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Health information technology

Current Projects

Health Information Technology (HIT) Workforce Needs in Rural America
Research center : WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Topics: Health information technology, Workforce
Health care increasingly relies on effective health information technology (HIT) to capture and exchange key patient information, and requires a trained workforce to implement this technology. To understand the specific needs and constraints of rural health systems to employ an effective HIT workforce, this study will survey rural primary care clinics across the country to determine their current and projected level of HIT adoption and demand for workers with HIT skills.

Health Information Technology Implementation and Rural Hospital Outcomes
Research center : University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Topics: Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, Health information technology, Hospitals and clinics, Technology
The purpose of this project is to measure the effect of health IT on quality outcomes in rural hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals.

HIT Workforce Development in Rural-Serving Community Colleges
Research center : WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Topics: Health information technology, Technology, Workforce
This study will describe trends in the number of students completing Health Information Technology (HIT) programs in community colleges located near rural populations in the U.S.; assess the extent to which these programs have incorporated, or plan to incorporate, components of the recently released community college curriculum by the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) into their programs; and identify factors that affect the ability of programs to reach rural student populations.

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