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Advancing Primary Care Delivery: Practical, Proven, and Scalable Approaches
Describes the U.S. primary care system and suggests several approaches for improving value and capacity. Includes rural-specific workforce and healthcare facility statistics.
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UnitedHealth Group
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An Examination of New York State's Integrated Primary and Mental Health Care Services for Adults with Serious Mental Illness
Describes the RAND Corporation's examination of approaches to integrated care for adults with serious mental illness (SMI) implemented by New York state community mental health centers. Page 29 includes a description of the additional barriers to integrated care in rural areas compared with clinics in urban areas.
Author(s): Deborah M. Scharf, Joshua Breslau, Nicole Schmidt Hackbarth, et al.
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New York Health Foundation
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Community Paramedic Pilot Study Recommendations
Policy brief presenting recommendations regarding the implementation of a Community Paramedicine Program in North Dakota. Discusses the gaps in the North Dakota healthcare delivery system, especially in rural areas.
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota Center for Nursing
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Controlling Hypertension: Focusing on "Why" Makes "How" a Lot Easier
Overview of a quality improvement project initiated by a group of 5 small rural practices and designed to improve the outcomes of patients with hypertension.
Author(s): Jennifer L. Brull
Citation: Family Practice Management, 21(5), 23-27
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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The Empirical Foundations of Telemedicine Interventions for Chronic Disease Management
Examines the impact telemedicine has on cost, quality, and rural access to healthcare, focusing on three chronic diseases: congestive heart failure, stroke, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Author(s): Rashid L. Bashshur, Gary W. Shannon, Brian R. Smith, et al.
Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 20(9), 769-800
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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The New Blue H: A Report on the Findings of the 2014 Rural Health Workgroup, a Partner Project Between the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Hospital Association
Outlines a comprehensive proposal addressing access to healthcare for rural populations in Washington. Considers the entire continuum of care from wellness and prevention to acute and long-term care, and includes a focus on hospitals and new models of healthcare delivery.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Care Coordination Comparative Matrix
Identifies rural health networks that are developing or implementing value-based models and recaps brief interviews with the network leaders that are implementing or developing care coordination initiatives. The matrix allows rural health networks to share features and lessons learned through the process of implementing the care coordination programs with one another.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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An Interview with John Halfen, MD
An interview with John Halfen, the medical director of Lakewood Health System in Staples, Minnesota, who discusses the challenges of transitioning to a patient centered medical home model.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Patient Centered Medical Homes Achieve New Standards
Features Crete Area Medical Center Physicians' Clinic and Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, which are among the very few rural safety net providers that have achieved Level 3 patient centered medical home (PCMH) recognition.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Keeping PACE with the Rural Elderly
Discusses PACE, the Program of All-inclusive Care, which helps elderly people remain independent. Features Northland PACE, a program serving rural North Dakota.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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