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The Management of Chronic Diseases in Rural Missouri Practices
Reports the results of interviews with focus groups from rural healthcare practices in Missouri describing the challenges of managing chronic disease in small rural healthcare settings. Discusses the characteristics of rural practices and the communities they serve.
Author(s): Maithe Enriquez, Jill Moormeier, William Lafferty
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 109(3), 210-215
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Project ECHO: A Model for Complex, Chronic Care in the Pacific Northwest Region of the United States
Describes Project ECHO, a telehealth program, involving weekly video conferences between rural providers and their colleagues at academic medical centers to discuss patient cases involving a variety of subjects, such as Hepatitis C, chronic pain, integrated addictions, psychiatry, and HIV/AIDS to receive management advice, and access to best practices. Figure 2 shows a map of participating sites and Table 1 lists the numbers of clinics, clinicians, and patients presented.
Author(s): John D. Scott, Kent T. Unruh, Mary C. Catlin, et al.
Citation: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 18(8), 481-484
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Rural Veterans' Use of CBOCs for Primary Care: FY07
Discusses the role of Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in providing access to primary care services for rural veterans. Highlights the use of telehealth to deliver services at CBOCs.
Author(s): Michelle A. Mengeling, Mary Charlton
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Transfer of Information from Personal Health Records: A Survey of Veterans Using My HealtheVet
Reports on the use of My HealtheVet, which is a personal health record for veterans to improve the coordination of their healthcare. Highlights rural veterans who might maintain local non-VA primary care providers, but seek specialty care at a VA medical center located in an urban setting.
Author(s): Carolyn L. Turvey, Donna M. Zulman, Kim M. Nazi, et al.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment: Workshop Summary
Reports on a HRSA-sponsored workshop held in Washington, DC on August 8-9, 2012, that examined how the use of telehealth technology can fit into the U.S. healthcare system. Chapter 4 considers some of the overarching challenges in telehealth, especially for rural communities. Rural is also mentioned throughout the report.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Tracy A. Lustig
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington DC, February 15-17, 2012
Minutes from the NACRHHS, which provides recommendations on rural health and human services issues to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Meeting included the following topics: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, children and families, Head Start, health professional shortage areas, rural healthcare infrastructure, and the White House Rural Council.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Using Technology to Deliver Healthcare Education to Rural Patients
Describes how the Internet can help rural health facilities get access to current health education materials for their patients.
Author(s): Carol McIlhenny, Brenda Guzic, Dawna Knee, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11(4), 1798
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
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The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation 2007
Analyzes data from the National Survey of Children's Health to describe the health status, healthcare utilization, activities, and family and community environments experienced by children in rural and urban areas.
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Patient-Centered Medical Home Services in 29 Rural Primary Care Practices: A Work in Progress
Examines the progress of rural primary care practices as they implement the processes and services of Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) across five domains: access to care, population-based care, quality, care management, and clinical information management. Findings are based on responses from a national survey of 29 rural physician practices.
Author(s): A. Clinton MacKinney, Fred Ullrich, Keith J. Mueller
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Telephone-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Latino Patients Living in Rural Areas: A Randomized Pilot Study
Highlights a pilot study on a culturally competent cognitive-behavioral therapy that uses the telephone to connect with rural Latinos in Washington State. Compares treatment to an enhanced primary care treatment for depression. Breaks down data by age, gender, and nativity, among other factors.
Author(s): Megan Dwight-Johnson, Eugene Aisenberg, Daniela Golinelli, et al.
Citation: Psychiatric Services, 62(8), 936-942
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
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