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Other Case Studies and Collections of Program Examples: Health information technology

In addition to RHIhub's Rural Health Models and Innovations rural program examples, you may also want to browse other case studies, databases, and websites with collections of health programs.

Each resource listed below uses its own criteria for selecting program examples, which may range from programs known to be effective based on research to anecdotal accounts. In each resource, you may want to review information on the level of evidence required for a program's inclusion.

May include non-rural programs that could be applicable to rural health delivery.

ARcare Uses EHR Alerts for HIV Testing and Prevention
Details ARcare's use of electronic health records to identify risk factors for HIV in primary care health records and flag them for testing. Discusses work with clinical staff to address HIV screening and prevention. Highlights HIV outreach work with the Arkansas Health Department.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Predictive Analytics Shape Care Processes
Reports on an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model in Maine that uses a predictive analytics platform in conjunction with Maine's statewide health information exchange (HIE) to prescribe care management interventions based on patient risk. Describes the predictive analytics system, discusses how the ACO is using it to manage care, and highlights future plans, such as targeting patients hospitalized for an opioid overdose and integrating social determinants of health data.
Date: 11/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Grantee Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Development Grant Program, 2014-2017
Detailed descriptions of 54 Rural Health Network Development grant projects funded during the 2014-2017 period. Includes an overview of the networks and their impact, a list of grantees by state and focus area, and grantee profiles providing contact information and in-depth project descriptions.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Rural Health Resource Center
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Network Spotlight: Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization
Highlights an interview with Scott Lilley, the Executive Director of the Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization (NeKY RHIO). Describes the development of NeKY RHIO and their work to improve health and safety through the use of health information technology (HIT). Covers the advantages and challenges of working in a rural area, current initiatives, steps taken to address network sustainability, and advice to those developing a rural health network.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Network Spotlight: Wright Health Partners
Describes the network characteristics, lessons learned, challenges, and accomplishments of Wright Health Partners, a rural healthcare consortium based in Clarion, Iowa. Originally started as an agreement between two Critical Access Hospitals, Wright Health Partners has grown to include schools, an ambulance service, an orthopedic practice, and other partners. Members of Wright Health Partners share an electronic medical record (EMR) system, technical assistance resources, and program funding.
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Network Spotlight: Rural Health Network of Oklahoma
Describes the Rural Health Network of Oklahoma (RHNOK) through an interview with the program's Executive Director, Stacie Pace, and Chief Information Officer, Josh Braziel. Focuses on RHNOK's characteristics, key lessons learned, accomplishments, and challenges as it works to improve the healthcare system and overall health of rural Oklahoma.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Rural Patient Centered Medical Homes Achieve New Standards
Features Crete Area Medical Center Physicians' Clinic and Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, which are among the very few rural safety net providers that have achieved Level 3 patient centered medical home (PCMH) recognition.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Small Idaho Hospital Achieves "Most Wired" Status
Reports on Syringa Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in Grangeville, Idaho, that was recognized as a national leader in adopting information technology, earning the "Most Wired" status from the American Hospital Association.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Assessing the Feasibility of a Virtual Tumor Board Program: A Case Study
Examines the feasibility of a Virtual Tumor Board (VTB) program connecting rural community clinicians to the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNC LCCC) tumor board. Analyzes the individual clinical participants to explore their experiences with the VTB. Includes a summary of data collection methods, coding of interview data, and UNC tumor board participant survey results.
Author(s): Christopher M. Shea, Randall Teal, Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, et al.
Citation: Journal of Healthcare Management, 59(3), 177-193
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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Case Studies of Regional Extension Centers Serving Rural Practices: Minnesota and North Dakota
Presents a case study focusing on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Regional Extension Center (REC) serving North Dakota and Minnesota (the Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT, or REACH) and its experience working with rural physician practices in the two states.
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice, Alex McEllistrem-Evenson
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Case Studies of Regional Extension Centers Serving Rural Practices: North Carolina
Presents a case study focusing on the North Carolina Health Information Technology (HIT) Regional Extension Center (REC) and its experience working with rural physician practices in the state.
Author(s): Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice, Alex McEllistrem-Evenson
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Olympic Physicians Case Study: Rural Health IT: Clinic in Washington State Uses EHR System to Improve Care Coordination
Describes how physicians in Olympic, WA developed an EHR system to improve patient care coordination within the rural health IT setting's local referral network.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
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Using Health IT: Eight Quality Improvement Stories
Highlights health information technology (HIT) successes, including rural projects funded by the Transforming Healthcare Quality through Information Technology (THQIT) program. Examines include EMS responders improving cardiac care, nursing home health reducing pressure ulcers, Project ECHO, and more.
Author(s): Melanie Au, Suzanne Felt-Lisk, Grace Anglin, Andrew Clarkwest
Date: 09/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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