A Pilot Project to Improve Access to Telepsychotherapy at Rural Clinics
Describes the challenges and motivators regarding the
implementation of a telemental health pilot project in
rural outpatient clinics to improve access to mental health
services for rural veterans.
Author(s): Geri Adler, Lonique R. Pritchett, Michael R. Kauth, Danielle Nadorff Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 2D(1), 83-85 Date: 01/2014 Type: Document view details
Addressing the Health Care Needs of Rural Veterans: A Guide for State Offices of Rural Health
Acts as a manual to assist the State Offices of Rural
Health (SORHs) in addressing the healthcare needs of rural
veterans. Includes information from the Veterans Health
Administration (VHA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) rural health programs. Covers statistics on
the healthcare needs of rural veterans and recommends
actions for SORHs to support the healthcare needs of rural
Date: 01/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details
Telehealth in Rural Pennsylvania
Describes how and to what extent telehealth is being implemented in rural Pennsylvania. Reviews the literature on telehealth, addresses its uses, definitions, impacts, best practices, and policy considerations.
Author(s): C.J. Rhoads, Gary Bankston, Justin Roach, Roger Jahnke, William Roth Date: 01/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania view details
Assessing the Feasibility of a Virtual Tumor Board Program: A Case Study
Examines the feasibility of a Virtual Tumor Board (VTB)
program connecting rural community clinicians to the
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive
Cancer Center (UNC LCCC) tumor board. Analyzes the
individual clinical participants to explore their
experiences with the VTB. Includes a summary of data
collection methods, coding of interview data, and UNC tumor
board participant survey results.
Author(s): Christopher M. Shea, Randall Teal, Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, et al. Citation: Journal of Healthcare Management, 59(3), 177-193 Date: 2014 Type: Document view details
New Opportunities and Challenges for Teleaudiology Within Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides an overview of teleaudiology and the delivery of
audiological services through telemedicine practice for
rural and inner urban areas. Includes discussion on how the
Veterans Administration (VA) is researching and
incorporating teleaudiology within its healthcare program.
Author(s): Peter G. Jacobs, Gabrielle H. Saunders Citation: Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 51(5), vii-xii Date: 2014 Type: Document view details
Evaluation of the Medicare Frontier Extended Stay Clinic Demonstration: Report to Congress
Reports on the results of a Medicare Frontier Extended Stay Clinic (FESC) demonstration project that used an enhanced clinic model in frontier areas to address the needs of seriously ill or injured patients who could not be transferred to a hospital or needed monitoring and observation for a limited period of time. Includes an overview of the demonstration and key findings from the project.
Date: 2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services view details
Community Paramedic Program Handbook
A comprehensive planning manual to be used by paramedic services or a community for the development of a community paramedic program. Provides an array of resources focused on assessing community needs, determining program scope, identifying services to provide, engaging the community, developing policies and procedures, conducting training, and developing an evaluation plan. Requires filling out a form to download the program manual.
Author(s): Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Christopher A. Montera, Anne Robinson Date: 2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: The Savvik Foundation view details
Extent of Telehealth Use in Rural and Urban Hospitals
Discusses the use of telehealth in rural and urban
hospitals, and provides statistics on hospital characteristics
and common departments and programs with telehealth
services. Describes opportunities for telehealth to support
healthcare in rural communities.
Author(s): Marcia M. Ward, Fred Ullrich, Keith Mueller Date: 2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details