving health care delivery, including the SE Minnesota Beacon program.Mayo Clinic speakers include CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., Michael Harper, M.D., Doug Wood, M.D. and Nina Schwenk, M.D
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visit YouTube Video

May 4, 2010 –Health and Human Services
Announcement of Beacon Awards

May 3, 2010 –White House Press Release
Announcement of Beacon Awards