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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 24-26, 2014
Provides a summary of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Discusses rural-specific aspects of intimate partner violence and the ways telehealth can help improve healthcare access, quality, and value.
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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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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Telehealth Invigorating and Innovating Diabetes Care
Describes how home monitors and other technologies are helping diabetic patients live healthier lives, cutting healthcare costs and hospital visits.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Effect of Tele-Emergency Services on Recruitment and Retention of US Rural Physicians
Analyzes the effects of telemedicine services on recruitment and retention of physicians to rural healthcare facilities.
Author(s): Andrew Potter, Keith Mueller, Clint MacKinney, Marcia Ward
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 14(3), 2787
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
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State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative Evaluation: Model Design and Model Pre-Test Evaluation Report
Reports on the experiences of 19 states that received federal support to work on state health care innovation plans focused on developing innovative healthcare delivery and payment models. Discusses rural concerns in these states, as well as strategies to address rural healthcare needs. Some topics addressed include patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, workforce, broadband access, electronic health record adoption, and telehealth.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, RTI International
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Telehealth in Connecticut: Perspectives from Home Health Care Providers
Provides an overview of telehealth services in Connecticut and shares the results from a survey of licensed home healthcare providers serving patients in rural areas of the state. Offers recommendations for promoting telehealth services in the state.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Connecticut State Office of Rural Health
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Sourcebook: Technical Assistance of the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development (RHITND) Grantees
Provides information and resources on the demonstration projects from the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development (RHITND) Program funded during federal fiscal years 2011-2013.
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Using GIS to Plan Specialty Health Services for Veterans: The Example of Acute Stroke Care
Examines access to stroke care for veterans who are age 65 and older and focuses on veterans' travel time to receive stroke care. Discusses improving access to care by building relationships with community partners and using telehealth equipment for stroke care.
Author(s): Diane C. Cowper Ripley, Eric R. Litt, Huanguang Jia, et al.
Citation: Journal of Geographic Information System, 6(3), 46463
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
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ATC Update: Telepsychiatry to Return to Washington State's San Juan County
A new facility in Friday Harbor, Washington, is bringing telepsychiatry services back to island residents.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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