Information Technology and Rural Health Networks: An Overview of Network Practices


Focuses on the use of information technology (IT) in rural health networks, based on detailed interviews with representatives for 15 rural health networks that received funding from the federal Rural Health Network Development Grant program. In general, IT was found to be most beneficial to the network when it was integrated into the initial plans for network development, scaled to the needs of the specific project, and expanded to new applications only as the network itself matured to take on new tasks.

RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Keith Mueller, Brandi Shay, J. Patrick Hart, Diane Harrop, Donadea Rasmussen