Enhancing the Health Status of Rural Pennsylvanians
The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH) works with local
state and federal partners to achieve equity in, and access to, quality health
care for Pennsylvania's rural residents. We strive to be the premier rural
health leadership organization in the state and one of the most effective State
Offices of Rural Health in the nation…more>>
- VIDEO: HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Health IT) -- WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU
Watch this 3 minute video to find out how Health IT—including Electronic Health Records (EHRs) — can help provide a complete and secure picture of your medical records. Learn about the future of Health IT and how you may be able to securely access your family's medical records online, schedule doctor appointments online, review health test results online, and track chronic conditions with your doctor without having to make the trip to the doctor's office.
- VIDEO: UNDERSTANDING HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE IN PENNSYLVANIA
This 5 minute video shows how the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority was formed and how it is establishing statewide exchange of electronic medical records.
- OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $1 BILLION INITIATIVE
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced a nearly $1 billion initiative that will fund awards and evaluation to build on the Obama administration’s work to transform the healthcare system by delivering better care and lowering costs. This second round of Health Care Innovation Awards will fund applicants that have a high likelihood of driving healthcare system transformation and delivering better outcomes.
For more information, including a fact sheet and Funding Opportunity Announcement, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Please send any &/or all questions and concerns to: HHSIEA@hhs.gov.
- RESPONSE TO APR. 3, '13 JAMA ARTICLE ON "MORTALITY RATES FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES ADMITTED TO CRITICAL ACCESS & NON-CRITICAL HOSPITALS"
For a list of specific concerns expressed by The University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center/Flex Monitoring Team regarding the data, methods and interpretation of results of this study, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Please direct any &/or all questions or comments about this response to Ira Moscovice: email@example.com or Michelle Casey: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- RHRC REPORT: STATE HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES: ASSESSING RURAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATUTES
This report, produced by the Rural Health Research & Policy Centers (RHRC), analyses, as of the end of 2012, how five characteristics of health insurance exchanges might address particular rural concerns. The five characteristics include:
certifying Qualified Health Plans
To access this report in its entirety, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Contact: Keith J. Mueller, PhD
Office: (319) 384-3831
- SCRHRC REPORT: DIFFUSION OF PREVENTIVE INNOVATION: RACIAL & RURAL DIFFERENCES IN CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION CONTROL PRACTICES
The South Carolina Rural Health Research Center (SCRHRC), at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, is pleased to announce the release of a final report, titled "Diffusion of Preventative Innovation: Racial & Rural Differences in Cervical Cancer Prevention Control Practices," and was authored by Swann Arp Adams, PhD; Jessica D. Bellinger, PhD; Alexa Gallagher, PhD; and Janice C. Probst, PhD.
This report examined the differences in receipt of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination associated with residence and race/ethnicity. Data for the study were drawn from two nationally representative samples of medical practices, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.
To access the executive summary, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
To access the full report, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Contact: Jessica Bellinge, PhD