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Blog posts tagged with rural health

  • Making a difference in The Diabetes Belt

    Jeanne Armstrong
    March 08, 2016

    The Mississippi Delta, a region in the American South along the Mississippi River, faces higher rates of diabetes than the rest of the United States. In fact, the Center for Disease Control has identified the area as part of “The Diabetes Belt,” where 11.7% of people have been diagnosed with diabetes, compared to outside the belt with only 8.5% of the population. The Delta Health Alliance (Stoneville, Mississippi, U.S.A.) shared how it is using Allscripts solutions to manage diabetes care for better clinical and financial outcomes in a recent case study and video: Read more…

  • How a rural health system enrolled one-third of its patients in a portal

    Martha Thorne
    September 15, 2015

    During our annual Population Health University user group meeting, Holzer Health System Director of Communications Kevin Waller shared how his organization is successfully engaging patients with Allscripts FollowMyHealth®, tripling enrollment to more than 12,000 patients within one year. Engaging Patients with FollowMyHealth: Holzer Health System (Gallipolis, Ohio, U.S.A.) is a multi-disciplinary healthcare system, with 15 ambulatory locations throughout southern Ohio and western West Virginia, and two hospitals with 287 beds. Read more…

  • Importance of interoperability for Critical Access Hospitals

    Martha Thorne
    September 09, 2015

    About one in five Americans live in a rural community, and often their only healthcare options are Critical Access Hospitals. It’s vital for these organizations to overcome challenges common in rural healthcare delivery, such as distance, isolation and limited resources. North Country Hospital (Newport, Vermont, U.S.A.) is a Critical Access Hospital tucked into the far northeastern corner of Vermont, serving 22 communities across two counties. At a recent meeting for clients Read more…

  • Big time data analytics in a small town

    Greg White
    January 22, 2015

    Search for examples on data analytics in health care, and you’re likely to find lots of stories featuring large integrated health systems in urban areas. But don’t overlook what’s happening in rural communities such as Hutchinson, Kansas. It’s the focus of a recent Healthcare Informatics article, Innovation on the Plains: Hutchinson Clinic’s Bold Data Moves. Hutchinson Clinic CIO, Bob Davidson, points out that though the clinic is based in a small town (population: Read more…

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