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Source Book: Rural Health Network Development Grant Program, 2011-2014
Describes 20 initiatives funded under the Rural Health Network Development Grant Program in the 2011-2014 funding cycle. Programs address healthcare access, quality, and delivery systems through the development of formal networks, alliances, coalitions, and partnerships. Includes information on program services, community characteristics, outcomes, challenges addressed, partners involved, program sustainability, and implications for other communities.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Trends in Hospital Network Participation and System Affiliation, 2007-2012
Reports trends in hospital network participation and system affiliation among metropolitan and non-metropolitan hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Compares CAHs with non-CAH small, rural hospitals.
Author(s): Xi Zhu, Fred Ullrich, Keith J. Mueller, A. Clinton MacKinney, Thomas Vaughn
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Wireline Competition Bureau Evaluation of Rural Health Care Pilot Program: Staff Report
Discusses the Rural Health Care Pilot Program which has helped healthcare providers obtain broadband capability to implement telemedicine and telehealth applications.
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Communications Commission
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Hospital Networks
Discusses hospital networks in North Dakota. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens, Marlene Miller
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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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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An Interview with Rebecca J. Davis, Ph.D.
Rebecca Davis, Executive Director of the National Cooperative of Health Networks Association, describes the purposes of networks as well as the varied career paths she followed to her current position.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Network Brings Better, More Efficient Care to Cardiac Patients in 68 Counties
Highlights the Saint Thomas Chest Pain Network in Tennessee and Kentucky, which is proving that moving patients into and through a system quickly and efficiently is critical to saving lives.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Developing Regional STEMI Systems of Care: A Review of the Evidence and the Role of the Flex Program
Discusses the evidence base for the development of regional systems of care for patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Places special emphasis on the role of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and emergency medical services (EMS) providers, and is designed to act as a guide for State Flex Programs as they develop these local and regional systems of care.
Author(s): John A. Gale
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Rural Health Networks: Literature Review
Literature review on rural health networks, listing resources discussing the benefits of collaborations, barriers to the formation of networks, and what constitutes an effective network.
Author(s): Christy Sullenberger, Rebecca J. Davis
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Cooperative of Health Networks Association
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Grantee Directory: Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program 2010-2013
Contains a directory of the Delta States Rural Development Grant Program in the 2010-2013 funding cycle. Includes a program overview and contact information for each of the twelve grantees. The Delta States region consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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