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Resources by Topic: Health information technology

Engaging Providers in Underserved Areas to Adopt Electronic Health Records
Assesses the Regional Extension Centers' health information technology outreach and provider engagement efforts among primary care providers based in underserved areas, including rural areas.
Author(s): Cleo A. Samuel, Jennifer King, Fadesola Adetosoye, Leila Samy, Michael F. Furukawa
Citation: American Journal of Managed Care,19(3), 229-234
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
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Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis
Discusses cancer care in the United States, with a focus on patient-centered care, the workforce available to care for cancer patients, quality and improvement measures, health information technology, and access and affordability. Includes information specific to rural areas.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Institute of Medicine
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Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health Program Overview: Lessons Learned
Discusses a rural pilot site in Moab, Utah for the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record as a means for the Veterans Administration to achieve health record interoperability with private sector providers.
Author(s): Jamie Bennett, Colene Byrne, LeAnn Roling
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Workforce Program Directory
Provides contact information and a brief overview of 15 initiatives funded under the Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Workforce Program in the 2013-2016 funding cycle. Focuses on program activities related to the recruitment, education, training, and retention of HIT specialists.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Electronic Health Records: Number and Characteristics of Providers Awarded Medicare Incentive Payments for 2011
Reports on Medicare electronic health record incentive payments for 2011 to hospitals and healthcare providers. Compares incentive payments by geographic location including rural/urban breakdowns, hospital type including Critical Access Hospitals, and healthcare provider specialty.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Exploring Opportunities to Strengthen the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program
Reports on the efforts of Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) Networking Planning grantees and provides recommendations for future rural health networks, including on the topics of network planning and sustainability. Focus areas included care coordination, health information technology, behavioral and mental health services, and services for vulnerable populations.
Author(s): Walter Gregg, Adam Hofer, Ira Moscovice
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Quality Incentives for Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics and Free Clinics: A Report to Congress
Discusses initiatives and incentives that apply to primary care clinics regarding quality of care and the use of health information technology.
Date: 01/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management
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My HealtheVet Users: Preliminary Evidence on Rural Reach and Usage
Contains an evaluation of the My HealtheVet personal health record and how the resource can improve care for rural Veterans Administration patients.
Author(s): Susan Woods, Kim Nazi, Frances Weaver, Carolyn Turvey
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Transfer of Information from Personal Health Records: A Survey of Veterans Using My HealtheVet
Reports on the use of My HealtheVet, which is a personal health record for veterans to improve the coordination of their healthcare. Highlights rural veterans who might maintain local non-VA primary care providers, but seek specialty care at a VA medical center located in an urban setting.
Author(s): Carolyn L. Turvey, Donna M. Zulman, Kim M. Nazi, et al.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Rural Health Care: A Strategic Plan for Washington State
Explores ways to transform the rural healthcare system in Washington State. Describes the challenges that rural communities face. Provides rural versus urban statistics on reimbursement and special programs.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Hospital Association
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