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North Dakota HIT Planning Loan Program

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North Dakota Health Information Technology
Feb 1, 2021

Shila Blend


This program provides low-interest loans for healthcare entities in North Dakota to build their health information technology (HIT) infrastructure.

Eligible projects include:

  • Purchase, installation, and/or support of software and hardware required to implement fully functional, standards-based, interoperable electronic health records systems
  • Electronic medication history and electronic patient medical history information systems
  • Electronic personal health record systems
  • Electronic prescribing, including pharmacy systems
  • Other electronic systems needed to meet "meaningful use"

Entities located in North Dakota that provide services for North Dakota residents are eligible to participate including:

  • Hospitals and hospital-owned clinics
  • Individual practitioners, including but not limited to:
    • Doctor of medicine or osteopathy
    • Doctor of dental surgery or of dental medicine
    • Doctor of podiatric medicine
    • Doctor of optometry
    • Chiropractor
  • Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse-midwives
  • Provider owned clinics, Rural Health Clinics, and Community Health Centers
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Local public health units
  • Emergency medical service providers and ambulance services
  • Pharmacies
  • Behavioral/mental health facilities and providers
Geographic coverage
North Dakota
Amount of funding

Total Funds Available: $4,000,000

Amounts vary by applicant type. Maximum loan amounts are:

  • $125,000 for stand alone individual practitioners not affiliated with a multi-professional entity, provider system, or network
  • $625,000 for hospital and multi-professional entities
  • $1,250,000 for entities with 3 or more commonly owned facilities
Application process

Links to additional guidance and application instructions are available on the program website.

Completed applications may be submitted by:


Shila Blend, ND HIT Director
Information Technology Department
4201 Normandy Street
Bismarck, ND 58503-1324

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Capital funding · Dental workforce · Emergency medical services · Emergency medical technicians and paramedics · Health information technology · Healthcare facilities · Long-term care · Mental health · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health · Rural Health Clinics · Specialty care · Technology for health and human services · North Dakota

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