Category Archives: Rural Health

Obama’s New Rural Jobs Initiative Includes Health IT

By Bernie Monegain, Editor Created 08/16/2011    HealthcareITNews.com New healthcare IT jobs are part of the Jobs Initiatives for Rural America President Obama included announced Aug. 16 at the White House Rural Economic Forum here. The plan includes making HHS loans available … Continue reading

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HHS Rural Health IT Task Force Focus Health IT for Rural Hospitals

By Bernie Monegain, HealthcareITNews.com WASHINGTON – The Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture have signed a memorandum of understanding linking rural hospitals and clinicians to capital loan programs to help them purchase software and hardware needed to implement … 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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Rural IT Network Grants Available

Health Data Management, 5/6/2011  Joseph Goedert The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Office of Rural Health Policy has $12 million in grant money available for 40 awards to help rural provider networks achieve meaningful use of electronic health records. The … Continue reading

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HRSA to Fund Rural Health Networks’ Meaningful Use

By Mary Mosquera, Government HealthIT   5/2/2011 The Health Resources and Service Administration has made available $12 million in grants for rural healthcare network organizations to help them become meaningful users of certified electronic health records. The grants may support … Continue reading

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