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Mille Lacs Health System Adds Hosted EHR Solution from MEDHOST

The Central Minnesota based critical access hospital has renewed its partnership with MEDHOST to include EHR hosting services.

FRANKLIN, Tenn., February 19, 2020 – A Minnesota critical access hospital, Mille Lacs Health System, and MEDHOST, Inc., a leading EHR (electronic health record) and healthcare IT solutions provider, have extended their partnership to include the MEDHOST hosted EHR. The new service is intended to boost hospital performance and stability. In addition, the cloud-based technology solution will significantly help alleviate pressure on Mille Lacs’ internal IT team while offering improved data security.

The community-owned Central Minnesota critical access hospital has been in operation since 1956 and serves a population of approximately 25,000 people. With 25 beds split between several service lines, the facility felt the added pressures of daily onsite IT maintenance and security created unnecessary burdens. Mille Lacs Health System chose to implement MEDHOST Direct, the EHR provider’s EHR hosting solution, based on the scalability and cost-effectiveness the program offered. The hospital also cited previous positive experiences with the MEDHOST account management and support teams as central to their decision.

“For a community hospital like ours, cost-effectiveness and stability of the solution is critical,” said Bill Nelson, CEO at Mille Lacs Health System. “The hosted enterprise EHR solution will provide us with the added security we need plus access to IT and system management expertise, which can be hard to come by. We’re excited about implementing MEDHOST Direct and look forward to reaping the rewards that come with a hosted solution.”

The enterprise hosted EHR will free up a significant amount of time for their internal IT team. Once implementation of the hosted EHR solution is complete, Mille Lacs Health System will begin transitioning more internal IT resources to their critical care and operational needs.

“We take pride that MEDHOST is able to provide cost-effective and scalable solutions to community hospitals nationwide,” said Bill Anderson, Chairman and CEO at MEDHOST. “In the end, it is all about how we support hospitals with the solutions and services that enable them to fully focus on what they do best — provide excellent patient care. We look forward to our expanded partnership with Mille Lacs Health System and continuing to help them in supporting their community.”


MEDHOST has been providing products and services to healthcare facilities of all types and sizes for over 35 years. Today, more than 1,000 healthcare facilities are partnering with MEDHOST and enhancing their patient care and operational excellence with its clinical and financial solutions, which include a fully integrated EHR solution. MEDHOST also offers a comprehensive emergency department information system with business and reporting tools. Additionally, its unparalleled support and hosting solutions make it easy to focus on what’s important for healthcare facilities: their patients and business. Connect with MEDHOST on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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Samra Khan
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