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Resources by State: Oklahoma

Using Data to Drive Change: Targeting High Service Utilizers
Describes how an urban physician practice in Oklahoma is using patient billing data to better understand how patients are seeking and receiving care. Discusses how lessons from this example could be used by rural providers.
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Care Management for Medicaid Enrollees Through Community Health Teams
Presents data from a 2011–2012 review of state Medicaid medical home programs in eight states. Identifies community health team programs including FQHCs and RHCs that provide an array of services, including care coordination to self-management coaching. Includes small or rural practices.
Author(s): Mary Takach, Jason Buxbaum
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Weight Status of American Indian and White Elementary School Students Living in the Same Rural Environment, Oklahoma, 2005-2009
Compares statistics on American Indian and white students at three schools in Anadarko, Oklahoma, with categories ranging from underweight to very obese. Includes breakdowns by year, weight status, race, sex, and age.
Author(s): Amanda E. Janitz, William E. Moore, Aietah L. Stephens, Kathryn E. Abbott, June E. Eichner
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 9
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
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Estimating the Economic Impact of Telemedicine in a Rural Community
Reports on site visits to twenty-four rural hospitals in the Midwest to develop a methodology for estimating the economic impact of telemedicine on a rural community.
Author(s): Brian E. Whitacre
Date: 08/2011
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.
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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Economic Loss to Community from Primary Care Practitioner Shortage
Describes the costs to a community if the local healthcare system is experiencing a shortage of primary care practitioners. Includes statistics on the economic impact of primary care physicians in rural Oklahoma.
Author(s): Gerald Doeksen, Cheryl F. St. Clair
Date: 05/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Health Works
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Remote Pharmacy Services Offer Quality Assurance
Describes the use of Remote Pharmacist Services (RPS) in critical access hospitals (CAHs) and other small hospitals to reduce medication errors.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor, 2009(Fall)
Date: 11/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Pharmacies Struggle to Survive
Describes the North Dakota Telepharmacy Project that outreaches to rural communities.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor, 2009(Fall)
Date: 11/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Enhanced Primary Care Case Management Programs in Medicaid: Issues and Options for States
Examines the development and implementation of enhanced primary care case management (PCCM) programs in Oklahoma, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Arkansas. Describes different PCCM programs focusing on program options to improve care coordination and care management for the chronically ill and disabled. Covers program cost and saving measures and PCCM lessons learned.
Author(s): James M. Verdier, Vivian Byrd, Christal Stone
Date: 09/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Care Strategies, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
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The Economic Impact of a Typical Rural Community Pharmacy
Describes the results of a survey of rural pharmacy owners in Oklahoma to analyze the economic impact of a typical, rural community pharmacy in Oklahoma.
Author(s): Cheryl F. St. Clair, Gerald A. Doeksen, Paul Moore
Date: 12/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Health Works
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