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Resources by Topic: Health information technology

Interoperability and Methods of Exchange Among Hospitals in 2021
Highlights the advances made and the methods used, as of 2021, in the interoperable exchange of health information for all hospital types: suburban/urban, rural, large/medium, and small. Presents data on the availability and use of electronic health information at point of care, participation rates in national organizations and networks, and the frequency of hospitals that experienced barriers when exchanging patient health information.
Author(s): Yuriy Pylypchuk, Jordan Everson
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS): 2023 MIPS Promoting Interoperability Performance Category Hardship Exception Application Guide
Provides guidance on how clinicians can apply for a MIPS hardship exception. Highlights guidance for having your MIPS Promoting Interoperability performance category reweighted to 0% in cases of insufficient internet connectivity, decertified electronic health record technology, or other circumstances out of the clinicians control.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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HIMSS Healthcare Leadership Survey
Presents results of an October-November 2022 survey of healthcare executives regarding their outlook on organizational transformation and their readiness for the future. Identifies future priorities, challenges to reaching these priorities, and how they measure success. Covers financial readiness, healthcare workforce, health information technology, virtual patient care, cybersecurity, and more. Includes urban, suburban, and rural comparisons throughout.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
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Disparities in Patient Portal Access by U.S. Adults Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Reports on a population-based survey to determine if socio-demographic disparities exist in accessing online patient portals. Using data from the 2020 U.S. Health Information National Trends Survey, insured adults who had a medical visit in the previous 12 months were asked about their knowledge, access, and use of online medical records. Demographic characteristics of patients who were offered access, and for patients who accessed online portals are compared. Reasons for not using an online portal are discussed. Compares online patient portal use by different patient characteristics, including education, race/ethnicity, sex, age, location (metro vs nonmetro/rural), insurance type, use of internet, and quality of care.
Author(s): Akira Nishii, Celeste Campos-Castillo, Denise Anthony
Citation: JAMIA Open, 5(4)
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program: 2022 Grantee Directory
Provides contact information and brief descriptions for the 32 rural health networks funded by the Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network (RPHWTN) program during the 2022-2025 grant period to expand rural public health capacity. Includes information by state and organization type as well as by program track for community health support, health IT and/or telehealth technical support, community paramedicine, and case management and/or respiratory therapy.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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New Mexico Primary Care Alternative Payment Model Provider Readiness Assessment
Examines facilitators and barriers related to primary care stakeholders' readiness to implement an alternative payment model (APM) in New Mexico. Analyzes 2022 survey and focus group data from providers to gain feedback from Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), small- and medium-sized practices, hospitals, and interprofessional teams. Discusses issues such as care delivery, health information technology (HIT), financial and organizational readiness, and more, with information specific to small and rural facilities.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Health Management Associates, New Mexico Human Services Department
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National Rural Health Day Webinar: CMS Framework for Advancing Health Care
Recording of a November 15, 2022, webinar providing an overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Framework for Advancing Health Care in Rural, Tribal and Geographically Isolated Communities. Discusses the CMS Framework for Health Equity and identifies other rural health resources, including other recent CMS rural health reports.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 11/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Bringing Community Voice into Cross-Sector Data Sharing: Supporting Aging Populations in Rural Utah
A case study that discusses a partnership between healthcare and social care entities involved with the Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships (LAPP) initiative to implement data sharing and patient record digitization. Discusses the impact on senior care in rural Utah to improve data sharing that is culturally appropriate for tribal populations.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Health Care Strategies, Data Across Sectors for Health
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MaineHealth ACO – Integrating and Using Data to Support Care Delivery
Profiles MaineHealth ACO, a network of 11 hospitals, 353 clinical practices, 18 Rural Health Clinics, and 2 Federally Qualified Health Centers. Describes how MaineHealth ACO integrates clinical and claims data to support care delivery, target patient needs, and reduce costs.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Hospital Capabilities to Enable Patient Electronic Access to Health Information, 2021
Data brief examining 2021 national estimates of rates of U.S. hospitals enabling patient electronic access to health information, presenting findings for small, Critical Access, rural, and independent hospitals. Analyzes data from the 2021 AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement.
Author(s): Wesley Barker, Dustin Charles
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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