Health information technology

Current Projects

Health Information Technology Implementation and Rural Hospital Outcomes
The purpose of this project is to measure the effect of health IT on quality outcomes in rural hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals.
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
HIT Workforce Development in Rural-Serving Community Colleges
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.
Research center: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Topics: Health information technology, Technology, Workforce
State Policy Issues That May Impact HIMs’ Success in Rural Places: A Regional Analysis
Goals of this project include gathering detailed data and providing analysis and policy recommendations on issues relating to network adequacy and service areas for HIMs, with additional investigation of other state-level policy variables (such as the Medicaid expansion decision) which may have a confounding or moderating effect on the relationship between network adequacy and enrollees’ choices and premiums.
Research center: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Topics: Health information technology, Health insurance and the uninsured, Health policy, Legislation and regulation, Medicaid and S-CHIP, Technology, Telehealth

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