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Resources by Topic: Health information technology

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 its member benefits. 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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Vermont Care Network and the State of Vermont: A Shared Data Repository for Community-Based Behavioral Health Providers
Features a case study of the collaboration between HRSA, the Vermont Care Network, and the state of Vermont to create a state-wide data repository for behavioral health and developmental disability services. Details the types of data collected and the process by which it is aggregated and analyzed.
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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The Opioid Crisis: The Role of Technology and Data in Preventing and Treating Addiction
Highlights the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) hearing on the use of data and technology interventions in combating the opioid epidemic. Features testimony from representatives of Express Scripts, the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, the Santa Clara University Public Health Program, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
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Electronic Health Record "Super-Users" and "Under-Users" in Ambulatory Care Practices
Describes a study on Electronic Health Record (EHR) use in ambulatory care practices. Analyzes data by rural versus urban location, practice size, practice type, and other factors. Presents county-level data.
Author(s): Juliet Rumball-Smith, Paul Shekelle, Cheryl L. Damberg
Citation: The American Journal of Managed Care, 24(1), 26-31
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
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Cybersecurity Toolkit for Rural Hospitals and Clinics
Describes four steps, awareness, assessment, implementation and remediation, and education, to help rural clinics and hospitals develop and maintain cybersecurity programs. Includes a list of resources, checklists, and tools appropriate for all users.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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State Innovation Models (SIM) Round 2: Model Test Annual Report Two
Second annual report on the Round 2 State Innovation Models (SIM) program across eleven participating states - Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington. Covers adoption of delivery models and payment reforms related to value-based purchasing and alternative payment models (APMs); strategies to support healthcare delivery transformation related to quality, health information technology, and workforce; and population health strategies.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation in Indian Health Service Direct Service Facilities
Report explores implementation strategies for patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) via Indian Health Service (IHS) clinics in tribal communities. Details obstacles to implementation and steps to overcoming them, such as staff retraining, team-based care, and using health information technology, among others.
Author(s): Justin W. Timbie, Ammarah Mahmud, Christine Buttorff, Erika Meza
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Rural Aging in America: Proceedings of the 2017 Connectivity Summit
Summarizes discussions from the 2017 Connectivity Summit on rural aging in the U.S. Covers social connections, access to health resources, and innovative approaches to improve care and deliver programs to the rural elderly. Includes recommendations for stakeholders to improve collaboration and work to improve the health of aging rural residents.
Author(s): Alexis Skoufalos, Janice L. Clarke, Dana Rose Ellis, Vicki L. Shepard, Elizabeth Y. Rula
Citation: Population Health Management, 20(Suppl 2), S-1-S-10
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
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Network Spotlight: Wright Health Partners
Describes the network characteristics, key learnings, challenges, and accomplishments of Clarion, Iowa-based Wright Health Partners, a rural healthcare consortium that works to address health issues in the area. 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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Coordinated Whole-Person Care that Addresses Social Determinants of Health
Presents approaches used and lessons learned from five projects funded by Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) - an initiative to align various health-related sectors and promote the collection, sharing, and effective use of data. Each DASH project is working to develop the infrastructure necessary to support cross-sector data sharing, enhance care coordination, and address social determinants of health. One of the five projects is based on the White Earth Indian Reservation in rural northwest Minnesota.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Data Across Sectors for Health
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