Topics: Technology for health and human services

EHR Interoperability: HIT Needs Across the Healthcare Continuum

graphic showing physician accessing data


Talking electronic health record “interoperability,” a rural hospital CEO and a HIT workforce educator talk about what that means for hospitals, clinics, and other organizations like those providing behavioral health.

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September 19, 2018

The Sky’s the Limit: Potential of Drone Usage in Rural Healthcare

A drone delivers prescription medications in Wise County, VA.

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In July 17, 2015, a drone delivered medicine to the RAM – Wise Health Expedition, an outreach event in Wise County, VA. This historic flight may lead to other applications of drones in rural health, such as search and rescue, mosquito spraying, and more deliveries of needed supplies.

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April 5, 2017

Cybersecurity: How a Rural Alaska Hospital is Safeguarding Its Patients’ Information

A Chief Nursing Officer and Charge Nurse use a SPH computer.


Due to barriers like cost and staffing, many rural healthcare facilities’ information systems are susceptible to malware attacks such as ransomware. South Peninsula Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in Homer, Alaska, uses an IT staff of six to monitor threats and train coworkers on how to safeguard their hospital’s information.

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January 11, 2017

An Interview with Ajit Pai

Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai


Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai discusses the critical need to expand broadband deployment in rural communities and the promise that broadband holds for rural healthcare.

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October 28, 2015

Social Media Savvy

Amy Lyn Kench and Michele Hutchins


By harnessing this impactful form of two-way communication, rural healthcare providers have the opportunity to reach their patients and community in quick, personal, and efficient ways.

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July 22, 2015

Winter 2015

UMKC nursing students present their final practicum project.


Distance Education

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February 26, 2015