MENTOR Health IT Program
The Lac qui Parle Health Network(LqPHN) partnered with Normandale Community College, Medi-Sota Health Care group, MN West Community & Technical College, Southwest MN Private Industry Council and Healthland (a certified electronic health records vendor) has been awarded a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to fund the MENTOR Health IT project.  

As the training partner for the MENTOR Health IT grant program, Normandale and the LqPHN will be recruiting unemployed, underemployed and currently employee individuals in the healthcare field to receive training services, apprenticeship opportunities and job placement assistance in these rural communities.  Particular effort is being made to reach out to the current employees of the LqPHN and Medi-Sota healthcare groups.  

  • Provide health information technology training specifically geared toward rural needs
  • Increased pool of workers who are skilled in health information technology with appropriate experience, certifications and education levels
  • Increased retention of skilled employees
  • Implementation of electronic health records systems for those who still need it
  • Attestation of Meaningful Use 1 and 2 for those who still meed to do it
  • Leaner systems, workflow and operations
  • Increased knowledge and sharing and communication between and among employers, facilities and networks
  • Implementation of leadership skills
  • Improved communication and service delivery along the continuum of care
  • Organizations and communities focused on health and quality outcomes
  • Create a model for health information technology training to be used nationwide 
For more information about the MENTOR health IT Program or if your wanting to apply, please contact:

Bernice Robinson
LqPHN Executive Director
320-695-7199 ext. 7110
Lisa DuFrane
LqPHN Project Manager
320-698-7199 ext.7242

Tracy Mastel
Normandale Program Director
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