Category Archives: Rural Hospitals

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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CMS Rule Encourages Hospitals to Participate in EHR Based Reporting Pilot

Joseph Goedert, HDM Breaking News, 7/5/2011 The CMS has issued a proposed rule urging critical access facilities and hospitals to take part in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program Electronic Reporting Pilot. “Through this pilot, we have encouraged hospitals to take … 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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ICU Telemedicine Intervention Decreased Mortality

HemOncToday, 5/17/2011 Implementing a telemedicine intervention resulted in lower hospital and intensive care unit mortality, lower rates of preventable complications and shorter hospital and intensive care unit lengths of stay, according to data from a clinical practice study. “Several studies … Continue reading

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US Physicians Video Chat with Patients

Health IT News, 5/16/2011 NEW YORK – Certain specialties, such as psychiatrists and oncologists, are more likely to be using video conferencing with patients, according to a new study from Manhattan Research. Taking the Pulse U.S. v11.0, a study of … 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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American College of Surgeons Launch “Online” Community

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, HealthLeaders Media   4/27/2011 Surgeons rely on their peers for support, professional interaction, and advancing patient care. But when they’re working alone in a rural area, that support can be hard to come by. That’s why the … Continue reading

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