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Resources by Topic: Rural Health Clinics

Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record by Rural Health Clinics
Identifies rates of electronic health record (EHR) adoption among a national, random sample of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Examines the extent to which RHCs that have adopted an EHR system are likely to achieve Stage 1 meaningful use.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): John A. Gale, David Hartley, Zachariah T. Croll
Date: 02/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Understanding Adoption of a Personal Health Record in Rural Health Care Clinics: Revealing Barriers and Facilitators of Adoption Including Attributions about Potential Patient Portal Users and Self-reported Characteristics of Early Adopting Users
Examines patient survey data from Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) comparing patients who are early adopters of personal health records (PHRs) to those who do not use PHRs to understand clinic level barriers to PHR adoption. Provides information on staff perceptions of newly introduced PHR.
Author(s): Jorie Butler, Marjorie Carter, Candace Hayden, et al.
Citation: AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings Archive, 2013, 152-161
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Medical Informatics Association
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Trends in Rural Health Clinics and Needs During U.S. Health Care Reform
Describes the changes that have occurred in Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and the characteristics that have remained the same from the late 1990s to 2007. Identifies some of the needs of RHCs as they transition through healthcare reform.
Author(s): Judith Ortiz, Natthani Meemon, Yue Zhou, Thomas T.H. Wan
Citation: Primary Health Care Research & Development, 14(4), 360-366
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Accountable Care Organizations: Benefits and Barriers as Perceived by Rural Health Clinic Management
Describes results of a survey, focus groups, and phone interviews with Rural Health Clinic (RHC) management personnel regarding benefits of and barriers to RHC participation in Accountable Care Organizations.
Author(s): Judith Ortiz, Angeline Bushy, Yue Zhou, Hong Zhang
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 13(2), 2417
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
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Profile of Rural Health Clinics: Clinic & Medicare Patient Characteristics: Review of 2009 Medicare Outpatient Claims Data
Reports on the clinic-level characteristics and geographic distribution of rural health clinics, and overviews the Medicare beneficiaries they served.
Author(s): Andrea D. Radford, Denise A. Kirk, Hilda A. Howard, Mark Holmes
Date: 03/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Care Through Technology
Presents insights on establishing a telebehavioral health program shared at a meeting convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Office of Special Health Affairs with participants from HRSA-funded health centers in urban and rural areas.
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Utah Rural Health Plan
Describes Utah's rural healthcare system, the organizations comprising the healthcare safety net, and the environment in which those organizations provide healthcare services. Prioritizes specific rural health issues identified by hospital surveys, health assessments, and interviews with key rural health stakeholders.
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Supporting Health Information Technology Adoption in Federally Qualified Health Centers
Reports that in most states, 90% or more of the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) organizations are participating with a Regional Extension Center, which assists providers with the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Compares participation for Rural Health Clinics and for Critical Access and small rural hospitals in Figure 4.
Author(s): Dawn Heisey-Grove, Kellie Hawkins, Emily Jones, Katherine Shanks, Kimberly Lynch
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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NOSORH Cooperative Agreement Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Project Report
Provides an overview of the activities in the second year of National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health's (NOSORHs) cooperative agreement working to build the capacity of State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) to provide technical assistance for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). Covers lessons learned and describes future work between NOSORH and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), SORHs, and other partners. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Educational Series.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Profile of Rural Health Clinics: Medicare Payments & Common Diagnoses: Review of 2009 Medicare Outpatient Claims Data
Presents a summary profile of Medicare billing and reimbursement activity for independent and provider-based Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).
Author(s): Andrea D. Radford, Denise A. Kirk, Hilda A. Howard
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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