Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has successfully attested for Stage Two Meaningful Use and is proud to be the first healthcare facility in the state to do so. Meaningful Use is a nationwide program with three stages of objectives to use certified electronic health records (EHR) technology to improve quality and efficiency of care, engage patients and family, improve care coordination, and improve population health. Attestation is a process that documents Prairie Lakes has successfully demonstrated and is successfully fulfilling the Stage Two requirements for EHR and related technology.
Prairie Lakes attested for Stage Two by maximizing the use of technology to meet the Meaningful Use objectives. These objectives support Prairie Lakes’ mission to provide high quality, affordable, and compassionate healthcare services in our region. “After hard work, dedication, and determination from the entire team at Prairie Lakes we achieved Stage Two Meaningful Use and we are the only healthcare facility in South Dakota to do so at this time,” said Jill Fuller, President and CEO of Prairie Lakes. “This milestone is an outcome of Prairie Lakes’ continual improvement of its healthcare services and technologies.”
The objectives of Meaningful Use have lead to the development of the Patient Portal at prairielakes.com. Patients who have been hospitalized can use this online portal to view their allergies, immunizations, active and inactive medications, health history, and test results from Prairie Lakes. This allows patients to be engaged and informed about their health.