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Use of Health Information Technology in Support of Patient-Centered Medical Homes Is Low Among Non-Metropolitan Family Medicine Practices
Discusses the concept of a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and examines if physician practices, especially non-metropolitan primary care practices, are ready to become PCMHs. Focuses on their use of health information technology (HIT).
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, Fred Ullrich, A. Clinton MacKinney
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Experiences of Rural Non-VA Providers in Treating Dual Care Veterans and the Development of Electronic Health Information Exchange Networks Between the Two Systems
Reports on the experiences of non-VA (Veterans Administration) rural primary care providers treating veterans receiving care from both VA and non-VA providers. Highlights case studies where electronic health information exchange (HIE) networks improved communication between VA and non-VA health care providers.
Author(s): Michelle A. Lampman, Keith J. Mueller
Citation: Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 26(3), 201-219
Date: 2011
Type: Document
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Understanding the Impact of Health IT in Underserved Communities and those with Health Disparities
Focuses on how the integration of different types of information technology into healthcare delivery may influence processes and outcomes related to the overall health of residents in underserved and rural communities.
Date: 10/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC at the University of Chicago
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Electronic Medical Record Systems in Critical Access Hospitals: Leadership Perspectives on Anticipated and Realized Benefits
Examines the efficacy of electronic medical records (EMRs) in reducing healthcare costs while also improving performance and quality in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Also discusses the reasons CAH leadership may choose to implement an EMR, and whether anticipated benefits have generally been realized. Results are based on a survey of leadership from 15 Iowa-based CAHs.
Author(s): Troy R. Mills, Jared Vavroch, James A. Bahensky, Marcia M. Ward
Citation: Perspectives in Health Information Management, 7, 1c
Date: 04/2010
Type: Document
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Critical Access Hospitals and Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology
Assesses the availability of health information technology (HIT) applications that are preconditions for meaningful use in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), compared to other U.S. hospitals in 2008.
Author(s): Jeffrey McCullough, Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice
Date: 02/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington, D.C. February 17-19, 2010
Summarizes a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Topics addressed include: an update from HRSA director Mary Wakefield, the 2010 Report to the Secretary, committee discussion, issues facing the rural elderly, key issues in rural health and human services, and health information technology (HIT) meaningful use.
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Rural Hospital Network Summit Meeting 2009
Summarizes information and recommendations resulting from a December 2009 meeting of rural hospital network leaders. Addresses quality improvement, health information technology (HIT), workforce, financial sustainability, network governance, and leadership.
Date: 12/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Health Information Technology Policy and Rural Hospitals
Summarizes the implementation status of key health information technology (HIT) applications in Critical Access Hospitals and other rural hospitals, and discusses policy options for encouraging HIT adoption in rural hospitals.
Author(s): Jeffrey McCullough, Michelle Casey, Ira Moscovice
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center
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Handbook for Rural Health Care Ethics: A Practical Guide for Professionals
Analyzes, solves, and anticipates healthcare ethics dilemmas to provide general ethics information and related guidance for clinicians and administrators of rural health care facilities.
Date: 2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Department of Community & Family Medicine
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Electronic Health Records Adoption: Rural Providers' Decision-Making Process
Examines the decision-making process that small rural physician clinics and hospitals use as they investigate and select an electronic health record (EHR) system. Based on interviews with two rural physician clinics and two rural hospitals in Nebraska that have implemented an EHR system.
Author(s): Li-Wu Chen, Anne Skinner
Date: 10/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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