Category Archives: Critical Access Hospitals

Community Hospitals Adopting IT Faster Than Ever

By Bernie Monegain, Healthcare IT News OREM, UT – The community hospital that still relies exclusively on a paper medical record is rapidly moving toward extinction, according to a new report from research firm, as meaningful use drives a jump … Continue reading

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Legal Oversight May Leave Rural Health Clinics Behind

By Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for Health Leaders Media   7/6/2011 A seemingly small omission from the 2009 economic stimulus law could spell big trouble for the country’s thousands of rural health clinics. The problem? If you’re billing the Centers for … Continue reading

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eICU Technology to Expand Care to Rural Hospitals

By Healthcare IT News Staff   6/30/2011 NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health System has signed an agreement with Philips VISICU to implement its eICU Program to enhance critical care. As the only healthcare provider in Louisiana with such a program, … Continue reading

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Rural Hospitals Struggle to Meet Electronic Record Standards

By Jennifer Vogel, Minnesota Public Radio   6/20/2011 Carol Weiler, who lives in Sartell and suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, can schedule appointments at her HealthPartners clinic online. She can refill prescriptions and view parts of her medical record via the … Continue reading

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MultiPlan to Award $30,000 Grants to Rural Hospitals

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 MultiPlan, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest independent PPO network, is accepting applications for its 2011 Rural Health Outreach Grant. The program, now in its 16th year, awards ten hospitals serving rural areas … Continue reading

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What is Rural Health?

HRSA.gov Up to 25 percent of U.S. residents reside in rural areas.  Compared with urban populations, rural residents generally have higher poverty rates, have a larger elderly population, tend to be in poorer health, and have higher uninsured rates than urban … Continue reading

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Moving Forward: Healthcare Reform and Rural Hospitals

Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality 9th Annual Rural Hospital Conference April 11 – 13, 2011  Sheraton-Oklahoma City Hotel The 9th Annual Rural Hospital Conference is once again at no cost for rural hospital employees to attend. Based on your feedback last year, … Continue reading

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