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[MinnPost, September 15, 2017]   In the Twin Cities region, Minneapolis-based Allina Health and Bloomington-based HealthPartners are competing providers. But in the northwest corner of the metro, the two nonprofit health systems are working together in a unique partnership.
September 15, 2017
[ABC Newspapers, July 28, 2017]   Members of the Coon Rapids police and fire departments, Allina Health , U.S. Air Force hosted the Coon Rapids Safety Camp on July 18 and 19 near the Coon Rapids Ice Arena. The camp has been held for over 20 years.
July 28, 2017
[Faribault Daily News, July 25, 2017]   If District One Hospital’s Emergency Department employees are excited about the increased efficiency of their brand new facility, it’s probably because they helped design it. With a price tag of $13.5 million, the new Emergency Department boasts 16 beds and 20,000 square feet to handle the average 15,000 ED patients treated at District One each year.
July 25, 2017
[PatientEngagementHIT, July 07, 2017]   Allina Health has officially launched OpenNotes, allowing its nearly 500,000 patients access to health data and clinician notes. The health system serves individuals in Minnesota and Wisconsin and is the first in the area to adopt the OpenNotes philosophy, which calls for providers to make clinician notes freely accessible for patients.
July 07, 2017
[Healthcare IT News, June 30, 2017]   Allina Health announced this week that approximately half a million patients in the Minneapolis region can now read the notes physicians write about them. Allina said that its patients can now log into a portal to view not just those notes but also doctor’s instructions and next steps as well as prescriptions and orders.
June 30, 2017
[, May 11, 2016]   HealthCare Business News recently caught up with Tim Bollig to learn more about his history in health care and to get the latest about medical imaging at Mercy Hospital , part of Allina Health . HCB News: What inspired you to get involved in health care?
May 11, 2016
[Healthcare Informatics, April 26, 2016]   As an organization participating in the federal Pioneer accountable care organization (ACO) program, Allina Health , based in Minneapolis, has a natural incentive to improve clinical performance. Even so, the decision on the part of senior leaders at the 13-hospital, 90-clinic, 26,000-employee Allina to commit to achieving exceptional outcomes—senior executives strove to be in the top decile of performance on every meaningful, measurable quality metric—was ambitious enough to give the project a semifinalist award in this year’s Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards program.
April 26, 2016
[, April 19, 2016]   Current health system practices are not sufficient to address growing rates of obesity and diabetes, health and economic disparities and cost control. "A Design Thinking Framework for Healthcare Management and Innovation" argues that addressing these complex challenges will require leaders that can think, and act, more like designers.
April 22, 2016
[Owatonna People's Press, April 12, 2016]   Allina Health is reaching out to the community for ideas to engage local health needs. At a roundtable discussion Tuesday morning at the Steele County History Center, Allina staff heard from city, county and school district officials, South Central Human Relations Center social workers and case managers, Koda Living Community employees and nonprofit executives, among others, all weighing in on what needs they see unmet in areas ranging from chronic pain management to dental health.
April 12, 2016
[Minnesota Public Radio, March 01, 2016]   Allina Health is placing restrictions on visitors to its hospitals, after state health officials declared influenza widespread in Minnesota. Beginning Wednesday, children under age 5 and sick people will not be allowed to visit hospitalized patients.
March 01, 2016