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Breakwater Health Network

Description

Breakwater Health Network (BHN) is a 501(c)3 horizontal rural Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) whose Mission is to support its members by developing and sustaining systems that foster clinical excellence and healthy communities. BHN has five formal member organizations, including three Section 330(e) Community Health Centers and two dually funded (330 e and g) Community-Migrant Health Centers. Breakwater Health Network members have been working together formally for nearly twenty years and have a strong track record of being a performance-driven, innovative organization with proven results for members and funders.

Breakwater Health Network member health centers provide care through 28 clinical sites (including two mobile units) in primarily rural medically underserved areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Illinois – a service delivery area spanning over 100,000 square miles and 116 counties.

Year Founded:

2001

# of Member Centers:

5

Stand-alone or PCA:

Stand-alone

PHC Locations:

IL, MN, ND, WI

Primary Contact

Sally Trnka
Executive Director
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Office: 218-722-1186
Cell: 218-310-3070

Secondary Contact


None listed.

Electronic Health Record Systems

EHR Contact

Joe Holmseth
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Office: 218-722-1186

Moderate
(Used by less than half of the member centers)

PHC Support

Support offered to member clinics for the following EHR-related services:

  • None offered at this time
External Support

Support offered to other HCCNs for the following EHR-related services:

  • None offered at this time

Moderate
(Used by less than half of the member centers)

PHC Support

Support offered to member clinics for the following EHR-related services:

  • None offered at this time
External Support

Support offered to other HCCNs for the following EHR-related services:

  • None offered at this time

Widespread
(Used by more than half of the member centers)

PHC Support

Support offered to member clinics for the following EHR-related services:

  • General Support
  • Custom Report Development
  • Data Integration
  • Data Interface Development
  • Data Interface Implementation
  • End User Training
  • Helpdesk / Troubleshooting Support
  • Onboarding Training
  • Super User Training
  • System Implementation
  • System Optimization
  • Template Development
  • Template Implementation
  • Upgrade Technical Assistance
  • Vendor Contract Assistance
  • None offered at this time
External Support

Support offered to other HCCNs for the following EHR-related services:

  • General Support
  • Custom Report Development
  • Data Integration
  • End User Training
  • Hosting Services
  • Super User Training
  • System Implementation
  • System Optimization
  • Template Development
  • Vendor Contract Assistance
  • None offered at this time

Population Health Management Systems

PHM Contact

Sally Trnka
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Office: 218-722-1186

None offered at this time

Electronic Dental Record Systems

EDR Contact

Joe Holmseth
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Office: 218-722-1186

Dentrix Enterprise

Moderate
(Used by less than half of the member centers)

PHC Support

Support offered to member clinics for the following EDR-related services:

  • None offered at this time
External Support

Support offered to other HCCNs for the following EDR-related services:

  • None offered at this time

VisDental

Moderate
(Used by less than half of the member centers)

PHC Support

Support offered to member clinics for the following EDR-related services:

  • None offered at this time
External Support

Support offered to other HCCNs for the following EDR-related services:

  • None offered at this time

Electronic Behavioral Health Record Systems

EBHR Contact

Joe Holmseth
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Office: 218-722-1186

None offered at this time

IT Services

IT Contact

Joe Holmseth
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Office: 218-722-1186

To change support (to remove or add from PHC or External Support), DELETE the service and re-add it with the correct support option(s).

PHC Support

Support offered to member clinics for IT-related services

  • Centralized Data Aggregation Analytics
  • Central Application Hosting
  • Virtual CIO
  • Other Central IT Support
External Support

Support offered to other HCCNs for IT-related services

None offered at this time

Other Support Services

Sally Trnka
Send an email
Office: 218-722-1186

To change support (to remove or add from PHC or External Support), DELETE the service and re-add it with the correct support option(s).

PHC Support

Support offered to member clinics for the following services:

  • HIE Assistance
  • ACO Contracting or Contracting Assistance
  • Any Research Capacity
External Support

Support offered to other HCCNs for the following services:

  • HIE Assistance

  • ACO Contracting or Contracting Assistance

  • Any Research Capacity

Virtual Healthcare

VH Contact

None listed

Reimbursement

The majority of our health centers are currently reimbursed for:
  • Virtual visits via video technology
  • Virtual visits via phone
  • None offered at this time

Telemedicine

The practice of medicine using technology to deliver care at a distance. A physician in one location uses a telecommunications infrastructure to deliver care to a patient at a distant site.

Widespread
(Used by more than half of the member centers)

PHC Support

Support offered to member clinics for the following Virtual Healthcare-related services:

  • General Support
  • None offered at this time
External Support

Support offered to other HCCNs for the following Virtual Healthcare-related services:

  • General Support
  • None offered at this time

Telehealth

Refers broadly to electronic and telecommunications technologies and services used to provide care and services at a distance. For example, Zoom, telephone, and other remote technologies.

Widespread
(Used by more than half of the member centers)

PHC Support

Support offered to member clinics for the following Virtual Healthcare-related services:

  • General Support
  • None offered at this time
External Support

Support offered to other HCCNs for the following Virtual Healthcare-related services:

  • General Support
  • None offered at this time

Practice Transformation and Quality Improvement Services

Contact

None listed
Moderate Experience

We have moderate experience in training, technical assistance, support and/or resources for these services:

None offered at this time

Advanced Experience

We have advanced experience in training, technical assistance, support and/or resources for these services:

None offered at this time

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.