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Electronic Health Record Loan Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Jun 1, 2015

Darwin Flores Trujillo


Electronic Health Record Loan Program loans to finance interoperable electronic health record (EHR) systems and electronic health information exchange (HIE) among different health and healthcare organizations within a community.

Loans are six-year, no-interest with the first year’s repayment deferred.


Applications will be accepted from:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Community clinics
  • Nonprofit or local units of government hospitals
  • Individual or small group physician practices that are primarily focused on primary care
  • Nursing facilities
  • Local public health departments
  • Other providers of health or healthcare services approved by the commissioner of health in cases where interoperable EHR capability would improve quality of care, patient safety or community health

Priority will be given to the following applicants:

  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Entities that serve uninsured, underinsured and medically underserved individuals (urban or rural)
  • Individual or small group practices that are primarily focused on primary care
  • Nursing facilities certified to participate in the state’s Medical Assistance (MA) program
  • Providers enrolled in the Elderly Waiver (EW) program of customized living or 24-hour customized living of the MA program, if at least half of their annual operating revenue is paid under the MA program
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total Funding Available: $4,000,000
Number of Awards: Up to 16
Award range: $100,000 - $500,000

Application process

A submission address is provided on the program website when applications are being accepted.

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Health information technology · Healthcare facilities · Minnesota

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