Healthland, America’s market leader of healthcare information technology solutions for rural hospitals, today announced it has been named a 2012 Honoree for its success and accomplishments as a Minnesota Small Business. Twin Cities Business will honor Healthland at a special event later this week. Healthland is among ten small businesses to receive the award in Twin Cities Business 10th annual event. In the January edition of Twin Cities Business, Healthland is highlighted as an organization working to automate technology for small hospitals in rural communities in an effort to keep them independent so they are able to continue to deliver high quality, cost effective and timely patient care to people in their communities. I am pleased Twin Cities Business contacted us to be part of their small business success stories because it will help shed a light on the importance of access to quality healthcare in rural America,â€ said Angie Franks, Healthland president and CEO. Although it is nice to be recognized for our work as a Minnesota small business, it is even more important to increase awareness of the essential services rural hospitals provide to their communities each and every day. Often times, these hospitals are the lifeblood of a community, both from a healthcare perspective and an economic perspective. Without a hospital, many small towns simply cant make it. Healthland works to provide healthcare IT for hospitals in the rural environment, including Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) solutions. Healthcare providers must now utilize this technology to meet government regulations, as well as to increase productivity, decrease cost and improve the quality of healthcare for their patients. Healthland provides the only solution that coordinates all patient data in one complete EHR for rural hospitals. Healthlands solution is designed for the rural healthcare provider with the workflows and specific tools we need to be successful, said Karla Hall, Faulkton Clinical Manager and Healthland client. â€œWith Healthland, we have quick and easy access to patient data and preventative care tools that allow us to provide more proactive care in our community.Its a common story with Healthland clients, added Franks. The fact that our solutions help improve the quality of healthcare in rural communities is both humbling and incredibly rewarding. In addition to improving business processes for rural hospitals, Healthland currently employs over 300 professionals nationwide with over 100 positions in Minnesota. The healthcare IT provider is also experiencing impressive financial growth. The Twin Cities Business event to honor Healthland and other 2012 honorees will be held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Minneapolis on January 10, 2013.