Rural Health Resources by Topic: Health information technology
Introducing Telehealth to Rural and Indigenous Communities: A Telehealth 101 Virtual Workshop for Tribes
Webinar recordings from a 2-day workshop on telehealth implementation in rural and Indigenous communities. Presentation topics include telehealth business, technology, standards, and evaluation; health equity; maternal health; Indian Health Service (IHS) resources; telehealth funding; telebehavioral health and telemedicine-based Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT); and other telehealth-related topics.
Date: 11/2020 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organizations: American Indian Public Health Resource Center, Health Resources and Services Administration, North Dakota Department of Health view details
Evaluating Telehealth Adoption and Related Barriers Among Hospitals Located in Rural and Urban Areas
Study examining telehealth adoption in hospitals, comparing rural, micropolitan, and metropolitan areas using 2018 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey data. Discusses barriers to telehealth implementation related to health information exchange (HIE) capacity and patient engagement through health information technology (HIT) systems.
Author(s): Jie Chen, Aitalohi Amaize, Deanna Barath Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 37(4), 801-811 Date: 11/2020 Type: Document view details
2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan
A guide for federal health information technology (HIT) activities. Identifies current healthcare challenges and opportunities related to HIT. Explains how the federal government intends to use HIT to promote health; enhance care delivery; build a secure, data-driven system; and develop an interoperable HIT infrastructure. Includes discussion of rural needs and opportunities related to HIT.
Date: 10/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services view details
A Sustainable Model for Preventive Services in Rural Counties: The Healthier Together Study
Describes a study of a patient outreach program in rural Oklahoma that brought together wellness coordinators, primary care providers, county health departments, health information exchange (HIE) networks, and rural hospitals to provide preventive services. Examines the return on investment for coordinated preventive services and the sustainability of outreach programs to support rural healthcare.
Author(s): Zsolt Nagykaldi, Dewey Scheid, Yan D. Zhao, Bhawani Mishra, Tracy Greever-Rice Citation: The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 33(5), 698-706 Date: 09/2020 Type: Document view details
State Offices of Rural Health Helping the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic
Describes ways State Offices of Rural Health are addressing
COVID-19, such as helping establish rural clinics for
future vaccination sites, providing healthcare providers
with training and equipment, and more. Includes examples
from North Carolina, Kentucky, North Dakota, New Jersey,
Author(s): Beth Blevins Date: 09/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details
North Carolina Health Information Technology Program: 2020 Profile
Fact sheet with North Carolina health information technology-related statistics. Shows numbers of Office of Rural Health grantees enrolled in NC Healthconnex's Notify Service and Diabetes Registry, and the number connected to NC Healthconnex. Includes percentages of rural health centers, NC farmworker health sites, Critical Access Hospitals, and community health grants and medication assistance sites connected to these programs. Features a county-level map showing the program reach of NCCARE360, the first statewide coordinated care network. .
Date: 06/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services view details
National Trends in the Safety Performance of Electronic Health Record Systems From 2009 to 2018
Evaluates safety performance of electronic health records (EHRs) to prevent potential adverse drug effects (ADEs), assesses hospital EHR safety performance for specific subcategories of potential ADEs, and examines the associations of EHR vendors with safety performance. Features statistics including characteristics of surveyed hospitals, such as hospital size and urban or rural location.
Author(s): David C. Classen, A. Jay Holmgren, Zoe Co, et al. Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(5) Date: 05/2020 Type: Document view details