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Resources by Topic: Service delivery models

The Relationship Between Perceived Burden of Chronic Conditions and Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Appalachian Residents
Describes the perceived burden of multiple morbidity among primarily rural Appalachian adults aged 50-75 and the likelihood these patients will undertake colorectal cancer screenings (CRCS). Discusses the prioritization of CRCS by patients with chronic disease and their physicians. Briefly compares reports from both urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Yelena N. Tarasenko, Steven T. Fleming, Nancy E. Schoenberg
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 30(1), 40-49
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
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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
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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 veterans.
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Scheduled Telephone Visits in the Veterans Health Administration Patient-Centered Medical Home
Discusses the Veteran's Administration patient-centered medical home model, Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT), which includes telephone visits to improve care access and efficiency.
Author(s): Nina R. Sperber, Heather A. King, Karen Steinhauser, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 14, 145
Date: 2014
Type: Document
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